- We’re designating a special section in church for those who want to wear a mask and socially distance. Whatever area that is chosen is going to ruffle some feathers for the regulars who sit in that section or pew. In Christian charity and out of care for our fellow worshippers, we ask for your cooperation as we continue to deal with this new reality that we’re living in (that none of us like) and make accommodations if we are able to do so. This new world we’re living in is giving us many opportunities to grow in the virtues of compassion, patience, and respect for one another.
- We also want to make you aware that hand sanitizer is available as you enter the worship area/sanctuary.
- There isn’t a lot of distance between the main entrance to the church building and the worship area/sanctuary. It’s great that many of us share greetings, pleasantries, and a laugh or two before entering the main worship area/sanctuary, but sometimes it gets a little loud. We want our worship area/sanctuary to be a place for quiet reflection, prayer, and reverence. With that in mind, we plan to keep the doors closed between the gathering area and the worship area/sanctuary until Mass begins.
Pastoral Council Update
Summer break is over. Your Pastoral Council reconvened on September 9. Pictured here from left to right, back to front are: Sandy King, Fr. Paul Paider, Judi Clark, Kolleen Rathburn, Dave Baranczyk, Sue Lindberg, Debbie Thompson, and Mark LeMere. If you’d like to become a member of any of our Councils or Committees or would like to join a ministry, contact Fr. Paider at [email protected] or 920.869.2244. All parishioners are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 11 at 6pm.
Saturday - 4 PM
Sunday - 10AM
Thursday - 8am
Friday - 8am
Rosary is at 7:40 am
Welcome Weekend is September 25 & 26
We’re celebrating our faith community. We are grateful that we can come together as a faith community to pray and worship God at Mass. After Masses next weekend, we’ll enjoy hospitality and assorted goodies. Make plans to come and reconnect with each other and our faith community – your faith community!
This Week's Announcements
- Confirmation classes have resumed on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm
- The Finance Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday September 16th.
- On Saturday, September 18th will be our Confirmation Retreat at St. John’s (Seymour) at 9:00 am.
Dec 20, 2020 - Dec 20, 2021 (click here for Prayer To St Joseph)
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.
The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.
The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”
Above information from the Vatican News.
The September issues of Living With Christ are available for pick up in the narthex.
The October issues of Living With Christ are available for pick up in the narthex.
It is not too late to contribute to this year's Bishop's Appeal.
Please prayerfully consider your contribution to the 2021 Bishop's Appeal. Your contribution would assist with many good services within the Diocese. Mail your contribution directly to the Catholic Foundation. If you would like, you can go to https://www.catholicfoundationgb.org/bishops-appeal/ for more information. Thank you for your support!
Secure Online Giving
Come visit us for one of our mass celebrations or just stop in the Parish Office to speak to Deacon Everett Doxtator or one of our cheerful staff members.
Give us a call at (920) 869-2244 or send an email to Brenda Rybicki-Smith at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!