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Also, check out our BULLETIN - it includes information about many of our happenings!


 

  • Fr. Joe Farewell
    Your gracious, initial welcoming and continuing acknowledgment during those months reinforced to me the importance of pa [ ... ]

    Your gracious, initial welcoming and continuing acknowledgment during those months reinforced to me the importance of parish and the essential role a faithful community plays in our lives, no matter your age. My grade school visits that I call a “Bing Crosby moment” were fun and informative. I explained the Latin Mass to eighth graders to their wondering ears. Walking away, it occurred to me that their parents probably didn’t experience that Mass either. Driving home at night and having children on the playground yelling and waving, “Hey, Fr. Joe” is something that didn’t happen when leaving 80-year-olds behind.

    I’ve been told over the years that I’m an acquired taste, both as a priest in preaching and presentation. I don’t mind. In my sermons, I’ve attempted to console, challenge and affirm your Catholic lives. I pray that I succeeded, at least some of the time. The affirmations of my sermons is greatly appreciated along with other comments telling me that, “You’re off.” Both comments mean that you’re listening, so I’m doing my job and you’re doing yours. Please keep listening for at least a kernel of something said to carry you through the next week. A memory I leave with was my first sermon at Christ King. At the beginning of the sermon I said, “What if I bomb my first time out?” Folks chuckled. Afterward, I walked back to the chair and whispered to the server, William DeGuzman (?), “How did I do?” He gave me a thumbs up. I smiled back at him. Thanks.

    In preparing a sermon, please remember that I’m at home alone with two cats staring at me choosing words and metaphors that I hope speak to you. “You!?”  There are so many of you; of all ages, with varied histories, and so many of you carry these small, living creatures needing your attention that I get to bless at communion instead of receiving a host. (It’s not easy being upstaged by a two-year-old at Mass, but she won. It happened a week ago.)

    I’ve deeply felt the Catholic spirit at both parishes in numerous circumstances through so many people. I feel a tear coming, so I’ll stop here, but please believe me when I say it’s been an honor to witness Christ in you and I hope you saw a bit of Him in me.

    At the end of her TV show, Carol Burnett sang “…seems we just get started when ‘it’s time to say so long.’” I will not say “goodbye” because Milwaukee is a big little town. So, I will say “so long.” If you’d like to contact me for whatever reason, it’s jagodensky@gmail.com. God’s blessing upon all of you, Fr. Joe

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  • Parish Office - Summer Hours - June 11
    Rectory Summer Office hours start June 11. Monday: 8:30AM -5:30PM Tuesday: 8:30AM -2:30PM Wednesday: 8:30AM -5 [ ... ]

    Rectory Summer Office hours start June 11.

    • Monday: 8:30AM -5:30PM
    • Tuesday: 8:30AM -2:30PM
    • Wednesday: 8:30AM -5:30PM
    • Thursday: 8:30AM -5:30PM
    • Friday: 8:30AM - 2:30PM

    Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe summer!

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  • Thank You to Barb Abler | June 24 | 11:15AM - 1PM | Saint Pius Cafeteria
    As previously announced, our Tri Parish Director of Youth Ministry, Barb Abler, will move to a well-deserved retirement [ ... ]

    As previously announced, our Tri Parish Director of Youth Ministry, Barb Abler, will move to a well-deserved retirement as of June 30. I speak for many with a deep sense of gratitude for the gift of Barb. She is someone who inspires me by her love for the Church and Jesus’ young disciples. Barb is a woman of deep prayer, taking several Holy Hours during the week, as she prays for the needs of our children, our parishes, and many others. While she will be involved moving forward, it will not be the same without Barb’s energy and her love for Jesus Christ expressed in this unique way as a staff member. Congratulations, Barb.  

    Share your gratitude with Barb anytime on Sunday, June 24 between 11:15-1:00 at the Saint Pius X Cafeteria. This is an opportunity for all to share some fellowship and personally thank Barb for her extraordinary commitment to our parish youth.

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  • Baptism Prep Classes
    All parents of children desiring baptism at Christ King Parish must attend a Baptism Prep Class.   Upcoming c [ ... ]
    All parents of children desiring baptism at Christ King Parish must attend a Baptism Prep Class.
     
    Upcoming classes are as follows:
    • Sunday, June 10 at 11:30AM at St. Pius
    • Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00PM at Christ King
    • Thursday, August 2 at 7:00PM at St. Bernard
    Please call the Parish Office to register for a class or set up a baptismal date.

