St. Patrick’s Fall Heritage Festival (September 9th & 10th)

St. Patrick’s Fall Heritage Festival (September 9th & 10th)

There will be 20+ vendors, a food, beer tent, adult & kids’ games, prizes, raffles and much much more!

Event Highlights:
Friday, September 9th (3pm to 10pm)

5:00-7:00pm  Elvis Tribute Blue Suede Cadillacs Band

6:30-10:00pm The Cougars

Saturday, September 10th (8:30am to 10 pm)

11am—12pm  Unsolved Mysteries of the Fox Cities with Jason Weber

12pm—2pm  ACW Pro-Wrestling

2:30—4pm  Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra

4:30—5:30 pm  Spooky Fox Cities and Beyond with Steve Krueger

7—10pm  Steem

For more information go to http://heritagefestival.net/about.html.

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. 

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!

Christmas Stars – LIVE ON STAGE!

Christmas Stars – LIVE ON STAGE!

Christmas Stars ticket sales open September 7th at 9:00 am online and at the box office from noon until 3:00 pm.

Come and be delighted by a spectacular Broadway-style revue featuring religious and secular holiday music performed by a cast of singers, dancers and actors ages five to senior citizen.  Experience the dazzling Christmas parade, a visit from Santa and the breathtaking “Living Nativity” finale. 

All performances will be held at the Xavier Fine Arts Theater located at 1600 Prospect Avenue in Appleton from December 2nd through December 12th.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided at the 1:00 pm performance on December 4th.  The fully accessible theatre is equipped with a hearing loop as well.

For performance times, ticket purchases or questions, please call 920-733-8840 or visit www.christmasstars.orgTo visit the Xavier Theatre Box Office, please use the main theatre entrance, located under the arched canopy, on the west end of the school building.