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St. Kilian Parish

Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus COVID-19

Many people are understandably experiencing uncertainty and anxiety due to the spread of COVID-19.

The severity of the situation has forced our leaders to make significant changes in our daily lives including suspending publicly celebrated Masses. Recognizing these changes likely leave us even more in need of God’s grace, the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) and other Catholic partners have generously made their resources available to support prayer during these difficult days.

The Parish Office is closed until further notice.  You can contact the parish by phone 24 hours a day at 262- 623-1262Please, DO NOT TEXT!  Leave a message, or email laplanted@archmil.org.  You can also leave a message on the parish answering machine at 262-673-4831.

Please use freely and share with others. A sense of community is of the utmost importance. We must encourage each other, take care of each other, pray for each other and stay connected to our faith during this time of social distancing.

St. Kilian/St. John recorded Masses, Services, and Prayers

A Spiritual Communion - Article and Spiritual Communion Prayer

 

Bible Trivia correct answers due to laplanted@archmil.org Wednesday, April 8th.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 5th, recorded at St. Kilian

Friday, April 3rd Daily Mass

Thursday, April 2nd Daily Mass, St. Kilian

Audrey performs “What Wondrous Love Is This” followed by a Pastoral Staff hymn sing, Wednesday, April 1.

Tuesday, March 31st Daily Mass, St. Kilian

"Saintly Trivia" at St. John, Rubicon

Monday, March 30th Daily Mass, St. John , Rubicon

March 28/29th - 5th Sunday of Lent, recorded at St. Kilian

Pastoral Staff Hymn Sing, March 26th

Conversation about the St. Anthony of Padua statue and lighting of candle

Thursday, March 26th Daily Mass

Prayer at the Holy Family statues & lighting of candle

Tuesday, March 24th Daily Mass

March 22nd Word Service followed by recitation of the Rosary

March 21/22nd - 4th Sunday of Lent, recorded at St. John, Rubicon

Prayers at the Grotto at St. John Parish

Friday, March 20th Daily Mass - part 1, part 2 (there is a second part from the Gospel to the concluding song as there were technical difficulties)

Thursday, March 19th, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Daily Mass

Tuesday, March 17th Daily Mass

Reflection and Spiritual websites and links

 

MASS OPTIONS

St. John/St. Kilian Masses can be seen on the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StKilianParishSchool/) and/or the parish website - see above.

TV

FOX6 (WITI) at 5:30 am & 4:30 pm (Sunday)

MY24 (WVTV) at 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Sunday)

Streaming or computer

St. John/St. Kilian Masses - see above

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist - click here

Ascension Presents - click here

Catholic Faith Network - click here for a variety of options (Pope Francis at Santa Marta Chapel, St. Patrick's Cathedral in NY, or St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY)

RADIO

The Big 920 AM, Sunday at 9 am

SPIRITUAL OPTIONS AND RESOURCES

 

Pray As You Go - about a 15-minute reflection/meditation, new every day, presented by the Jesuits of the United Kingdom

FULL OF GRACE - A feature film that is free until about April 24th - Follow Mary of Nazareth in her last earthly days as she helps the fractious early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Resources and Inspiration

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Daily Reflection by the Archbishop or Auxiliary Bishop

Creighton University offers us daily prayers for the rest of Lent, for Triduum, and through the joyful Easter Season.  A wonderfully accessible way to keep daily prayer!

A Spiritual Communion

Daily Readings (and much more!)

An in-home celebration of The Word - you can do this in your home

Maternal Intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Stations of the Cross with Fr. Mark Toups

Ave Maria Press' 40 Days of Soup Recipes

Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

Magnificat has generously agreed to offer its content online for free, accompanying those who cannot attend Mass.

Enjoy complimentary access to MagnifiKid!. Click here to view and download each weekly booklet of their colorful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12.  While so many children are missing formal religious instruction and are unable to attend Mass, MagnifiKid! can be their special guide, accompanying them through each week as they prepare to watch Mass at home.

How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic? A video by Fr. Mike Schmitz

 

As a People of Faith and Hope

As God continues to watch over us, we will be guided by the Holy Spirit and also follow the recommendation of our Civil and Church Leaders.

