October Newsletter

This Sunday, October 7 is a First Sunday Adult Formation Sunday. Everyone gathers in church for a short prayer and then the children leave with their catechists for class. Fr. Phil Schumaker is our presenter and Mass celebrant. The topic for the year is Prayer. Children will return to the parents in time for the 10:30 Mass. Afterward, stay for a few minutes and enjoy some refreshments. Find here first sunday procedure.

What’s Coming Up

Mass Reflections Due this Weekend

Don’t Forget that Mass Reflections Sheets are due for grades 4-12th grade. 
Students must complete a Mass reflection sheet for any one Mass they attend each month. Forms will be returned by the parents at the Family Formation Sessions. Purpose of the sheets is to help the students become more aware and engaged in the celebration of the Eucharist by discussing the Mass with their parents.

Pet Blessings

Sacred Heart of Jesus– October 3 at 6:45 PM (West Parking Area) 3635 S Kinnickinnic Ave, St Francis, WI 53235.

Family Night October 12

Enter the Nativity of the Lord hall located in the school building, 3672 E. Plankinton Ave.; 6:30pm – 8pm. Enter through the glass breezeway doors. Each night will include hands-on activities aimed at all age levels. The purpose is to give the children an opportunity to learn along with their parents. An adult (parent, grandparent or other adult) must accompany the children.

Youth Movie Night

About: Middle School Youth Nights are offered for any youth in grades sixth through eighth. We encourage youth to invite their friends, even if they are not a part of Southeast Catholic.
Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3.

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First Reconciliation Retreat

Location: Nativity of the Lord, 3672 E Plankinton
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Bring: Packet Evaluation 1
Dates: 10/6 & 10/13

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Halloween Hoopla

Date: Friday, October 26
Location: Johnson Hall
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Join STAA Home & School for a night of magic, dancing, food, and costume contest.

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It is St. Paul’s picnic

Please join us in celebrating our community life. time to share our stories, fellowship and fun. Our picnic begins with Holy Eucharist at 10 am at Vretner Park and fellowship and fun to follow.

Here is the address: 4230 S Kirkwood Ave, St Francis, WI 53235



Easter Triduum

Holy Week at St. Paul and Sacred Heart of Jesus

Holy Week begins with Passion Sunday (March 24-15) when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem waiving palms and listening to the Passion of the Lord according to St Mark. The season of Lent comes to an end at sundown on Holy Thursday and we begin a three day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the source and center of our faith and prayer. The church calls these three days the Triduum.

March 29th – Holy Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. We wash feet as part of our prayer; we take a collection for the poor and are invited to linger in prayer with the Lord – “stay with me”. You will be invited to have your feet washed and to wash the feet of another parishioner. It’s what servants do!

March 30th – Good Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus – the Celebration of the Lord’s We remember the crucifixion, venerate the cross, take a collection for the Holy Land shrines and pray for the needs of so many in our world and church.

March 31st – the Easter Vigil at 8:00 at Sacred Heart of Jesus. We gather around a fire, light our Easter Candle, proclaim the Exsultet, read cherished stories from the Scriptures, bless water, celebrate baptize, renew our own baptism. We celebrate the gift and triumph of resurrection.

April 1st – Easter Sunday masses at 8:15 at St. Paul and 10:15at Sacred Heart of Jesus.

This Sunday is THE SUNDAY of Sundays and every celebration of Eucharist draws from this celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection.