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Parish Events


From Archbishop Listecki - "Sunday: A Joyful Obligation"

In this new video, Archbishop Listecki reflects on the expiration of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, which ended on September 14, 2020.


See you at Mass video  See You at Mass is an invitation from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to return to Mass in person. This video compilation is the first of 11 personal testimonies and interviews on the joys and necessities of attending Mass. See you at Mass!

Archdiocese of Milwaukee – See You at Mass (Olivia O’Keefe, September 17, 2020)  - "As a family, going to Mass is the source of our strength." Parishioner Olivia O’Keefe (Holy Name of Jesus, Sheboygan) shares with us her personal testimony on the joys and necessities of attending Mass. See You at Mass is an invitation from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to return to Mass and is a part of a video series. See You at Mass!




Fr. Britto joined St. John and St. Kilian on August 4th!







Blessings Fr. David on your retirement!

Thank you for your many years of servant leadership!!


This picture was taken at the staff farewell on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.


Renovation and Restoration Projects


Many parishioners have expressed interest in showing appreciation to Fr. David for his years of service here as he retires.  Fr. Davis would like to invite you to make a donation to projects that are needed at both parishes.  The St. Theodore Room at St. Kilian is in need of paint, carpeting, updates to lighting, and new chairs (goal of $10,000).  St. John's outdoor Stations of the Cross need repair.  If you wish to donate to either of these projects, please send contributions to:

St. John/ St. Kilian Parish Office

Attn: St. Kilian's St. Theodore Room or Attn: St. John's Stations of the Cross

428 Forest St., Hartford, WI  53027

Also, as an incentive, Fr. David has framed over 60 pictures and is offering them free of charge, on a first-come, first-choice basis.  The framed prints can be viewed on our Facebook page ans our website.  If there is a picture you like and it is still available, you can reserve it by contacting Dennis Vlasak at 262-673-4831 ext. 406 or



Congratulations to those Ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, May 16th!  Including St. Kilian's Justin Weber.  Fr. Justin grew up in Hartford with his parents Ron, Jr. and Kris.  He attended St. Kilian School and our High School RE Program.

Because their ordination could not be open to all, it was live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Please pray for Fr. Justin Weber, Fr. Patrick Magnor, Fr. Carlos Londono and Fr. Edward Sanchez after their reception of Holy Orders.


The recording of the LIVE-STREAM is available at and search for SJCathedralMKE.  Or, click here.




Scrip is available to be ordered on ScripNow, eGift cards, or reloaded on your registered Scrip cards via your computer or on your mobile device with ScripWallet.  These options all include your rebate being credited to your account! 

Go to www. and log into your account using the Sign In tab.  If you don't have an account and would like to set up an account, please contact Linda at 262-3977-7315 to get the enrollment code or if you have any questions or need assistance.  Scrip rebates can go toward St. Kilian School or RE fees - just set it up with Linda!

Limited available Scrip for pick-up

A limited amount of Scrip is in stock at the Parish Office for your shopping needs, like buying flowers at Hahn's Ace Hardware or groceries at Piggly Wiggly or Walmart!  Please contact Sue Wendt, Parish Business Manager, at 262-673-4831 ext. 404 to make sure we have the cards in stock and arrange for pick up.



The Combined Collections


The Combined Collections: The Church in the United States will be held June 13-14, 2020, supporting five causes important to Catholics throughout the country:

Black and Indian Mission - Funds projects which help communities here in southeastern Wisconsin and across the Unites States.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development - Assists low-income people build better lives for themselves and their families.

The Catholic Communication Campaign - Provides for local and national communication needs, including the weekly radio broadcast of the Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.

Catholic University of America - Educates students in a spirit of faith.

Retirement Fund for Religious - Ensures adequate retirement funding for elderly religious throughout the country.

The collection offers a wonderful opportunity to support hands-on efforts to help people in need.  Please give generously...your gift does make a difference!

Donate online at



Christ Have Mercy Retreat: Jesus Invites You




Watch the bulletin for rescheduled dates!


For 10 years, the Christ Have Mercy Retreat has been one way that adult members of our congregations can encounter the mercy of Christ, and accept an invitation from the Spirit of Jesus, to grow in faith through reflection on and the practice of the Works of Mercy. In addition to members of St. John and St. Kilian Congregations, the retreat is also open to members of other congregations.

The retreat is given by a community of individuals from our parishes who have made this retreat in the past. Important elements of the retreat are: reflective prayer, presentations on the themes of mercy by speakers and through use of the Scriptures, small and large group discussion, fellowship time, and shared meals. This retreat was written specifically for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy a decade ago.

The next retreat will take place at St. John Church in Rubicon in the church basement fellowship hall. It is a three-night commitment on three consecutive Mondays: March 23 and 30 and April 6 were the originally scheduled dates.

Each of these Monday nights will begin at 6 p.m. with prayer and a meal prepared by members of the Christ Have Mercy Community.

Each Monday evening will conclude at 9 p.m.

During the retreat, there will be a special Mass and a celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

For more information on the retreat, you can contact:
Mary Rusch (262) 370-4310
Carol Ripp (262) 673-6199
Fr. David (262) 673-4831 Ext. 401



2020 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

The Appeal provides Catholics in the ten-county Archdiocese of Milwaukee opportunities to support a wide range of ministries and programs that benefit more than 500,000 people each year.  As Disciples of Christ, and in communion with Him, we respond to the call of helping our brothers and sisters in His name.  There is no better, more convenient way to participate in making lives better than through the Appeal.


The 2020 Appeal campaign video, Many Hands.  One Vision., can be found by clicking on this article title, or by clicking here.  It provides a small but powerful glimpse of how Catholic lives are changed for the better!


Please use the form mailed to you, and please give as generously as you are able.  Thank you!


Four Reasons for fasting


A video by Fr. Mike Schmitz



Fasting can change your life forever


A video by Fr. Mike Schmitz