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  • Email Phishing/Scams
    Be alert for email impersonations appearing to come from parish staff, including Fr. Phillip. The email message usu [ ... ]

    Be alert for email impersonations appearing to come from parish staff, including Fr. Phillip. The email message usually are attempts to obtain money from you, asking for an immediate email response back, or some other unusual request.

    Please always look at the sender email address. If it is not coming from christkingparish.org (it's usually a bogus gmail account) it is not a legitimate email message. Watch also for Misspellings and improper grammar. Please delete these messages without opening them. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of an email, please contact the parish office at 414-258-2604 or via EMAIL before responding.

    Electronic impersonation/phishing has become very common. Always check the senders’ email address. 

    Christ King Parish Office

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  • Posture Change at Mass Beginning December 1, 2019
    On the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, there will be an adjustment to one of our postures during cele [ ... ]

    On the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, there will be an adjustment to one of our postures during celebrations of the Mass. Following the "Lamb of God," the liturgically correct posture in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is to either stand or kneel (instituted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, then Archbishop of Milwaukee). The choice is entrusted to each parish community but the same postures are used by all in the community who are physically able, as an expression of unity. As you are aware, our parish chooses the option of standing.

    Starting December 1, our normative posture at “Behold the Lamb of God” will be to kneel.

    I am making this change in the interest of hospitality. Over the years, visitors to our parish, for whom we should be especially solicitous, tend to be used to kneeling at this portion of the Mass. Visitors often express a brief moment of indecision, and I am seeking to eliminate that potential distraction during Mass.

    Having said that, when you are visiting other parishes, it is liturgically appropriate, and a matter of respect, to observe the posture observed by the local community. Postures in the Mass, the public prayer of the Church, should be exercised in common with the local community rather than as a matter of individual preference.

    As always, our interior reverence of Jesus is most important, in a special way at the Eucharist, in Jesus present in the gathered assembly, and in Jesus present in those we meet in the world, whether we are sitting, standing, or kneeling.

    Fr. Phillip

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  • Between the Masses | Sundays in Advent 9:15-10:15 AM | Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22
    Together with the leadership and guidance of Daniel Scholz, Ph.D., (parishioner and Cardinal Stritch faculty member [ ... ]
    Together with the leadership and guidance of Daniel Scholz, Ph.D., (parishioner and Cardinal Stritch faculty member) we will discuss how the Sunday readings for the season of Advent 2019 (Year A) call us to reflect upon discipleship as a journey. As we anticipate the upcoming birth of Jesus and Christ’s future return, we pause to ask the question, “How are we waiting for Christ as we journey through the stages of life?” Enjoy refreshments and good discussion!
    • Dec 1 From Isaiah to Paul: Prophetic Visions, Reading the signs of our Times (Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:37-44
    • Dec 8 John the Baptist: Listen and Learn, Owning a right relationship with Christ (Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-9, Matthew 3:1-12
    • Dec 15 The Mystery of Christ: Patient searching, Living in the unknown (Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11)
    • Dec 22 Saint Joseph: Called to be Holy, Modeling faithful discipleship (Isaiah 7:10-14, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-24)

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  • Advent Giving Tree Outreach | November 30 - December 22
    In the spirit of giving during this holy season, Christ King Parish will be collecting items to help the poor who are [ ... ]
    In the spirit of giving during this holy season, Christ King Parish will be collecting items to help the poor who are
    served by these three charitable organizations: Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Kids Matter.
    They help men, women, children and families in crisis in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We ask that you once
    again support this mission by grabbing an ornament/s from the trees located at either entrance to the church
    starting next weekend, November 30/December 1. Each ornament lists the organization and the specific items
    requested. Choose any or all. Drop unwrapped gifts in the barrels located at the church entrances through
    December 22. PLEASE DONATE NEW ITEMS ONLY.
     
