St. John XXIII Catholic Church

St. John XXIII Catholic Church

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Welcome

Welcome to St. John XXIII  Parish Community!

Please use the Contact Us Link at the top of this site to let us know if there is some way we can better reach out to you.

We hope our website proves to be a useful source for you in learning about our parish community, finding events that are of interest to you.

We strive to be empowered by faith, we strive to more richly celebrate and proclaim the Gospel and encounter and serve others’ needs as a voice of hope. We extend an invitation to you to join us any time to celebrate our faith. If you would like to join the parish, please stop at our Parish Office, pick up a form in the back of one of our church's or fill out our online registration form.

All are welcome!

Facebook Live Mass, Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:30 pm

Morning Prayer

Mass Update

April 2, 2020
 
Dear St. John XXIII Parishioner/Parish Family,
 
 
Thank you to all who were able to watch our Masses and services on ‘live-streaming’. We are continuing to produce these for some continuity and connection as a community.
 
Know that our staff struggles too with the loss of interaction with parishioners, with the disruption of their usual ministries and the reduction of work and regular routines.
 
The Easter event tells us God will see us through whatever we face, God is with us. We will never be the same once we emerge from this pandemic, but we pray we will be stronger, and we will continue to be concerned about one another.
 
The Archbishop has continued the suspension of public Masses in the Archdiocese until at least May 3. This could be extended depending on circumstances at the end of April. I will continue saying the scheduled Masses for the intentions listed in the bulletin privately.
 
The Archbishop has also extended the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass until May 31. That means don’t feel guilty when we resume public Masses and you are still afraid of attending because of crowds and the pandemic, and still want to be safe.
 
The Archbishop has also requested that we do NOT distribute palms. People need to stay home. So I will NOT have palms available as previously planned. My apologies. I will hold onto palms and have the dried palms available when we can gather together again.
 
I will be putting the ‘White Books’ with Easter Season prayers in the ‘church boxes’ at our St. Peter Church Site and St. Mary Church Site.
 
When I get information regarding the Archdiocese and their live streaming of Holy Thursday and Good Friday and Holy Saturday services I will pass that to you thru email and our parish website.
 
I will continue to put our weekly bulletins and Catholic Heralds in these boxes too.
 
The Archbishop will be celebrating a broadcast mass on Easter Sunday morning at 11:00 am on Channel 12.
 
We, too will live stream an Easter Morning Mass at 9:00 am.
 
Be safe and healthy. Stay home.
Our prayers are with you and for you in this unprecedented time.
 
Fr. Pat

Stations of the Cross

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Daily Reflection

Mass at St. John XXIII - St. Mary's Church Site

Important Announcements and Events!

March 27, 2020 Fish Fry has been canceled.

Given the current world situation regarding COVID-19 event, the Men’s Society has elected to cancel the final March 27th fish fry.  Although the impact of the COVID-19 event has/will certainly impact our traditional fundraising efforts this year, our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members, the people we serve, and the members of our parish and community during this event.

 

Gather & Grow Campaign Update
The Gather & Grow appeal was initiated in the fall of 2017, and thanks to your outpouring of financial support, we were able to proceed with a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation of our St. Peter’s church and school building that was completed this past fall.
 
As envisioned, this capital improvement project has enabled us to:
 Consolidate our Catholic religious education program, child care, and Pre-3 through Grade 8 Catholic school on one site;
 Significantly enhance the church narthex;
 Remodel pre-existing facilities to well support the space needs of our many parish
ministries including multiple councils, commissions and committees, Catholic Women’s and Men’s Societies, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul, Feed My Starving Children, That Man Is You, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, hospitality planning, funeral lunches, and Lenten fish fries.
As a result, we are now richly blessed with the facilities needed to gather and grow in our
Catholic faith for generations to come, and for that we are deeply thankful.
 
Reaching this point, however, has come with substantial cost, especially in light of today’s
safety and security expectations. Consequently, and as communicated this past January, we are now in need of additional funding to reduce our debt. To this end, you will be receiving a mailer this week that summarizes our Gather & Grow campaign status and includes a pledge card with two giving options – one for those who’ve already given or have yet to give to the campaign, and one for those who are still in the process of honoring their original pledge.
 
On top of the many other requests for financial support that have been made of late, we ask that you prayerfully consider further supporting our Gather & Grow campaign to alleviate the financial burden of our debt. To do so, please complete the mailer pledge card accordingly, and return the card through the offertory collection or to the parish office by March 8.
 
Thank-you, again, and may the good Lord bless you for the many ways in which you lend
support to our parish!

 

  Gather & Grow Update

  A Place to Be

 

 

 

United as One in Faith!

Presentation Video

Mass Times

Effective, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has decided to continue the suspension of public Masses until the health crisis is over.

That means Holy Week services: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday will not be celebrated in parishes.  Easter Sunday masses will also not happen. Confirmations and First Communions are also suspended until the health crisis is over.

Since we have ordered some palms, I will be blessing those and have them available to be picked up (drive thru style) at our St. Peter of Alcantara Church site on Palm Sunday April 5. Watch for emails for more details.

We are working on a plan to post some recorded Masses or live stream some Masses.  Watch for more details.

The Milwaukee Archdiocese will also live-stream some of the masses the Bishops will do at the Cathedral (with no congregations). Details to follow. Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral will still be celebrated but without an assembly. The 9:00 a.m. Mass is available on Radio 920 AM, WOLF, and the 11:00  a.m. Mass is live-streamed on the Cathedral website. Other TV Masses are available on WVTV, My24 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and on WITI Fox 6, at 5:30 a.m. 


Fr. Pat will continue to offer the Masses we have scheduled privately and will pray for all of us as well as the scheduled intentions for those Masses.

These are not easy decisions for the Archbishop, these are not easy decisions to follow for us who need to be connected with one another in time of stress, fear so we can be strengthened in our faith.

I know we are all affected by the current health crisis and we are in uncharted territory, but we do believe God is with us and will give us strength and fortitude to continue.

We will be keeping in contact via email, and producing a bulletin that will be posted on our website.

Keep our staff in your prayers as this is a new experience for us all. 

Office Hours

St. John XXIII Catholic Church
1800 N. Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
Mon - Fri. 7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Phone: 262-284-4266

Church Sites

St. John XXIII Catholic Church - Parish Office - Mailing Address
1800 N. Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI 53074 

St. John XXIII Catholic Church - Immaculate Conception Church Site
140 W. Church St.
Saukville, WI 53080

St. John XXIII Catholic Church - St. Mary's Church Site
451 N. Johnson St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

St. John XXIII Catholic Church - St. Peter of Alcantara Church Site
1802 N. Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

 

Calendar

From the Desk of Fr. Pat!

Palm Sunday

April 2, 2020   Dear St. John XXIII Parishioner/Parish Family,     Thank you ... Read More »

Prayers please

Effective, March 24, 2020: The Archbishop has decided to continue the suspension of public ... Read More »

Recovery of Fraudulent Funds - Update

Important information from the Desk of Father PatRecovery of Fraudulent Funds - Update

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St. Mary

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St. Peters

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  • Easter 2015 St Peters Interior
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Immaculate Conception

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