May 10, 2015 - St. Paul Parish

First Communion Saturday, April 25th, 5pm.
A People Called
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am
Mon Tues Wed 8:00AM
Parish Office
PO Box 95 Hwy. D & 83
Genesee Depot, WI 53127
Tel. 262/968-3865
First Communion Sunday April 26th, 10am.
School: 262/968-3175
Fax. 262/968-5546
Religious Ed: 262/968-2276
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
[email protected]
From Your Associate
We have been working and praying
toward this day for the past several
weeks. Thanks be to God for the many blessings we have received,
and the willingness of our members to respond generously with their
time and financial support through our Building Community - Living
Our Faith Appeal.
Please return your commitment forms in the special offering today.
Members of our Appeal Leadership Team will be available in the
gathering space after the service to answer any questions you may
have about the appeal.
For the last two weeks, I have had the honor to be able to
first hand witness and distribute First Communion to the youngsters of St. Bruno Parish. This is always a fun day for me as I get
to chat with the kids during the homily about what it means to
receive Jesus in this particular and very intimate way, I
(hopefully, we) get to experience the excitement of the children
as they get to fulfill a long-time dream to come to the table and
receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and I get to distribute
this glorious gift of spiritual nourishment to the these who
hunger so much for it. It’s a great day.
"How can I repay to the Lord all His goodness to me?"- Psalm 116:12
Giving is at the heart of the Christian life: It is an expression of thanksgiving, an
act of faith, and an investment in growing forward that God intends for all people.
I try to remember back to my first communion. I can’t
remember back that far, at least not with great detail or clarity.
I have had other moments in my life that have shown me the
great significance that the Eucharist can be/should be in life. I
pray that as people come up to receive every week that it is not
just a routine action that we do simply because everyone else in
the church is doing it. I pray that we take a moment to
intentionally prepare ourselves to receive such a great gift that
strengthens us on our journey until we meet again the next
Human Concerns
Kettle Moraine Food Pantry
Thank you for your Loaves & Fishes donations. The Pantry is
currently looking at a shortage of the following items. If you can
help strengthen our supply in these areas, we would be very
grateful. Needed: Canned pears, peaches, corn, baked beans, pork
and beans, chicken noodle soup, Chunky or Progresso soups,
noodle and rice side dishes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and
paste. Please watch expiration dates as we cannot shelve items
with expired dates.
I came across this paragraph in one of my books I use for
homily prep by Fr. Stanley J Kempa:
There is such a thing as a spiritual recession, a decline in
the spiritual life of an individual or a nation.
Baby bottle Update: Our total donations have risen from
$3566.63 to $4236.26. Again, Thank You!
Receiving the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist
implies recommitment, the imitation of Christ’s love, the
embrace of dying as a way to life, the acceptance of Christ’s
mission as our own and the personal graces of the Eucharist.
These are all ways that we can prevent a spiritual recession or
even a spiritual depression from occurring in our lives.
It’s Egg Roll Time!
Pick up orders after 5pm Mass!!
The Eucharist is how we sustain and strengthen our new
life in Christ. It is our protection against spiritual decline.
We are truly grateful for your sacrifice and generosity.
Fr Chuck
P.S. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.
I wish everyone
could have a perfect
mom like I had in
mine and I have again
in my step-mom.
God Bless you
Weekly Stewardship
Received May 3, 2015
Children’s Stewardship May 3, 2015
$ 13,593.23
Stewardship received Electronically–Mar. 2015
$ 11,933.00
Mortgage Update
Monthly Mortgage Payment
Current Mortgage as of 4-21-15
$ 23,362.43
Loan on Rooftop Units
$ 110,000.00
Note: Only 3 mortgage payments are allocated in the Operating budget.
The other 9 are made through donations to the Building Fund.
Monthly Finance Update - March, 2015
Budgeted Stewardship and other income
Actual YTD Stewardship and other income
Budgeted Expenditures
YTD Expenditures
Financial highlights for month of March 2015
Maintenance supplies $721.68, Semi-annual Property & Liability Ins.
$10,556.50, Strategic Planning $435.24, WE Energies $10,475, Lightbulbs & ballasts $881.89, Snowplowing $3858.
God bless you and your families.
