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From the Desk of Fr. Pat!

A day of Reconciliation

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 3/16/23

On Wednesday, March 29, the Archdiocese is sponsoring a Day of Reconciliation. Various parishes in the Archdiocese will have confession from 8:00 am-8:00 pm on that day. The parish in our deanery that is hosting this event is St. Monica, in Whitefish Bay. You can go to the Arch ... Read More »

Regarding the Cup of Consecrated Wine

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 3/09/23

An Important Message FromFr. Patrick Wendt  Regarding the Cup of Consecrated Wine  Occasionally I’m asked about returning to the practice of sharing the cup of Consecrated Wine.  I’m waiting for direction from the Archdiocese in that regard.  I personally am leery of sharing the cup still at this point.  I ... Read More »


Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 2/22/23

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TODAY AND THIS EVENING’S MASS AND ACTIVITIESDue to the inclement weather, St. John the XXIII Parish will be closing early today.There will be NO MASS AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION THIS EVENING.Please be careful out there today!

Lent 2023

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 2/22/23

Our season of Lent started last Wednesday. The Catholic Church asks each member to preserve the penitential character and purpose of Lent. For this reason:a. Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent.b. Catholics who have ... Read More »

Important! Please Read Regarding the Possibility of Inclement Weather, Ash Wednesday

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 2/21/23

  While receiving Ashes is a great way to start off Lent, Ash Wednesday IS NOT a Holy Day of Obligation and you should consider your safety first in case of inclement weather.   Please, do not make unsafe decisions in order to attend Mass.  

Welcome to Advent

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 12/05/22

Reconciliation during Advent will be every Saturday at 10:30 am at our St. Peter Church site with the exception of December 24. There will be no communal penance service this Advent, but there will be one additional Reconciliation opportunity on December 21 at 6:30 pm, also at our St. ... Read More »

LOA Capital Campaign

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 10/19/22

We kicked off the ‘public’ phase of our Love One Another Capital Campaign last weekend. As I reported at the Masses, we are at 35% of our goal of just over 1.7 million (that’s approximately $603,000) from 50 of our most generous supporters. We have a long way to ... Read More »

The Combined Collections

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 9/30/22

Catholic Global Ministries will be held next week, October 8-9, 2022, supporting five causes important to Catholics aroundthe world: Catholic Relief Services supports charitable organizations that provide international relief and promote solidarity efforts. Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports missions in Appalachia and the Deep South, the Southwest, the mountain ... Read More »

Love One Another

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 9/22/22

St. John XXIII is embarking on the Love One Another campaign. This is an opportunity for our faith community to invest in needs of our parish and support important Catholic ministries for the poor and those in need, St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Catholic schools, and other vital ministries.

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Augusts Events

Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 8/04/22

Thursday, August 11, we are hosting Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg for our morning Mass. For that Thursday only, we will move the Thursday Mass to our St. Mary Church site and the Mass will begin at the usual time 8:30 am. There will be NO Mass at our ... Read More »


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