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Communion Outside of Mass this weekend (Sunday, May 31, 2020) from 10AM-Noon
St. Mary's Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday at 6:00PM
Sunday at 8:00AM and 11:00AM

St. Mary's Weekday Mass Schedule
Wednesday at 8:45AM
Friday at 8:45AM

Saturday at 9:00AM or by appointment

Wednesday at 8:15AM
Friday at 8:00AM

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
with Adoration
Following 8:45AM Mass on the First Friday
of the Month

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary
with Adoration
First Saturday of the Month 9:00AM-10:00AM

St. Augustine's Mass Schedule
Tuesday at 8:30AM
Sunday at 9:30AM

Sunday at 8:55AM

St. Francis-Pier Willow Mass Schedule
Saturday at 4:00PM

Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church
of Tomahawk, WI

St. Mary's is committed to being an extension of the universal Catholic Church by daily living of the teaching of Jesus Christ for the spiritual growth of all in our parish and community.

We warmly welcome all visitors and new parishioners to our parish family.  We are glad you can worship with us.  If we can help in any way, let us know by contacting our staff or by stopping in our parish office located at:
320 E. Washington Avenue, Tomahawk, WI 54487
Our office hours are:
M-F: 8:00AM-3:30PM.

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The Holy Spirit
Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. Spiritual life is life in the Spirit or the life of the Spirit in us. It is this spiritual life that enables us to live with a new mind and heart always. Jesus is promising his Spirit to all of us to live a Christian life. ‘Spirit’ means ‘breath’. We are seldom aware of our breathing. It is so essential for life that we only think about it when something is wrong with it. God wants to breath in us, so that all we say, think, and do is completely inspired by God. It is the Holy Spirit who offers us the life that death cannot destroy.

Calling God ‘Abba, Father’ is entering into the same intimate, fearless, trusting and empowering relationship with God that Jesus had. In sending the Holy Spirit, Jesus is leading us to have this relationship with God. Our true identity comes from here. Though the gift of the Holy Spirit is a free gift, only one thing is necessary and essential to receive the Holy Spirit, that is active faith in Jesus and the one who sent him. Reborn in the Spirit means having the single mindedness, that is one desire, to do God’s will in all things.

St. Paul says, “No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord” unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor 12:3). And to the Romans, he says, “The Holy Spirit … comes to help us in our weakness …” (Romans 8:26-27). Hence prayer is the work of the Holy Spirit. Those who live prayerfully are constantly ready to receive the breath of God and to let their lives be renewed and expanded. Those who never pray are like the people who are short of breath. Prayer is the first and indispensable discipline of compassion because prayer is the expression of human solidarity. The Holy Spirit who prays in us is the same Spirit who brings us together as one.

We can nurture this faith by way of poverty of the Spirit. “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus consistently refuses the way of success, power, influence, and celebrity. Always, he chooses the way of weakness, powerlessness, compassion and obscurity –the way of the poor – the spirit of poverty – complete dependency on God.

Fr. Louis Maram Reddy