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Lifesavers for Life 2/29-3/1

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

Lifesavers for Life 2/29-3/1
Please support our Knights of Columbus council 15665 and Burlington's Life Choices in our annual Life Savers campaign.  Knights will be in the back of church (St. Mary and St. Joe) on February 29th and March 1st.  Please be generous for proceeds will benefit Life Choices a pregnancy help center in   Burlington.  Thanks for your continued support.  

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Important Changes effective 4/18 and on
Following the recommendation of our Archdiocese, the Tri-Parish Catholic Community formed a Safety & Security Team (SST).  The Mission of the SST is to “develop & implement plans to address the safety of our parishioners, guests, staff, clergy, and      physical property”.   In cooperation and assistance with our insurance company Catholic Mutual, the SST has recommended the following to Fr. Jim: -At the start of Mass the choir (north) entrance door will be locked from the outside, to restrict entry. It will st...

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Ash Wednesday February 26

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesday February 26
Masses with ashes:8:30 AM St. Charles School Mass10:00 AM St. Mary School Mass6:00 PM St. Mary7:00 PM St. Joseph

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Lenten Fish Fry

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Fish Fry
 March 6 and 20 and April 3 4:30-7 PM in the school cafeteria.  Price $11.  Kids $7 (age 4-10).  Premium cod filets (hand breaded, chemical-free, non injected), French fries or red potatoes, Rye bread, Homemade cole slaw, homemade tartar sauce, Cookies.   Grilled cheese with French fries, red potatoes or tomato soup. Price $6.   $1 Ice Cream Sundaes (Dine in only)   Beverages included:  Coffee and Milk Beverages available:  $3 Beer/Wine and $1 Soda   Gluten free fish available.  Cooked separat...

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Fish Fry Volunteers Needed

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

Fish Fry Volunteers Needed
Fish Fry volunteers are needed for all dates:     3/6,  3/20  and  4/3                 1st shift is 4:30-6:15 PM                  2nd shift is 6-8 PM.    If you wish to help out, call 262.492.2654 or debglessner@hotmail.com      1st shift is 4:30-6:15 PM and 2nd shift is 6-8 PM.    If you wish to help out, please call 262.492.2654 or debglessner@hotmail.c...

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Please take survey Feb 23-Mar 23

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

Please take survey Feb 23-Mar 23
The Disciple Maker Index Survey is Opens this Week!  Please Help!   It’s official! The Disciple Maker Index Survey from Catholic Leadership Institute opens this week and we need your help!   Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible.    Go to www.disciplemakerindex.com   or you can find a paper copy of the survey in church this weekend or by contacting the parish office.   The survey will only be available from February 23 to March 23.  It will ask you to ...

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St. Mary Fundraiser

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: General News

St. Mary Fundraiser
March Madness - Cemetery Association Fundraiser - 2020 “Hoopsmania” Sweepstakes. Tickets are $10 each. We keep $7 of each ticket sold. Each ticket has a 1 in 19 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. Optionally track your points online or manually. Prize Money:  1st $500    2nd $200   3rd $100          &n...

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Volunteers Needed for Eucharistic Adoration
You are invited to spend one hour each week with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  St. Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel is home to Eucharistic Adoration Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM-9PM.  Every hour has at least one adorer.  But, it is recommended that we have two registered adorers at each hour.  Ath this time, we have 10 hours that need an additional person.  Please check the roster in the sign-in book to see which hours need to be filled.  If you would like to register for one of these hours, please talk to our coordinator, Dick Mil...

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Tri-Parish Lenten Mission

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: General News

Tri-Parish Lenten Mission
BILINGUAL TRI-PARISH LENTEN MISSION SUNDAY, MARCH 8–WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 6:30-8:00 PM AT ST. CHARLES   Sunday and Monday:  Talks by Fr. Phillip Schoofs                                       and music Tuesday:  Lenten Reconciliation Service with                   indivi...

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Tri-Parish Mens Group

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: General News

Tri-Parish Mens Group
Our Tri-Parish Men’s Group  The Tri-parish men's group will be discussing the individual stations of the cross on February 19th, March 4th, and March 18th.  Our Tri-Parish Men’s Group meets at 7:00 PM the first and third Wednesday of every month. The meetings take place at St. Charles in Andre Hall. All men ages 18 and older are welcome to attend. Please call Bob Schiltz 262-716-2923 or Joe Aldrich 262-492-2618.  

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Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Posted on February 12, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
This year’s theme, Many Hands One       Vision, serves to remind us to be thankful for gifts that God has blessed us with as individuals and as a Church and to commit ourselves to sharing these gifts to enhance the work of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Please do your very best. This drive helps strengthen and expand support to parishes, Catholic schools and religious education programs, the formation of priests and deacons, parish lay leaders, and lifelong faith formation for people of all agesin the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Your Appeal g...

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FUNFEST Leaders Needed

Posted on February 07, 2020 in: General News

FUNFEST Leaders Needed
STILL NEEDED: Many hands still needed to help us coordinate all the areas of Funfest we want to feature.  Timelines/Resources/Support provided.  The dates are June 27,28, 2020.  This is a Major Fundraiser for our parish!  If you are interested please call and talk with Sue Vrzan at the parish office 262-763-1504 or email svrzan@stmb.org.    

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Lenten Study

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Study
Lent is a special time Church in her wisdom has set apart for us to grow stronger spiritually. She sends forth us with the message “Repent, and believe in the Gospel”, on Ash Wednesday. What does it mean to be truly repentant? What does it take to believe in the Gospel? Do we take this seriously? Does it produce a change of heart even when we make a sincere effort? Please consider joining a Lenten study as we delve into this deeply. Lessons will be offered on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Sebastian room, in the basement of St. Mary Church, beginning Febr...

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Adult Formation Wednesday Nights

Posted on January 02, 2020 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.  2020 New Years Series on Catholicism 101 This series will be held at St. Mary in Burlington Jan 8     No Class for New Years Jan 15   Prayer Life of a Believer Jan 22 ...

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Night on the Shore - Save the Date

Posted on December 30, 2019 in: Preschool

YOU’RE INVITED to our Preschool’s… 7th Annual “Night on the Shore” Dinner, Auction, & Bucket Raffle benefit for St. Mary Preschool & Extended Care Programs. Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM St. Mary Grade School Cafeteria, 225 W State St, Burlington More details to be announced soon! $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, win...

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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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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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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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