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.

Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken on WFRV – Channel 5 

Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken on WFRV – Channel 5 

The broadcast of Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken on WFRV – Channel 5 will return to its 10:30 a.m. time slot beginning on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

It will continue in this time slot until football returns in Fall. 

2022 Bishop’s Appeal – Hearts Filled With Hope

2022 Bishop’s Appeal – Hearts Filled With Hope

What is the Bishop’s Appeal?

The Bishop’s Appeal is a stewardship opportunity for each of us to reach out to thousands of people in search of Jesus’ love.  Each gift given supports the ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay which serve our parishes, Catholic schools and communities.  Your gift truly helps bring the heart and hands of Christ to our children, young adults, families and neighbors here in northeastern Wisconsin.

Why Give to the Bishop’s Appeal?

And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” -Matthew 25:40

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal will help in countless ways.  Care ministers are trained to go out and share the Gospel with the homebound and sick.  Children and families are able to attend lively, interactive education programs learning the Word of God.  A young woman in an abusive relationship is able, through counseling with Catholic Charities, to stand on her own feet.  Families seeking to adopt are connected with newborn babies.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes happy endings possible.

91-93% of every dollar raised goes to Diocesan ministries and services right here in northeast Wisconsin.

Click here to view the Bishop’s Appeal brochure.

Click here to view how to donate to The Crozier Society and what it is about.

To make a gift today, contact the parish office, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.

White Mass with Bishop Ricken – February 13, 2022

White Mass with Bishop Ricken – February 13, 2022

The St. Gianna Molla Catholic Medical Guild of Northeast Wisconsin invites everyone to attend the regular 9 a.m. Sunday Mass on February 13, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay to honor healthcare providers.

The main celebrant will be Bishop David Ricken. A brunch follows, with Michael O. Kenney, J.D., LL.M., President, Pro-Life Partners Foundation, speaking on the topic, The Heart of America: Ending Abortion and Building a Culture of Life.

Limited seating, so please go to www.sgmgnew.com to register today.