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Sundays 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
Monday 8:30 AM Word and Communion
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM Mass
Saturdays 9:00 - 9:30 AM
Saturdays 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Communal Penance in Advent & Lent
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Eucharistic Chapel is accessible 24/7 from the outside via a key pad operated entrance from about mid April through November 1. To learn the key pad code please call 715-356-6284
Dangerous ice and snow conditions prevent 24/7 access from November 2 through mid April.
Message from Fr. Jerry
Many people make New Year's resolutions. Usually they involve physical goals to lose weight, get in shape, exercise more.
How about a spiritual goal - to pray more, to read the Bible, to attend regular worship.
A holistic approach to health and happiness includes attention to mind, body, and spirit.
Begin this new year right by attending to your spiritual health.
May God bless you!
Father Jerry Hagen
Daily Mass Live Stream Begins At 8:25 AM, Tuesday through Friday
Weekend Mass Live Stream Begins at 3:55 PM on Saturdays
Dear Holy Family,
Last week we looked at what Pope Francis had to say about Catholic evangelization during his first year as pope. While he invited us to bring the joy of our Lord to others, our look was short on specifics. Here, then, is a practical approach our Holy Father included within his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”):
In this preaching, which is always respectful and gentle, the first step is personal dialogue, when the other person speaks and shares his or joys, hopes and concerns for loved ones, or so many other heartfelt needs. Only afterwards is it possible to bring up God’s word, perhaps by reading a Bible verse or relating a story, but always keeping in mind the fundamental message: the personal love of God who became man, who gave himself up for us, who is living and who offers us his salvation and his friendship. This message has to be shared humbly as a testimony on the part of one who is always willing to learn, in the awareness that the message is so rich and so deep that it always exceeds our grasp. At times the message can be presented directly, at times by way of personal witness or gesture, or in a way which the Holy Spirit may suggest in that particular situation. If it seems prudent and if the circumstances are right, this fraternal and missionary encounter could end with a brief prayer related to the concerns which the person may have expressed. In this way they will have an experience of being listed to and understood; they will know that their particular situation has been placed before God, and that God’s word really speaks to their lives.
Have you ever had an encounter with others in which you felt God’s word was being spoken for you? I hope you’ll consider sharing by joining the conversation on our Points of Light blog by clicking on “Points of Light” at the top of our parish website.
In the peace of Christ,
PS – Have you signed up to participate in the Holy Moments Challenge at holymomentschallenge.com? Coming in February!