Boxes of Joy

For the month of October, our parishes and school will be participating in the Box of Joy ministry, a Christmas gift outreach organized by local Catholic schools, parishes and groups nationwide. By packing Boxes of Joy with toys and other gifts, our students and parishioners will bless children suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and planting seeds of hope through the Gospel. We encourage every student and their families and our parishioners to put a gift or gifts in the large box or take a shoe box and fill with one child in mind. There is a fee of $9 to ship each shoe box. Another way to help is to assist in the shipping costs. Checks to cover the shipping of the gifts overseas should be made out to Cross Catholic Outreach. Thank you for your generosity.

Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Beginning Friday, October 8 our parishes will host a display of recorded Eucharistic Miracles of the World.

The display will contain an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions and present some of the principle Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and have been documented and recognized by the Church. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time viewing the 21-panel display and become aware of these awesome miracles.

It is indeed true that the most important and astounding miracle is the one that takes place whenever the Eucharist is celebrated, during which Jesus Christ is truly present in a Sacramental way with His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity under the appearance of bread and wine.

Everyone is invited and welcome to witness this magnificent exhibit which has been endorsed by Bishop Ricken. Donations will be taken to allow more parishes to enjoy this display in the future.

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit www.therealpresence.org.

Adult Faith Formation

All are welcome to deepen your relationship with Jesus!

The 10 week video study begins September 16 for the Thursday morning session, 9:15 a.m. at St. Patrick. The Monday evening session begins September 20 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony.

10 Week Video Study begins:

             Thursdays (9/16/21) at 9:15 a.m. at                           St. Patrick

             Mondays (9/20/21) at 7:00 p.m. at                          St. Anthony

Spectacular videos will make you feel like you are on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Walk in the places where He taught the disciples and is now teaching us.

Let’s walk step by step with Jesus from his infancy to the Ascension. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, it explores the entirety of Jesus’ life-who he is, what he is really like, what he has taught, what he did for our salvation, and what this means for us as Catholics today.

The study shows, in a simple way, how Jesus, the Incarnate God, is both fully divine and fully human-his intimacy with the Father, his revelation of the heart of the Father, and his extraordinary influence on his disciples, his followers, and even his enemies.

Most importantly, this encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life in him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

Call the office 920-846-2276 to reserve your materials and choice of day. We will need your name and phone number to contact you before our first session. If you are interested in the book and workbook, there is a fee of about $30–the materials are not mandatory.

If you are interested in the book and workbook, the fee is approximately $30. The materials are not mandatory.

The Return of Sunday Mass Obligation

Following much careful consideration, the dispensation for Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted and beginning Sunday, August 15, all Catholics will once again gather as a community of faith on Sundays. The lifting of the dispensation was announced in July 16 issue of The Compass.

With this news, please note there are still occasions when the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply:

· If individual Catholics struggle with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason

· If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed consciences believe that going into public places — including Sunday worship at Mass — would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy

· If individuals are sick, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick

The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, watch a broadcast or livestreamed Mass and take part in acts of charity. Those unable to attend Sunday Mass for health reasons can still tune into the televised Mass on WFRV Local 5, celebrated by Bishop Ricken every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us.

St. Patrick Rummage Hall Open

Open every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Donations may be dropped off on the shelves in back of the hall. Thank you for all the donations! Please note the hall only accepts clean, usable items. We do not accept upholstered furniture. If you have a question about a donation, please call the parish office 920-846-2276. Thank you and God Bless.