This year we received some items that we were unable put out for the Block Party’s Silent Auction. We are so appreciative of the support of the area businesses that have donated to us! We want to honor their generosity by holding an online auction to offer the opportunity to purchase these items to a larger audience.
The online auction can be found at www.32auctions.com/ssppmilw. Bidding begins November 15 at 9:00 am and ends December 15 at 9:00 am. Head on over to check out the items, bid high and often!
An Advent wreath in your home is a great way to prayerfully prepare your family for the joy of Christmas. The family ministry team will be selling Advent wreaths and candle sets in anticipation of the Advent season. The sale will be held the weekend of November 25-26 after all masses at Old Saint Mary Parish and Saints Peter and Paul Parish and then again December 2-3 after masses at Three Holy Women Parish and Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish. Candle sets will be $6.00 each with both tapers and votives available and three different wreaths from $7.00 to $18.00. Free Advent Calendars will also be available. Please contact Anh Clausen at gro.l1511416021imhcr1511416021a@ane1511416021sualc1511416021 with any questions.
The Six Saints St Vincent de Paul Conference and our many clients are grateful for your cash donations and donations of household goods. Thank you for your continuing, generous support. Our next collection will be November 25-26 at all Masses. We are in need of cereal bowls, kitchen towels and bedding. Other household items such as sheets, dishes, glasses, baking pans, etc. are always appreciated. Look for the bins in the back of the church. For pick-up of larger items please call Randy Bedore at 262-617-0910.
Parents and expecting parents: Congratulations! We would like to help you celebrate the new life in your family as we welcome your child into our family of faith through the Sacrament of Baptism. First time parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation Session. Sessions typically take place the last Monday of the month in the Parish Center at Old St. Mary (835 N Milwaukee St). Please go to tinyurl.com/baptismprep to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please email Rachel McGrew at gro.l1511416021imhcr1511416021a@rwe1511416021rgcm1511416021 or call 414-962-2443 x19.
On Sunday, November 19, our Family of Four Parishes will celebrate the Rite of Welcome/Acceptance for those exploring the Catholic faith and preparing to enter the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Please pray for our candidates and welcome them when you see them at Mass.
Additionally, RCIA candidates attend formation sessions every Tuesday night. Beginning Tuesday, November 21, we invite all members of our parish community to participate in these formation nights. Our topic for November 21 will be The Liturgy of the Eucharist and our presenter will be Fr. Tim Kitzke. All are welcome to the Parish Center at Old St. Mary (835 N Milwaukee St.) starting at 7:00 pm as Fr. Tim walks us through the Mass and reflects on the central mystery of the Eucharist. For more information, contact Chad Griesel, Director of Adult Faith Formation, at gro.l1511416021imhcr1511416021a@cle1511416021seirg1511416021 or 414-271-6180.
October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther unveiling his 95 thesis that launched the Reformation. This summer the Reformed Church joined Catholics and Lutherans, endorsing a 1999 agreement on how Christians “rejoice together that the historical doctrinal differences on the doctrine of justification no longer divide us.” The Vatican declared that this agreement is “another important milestone on the journey towards the full visible unity of Christians.”
After an extremely enjoyable night with Bishop Sklba reflecting on ecumenical dialogue earlier this month at Eat, Drink and Be Catholic, our family of parishes is excited to invite parishioners to a series of conversations with our brothers and sisters at City Reformed Church. Following Bishop Sklba’s rules for dialogue, we will explore our understandings of faith, gospel, justification, sanctification, and ways that we can cooperate in witnessing to the saving love of Jesus Christ in our city.
These dialogues will take place at City Reformed Church starting at 7:00 pm on the following dates: October 25, November 8, November 29 and December 13.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Chad Griesel at gro.l1511416021imhcr1511416021a@cle1511416021seirg1511416021 or 414-271-6180.
Join us in person at the Cathedral Every Friday at 12:15 pm for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. You can sign up for weekly reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.