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  • Join us in a celebration of faith, friendship and sports! Come see the Brewers take on league rivals the St. Louis Card [ ... ]

    Join us in a celebration of faith, friendship and sports! Come see the Brewers take on league rivals the
    St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, June 24!

    For more information go to www.dayoffaith.com

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  • We Welcome Our New Tri-Parish Director of Youth Ministry | Sarah Daszczuk
    We are happy to announce that Sarah Daszczuk has taken on the role of Tri Parish Director of Youth Ministry. This is a w [ ... ]

    We are happy to announce that Sarah Daszczuk has taken on the role of Tri Parish Director of Youth Ministry. This is a wonderful opportunity for our parishes as Sarah brings experience, prayerfulness, and a connectedness to an exciting new vision and direction for youth ministry that is up to date with the larger Church.

    Sarah grew up in Kenosha at her home parish of St. Therese of Lisieux. ​After a powerful Confirmation experience, she knew God was calling her to dedicate her life to parish ministry. She received her BA in Theology and Youth Ministry ​from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS​ and her MA in Evangelization and Catechesis from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO​. Sarah has been serving in Milwaukee area parishes for the past 6 years, in both youth ministry and adult formation. In addition, she has been a speaker and conference coordinator with Arise Milwaukee for 5 years.

    Sarah will begin on July 1. Take an opportunity to not only welcome her but to help her bring about a new direction for our young parishioners at a key age in their lives by responding to the ways she will ask for assistance.

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  • Northside Meal Program | Regular 4th Wednesday Donation Day | June 27
      Our next scheduled meal is Wed. June 27, 2018   You can drop these items off at any of our [ ... ]
     

    Our next scheduled meal is Wed. June 27, 2018


     
    You can drop these items off at any of our four monthly collection sites (Donations of mayonnaise and/or yellow mustard can be dropped at any location):
    • Buns & sweet breads: Murtha, 2643 N. 89th St.
    • Large cans of baked beans: Giese, 2441 N. 83rd St.
    • Cut carrots & cucumbers: Blaha, 2810 N. 72nd St.
    • Jello: Anderson, 9515 W. Hadley St.
    Can’t help with a food item this month? Then perhaps think about a monetary donation on Share Sunday, the first Sunday of each month. Funds are used to purchase ham and cheese for the sandwiches we serve. Please contact Mary with questions at 414-550-2063 (call/ text) or andersml@sbcglobal.net. Many thanks! 
     

    ALSO PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING FOR THE PROGRAM


     

    We are in need of 6 – 8 people to help serve the meal at All Peoples Church. Many have generously donated food items for the program but we are consistently short on helpful hands to serve the meal. It’s a perfect volunteer opportunity for those with busy schedules and/or students who are in need of service hours. If you can lend a hand, please contact either Mary Anderson (414-550-2063); or Julie Frank (414-326-6115). Your assistance would be much appreciated. Details are as follows:

    • Location: All Peoples Church: 2600 N. 2nd Street, Milwaukee
    • Time: 5:00 – 6:30P
    • When: 4th Wednesday of every month 

     

    “We only have what we give.” ~ Isabel Allende

     

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  • Save the Date | Walking Pilgrimage to Holy Hill | September 7
    We will be doing a 28 mile walking Pilgrimage to beautiful Holy Hill on Friday, September 7 with a 5:00AM planned depart [ ... ]

    We will be doing a 28 mile walking Pilgrimage to beautiful Holy Hill on Friday, September 7 with a 5:00AM planned departure.

    Questions/Information: Email or call Josh Mount at or 414-218-2053.

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  • Christ King Supports the Ronald McDonald House
    Aluminium Pull Tabs Collection! An On-Going Outreach!  Little things mean a lot… Saving pull ta [ ... ]

    Aluminium Pull Tabs Collection! An On-Going Outreach! 

    Little things mean a lot… Saving pull tabs is easy! They’re compact with a high concentration of recyclable aluminum. Since 2000, recycling little aluminum tabs from the tops of cans have generated nearly $270,000 for the Wauwatosa’s Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment in the Milwaukee area.  

    Here’s how you can help… 

    Collect pull tabs from aluminium cans, such as from cans of soda, all year round. When you have a bunch, bring them to the Christ King Rectory or School Office whenever you want. Spread the word to your family, friends, classmates and co-workers and bring theirs in as well! 

    To learn more aboat the Ronald McDonald House please go to rmhcmilwaukee.org 

    It’s an easy and simple way to support the Ronald McDonald House and help these families, especially during a very difficult time for them and their child! 

    Thanks you! 

