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Box of Joy

Posted on October 19, 2019 in: General News

Box of Joy
Again this year, our Tri-parish Religious Ed families will be participating in the Box of Joy program     sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach.  Our goal this year is to bring joy and hope to 250 children around the world.  You can help by following these simple steps… For details, see bulletin insert. 1. Get a box.  Boxes will be available next weekend or by   contacting Rita at St. Joseph’s 262-763-2050. 2. Choose and Shop.  Choose one of three age groups, boy or girl, and go shopping and selec...

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Parish Trustee

Posted on October 13, 2019 in: General News

Parish Trustee
Parish Trustee Position   According to the Wisconsin State Statute regarding Parish Corporate Bylaws, each parish must hold a public election for the position of trustee.  Before the election takes place registered parishioners are     allowed to nominate candidates for the position.  Therefore, I am opening the nomination process for the position of Parish Trustee - Treasurer.  This person, along with me and our other trustee, Terri       Newbury, will be a legal member of the parish corporation.&n...

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Tri-Parish Mass of Remembrance Nov. 2
Our annual Mass of Remembrance to honor,       remember and pray for all those loved ones who have passed away since the last Mass of Remembrance, will be held on Saturday morning, November 2nd at 11 AM in the main church.  We invite all of our parishioners and friends to participate in this lovely tradition of prayer.  During this Mass, we gather with our families and friends to remember and pray for our loved ones, celebrate Mass, and for family   members who experienced loss since the last Mass of Remembrance to receive a...

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Baby Bottle Campaign

Posted on October 13, 2019 in: General News

Baby Bottle Campaign
Please support our Knights of Columbus Council 15665 in our effort to raise funds for Life Choices, Burlington. Any amount will help. Last year we collected over $2500! Please pick up your bottles in church and return them by 11/2-3. Thank you in advance for your generosity!   

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Financial Stewardship using We Share Online Giving
St. Mary parishioners have the option of making monthly financial stewardship contributions automatically using the WeShare online giving option.  A payment will be taken out of your designated checking account on the date you choose each month.  Online giving saves you time and saves our parish money.  If you have any questions about our online giving program, or about setting up your account, please call the parish office 262-763-1500. You may also contact WeShare Donor Support at 800-950-9952 Ext. 2007.  Thank you.

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Third Quarter Campaign Update

Posted on October 11, 2019 in: General News

Third Quarter  Campaign Update
In the Honoring Our Past, Devoted to the Future Campaign pledges have been received from 461 families and now total $1,581,577 with $1,269,803 received.  Our parish stewardship finished the first fiscal quarter below budget by $(11,286).  It remains vitally important to stay current with our stewardship pledges to ensure the continuous operation or our parish.  The Project Team co-chaired by Jim Vos, Tim Warren and Pat Smetana provided the following project update: Please click on the link below for more details.  https://www.stmbparish.org/Port...

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Diaper Drive Oct 19-20 and 26-27

Posted on October 02, 2019 in: General News

Diaper Drive Oct 19-20 and 26-27
To honor and support mothers who have chosen life for their children in spite of difficult circumstances, the Tri-Parish Human Concerns Committee is sponsoring a diaper drive. The drive will benefit Life Choices in Burlington and will be held the weekends of Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Disposable diapers of all sizes and other products for babies will be collected at all Masses at all 3 parishes. Thank you in advance for your generosity.  

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October Cold Hands Warm Heart Collection
Cold Hands Warm Heart is an overnight experience sleeping in a cardboard box. The night is a prayerful and interactive way for high school students to better understand the complex issue of homelessness in our community. Along with the overnight, teens gather donations for TLC (Transitional Living Center) to support homeless families in Burlington. Parish families are encouraged to support the high school students during a second collection at all Masses on October 19 and 20. The teens are also seeking items to make Blessing Bags for TLC (hygiene items and small toys or ...

