February Explanation Station – St. John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

February Explanation Station – St. John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

Why do we praise God?  Imagine never being taught to say thank you. We would never be truly appreciative of anything we receive in life because we would simply expect it to be done.

The priest, in the introduction to the Eucharistic Prayers, says, “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!”  We respond, “It is right and just!”

We give praise because it is right to praise God’s goodness. God could easily be less merciful and still be perfectly just. The praise we give to God is partly our just duty but also keeps us mindful of His goodness and love. Let us shout out often during each day: “Lord, I thank you and I praise you!”  Let us remember to do it especially when things are not going well.

Pray with the Mothers of Lu – February 10th at 5:30 pm at St. Pius X

Pray with the Mothers of Lu – February 10th at 5:30 pm at St. Pius X

The Mothers of Lu is the remarkable vocations story of mothers from the small Italian village of Lu who met weekly in 1881, to pray in a particular way for vocations to the priesthood and religious life to come from their own families. 323 vocations was the astonishing fruit of the Lu mothers’ prayers!

A 21st Century Mothers of Lu Prayer group is forming in our area to pray with the same specific intention of calling priests and religious from our own children. The group will make a pledge of prayer and sacrifice for this cause.

We will be having an opening Mass on February 10th at 5:30 pm at St. Pius X. To join or find out more about Mothers of Lu, please contact: andrea.vella.phillips@gmail.com.

Prayer Partner for our First Communicants at St. John Nepomucene

Prayer Partner for our First Communicants at St. John Nepomucene

Prayer can be a beautiful gift. Are you looking for an opportunity to support someone on their spiritual journey through prayer? If so, being a prayer partner for a child preparing for the Sacrament of First Communion at St. John Nepomucene this spring might be just what you are looking for!

There are 64 students who are anxiously preparing to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, and a prayer partner to help them spiritually on their journey is so very important.

If you are interested, please provide your name, address, phone number and email address to Kelly in our Faith Development Office at kufi@stjn.org. She will then match you up with a child. This is a great opportunity to share with your older children as you pray together for a First Communicant.

Thank you so much for your consideration. May God bless you!

Women Celebrate registration begins on November 5th!

Women Celebrate registration begins on November 5th!

We are just weeks away from registration for Women Celebrate 2023! Registration will go live on our website at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th. The registration page is on our website (www.womencelebrate.org) or you can click here to go to the registration page directly. 

This year we are thrilled to announce two keynote speakers Beth Davis and Katie Prejean McGrady. 

Beth Davis is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She writes curriculum and directs retreats, provides support to parishes and small groups, and develops community from the ground up. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts.

Katie Prejean McGrady is a wife, mom, award-winning author, international speaker, podcaster & daily radio show host. After working in youth ministry and high school education for a number of years, Katie began speaking full time in 2017. She speaks at events for young people, parishes, parent groups, fundraisers, retreats, and more. She hosts the Ave Explores podcast, a long-form interview style podcast that explores relevant topics each season. Katie regularly writes for Blessed is She, Catholic News Service, Aleteia, and the Grotto Network. In 2021, Katie began hosting The Katie McGrady Show, a daily radio program on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM 129 that talks about pop culture, current events, Catholic news, how to live a life of abundant joy.

Please prayerfully consider joining us for Women Celebrate 2023 as we COUNT IT ALL JOY.!

SPIRITUS Ministries will be hosting IGNITE (Grades 9 – 11)

SPIRITUS Ministries will be hosting IGNITE (Grades 9 – 11)

SPIRITUS Ministries will be hosting IGNITE, an evening of fellowship and fun for students in grades 9-11.

Ignite will meet on the first and third Sundays of the month from 7-9 pm at Mount Tabor Center, 522 Second Street, Menasha.

The program is free and registration is not required. For more information, contact Mike Iversen at 920-722-8918 ext 5 or mikeiversen@spiritusministries.org.

Thank you for your continued support of Mount Tabor Center and SPIRITUS Ministries.