Important Information from Bishop James P. Powers:
In October 2023 Pope Francis will be convening a Synod of the World’s Bishops to discuss the very notion of “Synodality”, with the three main themes being Communion, Participation and Mission. In preparation for the Synod there will be two prior phases. The first will happen at our local Diocesan level from this October until April 2022. During this time we are asked to pray and reflect with the entire people of God on the mission of the Church and how the Holy Spirit is moving to lead us—all of us—into a deeper sense of and commitment to Communion, Participation and Mission. Following this phase, our Diocese will submit a report on our process to the USCCB which will synthesize the reports of the entire country. This work will then be submitted to the Vatican in preparation for the gathering of the universal Church in 2023.
Our local efforts for the Synod kicked-off with a Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Ashland last Monday, October 18. As we receive more information about the Synod from Bishop Powers, it will be posted here. Thank You!!
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For your convenience we have compiled the Gloria, Profession of Faith, and Vocations Prayer for you so that you can print a copy of it and bring it with you to Mass. Click on the link below to download a copy. Please remember if you bring it to Mass with you, you must take it with you when you leave! Thank You!
Click on the link below to learn more about the Year of St. Joseph and to obtain the Resource Guide complied by the Office of Catholic Formation.
Bishop Powers has asked us to share the information that has come from the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) on the Equality Act. This statement and press release is also available on the WCC homepage (https://www.wisconsincatholic.org/) and also on their News and Advocacy-Bishops Statement pages.
St. Mary's Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 25
Location: Corpus Christi Center (CCC)