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Christmas Memorial Cards

Posted on November 27, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Memorial Cards
Memorial cards and envelopes are available in the church pews.  If you would like to remember someone with a memorial, please use the envelopes provided and return by Monday, Dec. 16.   

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FUNFEST Leader Needed

Posted on November 27, 2019 in: General News

FUNFEST Leader Needed
DESPERATELY NEEDED Fun Leader to coordinate a group of willing volunteers. Timeline/resources/support provided.  Open to new ideas. Major Fundraiser for parish. Please prayerfully consider stepping in. If interested or questions please contact Sue Vrzan at the parish office 763-1504 or svrzan@stmb.org  

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Pick up an Ornament after Mass

Posted on November 21, 2019 in: General News

Pick up an Ornament after Mass
Each year our parish works with Love, Inc. to provide Christmas gifts to local families in need. In the back of church, choose an ornament      (or two) with a gift request.  Please attach the      ornament chosen to the gift. Place UNwrapped  gifts (new items) in the large, decorated boxes in the back of church NO LATER than Monday,  December 9th.  If you wish to find out how families qualify for this program, call Patty Ebbers 763-3916.  

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Volunteers Needed Advent Wreath

Posted on November 21, 2019 in: General News

Volunteers Needed Advent Wreath
There will be a sign up sheet available in the back of church.  Please volunteer to light the candles on the advent wreath.  It doesn't have to be a family.  Grandparents and grandchildren, couples, friends, etc. are all welcome and encouraged to participate.  Please sign up so we know who is willing to volunteer at each of the Masses.  

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Bulletin Announcements

Posted on November 21, 2019 in: General News

Bulletin Announcements
The deadline for bulletin announcements is Tuesday at Noon for St. Mary Parish: email ssmith@stmb.org. Thank you. As the holidays approach, please take note of our  early bulletin deadlines.   December 22 Bulletin is due at Noon on Thursday, December 12.  December 29 Bulletin is due at Noon on Wednesday, December 18.  January 5 Bulletin is due at Noon on Thursday, December 26.  For St. Charles email jmorrow@mystcharles.org and for St. Joseph email saintjoe@bizwi.rr.com.  

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Hospital Communion Ministry

Posted on November 09, 2019 in: General News

Hospital Communion Ministry
We need a volunteer to take Holy Communion to people at the hospital on Fridays.  If you are interested please call the Rectory Office, 763-1500.  

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Annual St. Nick Breakfast

Posted on November 09, 2019 in: General News

Annual St. Nick Breakfast
Kick off the Christmas season with the 2019 St. Nick Breakfast sponsored by the Home & School Association on Sunday, Dec. 15, 8 AM-noon in the cafeteria.  Adults $8. Seniors $6. Children $5. 3 & under free.  All you can eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pastries and beverages.  Pictures with Santa 8:30-11.  Crafts for the kids! Hope to see you there!    

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Adult Formation Wednesday Nights

Posted on November 09, 2019 in: General News

Adult Formation Wednesday Nights
St. Mary, St. Thomas, St. Clare, St. Charles and St. Joseph 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 session  or all sessions held at St Thomas in the gathering space of the church at 6:30 PM. Thanksgiving/ Advent Series on Christian Life   Nov 13   The 10 Commandments Nov 20   The Beatitudes Nov 27   No Class for Thanksgiving Dec 4    ...

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Donate to St. Mary directly from your IRA
Making tax-free gifts to St. Mary Parish from your IRA is gaining in popularity among older investors, thanks to changes under the new tax law.  It is a good idea to start the process well before the end of the year.  Talk to your tax person now, about how you can make a qualified charitable distribution to our parish.  Thank you and God bless you.  

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Tri-Parish Time Talent Treasure

Posted on November 01, 2019 in: General News

Tri-Parish Time Talent Treasure
We, your Tri-parish   Pastoral Council would like to share with you a decision we made based on the parish mission we share. We know that each of us has received a gift of talent/talents that we use to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Our parishes look more alike than different when we assessed the many opportunities of time and talent stewardship. To that end we have developed one form to use. This will also give you an opportunity to work with another parish if you desire. In the mail you will soon receive a Time/Talent Tri-Parish&...

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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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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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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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