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We are a welcoming community of believers, committed to serving God, equipping parishioners to be intentional disciples and spreading His love to those around us.
End of Times – Beginnings of Times
Leaves fallen as cold sets in reminds us of the end of all things. We have been challenged all year by the Gospel of Luke to follow the teachings of Jesus to fight for equality and the poor. We have received the Holy Spirit and let it make a difference in our lives and the lives of people around us. We celebrate Jesus as King of the universe because he has set up this new pattern of life.
But we fall short. Even with reformed intentions and the gift of the Spirit there are still people homeless, lonely, and hurt. God has given us this once, now we need him to pass this by us one more time.
December is the month of Advent and Christmas where we all get to begin new again. This time we follow the Gospel of Matthew and learn again about the Kingdom of God. We are given reconciliation to allow Jesus to touch us and forgive us our sins. The Christ Child born to us teaches us through humility how God is incarnate, right here for us.
Our reconciliation service is Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart in Horicon.
Otherwise, every Saturday we have reconciliation at 9:30 a.m. in church.
School Christmas program is 1 and 6:30 on December 12.
10th Anniversary with Archbishop Listecki is 4:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14.
Guadalupe Mass is noon on December 15
Life-long faith formation FIRE ALIVE is December 18 at 6 with caroling at nursing homes
Through prayer, scripture, love and service we will build up and proclaim the coming of the kingdom for ourselves and all this Advent Season.
The Synod at a Glance
VATICAN’S EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
You may have read or heard about the Extraordinary Synod called by Pope Francis for October 2014. The focus of the Synod is Marriage and Family. Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Synod, distributed to the bishops of the world, a preparatory document which concludes with a series of questions. Bishops were encouraged to seek consultation on these questions. You are encouraged to read the preparatory document for the context of the questions. It can be accessed at this link:
It is important for you to note that this document, in addition to providing summaries of the Church’s teaching on marriage and family, also acknowledges the pastoral challenges which the current culture and social milieu impose on the presentation of these teachings.
The questions in the preparatory document have been set up in a “user friendly” survey form. You may access the survey at this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExtraordinarySynod-LaitySurvey. This survey link is also available on the archdiocesan website at www.archmil.org.
A short response time has been given to us. In order for the Archdiocese to gather the information and forward it to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the deadline for responding to the survey is December 15, 2013.
Daily (Monday through Friday) 8:20 a.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. (in Spanish)
Dodge County Food Pantry
With Thanksgiving and the Holiday season coming up we ask that you think of those less fortunate. Please consider the Dodge Country Food Pantry located at 316 S Spring St, Beaver Dam. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon. Monetary and food donations are always welcome. They are always in need of items like peanut butter and jelly, cereals, ramen noodles, canned fruits and soups, pancake mix, mac and cheese, tuna, hamburger helper, etc. Please make someone else's holiday a little extra special.
New Ministry: Children's Liturgy of the Word
Beginning in February 2014 we will be offering the Children's Liturgy of the Word for children ages 3-6 at our 10:00 mass. We're in need of a parishioner(s) who would be interested in coordinating this ministry. If you'd be interested in coordinating energetic men, women and teens who would like to spend 15-20 minutes during this mass with a small group of children reading them the gospel for the day (in their words) followed by a small group activity, please
Call Kristin at the parish center at 887-2082 ext 111.
St. Katharine Drexel Ornament
Bring a piece of St. Katharine Drexel Parish into your home for Christmas! This is a beautiful keepsake of our new stained glass window. It is perfect as an ornament or keep up all year round. The cost is $15.