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Year of Mercy – December 2015

December 2015 – Visit the Sick The second work of mercy on which we shine a light can be so powerful, but it can also be very difficult. When someone is sick, medicine can go a long way towards healing, but the strength of medicine is much different than the intangible power that comes from the presence…

Second Sunday of Advent

Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. (Taken from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on the Year of Mercy) Dear Friends, Did you know that God works for the DOT and is about the business of road construction and rebuilding? Anyone who lives in the greater Milwaukee area knows that we are in the midst of…

First Sunday of Advent

Justice will bring about peace; right will produce calm and security. My people will live in peaceful country, in secure dwellings and quiet resting places. (The prophet Isaiah, ch. 32) Hope is a good thing. And good things don’t die. (the movie Shawshank Redemption) Dear Friends, Never before have I felt the need for Advent as I…

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

“No coward soul is mine. No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere. I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.” (Emily Jane Bronte) Dear Friends, It goes without saying we live in fearful times. And then we come to church and hear Scripture talk of unsurpassed distress and days of dark…

Year of Mercy – November 2015

November 2015 – Pray for the Living and the Dead The first work of mercy on which we focus is one that everyone can do and hopefully does engage in on a daily basis. As people of faith, we believe in our hearts that God is always with us, guiding us through the Holy Spirit and eager…

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Many denominations dedicate one Sunday in autumn as Stewardship Sunday where people renew their financial pledge for the coming year. While this word is a foreign one to most Catholics, it embraces the concept of time, talent and treasure. Everything we have both spiritually and materially comes from our God who is never stingy but very prodigal.…

A Year of Mercy

On April 11, Pope Francis announced that the coming year would be a year of mercy. The year officially begins on December 8, 2015 (the Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and ends on November 20, 2016 (the Feast of Christ the King). In recognition of this wonderful occasion, we as a family of parishes will…

Veterans Ministry

As we near Veterans Day on November 11, our family of four parishes Veterans Ministry has several opportunities in which to offer support to our veterans. “Welcome Home, the Journey Continues” Poetry, songs and stories by Iraqi and Vietnam veterans. Please join us on Sunday, November 8, at 6:00pm in Memorial Hall of the War…

Join the Parish Choir

Psalm 150 proclaims ‘…everything that has breath give praise to the Lord!’ The choir supports and enhances the singing of the assembly. Music can inspire people to change, to forgive, to live a joyful life, to love more and to pray better.  It expresses things that we are unable to express in words alone. Our…