Faith Formation
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Responds to Nepal Earthquake
Thank you for your initial outpouring of prayers and support
for all those affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that
struck Nepal on April 25. More than 6,200 people have been
recorded as dead up to this point. More than 8.1 million people have been injured and/or left homeless. CRS, the official
international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in
the United States, is responding to the crisis in your name.
Their history of emergency response in the region, as well as
their network of experienced local partners, allows them to
provide aid quickly and effectively. Your donations will assist
with this immediate emergency response and help CRS to
reach even more families. Please keep the Napalese people, and
all those affected by the earthquake, in your prayers! Thank
Gifts can be made:
Online at;
By telephone at 877-435-7277; or
By check to CRS, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
(“Nepal Earthquake” on the memo line.)
Mass intentions for Nepal will be included in the Friday, May
15, 8:45am Mass and Sunday, May 30, 10:00am Mass.
We are looking for more people to consider joining our KidZone
(childcare during Mass) and Children’s Liturgy of the Word teams to
help with our Children’s Ministry endeavors here at St. Paul.
Karen at [email protected] or (262)968-2276 .
New Team Members always Welcome
St. Paul’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program utilizes the
Liturgy and Sacred Scripture to form children in their relationship
with God through His Church. It is used throughout the world and
has the support of many different Religious Communities – including
the Missionaries of Charity (the community founded by Blessed
Mother Teresa of Calcutta). We are excited to announce that there
is a training in the Archdioceses of Milwaukee hosted by St. Mary’s
Visitation Catholic Parish in Elm Grove. This training is part one of
level one (out of three) for the three to six year olds. It will be held
Thursday, July 23rd through Friday, July 31st (minus Sunday, July 26th)
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $300 but there are scholarships
available through The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National
Association ( Please contact Kathy Shea for any
questions at (262) 894-7074 or [email protected]
(evenings preferred).
Today is Mother’s Day! Make sure to
give your mom a big hug… and don’t
forget to love on those other motherlike people: grandmas, god-mothers,
and women in your life that teach you to love. You know who else
you should spend a little time thanking is Mother Mary. She is the
mother over the ENTIRE Church. She is amazing! Without her, we
wouldn’t have had Jesus be born and save us from sin. What’s more,
Jesus gave her to us to be our mother. And we all know that mothers
are really important. They teach us to love. Today’s second reading
tells us the importance of love – when we love, we see God. I think
one of the best ways to say thank you to all of the mothers in our life
is to go out and love. Take what they have given you and give it to
the world. And we have a world that really needs love. And of
course, don’t forget to love on mom.
Adoration Chapel
If you are interested in offering an hour of prayer in the
Adoration Chapel on Wed. May 13 (The Feast of Our Lady of
Fatima) please call Dave Gergen 262-968-1712. These prayers are
for the intention of a successful Mortgage Reduction campaign,
along with your personal needs and intentions.
May is the month of Our Lady. Come and honor her. Join our
Rosary Ministry at Linden Grove Nursing Home. We help to bring
the residents into the Garden Room where we gather to pray
together. We meet once a week on Wednesday mornings at
9:00 A.M. Our meetings last about 1 ½ hours. We would love
you to say yes to this most meaningful ministry. If you are interested in being a part of our team every week or occasionally
when you are available please call Chris Yehle at 414-940-0057
for more information.
This coming school year we will be
starting a new curriculum in Faith
Formation. It has been worked on by
myself and Ann Hepp, the Children’s
Minister at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
We began looking at what we have been doing and asking ourselves,
is this working? We also began doing some research and looking into
what has been more successful. It required having to let go of the
way things have been and look to the possibilities of what could be.
It meant, in large part, letting go of what was comfortable. The Catholic Church has been utilizing textbooks forever. It is just how it has
been done. Yet we can all think of the kids who went through different programs and have walked away from the Faith. Some of them
may be in your own family – they are in mine. So Ann and I decided
to take it upon ourselves to develop a new curriculum that will hopefully be able to better meet the needs of the children in Western
Waukesha County. Over the next few weeks, I am going to let you
know a bit more about this program. Let’s just say that the Faith
Formation office here at St. Paul’s is pretty excited about it. Please
pray for this endeavor. It is a huge undertaking but one that has been
a source of joy and excitement – and with God all things are possible.