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Tri-Parish Healing Mass Oct 27

Posted on October 02, 2019 in: General News

Tri-Parish Healing Mass Oct 27
Join us for a Healing Mass Sunday, October 27th at 2 PM at St. Joseph Parish Center (this will accommodate those for whom getting in the church is difficult).   This Mass will fulfill your Sunday obligation.  As Catholics we believe that healing occurs during all Masses.  God wants to heal us and will heal through the powerful gift given to us by the Holy Spirit.  This is one of God’s gifts to his Church.  During a Healing Mass we invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts in order that a healing may take place.  In add...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on September 28, 2019 in: General News

40 Days for Life
People around the world will be praying during the 40 Days for Life.  Many places pray 24/7 but we here at the Tri-Parish Pro-Life organization will be going on Fridays right after Mass (around 9:15 AM). We will be carpooling in the St. Mary church parking lot.  The last trip into Milwaukee will be Nov. 1.  We pray the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet and we are home by noon.  Please come and join us.  

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Welcome Deacon Joel

Posted on September 18, 2019 in: General News

Welcome Deacon Joel
Welcome Deacon Joel Seipp! Our Tri-Parish Community has been asked by Sacred Heart Seminary in Milwaukee to assist Deacon Joel as he prepares for ordination to the priesthood next spring. He will be at our parishes on various weekends to preach the homily at the Masses.  Afterward, a group of parishioners will offer feedback and suggestions to him. We welcome Deacon Joel to our communities and look forward to hearing him share the Word of God with us.  Joel Seipp, is the oldest child of Lawrence and Shirley Seipp, and has three younger sisters, Amy, Anna,&nb...

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Women of Christ

Posted on September 11, 2019 in: General News

Women of Christ
Ladies, it's time to take a day for yourself and refresh your soul. Join us for the Women of Christ one day conference that will be filled with laughter, some crying, some enlightenment and good food from Panera's.  It is held on Saturday, November 9th 9 AM to 5 PM at the Fair Grounds in West Bend. There will be 5 speakers, including Bishop Hying and Derya Little author of "From Islam to Christ".  There is a hall of information from coffee beans for sale from a monastery to books and religious items, services offered by the Archdiocese, &...

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TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL SCAMS iTUNES
WATCH FOR UNSAFE TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL Be alert for Text Messages that seem to becoming from Father Jim Volkert but are not. Be alert for the iTunes Gift Card Scam! The hoax we told you about a few months ago seems to be making its way through the archdiocese again. Several parishes contacted us this week to ask if there is a way to prevent these bogus emails from going out to their staff and parishioners. Unfortunately, there is not. The best defense is to educate your people! If you are not familiar with this scam, it starts with the fraudsters creating a fa...

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Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
Each year our parishes are asked to take part in supporting the work and mission of the Church in southeastern Wisconsin through the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  While the names and testimonials of those whose lives have changed because of the Appeal vary, the messages of faith, hope, and charity remain the same and resonate as strongly as ever.   This year’s theme, Amazing Grace, serves to remind us to be thankful for how the wonder of God’s infinite grace affects and changes us.  Grace helps to deepen our faith, make us more loving, carin...

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Adult Formation Wednesday Nights

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: General News

Adult Formation Wednesday Nights
St. Mary, along with St. Thomas in Waterford, St. Clare in Wind Lake, St. Charles in Burlington and St. Joseph and Lyons have an adult formation program which is intended bring adults into a deeper knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Any adult, even those who are not catholic are invited to attend. You may attend one topic, all sessions in a series or all the series.  The venue for these adult formation series rotate two sites.  St. Mary in Burlington (108 McHenry Street, Burlington, WI 53105) in Heim Hall (the door is located between the ...

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Parish Fundraiser July 15 and 16
Prime Day is July 15 & 16! You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/39-0806246 and AmazonSmile donates to St. Mary Parish.  

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Tri-Parish Mens Group

Posted on March 09, 2019 in: General News

Tri-Parish Mens Group
Our Tri-Parish Men’s Group Our Tri-Parish Men's Group meets at 7:00 PM the first and third Wednesday of every month. The meeting takes place at St. Charles in Andre Hall. All men ages 18 and older are welcome to attend.  

