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May 20, 2021
 
Dear Friends, 
 
Back in the days of the 1960’s, Holy Rosary Church used to have a big birthday party on Pentecost weekend to celebrate the birthday of the Church. It was groovy! (smile) 
 
We know that indeed the Church empowered by the Holy Spirit received new energy and a huge variety of diverse gifts to send out to a broken world the message of the saving victory of Jesus Christ over sin and death. However, Christ’s action after the Resurrection points not to balloons and cake or an easy pie-in-the-sky experience. Rather he points to his wounded hands and side given to him on the Cross. 
 
Needless to say this has been a wounded time for all of us in the pains and struggles of a year that has moved us to tears! So many new wounds, so many old wounds…
 
As we pray for rebirth of hope and a renewed time of love and service to our broken Church and world, we claim our woundedness not as a sign of defeat, but as a challenge to work with Christ in whatever way we can to make our own wounded lives and the wounds of our Church, nation, and world, the very seedbed of new birth!
 
Happy Re-Birthday! 
 
Sincerely, with love, 
Fr. Tim 
Video Mass for Sunday, May 23rd. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (the Solemnity of Pentecost). We provide a worship aid to help you better enter into the prayer of the Mass. We are so grateful to DV Productions, our Liturgists Mary Robertson and Meggie Moyer, and our cantor Amy Sobczak for their efforts in making our prayer as beautiful as possible.
 
Recorded Masses Continue until June 20. Fr. Tim and Fr. John recorded a special message at the beginning of this week’s Mass video announcing that next month we will end the recorded Masses. We are so grateful for the ongoing support and engagement that people have shown over the past year. Next week we will share resources that will allow those who are unable to join us in person to continue to participate in the Mass.
 
In Person Mass. Registering for Mass has ended. We thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout these many months! We look forward to when we can gather with no restrictions. You can find the most recent Mass guidelines on the Reopening page of the parish website.
 
Bulletin. Don’t miss this week’s updates in the Family of Four Parishes Bulletin! Click here to view the bulletin or click the picture below.
 
Parish Financial Support. We continue to be humbled by your financial support of the parish. Thank you so much, it has been amazing to witness the generosity of so many! Please mail in your envelopes and contributions to our parish office (Old St. Mary Parish, 835 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202), and our parish staff will process these.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986; tkitzke@ffpmke.org) or Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.
Please be sure to check the parish website for the most current updates:
Reopening: Mass Guidelines
Mass Times
Bulletin
Upcoming Events
Weekly Messages
Care Within the Crisis
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