    Catholic Charities:
     
    Catholic Charities, inspired by Christ’s call to serve, is the US Catholic social services organization founded in
    1910, whose mission is to provide support to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do
    the same. Its vision is to improve the lives of those it serves, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help
    reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.
    • Bath Bundle: Body towel, hand towel, washcloth, and bar of soap
    • Dental Bundle: Toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, and dental floss
    • Stationary Bundle: Notecards with env., #10 business env., lined writing pad and “Forever” stamps
    • Family Fun Bundle: Board game, 2 decks of cards, box of microwave popcorn
    • Baby Bundles for Pregnant Support Clients: Baby clothes, baby toys, baby wipes, baby lotion, shampoo, diapers (any size)
    • Gift Cards: $25 Pick N’ Save grocery cards, Target, Walgreens, or CVS
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    St. Vincent de Paul Society:
     
    The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of laypersons that seeks, in a spirit of
    justice and charity, and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to eliminate poverty and hunger.
    Vincentian help can include any person-to-person assistance that promotes human dignity and integrity.
    • Bedding: single and double sheets, mattress pads, plastic mattress covers, blankets, and pillows
    • All sizes: Children’s winter jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots
     
    Kids Matter:
     
    Kids Matter is a local charity located at 1850 N. Martin Luther King Dr. whose mission is to help abused and
    neglected children heal and thrive, to bring in volunteer energy and community support - fostering kinship with
    children, and to apply lessons learned from helping children heal - preventing further abuse. It was founded in
    2000, inspired by the compelling need to improve the lives of the many Milwaukee County children involved in
    the child welfare system. Far too many of these children are not thriving or finding permanent, loving homes
    and need help during these difficult times.
    • For Older Children and Teens: diary or journal, markers, colored pencils, age appropriate book, baseball hat, jewelry or accessories, sleepwear, socks and underwear (all sizes)
    • For Younger Children: cuddly stuffed animals, children’s blankets, games/toys/puzzles, coloring books, crayons and drawing paper, sleepwear, socks and underwear (all sizes), night light, age appropriate books.
     
    Again, THANK YOU for your generosity in helping those in need and making their Christmas a happy one.
    God Bless you! Christ King Human Concerns

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  • Wednesday Evening Vespers | 5:00-5:30 PM | Dec 4, 11 & 18
    Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Lit [ ... ]
    Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the
    Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus’ command to “pray always” (Luke 18:1). Through this prayer, the
    people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the
    world.
     
    The Liturgy of the Hours includes several specified times of prayer. The most important times, called the
    “hinge hours,” are Morning Prayer (which takes place upon rising) and Evening Prayer (which takes place
    as dusk begins to fall).
     
    Bishops, priests, deacons, and many men and women in consecrated life pray the Liturgy of the Hours each
    day. Their work is organized around this prayer, keeping God always at the center of their days. Lay people
    are encouraged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as well, especially Morning and Evening Prayer.
    Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God.

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  • Fundraiser at Ray’s Thursday, Dec. 19
    Support the Annual Auction and Christ King when you buy your holiday spirits at Ray's Liquor Store or meet with [ ... ]

    Support the Annual Auction and Christ King when you buy your holiday spirits at Ray's Liquor Store or meet with friends upstairs at the Growler Gallery! 5% of your purchase will be donated to Christ King! Remember to tell the cashier or bartender at checkout that you are with CK.

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  • Oplatek Christmas Wafers for sale in Parish Office | $2
    Oplatek—Christmas Wafer for sale Stop by the Parish Office to purchase a packet of Oplatek and take part in this o [ ... ]

    Oplatek—Christmas Wafer for sale Stop by the Parish Office to purchase a packet of Oplatek and take part in this old European tradition. The story of this tradition is on the packet. Each packet is $2.00.

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  • Christmas Flower Memorials
    If you’d like to make a memorial for the Christmas Flower Fund, use the special weekly envelope or submit you [ ... ]

    If you’d like to make a memorial for the Christmas Flower Fund, use the special weekly envelope or submit your name and the name(s) of the departed along with a check and simply drop off at the Parish Office. Please turn in Memorials to the Parish Office or in the offertory baskets by December 25. Thank you!

