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Divine Weekly Update
Friday, January 15, 2021
Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.
-1 Samuel 3:9
This coming Friday, January 22nd, is a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Forty-eight years have passed since the legalization of abortion with the Roe v. Wade decision. The candles burning in the sanctuary this weekend are burning in memory of the over 62 million infants who have lost their lives through abortion since that day. As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A number of “Respect for Life” Masses will be held this day throughout the Archdiocese. For a list of Masses and locations, click here, and please pray for an end to abortion and for all those affected by it.
Our Christmas season has come to a close and it is time to re-home all the beautiful poinsettias that adorned our sanctuary. Poinsettia plants are available in the Gathering Area this weekend for anyone who wishes to take one, on a first come, first serve basis. We hope you can enjoy their beauty at home as we did in church!
Can’t join us for Mass in person? Our homebound brothers and sisters are still an important part of our parish, and we continue to pray with and for you. If you are unable to attend with us in person, we livestream our 7:30am Mass each Sunday. Masses are available for viewing anytime after they are streamed live on our Divine Mercy Facebook and YouTube channel.
Please remember in prayer the family, friends, and souls of all the recently deceased of our parish, especially Barbara Hintz and Raymond & Donna Vytlacil. May they enjoy the fullness of life in the company of the risen Christ, and may those who mourn receive the gift of God’s peace in their time of grief. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Our 50/50 Raffle tickets are now available! From now until May 30th, get your tickets at the Parish Office or pick them up after Mass. As with the Calendar Raffle, we encourage you to fill out the stubs at home and return them with your payment to the Parish Office or in the collection basket in a marked envelope. Tickets are just $2 each or get a book of 6 for $10. On May 30th, we’ll draw our winner and split the pot with some lucky person. Until then, scan the QR code to watch the pot grow as our ticket sales do! The pot will be regularly updated so you can easily see your potential winnings grow.
Why an extended 50/50 Raffle? COVID has stymied all our normal fundraising events; this raffle is a way to support our parish and school and have a little fun in these strange times. We hope you’ll join us in making 2021 a great year!
Divine Mercy’s Women’s Bible Study. The Lovely Ladies of Divine Mercy Bible Study invite you to join us in 2021! Our focus will be Walking with Purpose - Beholding Your King: A study of how God's steady purpose is present in the Old and New Testament, and the promises He has given to all of us if we trust in Him. We will meet every Tuesday, beginning January 19th through March 30th. We will be off March 2nd for the Parish Mission. We will meet from 6:30pm-8:00pm at 800 Marquette Avenue. Please contact Laurie Bania at 414-350-8469 to RSVP and for any questions you may have or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help support our School with a $40 Fun Night In Box! Click the link for all the details on our two fabulous box options. Proceeds will be used to purchase Math manipulatives and games for 1st - 8th grades. If you can’t go out - bring the good times in (and help our Math programs expand)! Orders are due by Wednesday, January 20th.
SCRIP Update. Your SCRIP coordinators and Divine Mercy School would like to thank all of the parishioners who continue to purchase our SCRIP fundraiser gift cards. With your support, we've donated over $3,000 to the school's Home & School program. We wish we could sell after masses, but I think everyone understands why this isn't possible at the moment. Because of that, we have decreased the quantity of cards we have in stock. Some cards are being eliminated completely, and others are just taking a break until we can get back to normal operations. For example, Olive Garden is eliminated and Culvers is taking a break. Please use the updated order form when placing an order. Please direct any questions to Kristin Menzia at email@example.com or 414-331-3727. We will hopefully see you all in person soon!
News and Updates from the Archdiocese
One Percent Prayer
2021 is here, and we want to encourage you to start off this New Year by getting closer to Christ. Our offices at the Archdiocese have put together this simple initiative for you to take 1% of your day for 30 days to get to know Jesus better in personal prayer and daily scripture reading. You can find out more information at https://www.archmil.org/one-percent-prayer.