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Last Mass at St. Rita

Mille grazie, Cass Street St. Rita! Since 1936, the building at 1613 N Cass Street has served as well. It has been the site of Masses, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, weddings, funerals and a few confessions! It has been home. We inherited it as a family facing the uncertainty of these present times, knowing that our…

Lenten Music Reflections Part 2

Encounter – Share the Journey Part 2 “Pan de Vida” When selecting songs for the Communion procession the church tells us to look for texts that have “themes of joy, wonder, unity, gratitude and praise…. It is also appropriate to select a Communion processional song that reflects the liturgical action, i.e. eating and drink the…

Lenten Music Reflections Part 1

Encounter – Share the Journey Our Lenten ‘theme’ has been on my mind for a while now as I prayed about and prepared the music for Lent.  While planning music that would draw us into the spirit of the season of Lent with our more traditional Lenten hymns and songs, I also wanted to select…

Men of Christ Conference

Dear Men of our Parish, I write to personally invite you to join me in participating in the Men of Christ Catholic Conference scheduled for March 10 at the Milwaukee Theater. As men we all struggle to fulfill our financial and spiritual responsibilities in the midst of the daily fatigue of life. If we are…

Hurricane Harvey Relief

As our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Texas, we are called to concrete acts of corporal mercy – to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. If you are looking for a way to provide help, our family of four parishes will take a second collection on September 9-10…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 3

Article 8 in the series Last week, we continued our look at how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration, and we’ll finish that this week. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. There are several tough questions…

The Time is Now: A Letter in Response to Virginia

Dear Friends in Christ, As Vicar General of Urban Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, I want the good people of our city, and of the entire Archdiocese, to know that we unequivocally stand with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in condemning the violence and hatred playing out at a gathering of white supremacists…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 2

Article 7 in the series Last week, we looked at how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration, and we’ll continue that this week. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. There are several tough questions surrounding the…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 1

Article 6 in the series Last week, we looked at a few statements from our US bishops on the issue, and this week we’ll see how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave (musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577) with any…

Immigration and US Catholic Bishops Statements

Article 5 in the series Last week, we looked at what Catholic Social Teaching says about immigration, and this week we’ll look at a few statements from our US bishops on the issue. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave (musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577) with any questions. The US Conference…