Changes to Weekday Mass and Liturgy of the Word with Communion Schedule
Effective Easter Sunday, April 16th, the Thursday morning Liturgy of the Word with Communion and the Friday morning mass will be discontinued due to low attendance.
Beginning with the Easter bulletin, we will publish the weekday mass schedule for our cluster parish for anyone who wants to attend mass on the weekdays when we do not have mass.
Holy Week Mass and Liturgy Schedule
- Palm Sunday Liturgies
- 5:00PM Saturday, April 8th
- 9:00AM Sunday, April 9th
- Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11th – 8:30AM Mass
- Wednesday of Holy Week, April 12th – 6:30PM Mass
- Holy Thursday, April 13th
- Morning Prayer at 8:30AM
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00PM
- Good Friday, April 14th
- Morning Prayer at 8:30AM
- Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
- Holy Saturday Morning Prayer, April 15th at 9:00AM
- Holy Saturday Blessing of Food, April 15th at 12 Noon
- Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 15th at 8:00PM
- Easter Sunday Mass: Sunday, April 16th at 9:00AM
Office Hours for Holy Week and Easter
- Holy Thursday, April 13th – Parish Office Closed
- Good Friday, April 14th – Parish Office Closed
- Easter Monday, April 17th – Parish Office Closed
- Tuesday, April 18th – 8:30AM to Noon
- Wednesday, April 19th – 8:30AM to Noon
- Thursday, April 20th – 8:30AM to Noon
- Friday, April 21st – Parish Office Closed
Please note the following changes to the Parish Office Hours in March 2017:
- Thursday, March 2nd – 8:30am to 1:45pm
- Monday, March 13th – 12:30pm to 4:00pm
- Tuesday, March 14th – 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Our Lenten Alms recipient is the Milwaukee Empty Bowls Project. Please take a Lenten bank home as a reminder of your Lenten sacrifice. When the bank is full, it can be placed in the collection basket or given to an usher. Funds will be donated to Empty Bowls which in turn will buy crafted bowls to auction at their event in October.
Lenten Series, 2017!
Join us for our Lenten Reflection Series on March 26th and April 2nd at 10:15am! A light breakfast will be served.
Guest Speakers are Julia Robson from Milwaukee County Parks, and Eddee Daniel, Urban Wilderness Advocate. We will explore the value of trees in our environment, and the special natural sites in Southeastern Wisconsin. We will consider how all of this helps us find God in the natural beauty around us.
Lenten Sacrament and Prayer Opportunities
- Morning Mass on Tuesdays at 8:30AM in the Chapel.
- Evening Mass on Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Chapel
- Stations of the Cross following the Wednesday Evening Mass, usually beginning at 7:05PM. Please gather in the center section of the church.
- Morning Liturgy of the Word with Communion at 8:30AM on Thursdays in the Chapel.
- Morning Mass on Fridays at 8:30AM in the Chapel.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation–Individual Confessions on Saturday, March 4th at 4:15PM and Saturday, April 1st at 4:15PM.
- Communal Anointing of the Sick–March 11th/12th and April 8th/9th after all masses in the Chapel
- Green Team Lenten Series – March 26th and April 2nd at 10:15am in Heck Hall
Lenten Observances for Fast and Abstinence
The Catholic Church asks each member to preserve the penitential character and purpose of Lent. For this reason:
- Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent.
- Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, in addition to abstaining from meat, should fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Hence, on those days they should eat only one full meal. Smaller quantities of food may be taken at two other meals, but no food should be consumed at other times during those two days. The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one’s 59th birthday.
Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.
March 17, 2017 Dispensation Decree
Each year, Catholics throughout the world are expected to abstain from meat and meat products on Fridays during Lent. Once or twice a decade, we are faced with a quandary: when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during this time of penance, maywe eat the corned beef?
After careful consideration, Archbishop Jerome Listecki has decided this year that Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can take part in this tradition with a clear conscience. He has granted a dispensation which allows the consumption of meat on Friday, March 17th, 2017.
Although Archbishop Listecki has waived the rule for this St. Patrick’s Day, Catholics who choose to make use of this dispensation are encouraged to engage in another sacrificial or charitable act that day.
Please note the following changes to the Parish Office Hours in February:
- Monday, February 20th – The parish office will be open from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Fill yourselves from “inside out” and master your emotional energy. We’ll use exuberant, creative and structured drumming to release pent up energy. Our group drumming will be followed by an “insight oriented” art process that will ground this experience into your bones. These “body centered” exercises are very effective for people of all ages wanting positive change in their emotional environment. They provide a rich, insightful space in which friends and family members can newly appreciate each other and return home feeling ALIVE and EMPOWERED.
Drums and Art Supplies Provided
Facilitated by Sandra Zahn, Registered Art Therapist; Board Certified National Education Consultant Pre K-College.
1:00pm – 3:00pm Flyer Attached
St. Therese Chapel
Good Will Donations accepted