2022 Fox Cities Marathon

2022 Fox Cities Marathon

 On Sunday, September 18, 2022 over 5,000 athletes participating in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, ThedaCare Half Marathon, and the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon will be passing through the Fox Cities!  The races start at 7:00 a.m. at the UWO-Fox Cities campus in Menasha and will finish at Riverside Park in Neenah.  We’re excited to be celebrating 31 years of this great event in the Fox Cities!

A course map is attached and can be found online at: foxcitiesmarathon.org/race-week/maps/

Please notify the members of your church that it may take longer to get to services that day.  If your church is on one of the race routes, please tell your parishioners to be cautious of runners and walkers in the road while driving or walking as they go into and out of your services.

Please click here to see the attached letter from Julie, the Race Director. Thank you.

Netherlands Trip in May of 2023!

Netherlands Trip in May of 2023!

Join Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen as he leads us on a fun and educational trip to the Netherlands to visit Father Peter Ambting!  Father Peter served as the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in De Pere from 2019 -2021. He returned to his homeland and is now the pastor of Licht van Christus (Light of Christ Catholic Church) in Utrecht. 

The trip is planned for May 15th through May 23/24, 2023.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 6PM in the Kratz Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1305 Lourdes Ave., De Pere, to discuss details for the trip and a possible itinerary.

Please contact Scott Baeten at (920) 336-3171 (work number) if you would like to attend the meeting. 

Director of Religious Education – St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute

Director of Religious Education – St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community in Little Chute is committed to follow Jesus’ command to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”  We see Christian faith formation as a lifelong spiritual journey. 

We are seeking a full time Director of Religious Education who can help us invite, guide and direct our youth and young adults as they begin the path to discipleship.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Bishop’s message of developing Missionary Disciples, be effective in presenting the Catholic faith in an engaging and positive way, have a strong drive to guide youth and young adults into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, and be creative and open minded.

The qualified candidate must be a practicing and engaged Catholic with a personal relationship with Jesus, have a good understanding of today’s adolescent and young adult culture, be able to communicate effectively with youth and young adults, and be well-versed in current social media platforms and practices.  Preferred candidates will have a teaching background, credits earned in religious studies, and prior experience in religious education or youth ministry.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Deacon Dave Van Eperen at dvaneperen@stjn.org.

“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.

January Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

January Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

The Fathers of the Church

If you aren’t familiar with the early Church Fathers, you may want to do some research on their inspiring lives. The Church Fathers were influential theologians, bishops or scholars whose writings explained key Scriptural principles in the early Church. They were not all ordained, and not all of them became saints.

But they had powerful communication skills, personal holiness and doctrinal orthodoxy, so we honor them unofficially as “fathers” for their proximity to the Apostles, their explanations of how to understand and apply Scripture, and their ability to teach the Catholic faith.

Studying the early Church Fathers has deepened the faith lives of many, even to the point of convincing non-Catholics to become Catholic.