Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Want to Grow in Holiness, But Too Busy? 
Click for Larger Image

Saint John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Join us on August 4th as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. 

For six weeks, we’ll reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and St. John Paul II. 

In our weekly meetings, Mondays at 6:00 PM in the SSPP School, we’ll share our insights within our small group and then watch a 30-minute video. More info: 

contact Chris Luddington: (see poster for contact information) or call the office.

*Registration is due on July 30th*
Registration is $20

You can register by phone or e-mail or by dropping off the registration form at the parish office

Read More

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fall Preview: Upcoming Adult Formation Events

Catholicism is an entire way of life. But today it’s not known.

We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.

Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, Symbolon journeys through the core teachings of the Catholic Church and focuses on our encounter with God in the sacraments and moral life.

Symbolon features dozens of nationally-known teachers such as Johnette Benkovic, Patrick Coffin, Jason and Crystalina Evert, Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Edward Sri, Chris Stefanick, Teresa Tomeo and many others who unpack the Catholic faith and call people to live it more deeply.

Symbolon Courses will begin on Wednesday, August 27th from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM.

These courses are aimed at both Catholics and Non-Catholics.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Phil Kosloski at 715-423-1351 or pakosloski@gmail.com for more information.

Want to dig deeper?

Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?

For many of us, the answer to these questions is, “no.” We all desire an intimate relationship with God. But, since learning to “say our prayers” as children, we never moved beyond rote recitation to an authentic conversation with God.

Not Just For Mystics

In Scripture we read of profound interactions people have with God. We hear of Saints who seemed to have a direct line to Him their entire lives. But most of the time we feel like this is far beyond our reach. After all, we’re not prophets, and certainly not (yet) Saints!

For most of us prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life.

The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think.

Oremus Courses will begin on Wednesday, August 27th from 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM as well as 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Oremus will run every Wednesday until October 15th.

If you are interested in Oremus, please contact Phil Kosloski at 715-423-1351 or pakosloski@gmail.com for more information.

Registration for both will begin in August.
Read More

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 25th - Fortnight for Freedom Holy Hour

The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching.

A Holy Hour for Religious Liberty celebrated in the parishes by the deacons of the Diocese of La Crosse. Saints Peter and Paul will have a holy hour on June 25th at 7:00 PM led by Deacon Jerome Ruesch.

Let us pray for Religious Freedom! Only through prayer will we be able to conquer the forces of darkness.

Read More