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Your Church Envelope

Posted on February 13, 2019 in: General News

Feel free to drop your church envelope in the     collection basket at any of our tri-parish masses.     It will find its way to back to your home parish,  thanks to our volunteer collection counters!  

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Adoration Closed Jan 31

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General News

Adoration is closed Jan 31

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Jan 31 Schools Closed

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General News

If schools are closed, there will be no monring Mass, Adoration is Closed,  and Parish Office is Closed. 

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Monday, January 28 Closings

Posted on January 28, 2019 in: General News

Due to the weather schools are closed.  When schools are closed the parish office is closed, Eucharistic Adoration is closed and there is no Mass.

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Upcoming Safe Guarding Class

Posted on October 26, 2018 in: General News

Tuesday, November 13 St. Mary's Heim Hall (church basement) 6:30 PM Safeguarding Class-Safe Environment Education essential program for any and all parents interested in helping at school or chaperoning any school activity - go to https://milwaukee.cmgconnect.org/ to register.   Note: This session is not appropriate for those under the age of 18. Please do not bring your underage children unless the location specifies that child care is provided.  

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Vacation Bible Camp

Posted on June 29, 2018 in: General News

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Experience the ride of a lifetime with God this    summer at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible Camp:  Monday-Friday, August 6-10         8:30-Noon St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Lyons Open to all children age 4-12 Registration forms available online at: st-josephsparish.org Volunteers still needed:  Anyone grade 7 and up can become part of our VBC team. For more information contact Rita VanSchyndel at 262-763-2050 or email: vanschyndelr@archmil.org   Rolling River Rampage VBC Monday, August 6th &n...

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The Inaugural BCA Golf Classic, a scramble event, August 30 at Evergreen CC, Elkhorn Registration: Noon Shotgun Start: 1pm Dinner: 5:30pm approx. Guest Speaker: Packer Legend LeRoy Butler 6:15pm Proceeds go toward new Burlington Catholic Athletics uniforms. Dinner Only: $30 per attendee who isn't already golfing in the outing. EARLY BIRD before noon May 30, $26 per attendee who isn't already golfing in the outing. Get more details and register for golf, dinner, and/or sponsorship opportunities TODAY!

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Gently used spring or summer clothing and tennis shoes, jewelry, craft items, collectibles and vintage items, home d├ęcor, dish sets in good condition, pots & pans (not rusty, scratched, or broken), small appliances in working condition -- irons, fans, hair dryers, etc., small furniture pieces such as end tables, lamps, shades, chairs, dressers, small tables. (No stains, rips, pet hair or structural damage) items may be dropped off at our Waterford store, 822 Forrest Lane, Mon thru Fri 9 - 3,  Sat 9 - 2. Larger furniture items can be picked up - call 262-332-7242. THANK YOU!  

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Free Subscription to "Formed.org"
Please log into your FREE parish subscription of www.formed.org with password NBNCWYHere you will find a plethora of information on our Catholic faith which includes Bible studies, movies, biographies and talks.  Make use of this valuable tool for your faith formation.  You can do it by yourself, family or friends.  Our pick of the week is Lectio-Evangelization --   How is Jesus working in our lives to fulfill his call to evangelize? How are we called to respond in the midst of conflict, rejection, and outright persecution? There is no bet...

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YOU’RE INVITED to our Preschool’s… 5th Annual “Night on the Shore” Dinner, Auction, & Bucket Raffle benefit for St. Mary Preschool & Extended Care Programs. Friday, May 11 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm St. Mary Grade School Cafeteria - 225 W State St $35/person or $65/couple (Adults only) or SAVE...reserve a Party of 8 table for just $250!! Join us for a delicious, roll-up-your-sleeves dinner brought piping hot to your table! MENU: Potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, sausage, peel n’ eat shrimp, bread, coleslaw, and dessert Beer, wine, and soft drinks included...

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School Unification Proposal

Posted on January 12, 2018 in: General News

The School Unification Steering Committee (SUSC) concluded their open meetings on December 18.  Thank you to all those offering their input during the course of these sessions, through the survey, and via electronic messages and personal                 conversations.    Appreciation is also given to the 53 individuals who were active in the various task force groups.  The SUSC acknowledges each concern and suggestion and finds them beneficial to our ongoing          &n...

