Grief Support Group - GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Two 2017 Fall Sessions are available. Click the flyer for more information.
Contact Kathy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Divorcing or Already Divorced? Support is available:
Click the flyer for registration information.
Helping Children heal from the hurt of divorce - Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 22, 2017
Contact Kathy Smith (email@example.com) for additional information.
The Easter Reflection book is available as a pdf.
This is our fifth Cluster Reflection Book and our third “Easter Season” booklet. As with the other books, the reflections, actions, and prayers that you will find in these pages have been prayed over, reflected on and written by individual parishioners involved in in our three cluster parishes including staff and volunteers. Please read, reflect, and be open to God's words.
Virgin of the Deliverance | Ernest Hébert
Queenship of Mary
Saint of the Day for August 22
The Story of the Queenship of Mary
Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, she is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can also recall that in the Old Testament the mother of the king has great influence in court.
In the fourth century St. Ephrem called Mary “Lady” and “Queen.” Later Church fathers and doctors continued to use the title. Hymns of the 11th to 13th centuries address Mary as queen: “Hail, Holy Queen,” “Hail, Queen of Heaven,” “Queen of Heaven.” The Dominican rosary and the Franciscan crown as well as numerous invocations in Mary’s litany celebrate her queenship.
The feast is a logical follow-up to the Assumption, and is now celebrated on the octave day of that feast. In his 1954 encyclical To the Queen of Heaven, Pius XII points out that Mary deserves the title because she is Mother of God, because she is closely associated as the New Eve with Jesus’ redemptive work, because of her preeminent perfection, and because of her intercessory power.
As Saint Paul suggests in Romans 8:28–30, God has predestined human beings from all eternity to share the image of his Son. All the more was Mary predestined to be the mother of Jesus. As Jesus was to be king of all creation, Mary, in dependence on Jesus, was to be queen. All other titles to queenship derive from this eternal intention of God. As Jesus exercised his kingship on earth by serving his Father and his fellow human beings, so did Mary exercise her queenship. As the glorified Jesus remains with us as our king till the end of time (Matthew 28:20), so does Mary, who was assumed into heaven and crowned queen of heaven and earth.
Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2017
The video entitled We Are One, after the campaign theme, provides an inspiring look at ministries supported by the Appeal that serve the needs of more than 500,000 Catholics across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin is a self-help support, resource and advocacy group for job seekers in job and career transition in southeastern Wisconsin. There are no membership, initiation, or entrance fees because all money is raised from private donations.
Become a Confident Catholic
Find your Catholic confidence through this new free video series with evangelist, Brandon Vogt. You will learn why it’s hard to talk about your faith, what to do when your faith is under pressure, and the secret to becoming a confident Catholic. Go to https://confidentcatholic.com/sign-up-1.
Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI)
The Missionary Discipleship Institute is a life-changing opportunity for growing Catholic disciples who seek deeper formation to be equipped for a life of mission. The Institute consists of impact sessions and impact experiences that are essential to living the life of a missionary disciple. Upon acceptance to the Institute and completion of the prerequisite session, participants complete impact sessions and impact experiences at their convenience. For more information about the MDI go to: http://www.johnpaul2center.org/missionarydiscipleshipinstitute.htm. For this year’s MDI schedule go to: http://www.johnpaul2center.org/JohnPaulIICenter/LayFormation/Missionary-Discipleship-Institute/MissionaryDiscipleshipInstitute_FLYER.pdf.
Catechists, Apologists, Evangelists Wake Up!
Check out this provocative and informative video of Bishop Robert Barron's talk from the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA on February 24, 2017. This presentation contains many relevant insights for all of us as we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world. Check it out here.
Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries
We at the Saint Clare Center are looking ahead to the fall, and are beginning to invite people to consider our Saturday Institute for Lay Ministries. This is a non-credit program that integrates theology, spirituality, and ministry. It is a great program for any adult Catholics who want to know more about their faith so that they can serve better in their parishes.
More information is available at http://www.stritch.edu/saintclarecenter. Please contact Michael Taylor for information about the program and to get any questions answered.
Jesuit Retreat House
“The Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, fosters spiritual enrichment rooted in the Gospels, the Catholic tradition and the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Our Ministry is dedicated to creating a rich variety of retreat experiences and providing an atmosphere of quiet, peace and prayer in which men and women of all faiths are encouraged to discover and respond generously to God’s personal invitation to wholeness and holiness.”
In addition to ongoing Weekend Preached Men’s and/or Women’s Retreats, 12-Step Recovery Retreats and summer 5-days or 8-days Directed Retreats, the retreat house also offers a Spanish Language Retreat for Men & Women, a Couples Retreat, a Men’s Holy Week Retreat, and a Women’s Advent Retreat. For more information please contact the Jesuit Retreat House at 800-962-7330 or by e-mail at www.jesuitretreathouse.org.
The Texas Roadhouse in New Berlin
will donate 10% of your food purchases to your parish if you go there on Sunday with your bulletin. If you do go, please be sure to thank them.
262-784-7427, 15425 W. Rock Ridge Road, New Berlin, WI 53151
Synod Information -
The Archdiocese has created Synod implementation newsletters to help parishioners understand how priorities identified during the Synod are being implemented.
Job Openings at Interfaith -
Please check their website for further information.
Parish and School Finance and Administration
If you are uncomfortable discussing concerns that you have about the parish with the pastor or other staff member, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has partnered with Ethics Point, a thrid-party company, in an effort to achieve goals of transparency and accountability..EthicsPoint administers an online service to report financial misconduct. Parishioners, employees, volunteers, vendors and other individuals can confidentially report concerns about possible financial misconduct.
To file a report, visit the EthicsPoint site.