St. Peter bereavement ministry aims to provide consolation SLINGER – It takes nine months of anticipation before God’s gift of life is delivered, but suicide takes it away in just a second. The lasting hurt that surrounds a suicide is the reason the St. Peter Bereavement Ministry’s February gathering focused on suicide prevention and awareness. […]
BROOKFIELD — Twenty eighth graders bid a teary farewell to St. Luke Parish School at their June 5 graduation ceremony, but they wouldn’t be the only ones saying goodbye. The rest of the school followed on June 11, which marked not only the last day of the 2008-09 school year but also the last day of St. Luke School’s existence.
MILWAUKEE — On the cold, cloudy spring morning of June 7, a crowd gathered under a large, white tent in the St. Catherine of Alexandria parking lot for the 10:30 Mass. Parish members, school alumni and guests filled the tent for worship, togetherness and the sharing of memories as the parish closed its school after 144 years of Catholic education.
MILWAUKEE — When Fr. Bryan Massingale was an advanced doctoral student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, he received an unusual piece of advice from a colleague that unknowingly would change his whole perspective on teaching.
“It was a very difficult class,” Fr. Massingale remembers about the moral theology class he was teaching at the time. “I mean the students were kind of resistant. I remember in frustration going to Br. Randall and asking him, ‘Brother, you’ve been teaching for a long time. What do you do with students who will just not learn?’ And he looked at me and he said, ‘You pray for them.’
Kenosha group gathers monthly to discuss futures
KENOSHA — Dropping his backpack to the floor and draping his Bradford High School lettermen’s jacket over the back of the metal folding chair, 16-year-old Nicholas Mowry seems every bit the typical teen.
MILWAUKEE — As the Year of St. Paul neared its conclusion, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee focused its lone Pallium Lecture Series presentation of 2009 on the Apostle to the Gentiles as Norbertine Fr. Alfred McBride spoke June 2 on “What does St. Paul, the church’s first theologian, mean by ‘the church’?” “Any study of St. […]
ST. FRANCIS — Thirteen deacons who were ordained to the diaconate on June 9, 1984 are marking their silver jubilees in ministry. Following are brief biographies of the deacons based on information they submitted to your Catholic Herald. Other deacons marking the anniversary who did not submit information are: Deacons Clarence Dahlen and Theodore Gurzynski. […]
MILWAUKEE — Ten men will be ordained deacons for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Bishop Richard J. Sklba on Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The men will serve in a variety of ministries at their parishes and in their communities. The following short biographies were compiled […]
WHITEFISH BAY — More than 100 families attended the Dominican High School parent meeting on Tuesday June 2, hoping to learn answers to questions about the president and principal resignations announced just days before recent workforce reductions and next year’s enrollment. Bill Curtis, DHS chair of the board of directors, began the discussion by thanking […]
Dialogue aims for understanding, mutual respect MILWAUKEE — Muslims and Catholics gathered May 21 at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee Elementary School to learn how to relate to each other. “A Common Word Between Us and You,” sponsored by the Muslim-Catholic Women’s Dialogue, drew about 100 people interested in understanding and mutual respect. Scott Alexander, […]