Announcements March 27, 2016

Community Outreach

Guest House—MARCH Focus

The focus agency for March is Guest House.  The Guest House is a combination of residence and educational facility for homeless men.  The residents there are men who have fallen by the wayside for various reasons.  Programs there help the residents regain self-respect, independence and to seek out long-term solutions to their problems.  Guest House is a three month program that provides lessons in the school of life;  housing, budgeting, job search, health care, self management and many others.  After graduation there is a follow-up staff that help with any problems.  Guest House has a better success rate than any other similar program in the Milwaukee area.  Please keep Guest House in your prayers.


Food & Item Donations

STOC continues to collect food and other donations that support St. Alphonsus, St. James, Guest House & the Hospitality Center.  If you would like to donate additional items please label your contribution with your preference of ministry and donations will be distributed.  If you are donating food items please do not use the outside drop box, food donations should be left inside the church.  For more information please contact the church office at  414-421-0130.  Thank you….Outreach


Columbarium News


Construction will begin with the columbarium. Niches are available for $975.00  It will be located in what was the side altar area and will be a permanent part of the church. The design is a combination of Cherry wood and brown marble with the engraving on the marble facing of each niche. I think it will be a beautiful and respectful place to remember the best of those whom we love.

For further information including contract and rules please contact Fr. Mark


Communion Classes

Classes will be held the 4th Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30am in Fr. Mark’s office.


No Communion Classes for March

             Due to Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, there will be no Communion Classes this month.  I hope to have two classes in April.  The one to make up for March, I hope to have on a Saturday, either morning or afternoon to have the children learn about all the things in the Sacristy/how we prepare for the celebration of the Eucharist.  I will have an information packet for all parents/children before that class.  Please consider making this a priority even though I know there are many conflicts with other activities on Saturdays.  Lets hope and pray we can find a time that will work for everyone!  Any questions, please email me at: or call 414-604-0841.  Thank you!


Chicago’s Northshore:

Date:  May 18, 2016.   Altar Guild Adventure—See details on Bulletin Board

This is open to everyone, not just the Altar Guild.



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