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THANKSGIVING MASS

Thursday, November 26th at 9:00am

There will not be Mass on Friday, November 27th.

 

 


 

 

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!

See You at Mass: Fr. Javier Bustos (November 12, 2020) - "We become one family, sons and daughters of the same God, when we share one bread — and hopefully soon, one cup." Fr. Javier Bustos (Our Lady Queen of Peace, Milwaukee) shares with us his 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. #seeyouatMas

See You at Mass: Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz (November 5, 2020) - "The most important thing we'll ever do in life is attend Mass." Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz (St. Dominic Catholic Parish, Brookfield) shares with us his 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.  #seeyouatMass

See You at Mass: Fr. Ricardo Martín (October 29, 2020) - "We receive the Real Presence of Christ so that we can become the Real Presence of Christ for others." Fr. Ricardo Martín (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Racine) shares with us his personal testimony on the joys and necessities of attending Mass.  #seeyouatMass

See You at Mass: Mary Tretow (October 22, 2020) - "Each week, we are given 168 hours. To go to Mass on Sunday is one hour — just one hour. It is a gift that I give myself each week." Mary Tretow (St. Mary's Visitation, Elm Grove, and principal at St. Mary's Visitation School) shares with us her personal testimony on the joys and necessities of attending Mass.  #seeyouatMass

See You at Mass: Henry and Peggy Bowles (October 15, 2020) "The importance of Sunday Mass — it's really the beginning of our week, and we want to start it the proper way — where we give Jesus what He deserves, give Him our all." Henry and Peggy Bowles (St. Martin de Porres - Milwaukee) share with us their personal testimonies on the joys and necessities of attending Mass. See You at Mass is an invitation from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to return to Mass.  #seeyouatMass

See You at Mass: Mary and Bruce Words (October 1, 2020) - "When I miss Mass, I don't feel right. I really need to be there to worship God—and, there is no better place to do that than to be at Mass." Mary and Bruce Words (St. Martin de Porres, Milwaukee) share with us their 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. #seeyouatMass

See You at Mass: Fr. John Baumgardner (September 24, 2020) - “In just one hour, every Sunday for Mass, amazing things happen, and it can really transform the rest of your week.”  Fr. John Baumgardner (Old St. Mary, Milwaukee) shares with us his 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: 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!


 

The Feast Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe (Christ the King or Corpus Christi)

 

 

 Video on The Feast of Christ the King - SUMMIT by Lifeteen

 


 

 

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Encyclical FRATELLI TUTTI ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP released on October 3, 2020.

 

Fratelli Tutti Explained - Catholism in Focus- Breaking in the Habit - Pope Francis' new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti" is a tour de force of Catholic Social Teaching for our world in 2020. He calls us to be brothers and sisters to all, overcoming differences as we encounter the "other." Here's a brief overview of the document.


 

DON'T FORGET, SCRIP IS STILL AVAILABLE!

 

Scrip is now available for purchase of in-stock card & certificates in the St. Joseph Room  just off the Gathering Space on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Face masks and social distancing is required.

Scrip orders with payment can be placed for items that aren't kept in stock.  At this time we returned to placing orders with Great Lakes Scrip every Monday.  Placing of standing orders has also resumed.

In stock Scrip can also be purchased in the parish office during regular office hours!

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. shopwithscrip.com 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!


 

Meaningful Christmas gift ideas.

 

10 books young readers will love this Christmas!  Looking for meaningful Christmas presents for kids? Give your child the gift of faith-filled books.

Click here for the list from U.S.Catholic.

 


 

 

WELCOME FR. BRITTO!

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

 

 


 

 


 

 

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!

 

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 archmil.org/CombinedCollections


 

Renovation and Restoration Projects

 

Many parishioners have expressed interest in showing appreciation to Fr. David for his years of service here as he retires.  Instead of doing something for him personally, Fr. David 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

 

Renovation Update

 

Thanks to your generous donations, the renovation of the St. Theodore Room is nearing completion!!  New carpet has been installed and the painting is complete.  New chairs will be coming soon!  THANK YOU!!

   

  

 


 

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 www.youtube.com and search for SJCathedralMKE.  Or, click here.


 

 

Christ Have Mercy Retreat: Jesus Invites You

 

POSTPONED due to COVID-19

 

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