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Parish Email Newsletter

We have been using the parish email newsletter to send out updates about the rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19. If you haven’t received them that means we don’t have your current email address. The same updates can be found on the parish website, but if you’d like to be added to the email list please sign up at http://eepurl.com/bx8On9. Also, if your email address or any other information has changed, kindly inform Lee Ann Blackmer, the office administrator, of those changes. Thank you!


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April 15, 2021

“The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread” (Lk 24:35)

Dear Friends,

Peace of Christ. I hope this note finds you well in these days of Easter. We had a long Lent – 40 days, or the last 14 months, depending on how you count it! This season of Easter is a beautiful invitation to receive the light and life of the risen Christ as our world around us slowly comes alive in the beauty of springtime.

Our Gospel this Sunday begins with the two disciples recounting how on their walk to Emmaus, Jesus drew near to them. Unable to recognize Him at first, as they walked, Jesus shared the Word and their eyes were finally opened in the breaking of the Bread (the celebration of Holy Eucharist). In this next month, we will have our beautiful celebrations of First Communion, High School Confirmation, and Adult Confirmation in our parishes. For all those receiving these Sacraments, be assured of prayers!

Something always on the mind of Fr. Tim and I is how we can be with Christ’s presence in the poor and those most in need. Our weekly Friday morning Hospitality Center at St. Hedwig’s reopens this week. Thanks to the many efforts that continued “behind the scenes” this last year in our Social Justice Ministries: St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, St. Ben’s, All Saints, and Guest House Meal Programs, Habitat for Humanity, and the Riverwest Food Pantry.

As each of us continue on our respective “way” this week, know that you are not alone! Christ, your priests and parish staff, and our beloved parish community wants to humbly accompany your walk with the Lord.

Sincerely, with love,
Fr. John

Video Mass for Sunday, April 18th. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (3rd Sunday of Easter). We provide a worship aid to help you better enter into the prayer of the Mass. Please know that we will continue these recorded Masses indefinitely. We are so grateful to DV Productions, our Liturgists Mary Robertson and Meggie Moyer, and our cantor Amy Sobczak for their efforts in making our prayer as beautiful as possible.

Return of Full Weekend Mass Schedule & 7 am Daily Mass. We have resumed our full weekend Mass schedule, and are again offering our 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Old St. Mary and our 5 pm Vigil Mass (with Confessions beforehand at 4 pm) at Saints Peter and Paul. We kindly ask you to continue to register for weekend Masses and to observe the COVID protocols in place. We are also now offering our 7 am Daily Mass at Old St. Mary Monday-Friday each week. See the Mass times and registration pages of the parish website.

Spaghetti Dinner Drive-Through. St. Rita’s is taking their legacy Spaghetti Dinner and converting it to a Drive-Through for curbside pickup on Saturday, April 24 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. The proceeds from your order will be donated back to Three Holy Women Parish and its ministries! Dinners at our Drive-Through will be limited so pre-ordering is required. Ordering is available until April 21 online at www.SRSpaghettidinner.com. If you have any questions, please call 262-289-2726.

Bulletin. Please be sure to read the Family of Four Parishes Bulletin to get this week’s updates! Click here to view the bulletin. We have a bulletin insert this week, which can be found on the Bulletin page of the parish website.

Parish Financial Support. We continue to be humbled by your financial support of the parish during these tender and tenuous times. Thank you so much, it has been amazing to witness the generosity of so many! Please mail in your envelopes and contributions to our parish office (Three Holy Women Parish, 1716 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202), and our parish staff will process these.

Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986; kitzket@archmil.org) or Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.


April 8, 2021

“The quality of mercy is not strained: It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”  (William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice)

Dear Friends,

When Jesus appears after the Resurrection, the first word is PEACE and and the first action is pointing to his wounds. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, both word and action give wonderful witness that the divine plan for broken humanity is mercy.