If you have questions, please contact me at (262) 968-2276 or [email protected] Blessings!
A Spiritual Journey with St. Ignatius of Loyola
Lord, Teach Me To Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series developed
to meet the desire for on-going spiritual growth; for an appropriate
response to the call to holiness; and for a deeper commitment to Jesus
Christ as Lord. In facilitated faith-sharing prayer communities, the Lord,
himself, teaches us to pray.
Groups for Women
To register or for more information about groups
meeting in St. Paul’s Parish,
contact: Annette Quinn
[email protected]
262.370.3648 or Lisa Bixby [email protected]
Starts: June 2nd, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: St. Paul’s church
Women of Bethany Breakfast
“A Day in Jerusalem”
Get connected to our POWER!
Saturday, May 16
St. Paul’s Cafeteria
Enrolling Now !! 3K, 4K, and 5K to 8th Grade
Please contact us at 262-968-3175 for a school tour if you are interested in enrolling now or for the 2015-16 school year. We may be
exactly what you are looking for in a school? Spread the word to your
families, friends, and neighbors.
This event includes a full, catered breakfast with a talk on the
life of a 1st century Jew (like Jesus).
It is for women to learn and grow in their faith and in fellowship with other Christian women. All are welcome!
3K Update-The 3K program is in need of two to three more
students to sign up to make the class viable for the 2015-16 school
year. We cannot operate unless the number reaches the cost of the
program. We have had many inquiries, but we need an application
and $100 registration fee to truly and honestly count the students
as part of the program. Please contact us at 968-3175 to discuss
the program. We know that there is still time left for these decisions, but the sooner the better to make this program a reality. We
truly want to provide this resource to our parish and local community families. Tell everyone you know with a three year old about
our program. Thank you.
4K Update-We now will have a second session of morning 4K.
We are interested in gently used kindergarten furniture, playthings, books, puzzles, and other materials to enhance our 3K, 4K,
and 5K classrooms. Thank you to the people who have brought in
many wonderful items so far.
Cost: $10/person, or host a table of 6 for $55.
Full, catered breakfast provided • Free Childcare Available
Sign up after Mass, or by email/phone
and pay at the door.
[email protected]; (262) 968-2276
May 17
On April 28, St. Paul’s Middle School students enjoyed an extended
day at the Timber-lee Christian Center in East Troy. Students were
involved in activities that centered on team building, science education, and outdoor adventure. Classes ranged from discovering glacial
and kettle landscapes, energy and forces, global positioning, animal
encounters to leather crafting. All of the experiences gave the
students first- hand knowledge of Wisconsin. Our day ended with an
exciting competition in Nature’s Game Show.
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to Marj Kastenholz celebrating
93 years on May 11th and Elizabeth Warden
celebrating 84 years on May 14th.
And to Alli Blonien, Rosemarie Etzel, Judi
Mickel, Dennis Budzban, and Lora Migliaccio, all St. Paul
staff members who are celebrating May birthdays.
Best Wishes!
‘A Landmark Event’
Monday, May 18th
Tuesday, May 19th
Vina Mundi: an uncommon wine experience
S42W31428 State Hwy 83
Genesee Depot
Which Waukesha County landmark was built in Greek Revival fashion?
How did one small local historic structure play a huge role in the
growth and advancement of our community?
Continue to pray
the Memorare for
St. Paul School
St. Paul School and Vina Mundi cordially invite you to a special
'landmark' event. Come see students’ artful renditions of some of
Waukesha County’s most well known historic landmarks and learn
how these buildings helped to build and shape the community we
live in today. You will also have a chance to take home a featured
landmark piece. Other various student artworks will also be on
display for your enjoyment.
Vina Mundi’s wine bar will be open, so lift a glass and celebrate our
community’s wonderful history with us!
“Fore the Kids”
Golf Outing
Scheduled for
July 13, 2015
We love St. Paul School!
John E. Shanahan, Ph.D., Principal
*All proceeds from art purchases will support St. Paul School’s.
Waukesha County 2015 Drive-Through Drug Collection
Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Working Together with the
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
In the desert of Peru, lies the city of Paita,
where some communities do not have access to
water and others obtain contaminated river
water supplied by the municipality. The water is
unsafe to drink— but they don’t have a choice.
