2020 91st Street
Kenosha, WI 53143
March Reading of the Month
St. John Paul II:
On the Person and Mission of
St. Joseph in the life of Christ
and of the Church
REGULATIONS FOR LENT AND THE EASTER
1. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. All the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial, attentiveness to prayer, and works of charity and mercy.
2. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and all the Fridays of Lent.
3. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 and Good Friday, April 3.
4. On these two days of fast and abstinence, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
5. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is a serious
Father Campbell, who is a part-time teaching faculty member for the Theology Depatment at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, led a pilgrimage to the March for Life, chaperoned by other members of the SJCA Theology Department.
This photo was taken outside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception shortly before the March for Life on January 22nd, 2015:
Father Campbell welcomed the students of St. Joseph Catholic Academy and All Saints Catholic School to St. Therese Parish for retreats.
Reflecting on Sacrificial Giving, I pray
Thank you for teaching me to be generous as You have been generous with me.
Thank you for showing me that all I am and have are gifts from You, and that these gifts, Lord, are meant to be shared.
Help me to understand that others, known and unknown to me, depend on me for help.
Walk with me on my stewardship journey, so that I may constantly renew my relationship with you.
Give me the courage to trust, so that I may experience the joy of sacrificial giving.
Make me a gift to others in Your name.
In this series, Fr. Campbell offers reflections on the promises attached to the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Followed by the novena prayer to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
For the rest of the series, please visit the "Homilies and Talks" page.
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Greetings in the Lord. I am writing you from the beautiful chapel of Our Mother of Good Counsel nursing home, run by the wonderfully holy Franciscan Sisters of the Martyr St. George who are full of love and compassion for the sick. They originated in Germany where their Cardinal protector was once Eugenio Pacelli, so I know that my prayers to Ven. Pius XII have been answered!
This is a healthy and holy place, and so my health has improved with my lung infection gone and in many other ways. I am trying to become holy by offering up my trials and by praying more. I normally pray one hour before Mass and one hour after. Then I try to remain in His presence through frequent spiritual aspirations and glances at His Crucifix with our Sorrowful Mother beneath it.
My hope is to be a contemplative -- praying especially for vocations to the priesthood in Peoria, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Rapid City, S.D., Ireland, Wales, Kitui, Kenya, Springfield, Il., and Denver and for these holy Franciscan sisters. I am always praying for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Therese, and for St. Joseph Academy where I was so involved (All Saints too). I am very glad that my ardent prayers to St. Joseph were answered that no casino come to Kenosha, but other jobs instead. In fact, I now pray that an annual Passion play will come there through the intercession of St. Padre Pio.
I will certainly miss all of you in Kenosha, and leaving brought some tears to my eyes as when St. Paul left the Corinthians. However, you are in very good hands with Fr. Campbell and Fr. McDermott. I am happy here in St. Louis where many of my ancestors have lived for generations (also the Cardinals), and God has given me a new mission, united to His Cross. Please pray for this poor sinner and for all the Sisters, nurses aides and sick here (including a Bishop and 6 other priests).
In His Sacred Heart and her Immaculate Heart with St. Joseph,
Father Ben Reese
Please Pray for Father Reese as he moves to Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis.
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Confessions: Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Saturday Vigil: 4pm
Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8am
*no Mass at St. Therese on Thursday or Saturday. Please consider attending Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on those days. For information, please check the OLMC website.
Fr. Bob McDermott is now Associate Pastor at
St. Therese Parish. Please pray for him
as he ministers to us alongside
Fr. Campbell, our Pastor!
Baptism: By appointment. Please call the Parish Office for class registration.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Adults interested in Baptism, reception into the Catholic Church, Confirmation and/or First Communion and children over the age of 7 who have not yet been Baptized please contact the Parish Office.
Marriage: Please call the Pastor at least 6 months in advance in order to make arrangements. Couples that are sharing the same abode will be asked to separate until they are married.
Home Visitation: Anyone who cannot attend Mass and receive the Sacraments due to sickness or age, please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for a home visit.
Began in Septermber at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School - 1919 54th Street, Kenosha - and runs throughout the year. Teens and Adults welcome!
Class is from 7-9pm. Also serves as an RCIA class for non-Catholics who wish to become Catholic or for those who have never been Confirmed.
Enter through the door facing Columbus Park.
This program for adults and children is a collaboration between St. Therese, Mt. Carmel, St. Elizabeth and St. James Parishes - those in the program may attend any location.
Times and locations:
Sunday, 8:50 am-9:50 am
Mt. Carmel K-6 Started Sept. 21st
Sunday, 9:25 am-10:25 am
St. Therese K-6 Started Sept. 21st
Sunday, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
St. Elizabeth K-11 Started Sept. 21st
Sunday, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Mt. Carmel 7-11 Started Sept. 14th
Wednesday, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
St. James 4k-8 Started Sept. 24th
Wednesday, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
St. James Adult Ed. Started Sept. 10th
If you have any questions please email Mariann Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapel at Marytown has live online streaming of Eucharistic Adoration - if you need some time with the Lord but there is no chapel locally that is open: