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May 6, 2021
 
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.” (The Gospel of St. John, ch. 15)
 
Dear Friends, 
 
As we continue to move forward in hope, rooted in faith that God is always with us, let us remember this Mother's Day weekend and the approaching days of the Ascension and Pentecost that joy is a gift we receive, not a product we buy or earn. 
 
With a very difficult year having passed, it is easy to say to ourselves we have to work harder in order to be happy. But for the Christian, we need to see that Jesus doesn’t give us joy because of what we do, but because of who he is. 
 
We need to deepen our relationship with him to deepen all our relationships in love. Then the world will be transformed not by our efforts, but by his loving power! And every effort of ours then becomes not an exhausting task, but an exciting challenge to spread the Good News of God's Kingdom of peace, justice, love! 
 
Sincerely, with love, 
Fr. Tim 
Video Mass for Sunday, May 9th. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (6th 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.
 
In Person Mass. Please be sure to register online to attend an in person Mass. Our Mass schedule and registration links can be found on the Reopening and Mass Times pages of the parish website. The links to those pages are included every week at the bottom of this newsletter.
 
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.
 
Email Address Changes. Our email addresses have changed! Next week’s email newsletter will be coming from a different email address and may end up in your junk mail. Be sure to check your junk mail if you don’t see it in your inbox! Also, please check the bulletin or website for new email addresses for our pastors and staff, and please update your contacts accordingly. Thank you!
 
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; 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 Registration & Guidelines
Mass Times
Bulletin
Upcoming Events
Weekly Messages
Care Within the Crisis
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