April 1, 2020
How can we use these final days of Lent to be conformed to Christ and seek what He desires for each of us?
Let's revisit the Scriptures and this homily from Ash Wednesday to help us pick up our Cross and follow Jesus more fervently during these final days of the Lenten season.
It's already a Lent we will never forget, let's use what's left of this season to draw closer to Christ and change the trajectory of our lives! We do this not out of fear of the unknown, but because we've become more convinced and certain of the reality that Jesus died for our sins and has defeated death so that we may live with Him forever.
Collect: "Grant O Lord that we may begin with holy fasting, this campaign of Christian service so that s we take up battle against spiritual evils we may be armed with weapons of self restraint."
1st Reading: Joel 2:12-18
Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17
2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
March 26, 2020
*We apologize for the sound quality, however due to current public mass guidelines, this was the most effective way that we could record the homily*
On the day that public masses were suspended in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Fr. John Burns gave this homily about St. Joseph and the significance of Archbishop Listecki's Eucharistic Procession to bless and offer prayers of protection for all of the faithful.
Read about the significance of March 18th in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee:
Archbishop Jerome Listecki along with Fr. John Burns and Fr. Cliff Ermatinger visited each district of the Archdiocese to bless, offer prayers of protection and consecration to St. Joseph.
"A fallen man who was strong by grace in the face of temptation and under that beautiful mantle, unfolded our entire salvation. This is why we need Joseph, you are I are fallen men and women, we're not perfect like Mary and Jesus. The demon has touched our flesh and he knows his way in -Joseph terrified him for that very reason. We turn to Joseph as refuge, a friend, and as the patron of the Universal Church."
St. Joseph, terror of demons, pray for us!
5:35 - Archbishop Listecki consecrated the local Church and all her members to the patronage and care of St. Joseph.
7:30 - This region of Wisconsin has been claimed by Joseph through the prayers of our shepherd.
8:05 - On fear
9:30- Do not give up hope
10:40 - Now is the time for St. Joseph!
March 17, 2020
Hours after the decision to postpone the 2020 Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally, our team of staff and volunteers had the opportunity to attend daily mass with Fr. Enrique Hernandez presiding.
Fr. Enrique encouraged and reminded our team that worked tirelessly for the months leading up to last weekend, that no work is wasted when done for the Glory of the Lord. He also encouraged that during this time of unknowns, to remember: "Faith in Christ is the cure for all, when our faith is there, there is nothing we should fear."
Following mass our team gathered for Eucharistic adoration which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENsflxHqoFE
March 6, 2020
During the afternoon session of the 2019 Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally, Nic Frank shares about what it means to be United to Christ.