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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

As I promised last weekend, I am now beginning a discussion of the parts of the Mass. The first section of the Mass, the Introductory Rights, is divided into six parts: 1.     Entrance with Chant 2.     Sign of the Cross 3.     Greeting 4.     Penitential Act with Kyrie (or Rite of Sprinkling) 5.     Gloria 6.     Collect The Entrance Chant (Cantus…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Inspired by the presentations at our annual Assembly of Priests at Wisconsin Dells, I am beginning this weekend a series (to be interrupted from time to time) on the parts of the Mass. Next weekend I will begin with the opening procession or entrance. This is one of three official processions during Mass, the others being the procession with the…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Last weekend I expressed our parish’s gratitude for all who serve in the ministry of Religious Education. This weekend I want to focus on Pastoral Care. Judy Stolper, our Pastoral Minister, has overall responsibility for this ministry in our parish. The excellent work she does is supported by many faithful and generous volunteers. Our Pastoral Care program includes the following…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

As we look forward to again greeting our children and youth in our Religious Education Program, I wish to extend to all of them my good wishes for a good year of prayer, learning, and fellowship, I also wish to extend my thanks to Peg Miller, Chris Cardin, Sally Matusek, Mary Anderson, and our other staff members for their excellent…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Our purpose this weekend is to express our sincere thanks to all who helped to make our annual Parish Picnic a great success. For a time we considered putting up a big poster in the Atrium listing all the volunteers. But then we realized that putting together a list would be a nearly impossible task, there were so many people…
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