How can we not acknowledge after the kind of year we have had that healing mercy is absolutely necessary, not only in the many ways we need to be healed, but also in the many ways we are called to be healers. The great spiritual writer Henri Nouwen wrote a powerful book called The Wounded Healer, a wonderful challenge to all of us, wounded each in our own way, but empowered by Christ to bring amazing healing.

Have a blessed healing week—both in word and action.

Blessed be the Wounded Healer!

Sincerely, with love,
Fr. Tim

Video Mass for Sunday, April 11th. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday). We provide a worship aid to help you better enter into the prayer of the Mass. Please know that we will continue these recorded Masses indefinitely. We are so grateful to DV Productions, our Liturgists Mary Robertson and Meggie Moyer, and our cantor Amy Sobczak for their efforts in making our prayer as beautiful as possible.

 Return of 7 am Daily Mass & Full Weekend Mass Schedule. We are pleased to announce that beginning on Saturday, April 10th, we will again offer our 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Old St. Mary and our 5 pm Vigil Mass (with Confessions beforehand at 4 pm) at Saints Peter and Paul. We kindly ask you to continue to register for weekend Masses and to observe the COVID protocols in place. Beginning on Monday, April 12th, we will again be offering our 7 am Daily Mass at Old St. Mary Monday-Friday each week.

Last Call for Lenten Almsgiving. Family of Four parishes, you have been giving so generously to this year’s Lenten almsgiving campaign. Thank you. If you haven’t yet had a chance to give, it’s not too late to help lay the foundation to provide the “Possibility of Encounter” at the new Archdiocesan Ministry Center at All Saints. Please give generously by writing a check to your parish and including “Lenten Almsgiving” in the memo line. Thank you!

Bulletin. Please be sure to read the Family of Four Parishes Bulletin to get this week’s updates! Click here to view the bulletin.

Parish Financial Support. We continue to be humbled by your financial support of the parish during these tender and tenuous times. Thank you so much, it has been amazing to witness the generosity of so many! Please mail in your envelopes and contributions to our parish office (Three Holy Women Parish, 1716 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202), and our parish staff will process these.

Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986; kitzket@archmil.org) or Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.


Easter Blessings and Weekly Updates from Fr. John
March 26 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 11 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 4 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
February 25 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
February 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
Possibility of Encounter this Lent – February 11
February 4 Weekly Message from Fr. John
January 28 Weekly Message from Fr. John
January 21 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
January 14 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
January 7 Weekly Message from Fr. John
December 30 New Year’s Blessings and Weekly Updates
December 23 Christmas Blessings and Weekly Updates
December 17 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
December 10 Christmas Masses and Weekly Updates
December 3 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
November 25 Thanksgiving Message and Weekly Updates
November 19 Thanksgiving Message and Weekly Updates
November 12 McCarrick Report and Weekly Updates
November 5 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 29 Weekly Message from Fr. John
October 22 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 15 Weekly Message from Fr. John
October 8 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 1 Weekly Message from Fr. John
St. Rita Dedication and Blessing – September 30
September 24 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
September 17 Weekly Message from Fr. John
September 10 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
September 4 Weekly Message from Fr. John
The New St. Rita Church – August 28
August 27 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
August 20 Weekly Message from Fr. John
August 13 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
August 6 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 30 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 23 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
July 16 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 10 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Social Justice Updates and Invitations for Involvement – July 8
July 2 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
June 26 Weekly Message from Fr. John
June 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
June 11 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Pray, Learn, Act – June 2
May 28 Update from Fr. John
May 21 Update from Fr. Tim
Important Message About Reopening of Churches – May 18
May 14 Update from Fr. Tim
May 7 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
May 1 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
April 23 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
April 16 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Holy Week at Home – April 7, 2020
April 2 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 26, 2020
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 20, 2020
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 16, 2020
Letter from Fr. John – March 13, 2020
Weekly Wellness Letter from Staff (from I’d Like to Help Form)
Archbishop Listecki’s Letters and Archdiocesan Updates