A few important summary items:

· There will be no public Masses celebrated until at least through Friday, April 24th.  That date could be extended.  The "Drive-Up Prayer Services" at both St. John and St. Kilian at the regular Mass times on Saturday and Sunday ARE CANCELLED.  THIS INCLUDES THE CANCELLATION OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES AND MASSES.

· St. Kilian Parish, School, and Religious Education Programs and all Music Ministries and Rehearsals are cancelled until further notice. 

· The Parish Office is closed until further notice.  You can contact the parish by phone 24 hours a day at 262- 623-1262.  Please, DO NOT TEXT!  Leave a message or email laplanted@archmil.org.  You can also leave a message on the parish answering machine at 262-673-4831.

· A private Mass will be celebrated and recorded at St. Kilian.  You can view this on the St. Kilian website (http://www.stkiliancong.org/parish/).  It will be live streamed on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StKilianParishSchool/).

· Funerals will be celebrated in the churches or at funeral homes, but families are encouraged to limit these services to immediate family and closest friends.  The parish cannot provide a lunch during the period of social distancing.

· All other previously-scheduled events at St. John and St. Kilian between now and April 24th are cancelled.  It is important to remember that this time frame could be extended.

 

St. Kilian will "Facebook Live" a weekday Mass and a weekend Mass without an assembly, then placing it on our website.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome!

 

April 12th, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

 

Thank you for checking out what our Parish and School have to offer you and your loved ones.

Saint Kilian Parish in Hartford is a vibrant and active Catholic Faith community that has something for everyone.

Our Mission proclaims: "To pray, serve and love together in Christ.”

St. Kilian is a cooperating parish with St. John the Evangelist Parish just to the west of Hartford, in Rubicon, WI.  St. John is located at W1170 Rome Rd, Rubicon, WI 53078.  St. Kilian and St. John have a shared Priest, Fr. David LaPlante, a shared secretary, Joni Volkert, and a shared office at 428 Forest St., Hartford, WI 53027.

Weekend Masses

Masses are temporarily cancelled until further notice.

Weekend Masses at St. Kilian Congregation

Saturday - 4:30pm at St. Kilian, Hartford
Sunday - 9:00am and 11:15am at St. Kilian, Hartford

Also serving St. John Congregation, Rubicon

Saturday - 6:30pm at St. John, Rubicon
Sunday - 7:30am at St. John, Rubicon

 

Where do I start?

Join us at Mass. It’s one of the best ways to get a feel for the parish.  Daily Masses are held Tuesday and Friday at 8:20 a.m.  Saturday Anticipatory Mass is at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

Talk to us. Feel free to Contact Us by phone or email. You may also drop-in as well during regular Parish Office Hours. We are happy to answer questions about our parish, about our school, about the Mass, about the Catholic Church today, and about how we can serve you.

Register with us!  You can sign up anytime by visiting the Parish Office and picking up a New Member Packet.  If you’d like to fill out your forms ahead of time, click on the forms below for a printable copy.

New Parishioner Forms

Stewardship Time and Talent

Parish Ministry and Committee Guide

Where do I go?

St. Kilian Church

St. Kilian Parish Office Center

St. John Church, Rubicon

What’s available for my children?

Saint Kilian Parish offers a wide variety of activities for your children.

Visit the different areas of the Religious Education website to learn about Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation programs for your children.

Visit our St. Kilian (SKS) Catholic School website to explore all the many wonderful things our school has to offer.

 

INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES WHO WISH TO JOIN ST. KILIAN CONGREGATION

 

St. Kilian Parish is a thriving community centered around the Table of the Word and the Table of the Sacrament. Christ present at the Eucharist calls us to serve the world He loves so dearly.  Those wishing to register as members of the family are invited to call the parish office to schedule an appointment.

We cherish the opportunities we have to listen to the Word. We reflect upon the upcoming Sunday's Gospel at committee and staff meetings, at choir rehearsals, in our day school and religious education, during adult education events and the sessions that make-up the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We invite every parish family to pray over and discuss the Sunday readings.