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Christmas Masses

Posted on December 20, 2017 in: General News

Christmas Eve: St. Mary - 4:00PM, 10:00PM St. Charles - 5:00PM St. Joseph - 5:00PM, 9:30PM Christmas Day: St. Mary - 9:00AM St. Charles - 8:00AM, 10:00AM St. Joseph - 9:30AM  

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Non-Perishable Food Items Needed

Posted on December 02, 2017 in: General News

Please bring a non-perishable food item to Mass each week for the local food pantry.  

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The Knight's of Columbus are once again holding a FREE Pancake Breakfast and Yogurt Bar at the St. Mary's Grade School Cafeteria from 8:30 to Noon on February 12. Join us for food & fellowship 8:30-Noon in the cafeteria.  Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a yogurt bar.  Donations welcome.

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on February 07, 2017 in: General News

Eucharistic Adoration is offered in our Good Shepherd Chapel Monday through Wednesday from 9 until 9.  When you drop in you will see several people praying.  Some are registered adorers who come at an assigned time every week, and some are visitors.  Our Lord is surely pleased. Please keep coming.  Stay for a few minutes or an hour.  Our world is so busy. So noisy. Enjoy the silence and a one-on-one personal encounter with Jesus. Nowhere in Burlington can you experience this kind of quiet time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Please keep coming (and don't forget to sign the gue...

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Tri Parish Book Study

Posted on February 07, 2017 in: General News

"Forming Intentional Disciples" Book Study Are you an intentional disciple?  Do you live in a personal relationship with Jesus which draws others closer to Him?  If these questions intrigue you, come join members of our tri-parish community on Friday, Feb. 17th at 7 PM to discuss "Forming Intentional Disciples" by Sherry Weddell.  Contact Colleen Schiltz at 248-5768 for details. 

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HoopsMania Parish Fundraiser

Posted on February 07, 2017 in: General News

Between January 28th and March 12th, we will be holding a Hoopsmania fundraiser: “Hoopsmania” Sweepstakes. Tickets are $10 each. The parish gets to keep $7 of ticket sold. Each ticket has a 1 in 29 chance of winning a cash prize. No basketball team knowledge is necessary – ALL tickets have an equal chance of winning a cash prize.  Each ticket has 8 “seeded” teams, 1 through 8.  Track your points online, manually or both.  Prize Money: 1st - $1,000 2nd - $200 3rd - $100 42 runner up prizes - $20 each Lowest combined score - $50 Next th...

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March Madness Parish Fundraiser

Posted on January 25, 2017 in: General News

Between January 28th and March 12th, we will be holding a Hoopsmania fundraiser: “Hoopsmania” Sweepstakes. Tickets are $10 each. The parish gets to keep $7 of ticket sold. Each ticket has a 1 in 29 chance of winning a cash prize. No basketball team knowledge is necessary – ALL tickets have an equal chance of winning a cash prize.  Each ticket has 8 “seeded” teams, 1 through 8.  Track your points online, manually or both.  Prize Money: 1st           $1,000 2nd         ...

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Please join us for an 8 week bible study on Ephesians. Every Wednesday night from February 15 through  April 12th, a new topic will be covered. The study will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Sebastian room in the basement of St. Mary Church.  Paul's letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the church. This letter tells us about the nature of the church- as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of...

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Lenten Fish Fry Help Needed

Posted on January 25, 2017 in: General News

Lenten Fish Frys are fast approaching and we need your help!  Come volunteer for an evening with fellow friends and parishioners and join in the fun of fish fry. We will be needing help for the dates of March 10th, March 24th, April 7th and April 14th.  If you want to help out please contact Suzanne via email at suzanne.nickolai@gmail.com or via phone at 262-210-6697, please be sure to let us know if you are able to work the whole evening, the 4:00-6:15 PM shift or the 6:00-8:15 PM shift.  This is a great way to get more involved in your faith community...

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