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  • Athletic Association - Committee Members Needed
    We currently have several open positions on our Athletic Committee: Track Coordinator/Coach Golf Open Coordinato [ ... ]

    We currently have several open positions on our Athletic Committee:

    • Track Coordinator/Coach
    • Golf Open Coordinator
    • Gym Set-up/TakeDown

    If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact Ken Hemauer, our Athletic Board Director.

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  • Marthas and Matthews 
    The Martha and Mathews are a group that meet to do light cleaning and polishing in the Church once a mont [ ... ]
    The Martha and Mathews are a group that meet to do light cleaning and polishing in the Church once a month. The brass needs polishing, the kneeler pads need replacing, mopping of certain areas and making sure the pews are clean and respectable are just some of the duties.
     
    Do you have an hour or two to help keep our church looking so beautiful? Maybe you would want to form a small group and work together.
     
    The parishioners that have been doing this are in their 80’s and 90’s. They could use some help! If you can find the time please give Adam Hartung a call and he can give you the details 262-252-8073. 

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  • WIFI in Church
    Several years ago I asked the parish to commit to a multi-year project to include connected WIFI coverage across the ent [ ... ]

    Several years ago I asked the parish to commit to a multi-year project to include connected WIFI coverage across the entire campus. We have completed the last stage now in improved coverage in the parish center and the church itself. Once you save the information, you can walk from one end of the building to the other and stay connected to the same system. I encourage the healthy use of electronics, even in church, when they are used to help pray, to read the readings ahead of time, or to communicate with those who ought be with you at Mass. 

    If you want to use our WIFI network, connect to “GUESTS” and use the password: “ckguest06”. Thanks, as always, to your dollars in the collection basket that help us improve what we can offer as a parish.

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  • Do you have a story or reflection (short or long) you'd like to share about how CK (or a person or an event or an ex [ ... ]

    Do you have a story or reflection (short or long) you'd like to share about how CK (or a person or an event or an experience) has helped to strengthen your faith or deepen your love or increase your involvement? If so, we'd love hear about it and share it with others! Visit our Why CK webpage or email Laura Shears, Communications Coordinator.

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  • The Church is Open for Prayer & Reflection!
    Christ King Church is open for personal prayer every Monday through Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm. Also on Saturdays fr [ ... ]

    Christ King Church is open for personal prayer every Monday through Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm.

    Also on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 7:30am to noon.

    Stop by before or after work. Come during lunch. Bring the family after dinner.

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  • Senior Priests
    We currently have 128 Senior Priests living throughout our archdiocese. Many of these retired priests are quite active a [ ... ]
    We currently have 128 Senior Priests living throughout our archdiocese. Many of these retired priests are quite active and live independently. However, they sometimes have a health episode that limits their abilities for a period of time. It is at times like this that they may need assis-tance with rides or shopping. If you would like to be put on a call list to assist our Senior Priests please contact Sharon Krueger at 414-769-3452. 

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  • Sunday Scriptures - Reflection & Prayer Group
    All are invited to come together each Friday, for 20 to 30 minutes, to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday a [ ... ]
    All are invited to come together each Friday, for 20 to 30 minutes, to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday and to join together in prayer and faith sharing.
     
    WHEN: Fridays: 8:35 to 9:05 am following the 8:00 am Mass
    WHERE: St. Pius X office dining room (enter through the church, walk through the sanctuary and sacristy into the office area and take the second left.)
     
    All our welcome. No registration necessary. No weekly commitment, just come join us at either session, whenever possible. 

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  • Wellness Clinic
    Our Wellness Nurse offers a wellness clinic once a month for parishioners of St. Bernard and Christ King. She is sponsor [ ... ]

    Our Wellness Nurse offers a wellness clinic once a month for parishioners of St. Bernard and Christ King. She is sponsored by St. Camillus Home Health Services and her services are complimentary to parishioners on the first Monday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the hospitality room in the back of STB church. Through education, counseling, visits, health screenings, referrals and advocacy, the Wellness Nurse will assist parishioners in leading a healthier lifestyle. Some of the services provided include: health screenings (i.e. blood pressure checks), health edu- cation, medication management, community resource coor- dinator and health related presentations. 

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  • All students participating in athletics must have this form on file prior to practice or participation.
     
  • Archdiocesan parishes and schools are encouraged to use this Photography Consent Form to obtain permission to use a phot [ ... ]

    Archdiocesan parishes and schools are encouraged to use this Photography Consent Form to obtain permission to use a photograph of an individual for use on a web or social media site or in printed materials.

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