Dear brothers and sisters, Congratulations to all of you on the completion of another school year. Whether you are going from one grade to the next or … Read More
Happy Easter my friends, As we talked about last month, the Easter season does not end on Easter Sunday. It goes on for 50 more days until … Read More
Dear brothers and sisters, Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us celebrate, for Jesus is alive! In many of our churches, we put away our “Alleluia” for Lent, and save … Read More
Hello my brother and sisters. This season of Lent is off to a busy start. I hope that you and your family are putting into practice some … Read More
This coming Wednesday, Feb. 13, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of Lent, a time of reflection and penance in … Read More
A very happy and blessed New Year to you all! I pray that the love of the newborn Jesus is alive and well in all your hearts … Read More
School is in full swing now. Many of you have probably spent a few hours outside your house raking leaves already! Autumn is a very special time throughout our diocese, and we look forward to Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that doesn’t focus on gift-giving or parties. Rather, it’s a time when we can give thanks to God for all he has given us, particularly the beauty of his creation.
Welcome to autumn! It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago we were all enjoying the warm sun, gentle breezes and longer days of summer. Now there’s a chill in the air and leaves on the trees are rapidly changing colors. The changing of the seasons is such a wonderful reminder to all of us of the power and glory of God and his creation!During this month, our church celebrates two very important days. Oct. 2 is the feast of the Guardian Angels. Your parents, teachers and other special adults in your lives find comfort in knowing that a special angel protects each one of you. In Matthew’s Gospel (18:10), Jesus says, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.” Read More
Welcome back to school! By now you’ve had the opportunity to meet your new teachers, catch up with your friends and get ready for a brand new year of learning.What a wonderful time this can be! Education, and particularly lifelong education in our Catholic faith, is one of those very special gifts that we can hold on to forever. So, if you are in a Catholic school, or attend a religious education program, take advantage of this new school year to continue opening your mind and heart to Jesus. Read More
The summer is well under way! I hope that each of you has had the opportunity to relax, take time away from your studies and spend time with those close to you. Even as Bishop of Green Bay, during this month of beautiful summer weather I look forward to visits with family and friends as a way to “recharge my batteries” and catch up on things that are happening in their lives.Speaking of rest and relaxation, July has a day with a very special meaning in our diocese. On July 14, we honor Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, born in Canada in 1656, who is the patroness of our own Camp Tekawitha on Loon Lake in Shawano. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” her mother was a Christian Algonquin Indian who had been captured by the Iroquois and saved by the man whom she later married and became Tekakwitha’s father. Read More