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  • Greetings from St. Louis Fr. Reese, March 2015

    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

  • Father Reese fights ALS - one of the "Most Inspirational" of 2014

    Please Pray for Father Reese as he moves to Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis.

    Catholic Herald Online:
    Most Inspirational People of 2014

    Denver Catholic Register:
    Denver Priests Show Solidarity with ALS-Afflicted Brother

    Kenosha News:
    I Would Love to be Healed of This

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
    Kenosha priest keeps the faith in fight against ALS

    Catholic Herald:
    Silenced, Priest Still Carries Powerful Message

  • Father Campbell takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for Father Reese - at St. Joseph Catholic Academy

     
  • Archbishop Listecki takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for Father Reese

  • Father Reese receiving support from our Bishops



    Fr. Reese with Cardinal Stafford

    Fr. Reese with Bishop Hying



    Fr. Reese with Bishop Thomas

  • Mass and Confession Times

    Confessions: Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm

    Masses: 

    Saturday Vigil: 4pm

    Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am

    Weekdays:

    Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8am

    Wednesday: 5:45pm

    *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.

    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Website

  • Our Associate Pastor   

    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!

  • Reception of the Sacraments

    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.
     

  • Father Campbell's "Tour of the Catholic Faith"

    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.

  • Religious Education 

    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 youth.ed@stelizabethkenosha.com.

  • Online
    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

    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:

    Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

  • Tweets from Pope Francis

  • Vatican News

  • Rome Reports