And they suffer from the resulting intestinal
parasites and disease.
St. Paul parishioners Deb Passino and her son,
Juan, will be traveling with three people from
MSOE, Professor Doug Nelson and students
Karissa and Mikala. The self-funded 10 day trip
Table-top unit
will be departing on May 20. They will be
meeting with officials from Paita to help identify solutions to
any water problems.
One of the short-term solutions is the installation of 25 tabletop water purification systems. These inexpensive, but very
effective, systems will be installed at the school and at selected
homes. Long-term solutions may require a future project or
involvement of another agency to enable detailed design and
Please pray for the team embarking on this endeavor and for
our Brothers and Sisters in Peru without access to basic needs
such as clean water, food and medical care.
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital is the closest site.
Bring your unwanted and expired prescription & over-thecounter medications; ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials,
herbals, and pet medications to the Drug Free Communities Coalition Drug Collection. For specifics visit
St. Lawrence Seminary High School
Summer Action Retreat
June 22-25, 2015
The Summer Action Retreat will be held at St. Lawrence Seminary High School, which is located in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. This
retreat is designed to give young men an opportunity to have an
enriching, team building, faith-based experience. This retreat is a
great way for all young men, while in community with others, to
grow as adults in the Catholic Faith. Register by June 17. Transportation is available.
Get details at or 920-753-7570
11th Annual Spring Retreat
for Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon
Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Save the Date:
Enjoy this weekend with other members of Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon as we discuss the 12 steps and related topics. Plenty of time for great fellowship, relaxing walks on the
beautiful grounds of the retreat center, games and fun, great
food and endless ice cream.
St. Paul School
It’s FORE the
July 13th, 2015
Registration: Friday, May 15 at 3:00 pm-- Concludes Sunday
after lunch, May 17
Cost: $200 includes room, board and materials
Scholarships available to cover the retreat fee for those that would
not attend due to financial reasons.
Contact: Br Gerry Patin, C.Ss.R.
To register: Call 262-567-6900 or visit us on the web at
Redemptorist Retreat Center
1800 N Timber Trail Lane
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Newly renovated
The Legend At Merrill Hills
For Questions and more information on how
you can participate Please contact:
Cindy Gaudion – 414-704-2817 or
[email protected]
Nazareth Family Day at Holy Hill
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:30 P.M.
Cost: $20.00 per family (includes meal after Mass)
Families are invited to this special day, which will begin with
Mass at 12:30 p.m. with Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki.
(Confessions will be heard from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Mass
will be followed by a picnic, games for all ages, face painting,
music, relay races and a "bouncy house" for younger children.
For more information & registration form, please visit Walk-ins are welcome.
For questions, contact Susan McNeil at [email protected]
or (414) 758-2214.
Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary,
Help of Christians, at Holy Hill
1525 Carmel Rd., Hubertus 53033
Other Events Outside our Parish
Bereavement Support Group Sessions
You are invited to join this eight-week, Christ-centered
support group that focuses on grief topics associated with
the death of a loved one. The presentations are taken from
Alan Wolfelt's book Understanding Your Grief: 10 Essential
Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. The
group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 9
– July 28, in the Parish Room. To register, please call
Peggy at 262-424-4567. Information is also online at
Be sure to check out our new website to stay up to date on the latest news,
formation offerings, mass times, and more!
