This weekend we continue the celebration of Christmas with the celebration of the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Guided by the Magi, we'll gather for worship at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 8:30, 10:30 and 6. The link for the livestream, if needed, is found below.
AND - there's an Open House to which all parishioners are invited. See the details at left.
SHARING MINISTRY IN JANUARY Sign-up links are found here for ministries at Mass this coming weekend and for the rest of January. THANKS to those who so generously participate in these necessary roles at Mass. READERS - WELCOME MINISTERS - SERVERS
BRING YOUR GIFT CARDS AND BABY BOTTLES
Parishioners are encouraged to donate gift cards, which will be given to St. Vincent de Paul to share in their outreach to individuals and families in need. Cards are requested for Kwik Trip, Pick ’n’ Save and Walgreens valued at $5 to $25. Cards will be accepted until Jan. 8, and can be put in the collection basket at Mass.
Baby bottles distributed during Advent also are being collected to support the Hope Life Center and its outreach to those facing an unplanned pregnancy or dealing with a past abortion.
Thanks to the generous parishioners who have brought us to 97 percent of our target, with parishioners pledging $876,682. If you haven’t pledged or contributed please help us meet our goal and wrap-up this important campaign. Brochures and pledge forms also are at all entrances. You can also pledge online!
If you missed it earlier, here is this week's Quick Things video.
A CONVERSATIONAL REVIEW OF 2022
INTRODUCING MATTHEW'S GOSPEL: Scripture scholar John McHugh offers a spirited review of the gospel from we'll be hearing on most Sundays in the upcoming year. The conversation begins at :40.
WELCOMING NEW NEIGHBORS: Parishioners Joan Kleist and Christine Daniels talk about the ongoing experience of welcoming refugee families to Wausau. This anticipates a one-year New Neighbor celebration at 1:30 Sunday, Jan. 15 at St. Anne to which all parishioners are invited. The conversation begins at 3:00.
RE-IMAGINING PART 1: In this February conversation, Andrew Halvorsen and Jeremy Klemen on Ellis Construction explain the initial stages of designing the construction work that had just begun. The conversation begins at 2:48.
RE-IMAGINING PART 2: Just two weeks remained before construction work was to be completed when Fr. Tom talked about the project and its progress with Joe Leaver, the project manager for Ellis Construction. The conversation begins at 1:30.
RE-IMAGINING - THE DEDICATION: Fr. Chris Rouech, a friend of Fr. Tom, offers helpful insight and background on the Rite of Dedication of an Altar, which the parish celebrated June 19. The conversation begins at 2:00.
THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY: This upcoming and ongoing experience of the Church is one of Pope Francis' greatest priorities. Kristin Kohlberg talked about the Synod and her work as part of Vatican preparations for the Synod. The conversation starts at :38.
REGARDING UKRAINE: Newman Catholic High School history teacher Ryan Moore offers helpful background and insight on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a war that was just a month old when this conversation occurred. It begins at 3:00.
SISTER THEA: Greg Linn introduces viewers to his one-time Viterbo University professor, Sister Thea Bowman, now being promoted for sainthood. The conversation starts at 1:20. ValLimar Jansen also brought a different perspective to Sister Thea's life in her one-woman presentation at St. Anne in December.
ST. BENEDICT: Brother Paul Vincent Niebauer talks about someone he knows well as a Benedictine monk. The conversation starts at 1:20.
BLESSED SOLANUS CASEY: An old friend of St. Anne parishioners, Fr. Dan Crosby, OFMCap, shares the story of Blessed Solanus Casey, a Wisconsin native on the path to sainthood. The conversation starts at 1:00.
MUSIC, MISSION & LIGHT
Our three extraordinary nights with ValLimar Jansen are available online for the next month. Simply click on the image at left. You'll also find an earlier interview with ValLimar.
SHARING WITH THE PARISH
Parish worship and ministries depend upon the generosity of ALL parishioners. And, it couldn't be easier to make a contribution. Scheduling an ongoing contribution or making a one-time donation - is just a click away. Thanks to all who share generously with the parish.
CONTINUING CHRISTMAS The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
This coming weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord with Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. In-person participation is the best option, but if you can't attend in-person, a link to a livestream of the 8:30 Mass is at left and at the parish web site. The link can be watched anytime after 8:30. Here is a link to the worship aid and a link to the Solemnity's readings.