Saturday: 3:00 pm
2017-2018 FISH FRY LIST
September 8, 2017; October 13, 2017; November 10, 2017; December 8, 2017; January 12, 2018; February 9, 2018;
February 16, 2018; February 23, 2018; March 2, 2018; March 9, 2018; March 16, 2018; March 23, 2018; March 30, 2018;
April 13, 2018; and May 11, 2018.
BLESSING OF HOMES
Some request this during the Christmas Season or early in the new year. If you desire the pastor to contact you and set up a time for a blessing, please mark a very clear "X" on your collection envelope next Sunday, December 24th or Christmas Day or Sunday, December 31st.
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - Sell/Buy
Our parish will hold a calendar raffle throughout December with daily prizes ranging from $50.00 - $500.00. Each calendar costs $20.00. Envelopes with a calendar for each family to purchase are in the vestibule. More are available in the vestibule or rectory. We encourage all parishioners to participate in the raffle by purchasing and selling calendars. A $7,000.00 profit is our goal. To achieve this, we need to sell 500 calendars.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS
Our food pantry is collecting items that are in great need during the Fall months (September, October and November). The pantry is in need of: baby food, mac 'n cheese, pasta noodles, pasta sauce, beans, peanut butter, and canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken and/or beef stew). Items can be placed in the container in the vestibule. The food pantry helps many families in the West Allis area with your support. Thank you for sharing what you have with others in need. - Human Concerns Committee
PRAYER & WORSHIP COMMITTEE UPDATE
A current need surfaced. We need new choir members, servers (children and adults) and also Eucharistic ministers. Parishioners should carefully and prayerfully consider if they are qualified to fulfill some of these much needed ministries in our parish. Contact the rectory if interested!
CHRISTMAS WREATHS & GREENS - ON SALE NOW
Our parish is again sponsoring this sale of wreaths & greens, now through Sunday, November 5th. The order sheets are in the vestibule. The pick-up date and time will be Friday, November 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please pick up by the pavilion. Support this fundraiser for the parish and obtain some greens for the Christmas season; they certainly enhance and give a warm look to our homes during this festive season. For more information, please call Barb Suter at 414-328-0127.
Robert Zaja, son of our parishioner Rose Zaja, is in need of a kidney transplant. If anyone can assist him, or knows of someone willing to assist, please call Robert or Rose at 414-321-1379 or 414-803-8095. Thank you also for your prayers.
Sister Genevieve, who resides in our convent, is in need of transportation or looking for someone to carpool with as they go to their place of employment. Please contact her at her cell of 1-469-951-9614 to discuss if where you and she work are close enough that she could be dropped off at or near her place of employment. Thank you.
NOTICE TO ALL PARISHIONERS AND CHURCH ATTENDEES
Our Saturday evening Mass of Anticipation time has changed to 4:00 p.m.
Please join us.
Penance & Reconciliation will now be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
The first Friday of the month is the usual day for the ministering of communion to those unable to come to church. If you know of anyone who would want monthly communion, please notify the pastor. Of course, any time a sick person would want the Anointing of the Sick/Holy Communion, please call the pastor!
SLEEPING BAG MINISTRY
This group faithfully meets twice a month on Tuesday mornings from September to June at 9 a.m. in the Remembrance Room. We need a few good knotters in making sleeping bags for the homeless. No sewing is required, just the ability to make a knot with yarn. For more information, call Jackie Ellington at 414-327-4625.
ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has been planning to cluster the West Milwaukee parish and the eastern parishes of West Allis. Below are the links to the documents for the information they have collected with the assistance and involvement of parish member volunteers from St. Florian, Holy Assumption, St. Augustine and St. Rita. Please read the data and attend one of the upcoming meetings to better explain everything and to ask questions of these representatives that you may have. The information and meetings are vitally important for the future of all of these parishes. Ideally, we would like you to attend our meeting; but if there are time restraints, we understand and feel it is vitally important that you attend at least one of the meetings. There will be more meetings in 2017. Please watch for those dates and times.
Click here for Profile and Possibilities information.
Click here for Pastoral Activity information.
Click here for Data information.
Thank you for all of those in attendance at the 2016 meetings and our hope is that you participated by offering ideas and suggestions to make this transition happen smoothly. Please continue to read through the information contained in the above links as more meetings will occur in the near future and please be sure to check our website for the dates on those meetings too.
QUAD PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
We are pleased to announce the formation of our Quad Parish Religious Education Program. St. Augustine, St. Florian, Holy Assumption, and St. Rita Parishes have decided to better utilize space, resources and volunteers; while providing quality formation for our children and youth. The Quad Parish Religious Education Program will be under the direction of our Pastoral Associate, Barbara Krieger. She can be reached at her office, located within St. Rita Parish, at 414-541-7515, ext. 39 or via her cell at 414-364-5566.
ALL classes are now held on Sunday mornings at St. Rita Parish. The high school classes have been scheduled at the same time as the grade school classes for convenience of families with multiple aged students. Both orientations will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Arnold Hall. Families can enter Arnold Hall on the north side of the main church lot on S. 60 St. & W. Lincoln Ave. (There is a door marked "Arnold Hall.")
-- Orientation for kindergarten - 8th grade is Sunday, September 10, 2017.
-- Orientation for high school is Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Classes will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. at St. Rita Parish.
For RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), please see below or call Barbara Krieger for more details.
The 2017-2018 Letter of the Quad Parish Religious Education information is here.
The 2017-2018 Registration Information for St. Augustine families on any of the programming is here.
The 2017-2018 Quad Parish Religious Education Schedule is listed here for you to view dates, times and location of classes or events.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
This process of bringing non-baptized adults into the Catholic community has been used in the USA since 1988 - almost 30 years. Some Catholics are familiar with the process, and there are some who hardly know it exists. Here in our parish earlier this year, two adults were baptized, confirmed and made their First Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil. There is an adapted rite known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) used for children who have reached the age of reason and are entering into the Catholic Church. Also related to this process of RCIA is the reception of adults baptized into another ecclesial community (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc.) being received into the Catholic community through Confirmation and First Communion; we had one such candidate during the Easter Season. More can be learned about this Catholic ritual in the Catholic Update inserted in today’s bulletin. Also a reminder: any adults interested in being baptized or received into the Catholic church - contact the pastor soon, as sessions would begin in early autumn. Usually from September or October to Easter is enough time for the necessary sessions. Please contact Barbara Krieger, our Pastoral Associate, to register or ask any questions. She can be reached at her office at 414-541-7515, ext. 39 or via her cell at 414-364-5566.
LOCAL PARISH FOOD PANTRIES
Provided by 3 parishes: St. Augustine, Holy Assumption & St. Florian. Their information is: Holy Assumption at 1525 S. 71st St. (South parking lot), EVERY Thursday 5-7 p.m. AND Friday 12-3 p.m. OR at St. Florian at 1210 S. 45th St. (North parking lot), ONLY the 3rd Monday of each month from 5-6 p.m.
We have a Fish Fry every second Friday of the month from September through May and every Friday during Lent. Please check our Events Calendar for specific details on location, times and prices. Those who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary are invited to bring their guests to our Fish Fries for their celebration. Separate tables can be set for your celebration of 12 guests or more. Our Fish Fry crew will then serve you and your guests family style. Call Barb Suter at 414-328-0127 or the rectory at 414-541-5207 to set up a Fish Fry Party. Plan ahead for a nice family/friends party at a Great Fish Fry!