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  • Lawrence G. & Aurelia M. Frank Scholarship
    Applications for the Lawrence G. and Aurelia M. Frank Scholarships are due January 15, 2020. Scholarships of up to $1,00 [ ... ]

    Applications for the Lawrence G. and Aurelia M. Frank Scholarships are due January 15, 2020. Scholarships of up to $1,000 for the 2020-21 school year will be awarded to the Catholic High School in the name of children of active parishioners of Christ King Congregation. Applications can be picked up at the Parish Office. Those who were awarded scholarships last year must re-apply to be considered for this year’s award.

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  • Northside Meal Program @ Noon | December 25
    The next meal we serve at All People’s Church in 2019 will be on Wednesday, December 25 at NOON. [ ... ]

    The next meal we serve at All People’s Church in 2019 will be on Wednesday, December 25 at NOON.

    As a result of the success of the noon meal served the 4th Wednesday before Thanksgiving, St. Vincent de Paul has decided to follow with a noon meal on Christmas Day, also the 4th Wednesday of the month. Many, many thanks to all who contributed both food and onsite volunteer support in November - we are truly a giving community of faith! Your help is needed again to make the Christmas Day noon meal a success. 

    We'll be collecting food items on Sunday, 12/22, 9AM-9PM and Mon, 12/23, 9AM-3PM at the following locations:

    • Sweet breads; mayo, ranch dressing & mustard: Murtha, 2643 N. 89th St.
    • Cut/peeled carrots & cucumbers; sweet & dill pickles: Richburg, 2525 N. 81st St.
    • Jello: Anderson, 9515 W. Hadley St.

    We currently have a few families who are able to serve the noon meal onsite, though we could use a few more volunteers. 11:30AM arrival for the meal that is served from noon-12:45pm. Prayerfully consider this family-friendly opportunity and EMAIL or text (414-550-2063) Mary Anderson if you can help at All People's Church, 2600 N. 2nd St (corner of 2nd and Clarke).

    Many thanks in advance for support of this ministry. Merry Christmas!

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  • Christmas Mass Schedule:
    Christ King:   Tuesday, Dec. 24: 4:30PM Vigil Mass 10:30PM Night Mass Wednesday, D [ ... ]
    Christ King:
     
    Tuesday, Dec. 24:
    • 4:30PM Vigil Mass
    • 10:30PM Night Mass
    Wednesday, Dec. 25:
    • 9:30AM Day Mass
     
    Saint Bernard
     
    Tuesday, Dec. 24:
    • 4:00PM Vigil Mass
    • 9:00PM Night Mass
    Wednesday, Dec. 25:
    • 9:00AM Day Mass

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  • First Friday Adoration | Jan 3 | 6-8AM then after Mass until 1:00PM Benediction
    Please come and spend some quiet time with the Lord on Friday, January 3 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 then after Mass u [ ... ]

    Please come and spend some quiet time with the Lord on Friday, January 3 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 then after Mass until 1:00 PM Benediction.

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  • SHARE Sunday | January 5
    Please be generous in supporting our North side and South side Meal Programs. Monies can be dropped in the SHARE boxes f [ ... ]

    Please be generous in supporting our North side and South side Meal Programs. Monies can be dropped in the SHARE boxes found at either church entrance.

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  • Fund'Rays'er to Support CK | Thursday December 19
    Stop by Ray's Liquor Store from 9AM - 9PM or their Growler Gallery from 3-10PM on Thursday, December 19. Buy your ho [ ... ]

    Stop by Ray's Liquor Store from 9AM - 9PM or their Growler Gallery from 3-10PM on Thursday, December 19. Buy your holiday spirits or meet with friends and 5% of your purchase will be donated to Christ King. Remember to tell the cashier or bartender you are with Christ King at checkout! Thanks for helping support the annual Christ King Auction!

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  • Collection of Unwanted 2020 Calendars
    At this time of year do you get unsolicited calendars in the mail that you don't want? The VA Hospital could use tho [ ... ]

    At this time of year do you get unsolicited calendars in the mail that you don't want? The VA Hospital could use those calendars to help the Vets remember their appointments. 

    Please drop any unwanted 2020 calendars in the box outside of the school office (or to the parish office, and we will get them over to school). These calendars will then be delivered to the VA Hospital.
     
