35th Annual Hometown Christmas Craft Sale

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Join us from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

No charge! Come and visit dozens of craft vendors, chat with friends over our famous turkey dinner, support local artisans and the Home and School Association of
St. John Nepomucene School!

The craft vendors will be located in the gymnasium and cafeteria. Our amazing raffle baskets will be in the cafeteria. All food will be served in Fellowship Hall.
Meals are also available to go!

Pentecost Sunday – What does it mean?

PENTECOST Sunday is Sunday, May 23rd.

The Jewish people gathered every year in Jerusalem for Pentecost. The feast of Pentecost began because they wanted to remember how God took care of them and they offered a great harvest of ‘first fruits’.

In Acts 2, we know that Jerusalem was filled with people celebrating Pentecost. Jesus had told his friends to stay and wait for the Holy Spirit and on Pentecost it happened. They were empowered and given the gifts they needed to love and to live and to speak of the new mission of the church….that God’s love is for everyone! It is known as the ‘birthday of the church’. It was a new beginning of inviting everyone to know that Jesus died for them and that as a church we can make the journey together to our heavenly home.

Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter. Red vestments and red altar cloths will be used as a symbol of the flames of fire noticed over the heads of the disciples in the upper room.

We also ask the Holy Spirit to empower US to love, serve and share our faith!
St John Adult Faith Formation

St. John Nepomucene’s Prayer Garden is now open!

The St. John Nepomucene Prayer Garden (located by the parish office) is now open and looking beautiful
once again with all the lovely flowers blooming!

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Green Handel Greenhouses who donated all of the flowers to the Prayer Garden this year! Thank you for your generosity!

Find out more about our Prayer Garden! Click here and see below!

  • A place where you can stop and meditate among the flowers (or snowbanks).
  • A wooden statue of Jesus welcomes you into the garden, on the south side of the church!
  • Memorial bricks may be purchased for the prayer garden path on which you can place your loved ones’ name(s) on the brick. Please contact the parish office at 788-9061 for more information.

Xavier High School Theatre Production class will present “Jackie and the Beanstalk”

The Xavier High School Theatre Production class will present “Jackie and the Beanstalk”, a fresh look at the classic tale, written and produced by students in the class under the direction of Maureen Milbach, assisted by Xavier grad Megan Dumke.

The production will stream on demand May 24th – June 4th and will also have an onstage partial live performance accompanied by the video at 7:00 pm on May 27th.  The performance will be at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre (located at 1600 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton). The show is approximately 30 minutes and is ideal for children in of all ages. 

Tickets are available online at www.xaviertheatre.com or the box office, (920) 733-8840.  The box office is open for extended hours through May 14th, Monday through Friday from noon until 3:00 pm for phone orders.  We regret that we are unable to accommodate in-person sales at this time.

“Christmas Stars” to hold auditions!

“Christmas Stars,” a holiday-themed musical revue preparing for its 28th season, will hold auditions for adult (high school and above) singers and dancers and children in kindergarten through eighth grade on Saturday, May 15th from 9:00 to 11:30 am and on May 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue, Appleton. 

Rehearsals are held at Xavier High School on Sunday nights beginning at the end of August for adults and in September for students. Performances for 2021 are December 2nd through December 12th at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre.  The show’s director is Jim Romenesko, assisted by Sue Hahn.  Mary Doverspike is the choreographer and Peter Leschke is the choral director.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed for auditions and rehearsals.  Masks are required.

Auditions are by appointment.  Music and accompaniment are provided by the producers.  Those interested in auditioning may find more information as well as audition and registration materials at the “Join Our Cast” link on the show website:  www.christmasstars.org