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Divine Weekly Update

Friday, February 26, 2021

 
“This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.”
-Mark 9:7
 
 

Parish News 

Our Parish Mission  beings THIS SUNDAY, February 28th - March 2nd!   The theme is “Faith in Our Families:  Making Room for Jesus in Our Hearts and Homes.”  Our goal is to grow as families of faith, both in our parish family and our own, personal families.  Please invite a friend or two (or more) along!  Each night is different and sure to be good for the soul!  Here is the itinerary of what we have planned…

Sunday, February 28 & Monday, March 1

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.    Reconciliation with Fr. Tim, Fr. Joe and Fr. Harry
                                   *This will be held in the church
 
6:00 p.m.                Mission begins with some praise and worship music, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. 
                                   Fr. Tim will begin his talks after exposition.
 
7:15 p.m.                Benediction
 

Tuesday, March 2

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.   Reconciliation with Fr. Tim, Fr. Joe and Fr. Harry
                                  *This will be held in the church
 
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.   Eucharistic Procession in church.  Those present should remain in their pew.
 
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.   Silent Adoration
 
6:00 p.m.               Mission begins
 
7:15 p.m.               Benediction
 

A mini-mission for children in K4-2nd grade will be available each night of the mission.  Please contact our youth minister, Jessica Lemoine (jessicalemoine@divinemercysm.org or 414-762-6810) if your child(ren) will be attending, so we can have an idea of how many to plan for.  A COVID consent form will need to be signed, if one has not already been completed this year.  Forms will also be available at the Mission.  Children grade 3 and up should attend the mission with their parents.

Please pray for Fr. Tim and for a successful Lenten mission. We look forward to seeing you and your family! 

Unable to 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 at this time, 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 Lucy Kober and James Goodwin. 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. 

Last call for all 6th - 12th Graders!  The deadline to register for the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally is Friday, March 5th!  On Saturday, March 13, we will be streaming the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally in the Divine Mercy Parish Social Center. All 6th through 12th graders are invited to attend. Parents are welcome, too. Check here, or the youth ministry page of the Divine Mercy website for more details and forms.

All are invited to participate in a special Habitat for Humanity Stud Decorating and Signing Project!  Divine Mercy Parish, Christian Formation, School, and Staff will be continuing our support for Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build Houses by participating in a special Lenten service project. We will be decorating studs that will be used in the building of current Habitat houses and collecting donations for use on future Habitat houses. We ask that in addition to signing and/or decorating the stud, you also make a small donation to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. One dollar per signature will suffice; however, please do not feel obligated to donate in order to sign the stud.  Your signatures, inspiring messages, prayers, and best wishes will be read by the new future homeowners as they frame the homes to remind them that they are supported and loved by their community.  Together, we are building on faith! 

Milwaukee Habitat is here to combat Milwaukee’s affordable housing crisis by providing families with an affordable path to safe, stable housing. Affordable housing means more than a decent place to sleep at night. Studies show safe, affordable housing leads to improved health, education and financial stability. 

Studs will be in the gathering space after all Masses this weekend, February 27th and 28th for parishioners to sign.  Thank you in advance for your words of blessing and our generosity to those in need.

You can still sign up to access Word On Fire  and the Engage trial for Lent here.  It’s free! And it's the perfect way to delve deeper into your Catholic faith and connect with our Parish this Lenten season.

The Holy Name Society Easter Sausage Sale is a go!  You can start returning your order forms!  We have volunteers to help us with this process on March 26th (starting at 1:30pm) and 27th (starting at 8:00am) at our College Avenue site, but if you’d like to help, we can always put you to work.   See our order form in this weekend’s bulletin or by clicking here.  Please call the numbers listed below with any questions.  Thank you!

David Bartoshevich   414-764-2836
Dale Abramczyk    414-762-3296

 

50/50 Raffle tickets are available now through May 30th!  Get your tickets at the Parish Office or pick them up after Mass.  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.  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.

The Archdiocese has updated their Catholic Comeback Matrix.  Version 7 is now available and details changes to all current guidelines regarding coronavirus.

School News

Are you or someone you know looking for an amazing School?  Divine Mercy Catholic School is now enrolling K3-8th grade!   Looking for a sneak peek?  Check out our virtual tour on our School Facebook Page.  Divine Mercy is proud to be a Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice School. Contact the school office for more information or to arrange a tour at 414-764-4360. 

SCRIP 

SCRIP fundraiser gift cards are available for purchase using our updated order form.  Please direct your orders and any questions to Kristin Menzia at dmenzia@att.net  or 414-331-3727. Thank you for your support of this on-going fundraiser!

Anticipated & Previous Divine Daily & Weekly Updates

February 2021
02/26/2021
 
January 2021
01/22/2021

 

 
 

 
 
 

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.

Saint Francis de Sales Seminary Come and See - March 19-21

Young adult men discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood are invited to spend a weekend entering into the life of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary. Spots are limited! The Milwaukee Vocation Office is responsible for coordinating this visit. Men who wish to RSVP should contact Will Hudson at 414-747-6437. For more information, visit thinkpriest.org.

A special message from the Archbishop for the beginning of Lent...  

Please consider contributing to the Archdiocesan 2021 Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  Your help is needed now, more than ever.  Your gifts help our ministries continue and grow.  Raise your hand to love, and rise above.