    This collection will be going on until mid-January. We collected over 1000 calendars last year, so let's see if we can beat that amount this year! Thanks for all your help on behalf of our Vets!

     

     

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  • 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Stewardship Pledge
    Check your mailboxes for Christ King’s Annual Report along with the 2020 Stewardship Pledge Form. Please [ ... ]

    Check your mailboxes for Christ King’s Annual Report along with the 2020 Stewardship Pledge Form. Please take time to read about all the wonderful things happening here and prayerfully consider your pledge for 2020. It is your stewardship dollars that keep Christ King running!

    You can turn your pledge forms into the collection baskets at Mass, drop off at the Parish Office or submit one ONLINE.

    Thank you for your generosity!

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  • Check out the full guide of ministries and service opportunities at the parish. There are many different committees [ ... ]

    Check out the full guide of ministries and service opportunities at the parish. There are many different committees, groups, councils, etc. that welcome volunteers. Take a closer look and find out how you can get involved and share your gifts!

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  • Catholic Relief Services | Parish Ambassadors Initiative
    If you are passionate about global justice and feel the call to be in solidarity with the world’s poor, becoming a [ ... ]
    If you are passionate about global justice and feel the call to be in solidarity with the world’s poor, becoming a Christ King CRS Parish Ambassador might just be what you are looking for!
     
    Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:
     
    PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
     
    by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
     
    SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES
     
    as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
     
    Catholics across the country are hungering for new ways to live their faith - to encounter and respond to suffering people around the world. These disciples of Christ seek to put into practice the teachings of the Church by breaking through what Pope Francis calls the “globalization of indifference.” And they want to inspire their parish communities to act on our faith by caring for people in need.
     
    For 75 years, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been providing expertise and compassion to the very poorest of our brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries.
     
    Christ King CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners with a passion for global solidarity who help strengthen the parish's outreach ministry by organizing three global discipleship activities per year in our parish. There are substantial resources and support from CRS to assist with these efforts.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about this global initiative please contact Luigi and Sue Schmitt 414-778-0405 or EMAIL.

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  • Low Gluten Hosts
    In an attempt to try to be more inclusive of those who are afflicted with Celiac Spruce disease or some form of gluten i [ ... ]

    In an attempt to try to be more inclusive of those who are afflicted with Celiac Spruce disease or some form of gluten intolerance, low-gluten hosts are available at the Sunday Masses. These hosts are not gluten- free, though the level is extremely low (less than twenty parts per million [<20 ppm]) and are therefore in strict adherence to Canon Law.

    If you are intolerant of gluten and would like to receive one of these hosts, the priest will have them available in his ciborium. Get into his line at the Communion procession and indicate this fact when you receive. The hosts are placed in a special container to help minimize cross contamination.

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  • Special Religious Development - SPRED
    SPRED is a faith formation program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 6-10. The group meets on Sunday [ ... ]

    SPRED is a faith formation program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 6-10. The group meets on Sunday Mornings 10-11:30AM. Sessions run from September through May.

    Chairperson: Eileen Wingenter EMAIL


     

    Catechists Needed

    Our program is in need of catechists. Training is provided and you will always be in a group setting with the support of the entire group. Please consider joining this very important and special ministry! If interested or to find out more about the program, or if you know of any child or adult who could benefit from SPRED, please EMAIL Eileen Wingenter.

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  • Simply the Word
    Simply the Word Bible Study meets on Thursdays 9:15AM -11:00AM (morning session) or 6:30PM - 8:15PM (evening sessio [ ... ]

    Simply the Word Bible Study meets on Thursdays 9:15AM -11:00AM (morning session) or 6:30PM - 8:15PM (evening session). EMAIL Cindy Schmidt if interested or with questions.

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  • Parish Library | Open after Masses on Saturday and Sunday
  • 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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  • The Church is Open for Prayer and Reflection!
    Christ King Church is open for personal prayer: Monday - Friday: *6:30am - 8:30pm. Saturdays: 9:00am t [ ... ]

    Christ King Church is open for personal prayer:

    • Monday - Friday: *6:30am - 8:30pm.
    • Saturdays: 9:00am to 5:30pm
    • Sundays: 7:30am to Noon.

