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And to those who sold doves he said, "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father 's house a marketplace." His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, "Zeal for your house will consume me. " - Jn 2:16-17
With our eyes fixed on the Risen Lord Jesus Christ Conformed to his image in Baptism and the Eucharist We grow together in our Gospel faith And our understanding of our rich Catholic tradition Building the Kingdom by living in gratitude Reaching out generously to all people in need.
|Baptism • Marriage • Reconciliation • Sacrament of the Sick
Call Fr. Bill at 920-487-5001 to make arrangements for these Sacraments at St. Mary or Holy Rosary Parish.
|Liturgies For March 16 - 22, 2009
Algoma 6:30 pm Evening Prayer
Kewaunee No Liturgy
Algoma 8:15 am † Brian Geurts
Kewaunee 8:15 am Liturgy of the Word/Communion
Kewaunee 8:15 am † Eleanor Hrabik
Algoma 8:15 am Liturgy of the Word/Communion
Kewaunee 10:00 am Liturgy of the Word/Communion @ Kewaunee Care Center
Kewaunee 1:30 pm Liturgy of the Word/Communion @ Linden Manor
Kewaunee 6:30 pm Evening Prayer
Algoma 10:00 am Liturgy of the Word/Communion @ Bayroad Place
Algoma 10:15 am Mass at Algoma Long Term Care Center with Father Konkol
Algoma 4:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Kewaunee 4:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Kewaunee 3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Kewaunee 4:00 pm † Kenneth Burke
Algoma 5:30 pm † Beatrice Kirchman
Algoma 8:15 am † Roy Massart
Kewaunee 10:15 am † Dawn Selner
Readings for March 15 - 22, 2009
Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25
Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43/Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a (St. Joseph)
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
|St. Mary Parish Lights
Tabernacle: Gertrude Pfeifer
Steeple: Gertrude Pfeifer
Grotto: Gertrude Pfeifer
Financial Update Summary
Gifts from the youth envelopes: $14.75
Happenings This Week:
Other News, Notices, Announcements, Messages, and Happenings
My Dear Friends in Christ,
The annual diocesan collection for the World’s Poor will take place on the weekend of March 21-22, 2009.
Through the collection for Peter’s Pence, Pope Benedict XVI is able to respond to victims of disaster, to continue his pastoral care of the Church and to spread the Gospel message worldwide. The American Bishops’ Overseas Appeal assists in the efforts of Catholic Relief Services, Migration and Refugee Services, and the Department of Social Development and World Peace of US Catholic Conference of Bishops. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development helps people rise above the poverty line by funding programs that focus on addressing root causes, not just symptoms, of poverty. 25% of this collection remains in our diocese to support local antipoverty efforts.
In “Deus Caritas Est”, Pope Benedict XVI said, “The church can never be exempted from practicing charity as an organized activity of believers and, on the other hand, there will never be a situation where the charity of each individual Christian is unnecessary, because in addition to justice, man needs and will always need, love.” (#29) May God continue to bless you. Know that I am grateful for your prayers. Please know that you are in mine.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+David L. Ricken
Bishop of Green Bay
Thank you to Judi Blahnik, Gertrude Cornell and Jane Novak for helping stuff the bulletins.
Are you looking for Spiritual Growth Opportunities?
Monday, March 16 - Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm in church.
Tuesday, March 17 - Lunch for Body and Spirit with Father Bill. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy discussion & fellowship in the Rosary Society Room.
Friday, March 20 - Way of the Cross in church at 4:00pm.
Mark Your Calendars!
March 29th - Confirmation Retreat. - There will be reserved seating for candidates @ 8:15 am mass. Activities will continue in the Rosary Room and school until 1:30 pm. Lunch will be served. The retreat leader is Rich Curran.
March 29th -Think Spring Breakfast sponsored by Rosary Society with a Parish-Wide bake sale on Saturday, March 28th & Sunday , March 29th after both masses. Mark your calendars and watch for more details.
In Joy and Hope: JOURNEY TOGETHER ALONG THE LAKESHORE
Like a professional baseball player who is engaged in spring training to get in shape for the upcoming season and to reacquaint himself with some of the fundamentals of baseball, Lent is spring training for the disciples of Jesus. We need to deepen our friendship with the Lord and the fundamentals which help us do this are three: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Let’s focus on prayer. Certainly prayer is like breathing for the Christian. Lent is a time for more intense prayer. Some have decided to participate in Evening Prayer and others in the Stations of the Cross during Lent. Many have picked up the book of meditations, Not By Bread Alone; others are doing some other kind of spiritual reading during Lent. Across England in the Anglican Church, Archbishop Rowan Williams has recommended that Anglicans read the book, Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist, written by the former Master of the Dominican Order, a Catholic priest, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe. Father Tim is British and lives in Oxford, England. An interesting choice, for sure, to be recommended by the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury!
Pope Benedict XVI, in a recent Q & A session with the priests of Rome, said this: “We must learn to celebrate the Eucharist, learn to know Jesus, the God with a human face, who is close to us. We must enter really into contact with him, learn to hear him and learn to allow him to enter into us. Sacramental communion is precisely this interpenetration between two persons. I don’t just take a piece of bread, I take or open my heart so that the Risen One may enter into the context of my being, so that he may be inside me and not only outside me, and thus so that he may speak inside me and transform my being…”