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Garage Sale – February 23-24

We will start collecting items for the Garage Sale on Monday, January 15. Items we cannot accept are clothing, computers, exercise or electronic equipment or baby furniture, i.e., cribs, highchairs, car seats, etc. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Grota at 249-5462. Please put all items in the garage.

From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

It seems like the Christmas season has passed by us very quickly this year. This weekend we celebrate Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ to the world. On Monday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, the last day of the season. On Tuesday we return to Ordinary Time, which ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. I hope your Christmas…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Long ago on a New Years Day, when I was in high school, we received a phone call from my Aunt Margaret and Uncle John in Mauston. They asked if we would like to join them for supper. Since Mauston was not that far from Baraboo, we said yes. This custom has continued for more than 50 years. The only…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

As we share this Christmas: good wishes, good food, beautiful gifts, and a multitude of blessings, we should always be mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves. We are all blessed to belong to a parish where the poor are not forgotten. We take no special pride in this, but we are simply grateful for the privilege of being God’s…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Last year, on the Third Sunday of Advent, I wrote about the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Today I would like to reflect on the hymn, The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns. This hymn originated in Greece in Early Christian times. It was probably based on a number of scripture passages, including Isaiah 35, Luke 21:25-28, 2 Peter…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

On Thursday evening and Friday of this past week we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The belief that Mary was conceived without sin goes back to the earliest days of the Church. It was officially declared a doctrine of the Church by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854. The feast itself was…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Are you aware that, as Catholic Christians, we are able to celebrate New Year’s Day twice each year? January 1 will mark the beginning of the civil year, but this weekend, the First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of our church year. During Advent Deacon Todd and I will wear violet vestments, as we do during Lent. Advent, like…
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