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

    * Church opens at 6:00 a.m. for Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday & Friday mornings.

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  • 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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ATHLETICS

COMMUNITY

  • Dick's 22nd Annual Blood Drive | December 28 | 8AM-1PM | St. Pius X Cafeteria

    Give the gift of blood this holiday season and be a holiday hero!  Dick's 22nd Blood Drive is coming up on Saturday, December 28th from 8 AM until 1 PM in the cafeteria at St. Pius X.  (Please enter through the Kingdom Prep entrance off the parking lot on the east side of the building.)  You can make an appointment online by going to "www.bit.ly/Dicks22" or call Mary Serrano at 414-915-4147.  A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served to all attempting donors and their guests, and every attempting donor will receive both a Milwaukee Admirals ticket and a  $10 e gift card, which can be used at 70 different online stores!  Blood supplies always run low over the holidays, so please consider giving the most precious gift of all!  Thank you for your continued support!"

  • Senior Priests
    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. 

ONGOING MINISTRIES, FORMATION & DISCIPLESHIP

  • Northside Meal Program @ Noon | December 25
    The next meal we serve at All People’s Church in 2019 will be on Wednesday, December 25 at NOON. [ ... ]

    The next meal we serve at All People’s Church in 2019 will be on Wednesday, December 25 at NOON.

    As a result of the success of the noon meal served the 4th Wednesday before Thanksgiving, St. Vincent de Paul has decided to follow with a noon meal on Christmas Day, also the 4th Wednesday of the month. Many, many thanks to all who contributed both food and onsite volunteer support in November - we are truly a giving community of faith! Your help is needed again to make the Christmas Day noon meal a success. 

    We'll be collecting food items on Sunday, 12/22, 9AM-9PM and Mon, 12/23, 9AM-3PM at the following locations:

    • Sweet breads; mayo, ranch dressing & mustard: Murtha, 2643 N. 89th St.
    • Cut/peeled carrots & cucumbers; sweet & dill pickles: Richburg, 2525 N. 81st St.
    • Jello: Anderson, 9515 W. Hadley St.

    We currently have a few families who are able to serve the noon meal onsite, though we could use a few more volunteers. 11:30AM arrival for the meal that is served from noon-12:45pm. Prayerfully consider this family-friendly opportunity and EMAIL or text (414-550-2063) Mary Anderson if you can help at All People's Church, 2600 N. 2nd St (corner of 2nd and Clarke).

    Many thanks in advance for support of this ministry. Merry Christmas!

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  • Special Religious Development - SPRED
    SPRED is a faith formation program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 6-10. The group meets on Sunday [ ... ]

    SPRED is a faith formation program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 6-10. The group meets on Sunday Mornings 10-11:30AM. Sessions run from September through May.

    Chairperson: Eileen Wingenter EMAIL


     

    Catechists Needed

    Our program is in need of catechists. Training is provided and you will always be in a group setting with the support of the entire group. Please consider joining this very important and special ministry! If interested or to find out more about the program, or if you know of any child or adult who could benefit from SPRED, please EMAIL Eileen Wingenter.

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  • Men's Ministry Group
    Morning Meetings on Thursdays at 6-7:30AM in the Parish Center. Questions, please EMAIL Pat Masterson or Casey A [ ... ]

    Morning Meetings on Thursdays at 6-7:30AM in the Parish Center.

    Questions, please EMAIL Pat Masterson or Casey Allen.

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  • Mom's Playgroup
    Our Mom’s Playgroup meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9-11AM in the Child Care Room in the chur [ ... ]

    Our Mom’s Playgroup meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9-11AM in the Child Care Room in the church basement with prayer time in church. 

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  • Simply the Word
    Simply the Word Bible Study meets on Thursdays 9:15AM -11:00AM (morning session) or 6:30PM - 8:15PM (evening sessio [ ... ]

    Simply the Word Bible Study meets on Thursdays 9:15AM -11:00AM (morning session) or 6:30PM - 8:15PM (evening session). EMAIL Cindy Schmidt if interested or with questions.

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  • Parish Library | Open after Masses on Saturday and Sunday