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April 15, 2021
 
“The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread” (Lk 24:35)
 
Dear Friends,
 
Peace of Christ. I hope this note finds you well in these days of Easter. We had a long Lent – 40 days, or the last 14 months, depending on how you count it! This season of Easter is a beautiful invitation to receive the light and life of the risen Christ as our world around us slowly comes alive in the beauty of springtime.
 
Our Gospel this Sunday begins with the two disciples recounting how on their walk to Emmaus, Jesus drew near to them. Unable to recognize Him at first, as they walked, Jesus shared the Word and their eyes were finally opened in the breaking of the Bread (the celebration of Holy Eucharist). In this next month, we will have our beautiful celebrations of First Communion, High School Confirmation, and Adult Confirmation in our parishes. For all those receiving these Sacraments, be assured of prayers!
 
Something always on the mind of Fr. Tim and I is how we can be with Christ’s presence in the poor and those most in need. Our weekly Friday morning Hospitality Center at St. Hedwig’s reopens this week. Thanks to the many efforts that continued “behind the scenes” this last year in our Social Justice Ministries: St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, St. Ben’s, All Saints, and Guest House Meal Programs, Habitat for Humanity, and the Riverwest Food Pantry.
 
As each of us continue on our respective “way” this week, know that you are not alone! Christ, your priests and parish staff, and our beloved parish community wants to humbly accompany your walk with the Lord.
 
Sincerely, with love,
Fr. John
Video Mass for Sunday, April 18th. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (3rd Sunday of Easter). We provide a worship aid to help you better enter into the prayer of the Mass. Please know that we will continue these recorded Masses indefinitely. 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.
 
Return of Full Weekend Mass Schedule & 7 am Daily Mass. We have resumed our full weekend Mass schedule, and are again offering our 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Old St. Mary and our 5 pm Vigil Mass (with Confessions beforehand at 4 pm) at Saints Peter and Paul. We kindly ask you to continue to register for weekend Masses and to observe the COVID protocols in place. We are also now offering our 7 am Daily Mass at Old St. Mary Monday-Friday each week. Links to the Mass times and registration pages of the parish website are included every week at the bottom of this newsletter.
 
Spaghetti Dinner Drive-Through. St. Rita’s is taking their legacy Spaghetti Dinner and converting it to a Drive-Through for curbside pickup on Saturday, April 24 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. The proceeds from your order will be donated back to Three Holy Women Parish and its ministries! Dinners at our Drive-Through will be limited so pre-ordering is required. Ordering is available until April 21 online at www.SRSpaghettidinner.com. If you have any questions, please call 262-289-2726.
 
Bulletin. Please be sure to read the Family of Four Parishes Bulletin to get this week’s updates! Click here to view the bulletin or click the picture below. We have a bulletin insert this week, which can be found on the Bulletin page of the parish website.
 
Parish Financial Support. We continue to be humbled by your financial support of the parish during these tender and tenuous times. 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; kitzket@archmil.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 Registration & Guidelines
Mass Times
Bulletin
Upcoming Events
Weekly Messages
Care Within the Crisis
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