Our life together is centered around the celebration of the Eucharist. Hearing God's Word prompts us to unite our lives of service with Christ's, to join in praising and thanking God for all creation and the many ways God has touched humanity throughout history.

At St. Kilian's you will find a congregation that is engaged in worship by praising God with hymns, spirituals and the best of contemporary Catholic music, listening attentively to the scriptures and the homily that flows from them, gathering around the altar of Christ's sacrifice, bound together by our communion in Christ's body and blood, sent forth "in peace to love and serve the Lord."

The Word gives rise to faith and faith to action. St. James taught us to demonstrate our faith from our works. The prophets, too, were exemplary in that their faith always called for action on behalf of the defenseless and oppressed.

The grace received at these two Tables strengthens us to serve generously.

There are opportunities to support the local food pantry, to support Seed of Hope (formerly the Hartford Pregnancy Center), to cook for vulnerable parish families, to purchase Christmas gifts for local families in need, to support St. Kilian's partnership with the Community Lunch held monthly at the Methodist Church, to support archdiocesan social programs through the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. The youth have service opportunities in Milwaukee's inner city and may participate in a summer workcamp experience. We contribute to national and international projects through Catholic Relief Services, Heifer International, the United States Catholic Conference's collections and the missions, collections for the House of Peace, and a children's collection every third Sunday. We are learning more about the defenseless and oppressed around the world and the systems which are at the root of injustices.

We invite you to journey with us as we are formed into a prayerful people who are nourished at the tables of Word and Sacrament and called to serve the world Christ loves so dearly.

 

 

  JOIN OUR PARISH AND HER MINISTRIES

 

"Go out to all the world and tell the good news!" Joining a Catholic parish like St. Kilian's, means participating in the work of the local church. Where is the Lord calling me, inspired by the Spirit given to me in baptism, to build the kingdom of God? Is the Lord calling me to minister in the parish outreach efforts of St. Kilian? Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving drink to the thirsty-staffing the food pantry, driving folks to doctor's appointments, assisting immigrants in their adjustment to society in a new land, advising and giving counsel ....


Or is the Lord calling me to hand on the faith in the parish religious education programs? Am I called to prepare young people for their first holy Communion, or the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or with the Sacrament of Confirmation? Do I hear the Lord calling my name to bring holy Communion to the sick or to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Sunday and weekday masses... Or proclaiming the word of God as a lector... Or assisting in the taking up of the offertory collection to assist the work of the church as an usher? Is the Lord urging me to use my voice to proclaim God's praises as a leader of song or a member of one of the parish choirs? Do I feel that I have been given gifts to console the grieving, comfort the bereaved as a minister of consolation? Am I being called to assist engaged couples in their journey toward the sacrament of matrimony? Have I been called to give witness to the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism in our parish preparation programs to young couples with newborn babies?

President John F. Kennedy famously asked our nation: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but we you can do for your country." As baptized Catholics, we register in the parish to become fully engaged in the work of the local church. We do not register to get something for ourselves, but to give ourselves away in love for Christ and God's people. 

The Catholic Church, St. Kilian Church, has doors open to all. We receive our sacraments here; participate at Mass, and live the Gospel. St. Kilian's is our parish. It is our home. It will be as warm and wonderful, as caring and understanding, as welcoming and invitational, as you and I are, and as we make our parish. 

Register for a ministry! Be a good steward; a caretaker of all that Christ has entrusted to you. Ministry is not an option, but a responsibility. All baptized believers, by virtue of our baptism, are to spend our lives proclaiming the love of Christ by our words and actions. How will the Lord use you as his instrument?

Come to the Eucharist weekly. By our participation at Mass, the high point of our week and of our lives, we are energized by the power of God; and in our sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ, we are transformed to live as Christ lived.
 
How do I register for ministry? It is a simple matter of filling out the forms (please click here), or you may pick up a packet at the parish office, or call the office at (262) 673-4831 Ext. 403 to request a packet be mailed to your home.  We are happy to discuss the opportunities to become involved here with our parish family.

Click here for Stewardship Time and Talent reflection brochure

Click here for Parish Ministry Booklet to learn more about ways you might become involved!

Time and Talent Sign-Up Sheet