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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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Fish Fry this Friday!

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: General News

Fish Fry this Friday!
Fish Fry this Friday, February 21st 4:30-7 PM in the school cafeteria.  Also on March 6 and 20 and April 3.  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   Glu...

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Fish Fry Volunteers Needed for 2/21

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: General News

Fish Fry Volunteers Needed for 2/21
Fish Fry volunteers are needed for all dates:   2/21,  3/6,  3/20  and  4/3             especially for 2/21                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 ...

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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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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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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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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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