By now many of you know my 3 priorities for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, but just in case, here they are again – Catholic Identity, Evangelization, and Stewardship.
Our fundamental identity is Catholic. It is the perfect and fullest expression of who we are. Evangelization is what we do. We proclaim the Good News of Jesus and his Church to a lost and wounded world. And Stewardship is how we do it. In thanksgiving and sacrifice, we place our God-given resources at the service of living as Catholic evangelists at home, work, and in society.
Remember when you were a little kid, and company would come over? Mom and dad would always insist that you stop whatever you were doing, come downstairs, say hello, and visit for a little while. It was important to make the company feel welcome, to give them the best seat in the living room, to offer them something to eat or drink, and to spend time with them.
As your archbishop, I have the privilege of traveling to parishes across our archdiocese. It’s a joy to visit parishes, and to worship with different communities. I know I can always count on being warmly welcomed wherever I go. In turn, I want to be sure that every newcomer at your parish is welcomed as warmly as I am.
This year, I asked that parishes place a special emphasis on “Evangelization and the Sunday Mass.” I pray that people will grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Mass, and will reach out to “seekers” and to those Catholics who are no longer active in their faith.
Many of us have seen the statisticsthat fewer Catholics attend Mass, that there is a growing body of Americanswho identify themselves as “former Catholics,” and that too many of ouryoung people describe themselves as having no religious affiliation atall. While the statistics may seem overwhelming, there is much we can doto change them: follow Jesus.
Beginning December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis is inviting us to enter into a Jubilee Year of Mercy.
St. Louis Parish is holding it's annual Holiday Cookie Walk and Bake Sale - December 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Purchase Christmas Cookies, Homemade Pies, Breads, Turnovers, Stollen (no citron or peel), and more! Come early for best selection.
Check out our Craft tables for homemade treasures as well!
St. Louis Cookbooks also for sale.
St. Louis Parish – School Building 13207 County Road G Caledonia, WI 53108
Call or email with questions: 262-835-4533 or email@example.com.
It’s no secret that the Millennial generation (those born from 1984-2002) is a mystery to older generations.
Return to the Upper Room was held on June 14, 2015 to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the Archdiocesan Synod. This event included two new videos, a welcome by Bishop Hying and presentations by Archbishop Listecki and others regarding what has begun this past year and future plans for Synod implementation.
This video connecting us to Jesus’s Great Commission to the disciples and the new mission statement for the archdiocese: “Proclaim Christ and Make Disciples through the Sacramental Life of the Church.”
The powerful true life story of Joe Smith and Jackie Piano and how their conversion is related to the power of the Mass. Evangelization and the Sunday Mass is one of the five principal areas the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is focusing on related to the Synod priorities and living out the new archdiocesan mission statement.
Bishop Hying sends his greetings and wishes everyone well as we move forward in implementing the priorities of the Synod.
The mission statement of the archdiocese reminds us of Christ’s mandate to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Tuesday, May 19th @ 11:00 a.m. St. Paul the Apostle - 6400 Spring St, Racine, WI 53406 - Fr. Cox Hall
Are these questions always on your mind? Do I have the necessary legal documents in place? Will I be able to avoid probate? Should I preplan my own funeral? To get these questions and others answered, please plan to attend the May Senior Luncheon for an informative presentation given by Clayt Meier and his son, Gary, two successful Racine businessmen. They will share their wisdom about the things the matter most to us as we plan for our futures. Forms will be provided for subjects being discussed. Clayt has given similar presentations in the past at St. Paul, and very often we fill the chairs!
Mark your calendar, so you don’t miss this opportunity! The presentation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a complimentary lunch.
For those who dare to have some fun, plan on staying after to play cards or games with fellow parishioners. Everyone is invited! Bring a friend!
Please RSVP to Colleen Kechter - 262-886-0530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org-->
Above is an overview of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's 2014 Synod: A New Pentecost. For a complete list of videos from the 2014 Synod click here.
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki revealed his vision for the direction of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, September 14, when he shared the Synodal Declaration with Catholics during the 8 a.m. Mass from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.
The Declaration is based on the votes of hundreds of parish delegates who participated in the 2014 Archdiocesan Synod held this past June. It was the first Synod held in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in more than 25 years.