June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Pope Francis, in his Pentecost Sunday homily, provided  powerful examples of how to recognize the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

“The Holy Spirit will never tell you that on your journey everything is going just fine.  No, he corrects you; he makes you weep for your sins; he pushes you to change, to fight against your lies and deceptions, even when that calls for hard work, interior struggle and sacrifice.

The evil spirit pushes you to always do what you think and what you find pleasing. He makes you think that you have the right to use your freedom any way you want. Then, once you are left feeling empty inside – it is bad, this feeling of emptiness inside, many of us have felt it – and when you are left feeling empty inside, he blames you, becomes the accuser, and throws you down, destroys you.”

Let us keep these words in our hearts and minds as we continue to make important choices in our daily lives. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with joy and peace.

“Concert for Ukraine” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Green Bay at 7 pm on Monday, June 27th

“Concert for Ukraine” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Green Bay at 7 pm on Monday, June 27th

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Chapter for the Diocese of Green Bay will host “Concert for Ukraine” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2771 Oakwood Dr. in Green Bay at 7 pm on Monday, June 27th.

Four musical groups, ranging from a church choir to popular Green Bay area bands, will perform. A free-will offering will benefit CRS humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people and expected local Ukrainian refugees assisted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay.  Leaders also plan to sell Ukrainian products to benefit CRS and Catholic Charities (cash or check only).

For more information, please contact: Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem. via email greenbaycrs@gmail.com.

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series returns to the Fox Valley this summer for its 25th anniversary season!

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series returns to the Fox Valley this summer for its 25th anniversary season!

The Lunchtime Organ Recital Series returns to the Fox Valley this summer for its 25th anniversary season. Recitals are held on Wednesday’s from 12:15-12:45 pm throughout the
summer at local churches, including a very popular July 4th sing-a-long which will be held this year at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel.

Founded in 1995 by the late Frank Rippl, these recitals are beloved by the community. Events often attract crowds of two to three hundred attendees who come to hear the wide array of pipe organs at the many beautiful houses of worship in our communities. Performers include several local organists and many others from across the country. The series is sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists with many of its members performing.

The concerts are free and open to the public. A free-will offering is taken to offset costs associated with the administration of the series, as well as to fund a scholarship program for new organists.

For more information, please visit lunchtimeorganrecital.org. Chapter information can be found at Newago.org.

Growing into the Christ Story – July 9th in Appleton

Growing into the Christ Story – July 9th in Appleton

Take some time to let the Spirit of Christ shape your story
A mini-retreat by Brother Jerome Schroeder, Cap.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
1 – 3 PM

St. Joseph Parish
404 W Lawrence Street in Appleton
Holly Hall
Sponsored by Secular Franciscans
St. Joseph Fraternity