“BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD” Advent Concerts

“BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD” Advent Concerts

As we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ on Christmas, the season of Advent sometimes flies by without us appreciating it. There is a wonderful opportunity to experience Advent – the “Behold the Lamb of God” Advent Concert. Music written and originally performed by Andrew Peterson, features many area musicians and vocalists, especially from St. Katharine Drexel and Holy Cross of Kaukauna and Hollandtown, and St. John Nepomucene in Little Chute. It features Deacon Dave Van Eperen, Lance Lamers, Mike Van Hoof and Tim Van Eperen of St. John Nepomucene parish.

Under the leadership of Nathan Vande Hey, they are now in their 12th year of performing these in the Fox Valley and surrounding areas! It is the story of salvation history in less than an hour. No tickets required, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds donated to charity. This year, the program will be presented 4 times and they are listed below:

Wednesday, November 30th – Kaukauna High School at 7:00 p.m.
(sponsored by the Kaukauna Catholic Parishes)

Wednesday, December 7th – St. Nick’s in Freedom – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 12th – Xavier High School in Appleton – 7:00 p.m. (CIA-FMO event)

Wednesday, December 21st – St. Mary Help of Christians in Hilbert (108 S. 6th Street) – 7:00 p.m. (sponsored by the Tri-Parish Catholic Faith Communities – which includes St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood and St. Mary of the Seven Dolors in Stockbridge.)

Check it out! Spread the word and invite your students and families. This is open to anyone. Any questions, please contact Deacon Steve Vande Hey at dcnsvandehey@kaucp.org.

SPIRITUS Missionary Opportunity!

SPIRITUS Missionary Opportunity!

Do you know a young adult who lives out their faith and is eager to share it with others?

SPIRITUS is looking for Catholic young adults, between 20-29, to join the SPIRITUS missionary team this August. SPIRITUS ignites the faith in thousands of young Catholics through retreats and parish youth ministry each year! Missionaries live in community and travel to parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin; receiving training, formation, spiritual direction, lodging, food, a monthly allowance, health insurance and a $3,000 stipend upon completion of the 9-month program. It is a unique opportunity to live out the mission of our Catholic faith, serve our Lord and help the next generation of Catholics grow in faith.

For more info visit: https://www.spiritusministries.org/beamissionary

To apply click HERE

For questions/comments contact Sarah at: recruiter@spiritusministries.org

Or give us a call at: (920) 722-8918 x7 !

EXPLANATION STATION by St John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

EXPLANATION STATION by St John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

September 29th is the Feast of the Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. These three occupy the highest domains of the angelic hierarchy.

Should we, as Catholics, believe that angels exist? Absolutely! The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, “The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal.”

To learn more about angels and archangels, check out https://youtu.be/olXmxXQyaGQ for an inspiring video!