Parish Events this Week
St. Paul’s Liturgical Week
Monday, May 11
Gym Reserved
Cafeteria Reserved
Silver Wings/Fam Rm
School Committee/8th Gr. Rm
Men’s Basketball (**closed after 8:30pm)
Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23
Mark 16:15-20
May ALTAR CARE– Mary Grall
Home Communion Minister– Sara Drolet
Tuesday, May 12
Catholic Study Club/CH & Caf
Gym Reserved
Human Concerns Mtg/PO
Wednesday, May 13
9:30-11:30AM Church Cleaning-Volunteers always welcome
Gym Reserved
Youth Group/Youth RM
Praise Ensemble/CH
Thursday, May 14
Divine Mercy Chaplet/Chapel
Gym Reserved
Boy Scout Troup 135/Gal
Jubilation Choir/CH
Men’s Basketball (**closed after 8:30pm)
Friday, May 15
Gym Closed
Saturday, May 16
Loaves & Fishes
Men’s Basketball (**closed after 9:30am)
 Charles Hansen by Family
 Valerie Wolter by Rasmussen Family
Catholic Study Club Mass/May Crowning
 Mary Beyer by Fri Night Lenten Group
 Nepal Earthquake Victims
 Benjamin & Helen Stawski by Family
 Alice Johnston by Lammer Family
 James & Marcella Edlebeck by Family
5:00PM Jenessa Gittens, Rosemary McCarthy
8:00AM John Lammer, Anne Schultz
10:00AM Craig Haubach, Rita Borowski
Sunday, May 17
Loaves & Fishes
Donut Sunday
Kid’s Zone/Gym
5:00PM Brian & Debbie Campbell, Jim & Karen Grande
8:00AM Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes
Other Upcoming Events
May 18 All Saints Lutheran Church Blood Drive 2:30-6:30pm.
Register at 1-800-BE A-HERO. 705 W. Tomlin Rd. Wales
5:00PM Dennis Budzban, Tom Strupp, Jerry Sutkiewicz,
Mike Wolf
8:00AM Bill Johnston, Jim Prellwitz, Pete Pugal, Trish Pugal,
Mike Zignego
10:00AM Ruth Brown, Art Lemm, John Van de Casteele,
Dan Zehnpfennig, John Ziobro
May 25 St. Theresa, Eagle Memorial Day Mass 9am at cemetery .
Jun 3-6 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Gigantic Book Sale. Located
at Hwy 18 & 67. For more information: Call 965-3924or 965-4104.
Catholic Memorial 2015 Summer Camps Camps for students
Grades 1-9. A variety of sports, weight training, art, and drama camps
available. To view Camp Descriptions and Online Registration,
Go to For questions, call 262-542-7101
Please Join Us in Praying For…..
III Kristy Madaus & Stephen Schroeder
I Sarah Phillips & Nicholas Hendren
Esther Franklin
Ralph Day
In Loving Memory
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Jared Bajczyk, Martha Beerkircher, Barb Bishop,
Helen Brady, Dee Cassidy, Kathy Dalgren, Owen Fouts,
JoAnn Hanson, Jennifer Heidger, Harold Hinterberg,
Eli Kelliher, Charles Kirchner, Larry Presta, Pat Roche, Tim
Roche, Clarence Stellpflug, Robert Stephens, Joan Timlin, Myron
Toshner, Jean Vicenzi, and Lisa Zimmerman.
Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and
that means bulletin articles will have an early due date. This
will be on Thursday, May 21, by 10:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed on
Monday, May 25.
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
NOTICE: Bulletin articles are due 9am on Mondays.
Please submit to [email protected]
Like us: St. Paul Genesee and/or St. Paul School Genesee
Shared Pastor/Administrator Fr. Ralph Gross
Shared Associate Pastor
Fr. Chuck Wrobel
Shared Deacons
Mauricio Fernandez
Gordon Snyder
John C. Mezydlo
School Principal
John Shanahan
Dir. of Child & Family Ministry Karen Farrell
Dir. of Youth & Adult Ministry Sarah Daszczuk
Dir. of Liturgy and Music
Peggy Kolonko
Dir. Admin. Services
Rosemarie Etzel
Pastoral Council Chairperson Dawn Sarandos
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Additional Information can be found on the Parish Website……………
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Prepare for the sacraments of initiation with a small group to join the Catholic church. Call Sarah Daszczuk.
Infant Baptism: Parent sessions are required. Infants receive the sacrament during the Eucharistic Celebration every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.
Other arrangements are possible. Call Sarah Daszczuk.
Confirmation: Youth at least 16 years of age or adults seeking to be confirmed, call Sarah Daszczuk.
First Eucharist: Parent/child preparation required. Contact Karen Farrell.
Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00-4:45 PM or by appointment.
Marriage: Arrangements should be made six months in advance. One of the parties must be a registered parish member and a practicing Catholic.
Weddings on Saturdays, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, or Friday evenings.
Care of Sick: Sacramental care of the sick, call the Parish Office.
Anointing of the Sick: Call the Parish office with request.
St. Paul Cemetery: Hwy DE & Snowdon Rd. Call Parish Office for information.