Weekly Bulletin Message (Page 4)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”   (George Bernard Shaw) Dear Friends, As we celebrate the wonderful feast of the Holy Family, we sometimes are tempted to compare ourselves to the bond of love shared between Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and find ourselves feeling a…

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. (Lk 1:39-40) Dear Friends, We are much closer to the coming feast of Christmas, and this Sunday we focus more on the immediate events preceding the birth of the Savior. I recommend the movie The…

Third Sunday of Advent

“Exhorting them in many other ways, John the Baptist preached good news to the people.” (Luke, ch. 3) Dear Friends, We are all called to preach the good news to people. Though not all are called to preach with words, we are all called to preach with ACTIONS. In the gospel this Sunday, people asked John the Baptist what they should…

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…

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.…