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The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an inspiring parish life. Saint Kilian Catholic Church offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

The parish community has a special role in promoting participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.

“The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth.
Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church’s life.”

— Communities of Salt and Light, p. 1

Read more from the Communities of Salt and Light document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

 

Information for families who are joining St. Kilian Parish


St. Kilian Parish is a thriving community centered around the Table of the Word and the Table of the Eucharist. 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, or drop into the Parish Office at 428 Forest Street.  If you wish, the forms can be downloaded.  You may find the forms here, or at the bottom of this page.

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 the 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.  The readings for the following week can be found in the bulletin.

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:
praising God with hymns, spirituals and the best of traditional and 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, the Hartford Pregnancy Center, to cook for vulnerable parish families, to purchase Christmas gifts for local families in need, 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, Capuchin Community Services in Milwaukee (St. Ben's & House of Peace), Heifer International, the United States Catholic Conference's collections and the missions, 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.

 

Parish Registration Forms

Stewardship Time and Talent reflection brochure

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

Time and Talent Sign-Up