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Cookie Baking - IHM Kitchen/Hall - November 30th

Anyone who would like to bake cookies with us come at 9:00 a.m.—? All we ak is you bring a batch of your cut out cookie dough. We will roll, cut out and ice them that day. The cookies will be added to our cookie Sale on December 10th and 11th. Bring a brown bag lunch. Any questions call Mary Margaret at 262-786-9542.

All Tri-Parish Members are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IHM Senior Social Club

Come, join us… We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from September to June at 11:30—3 in the Hall. We have some theme months such as... November is Thanksgiving. We furnish the turkey and ask that you bring a dish to go along with. December is a Christmas Party at Meyer’s Restaurant. We ask you to bring a wrapped gift of at least $5 value—one you would like to receive in return. The meal is family style and around $14.00. March is St. Patrick’s Day with corn beef and June - a picnic.

We have a $2.00 dues per person per month to help pay for expenses. Any senior from the parish is welcome. Any questions, call Mary Margaret 2262-786-9542.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Christian Formation 2016-17

Christian Formation Registration Form download & details>>

 

 

 

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Religious Education

Check Out Our New Class Details for Fall: Each Program (Age/Grade) Level will be offered two different times for you to choose.

 

 

 

Dear Disciples of Mercy,

As we journey through the blessed Season of Advent and begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I am writing to ask your assistance in promoting participation in our schedule of Mercy Months and Videos, as well as the many other Year of Mercy opportunities. Here’s the information you need now and for the coming months!

January Year of Mercy Announcements
Below my signature you will find the Year of Mercy announcements for January. Please publish this information in all of your parish communications!

Schedule of Mercy Months
Every month of the Year of Mercy has a designated Work of Mercy with related Mercy Actions. You can find that simple schedule HERE >>.
Please encourage your leaders and members to actively practice the monthly mercy works and actions.

Monthly Mercy Videos
Archbishop Listecki has designated Fr. Ken Omernick as the “Missionary of Mercy” for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. On the first of every month, you can access a video of Fr. Ken teaching about that month’s Work of Mercy by going HERE >>. Starting December 2015, please use your parish communications to link your leaders and members to these videos each month.

Mercy Pilgrimages
Pope Francis encourages us to make pilgrimages during the Year of Mercy. Starting in January, please invite people to join the Archbishop on his pilgrimages to sites that practice the Corporal Works of Mercy. These pilgrimages correspond to the months when these Works are the designated focus. For a complete schedule, go HERE >>.

Please also encourage your leaders and members to make pilgrimages to the 10 Archdiocesan “Holy Door Pilgrimage Sites.” For a complete listing, go HERE >>.

Mercy Special Events
The Year of Mercy will feature a number of special events. Please encourage leaders and members to attend. For a growing list of Year of Mercy events, go HERE >>.

Year of Mercy Web Page
For everything Year of Mercy related, go to the Year of Mercy web page HERE >>.

May the unfathomable mercy of the Living God enfold you and lead you!

 

Rich Harter, M.T.S.
Director of the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
414-758-2215 or harterr@archmil.org

 


 

 

 


Information for Immigrants:

President Obama announced a plan for Executive Action that could affect up to 4.9 million undocumented immigrants, including thousands of families in Wisconsin. Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants has several great resources for people who need more information about the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of American’s and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.

First, Catholic Charities has written a single page “What You Need to Know about Executive Action” in both English and Spanish. These are available here.

Second, Catholic Charities has links to resources for filing taxes as DAPA applicants would be required to pay taxes. It is very important for people to file their federal and state income tax returns correctly. If someone owes back taxes, they should pay them as soon as possible. If you earn less than $53,000 a year, you can use a VITA Clinic. Volunteers trained by the IRS will prepare your taxes, correctly and for free. Find a VITA clinic at irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep or call 1-800-906-9887.

Finally, Legal Services for Immigrants has started a Facebook page and they are posting updates and additional information almost daily. This is available here.

Please share these resources with people in your parish who will find them helpful.

Robert Shelledy, Coordinator Social Justice Ministry
Dignity of the Human Person, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, tel. 414.758.2286

 

May the Holy Spirit Guide the Synod

Thousands of Catholics over the course of the past eighteen months studied, discussed and discerned the needs of the local Catholic Church. This past weekend, led by the Holy Spirit, approximately 500 delegates and representatives from parishes and other Catholic organizations from across the archdiocese met to discern those needs and vote on what they felt were the highest priorities.

The voting results and outcomes of the Synod are outlined and available on the archdiocesan website.

In September, Archbishop Listecki will release a Synodal Declaration based on the outcomes of the work of the past year and a half, as well as on the fruits of this past weekend’s Synod. The Declaration will outline his pastoral priorities for the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and will guide our work as a Church for the next decade and beyond.

More information about the Synod >>

Here is the link for videos that debuted at the Synod.

 


 

Synod 2014 – Looking Back & Looking Forward
So, after reviewing dozens of key initiatives, what did approximately 500 delegates discern – with help from the Holy Spirit – at Synod 2014? The voting results and outcomes are now available for you to view and download from the archdiocesan website.

Ignite, Renew & Energize with C4 on DVD
In the spirit of Synod 2014, we invite you to grow and share your faith through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s world-renowned video series, “C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith” on DVD. Join Auxiliary Bishop Don Hying for valuable lessons as he takes you on a virtual walk through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

That’s right. Now, you can purchase the original web-based series with eight bonus HOT TOPICS from Amazon.com. Get yours today and “C4” yourself!

C.I.D. – What’s In It for Me?
As a Church on the move, we have ANOTHER exciting project on the way. Stay tuned for “Catholic I.D.” and learn what it means to be an “Intentional Disciple” for Christ!


 
 
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