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  • St Ann N188 School Street, New Holstein


    The Catholic Communities of SS Peter & Paul

    413 Fremont Street, Kiel


    Holy Rosary 1724 Madison Street, New Holstein


    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph December 31, 2017

    Three Parishes - One Faith


    St. Ann

    Sunday: 8:00 am

    Holy Rosary

    Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm

    Sunday: 10:00 am

    Wednesday: 9:30 am/Church

    SS. Peter & Paul

    Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm

    Sunday: 9:00 am

    Tuesday: 8:00 am/Chapel

    First Friday: 8:00 am/Chapel Liturgy of the Word & Communion St. Ann

    Wednesday at 8:30 am

    Holy Rosary

    Monday at 8:30 am

    SS. Peter & Paul

    Monday & Friday at 6:25 am Chapel/(except on First Friday)

    Thursday at 8:00 am /Chapel



    Holy Rosary

    3:00—3:30 pm

    SS. Peter & Paul

    3:15 pm or by appointment Sunday

    St. Ann

    Third Sunday after Mass

    SS. Peter & Paul

    First Sunday at 8:00 am

  • How fitting it is for the Church in its wis- dom, to celebrate the “Feast of the Holy Family”

    within the Christmas Season. It is especially

    critical for us to celebrate the sanctity of family

    in these times when the family is under attack

    on so many fronts. I’m sure the Holy Family

    faced many struggles in their time, but today’s

    family is facing far greater challenges than even

    many of us faced while raising our families.

    The following article from “Sacred

    Space” could help us understand and identify

    some of those differences.

    [For a large part of his life Jesus was

    part of a family. We always imagine that this

    must have been an extremely happy family.

    Yet, like every other family, it must have had

    from time to time its ups and downs, its joys

    and sorrows, its problems and difficulties.

    There may have been problems about

    supplying the family’s needs on occasion.

    Surely someone fell sick at one time or another

    and was a source of anxiety for the rest of the

    family. And this was in an age when medical

    resources were few and relatively little was

    known about health and hygiene.

    Given the short life expectancy

    of those days, it is very possible that, by the

    time Jesus was in his 30s, Joseph had already

    died. If so, it must have been a painful experience

    for mother and son. There is no reason to think

    that Holy Family was spared any of the pains or

    denied any of the joys of ordinary families.

    Jesus is no ordinary child and his arrival in the

    Temple is welcomed by two very holy people –

    Simeon and Anna. Simeon, filled with the Spirit

    of God, had been promised he would not die

    before seeing the Messiah, Israel’s long-awaited

    Savior-King. With deep spiritual insight he

    recognizes his Lord in the infant he holds in

    his arms: “Now, Master, you can let your servant

    go in peace…because my eyes have seen the

    salvation which you have prepared for all the

    nations to see, a light to enlighten the pagans

    and the glory of your people Israel.”

    Ultimately, a Christian family’s agenda has to

    be set in the light of the Gospel’s vision of

    life. In these days, too much of it is being set

    by a highly pressurized society and sometimes

    by clinging irrationally to out-dated cultural

    traditions. Perhaps only the Church as a

    whole, and not individual families can deal

    with this problem not only for its own members

    but for society as a whole.

    There is no question that the quality of any society

    depends on the quality of its family life. Society

    exists for the family but the family also exists for

    society and, unless these two interdependent

    relationships are recognized, the vision of God’s

    Kingdom will be thwarted.]

    (Sacred Space, Living Space)

    Perhaps the best New Year’s resolution

    for all of us to make this year would be; to take

    time to listen to each other and seek to under-

    stand each other better, in spite of our differ-

    ences. This is good medicine not only for our

    families, but for the whole world in general. Yet,

    this must begin in our families.

    Readings for the Week

    Monday Nm 6:22-27/Gal 4:4-7/Lk 2:16-21

    Tuesday 1 Jn 2:22-28/Jn 1:19-28

    Wednesday 1 Jn 2:29—3:6/Jn 1:29-34

    Thursday 1 Jn 3:7-10/Jn 1:35-42

    Friday 1 Jn 3:11-21/Jn 1:43-51

    Saturday 1 Jn 5:5-13/Mk 1:7-11

    Sunday Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2-3a,5-6/Mt 2:1-12

    Join us next week as our readings’ focus is: “Seek Jesus diligently in your daily life.” The Magi in the Gospel sought the newborn King diligently, willing to travel from the East to find him. We can find Jesus in our daily lives so much more easily, just by being open to the many ways he is present to us. How diligent are we at finding Jesus in our own life?

    Deacon’s Diary

    by Deacon Pat Knier

    Merry Christmas!

    May the blessings, the joy and the amazement of the Incarnation – God coming to earth! – be with you and your loved ones during this Christmas season and throughout the coming year! Heaven and earth unite in God’s incarnate presence. Glory to God in the highest!!

    Mary, the Holy Mother of God

    The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, will be celebrated on Monday, January 1, with a Mass at 9:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul in Kiel. All are welcome to come pray and thank God for the gift of Mary in our lives of faith and to the Church.

    Feast of the Holy Family

    On this day as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, may you, your family and your loved ones all be blessed and feel the closeness of our God all around you!

  • Monthly Anointing of the Sick

    This year, our three linked parishes are going to attempt something new when it comes to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. In years past, we have held two Masses of Anointing each year. But unfortunately, illness has its own schedule. So in an effort to meet the needs of you, the parishioners, we will now be celebrating the Sacrament monthly following week-

    end Mass at one of our three linked parishes (it will rotate monthly).

    As you know, this sacrament is for those who struggle with serious illness in their life or for those who are feeling the effects of age. It may be celebrated as often as one feels the continued effects of their illness or aging to be present. Those who wish to participate in the sacrament will be instructed to stay in the worship space following Mass and the rite of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated.

    The anointings will take place following a Saturday or a Sunday Mass, generally on the third weekend of the month. Next Scheduled Anointing: Saturday, January 20, Ss. Peter & Paul (following 4:00 Mass).

    Special Holiday Office Hours

    In honor of the New Year holiday, St. Ann, Holy Rosary & SS. Peter & Paul parish offices will be closed on Monday, January 1. Happy New Year!

    Prayer & Worship Meeting

    Members of our three linked parish prayer and worship committees are reminded of our meeting this coming Tuesday, January 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Holy Rosary’s Mary Queen of Peace Room.

    Perfectly Yourself

    One of the longest-standing Christmas traditions is that of giving gifts to those we love. It’s a sign of our appreciation. This past Christmas weekend, we handed out a gift from each one of our three linked parishes.

    For the 5th year in a row, we’ve offered a book selec- tion that we hope might change your life as a Catholic - inspiring you to be more alive and dynamic in your faith. This year’s book, titled Perfectly Yourself, is one that will help us discover God’s dream for us. We hope you will enjoy it and we wish you a most blessed Christmas and a truly Happy New Year!

    Mass Cancelation in Bad Weather

    In early November Joe’s column shared the procedure for cancelling Mass in case of bad weather. If Mass is cancelled you should be able to find the information on our phone an- swering machine messages, our websites, on TV

    and radio and also by email. If you would like to be noti- fied by email, we ask that you please contact Sue, Laura or Kim in your parish office with your email address. We’d also be willing to send a text message to your phone if you’d like to get the notice in that manner. Again, contact your parish office with the number you’d like us to use.

    Help to Family In Need

    Steven and Becky Hobbs's lost their home recently due to a fire. They have three children, two of which are school age, and a toddler. The Hobbs Family Fire Relief Fund has been established at Premier Credit Union. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at the Kiel, New Holstein, or Chilton office.


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