Bishop Ricken cordially invites you to a Red Mass on September 22nd at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Bishop Ricken cordially invites you to a Red Mass on September 22nd at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

To register online, please go to: http://www.stmsgreenbay.org and click on events, or else mail your reservation and check to:

The St. Thomas More Society of Green Bay
PO Box 22336
Green Bay, WI 54305-2336

For further information, please contact Cecille Faller at (920) 435-0021.

Rite of Sending and Rite of Election – St. John Nepomucene

Rite of Sending and Rite of Election – St. John Nepomucene

Angela Becker, Adam Lamers and Josh McGregor were officially “sent” after the 10 am Mass (Rite of Sending) on Sunday, March 6th to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay for Mass and a blessing by Bishop David Ricken (Rite of Election).

Angela, Adam and Josh have been taking part in the RCIA Program for several months with Deacons Dave Van Eperen and Bruce Corey in anticipation of becoming fully initiated into the Catholic faith at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 16th. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this beautiful liturgy.

Parishes from across our diocese, and throughout the world, annually welcome new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We pray for Angela, Adam and Josh, and all who desire to become Catholic. Those who have not yet been baptized are called Catechumens, and those who have been validly baptized in another Christian tradition and now seek full communion in the Catholic Church are called Candidates. Angela, Adam and Josh will receive the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. Josh, as a Catechumen, will also be baptized. 

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact the parish office at (920) 788-9061 for more information or click this link. Lessons begin Monday, September 12, 2022 and you will be welcomed into the Church on Holy Saturday which will be held on April 8, 2023. We look forward to journeying with you!

March Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

March Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Spending Lent with the saints is a great way to grow in holiness. While most of us do not have million-dollar fortunes to give away, we can be more generous with what we have toward those who have less. While few of us will have ecstatic visions in prayer, we can commit to spending more time in silence with God. While likely none of us could subsist on only one meal a week, all of us can recognize luxuries and extras that we can do without.

By putting aside these things, we will find we have more room in our hearts for the one thing necessary: God’s grace.  Source: Aleteia.com

Note: Bishop Robert Morneau, for many years, had a favorite book on saints called All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time by Robert Ellsberg. It’s a great one! You can even find this book used at a low cost on Amazon.