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TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL SCAMS iTUNES
WATCH FOR UNSAFE TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL Be alert for Text Messages that seem to becoming from Father Jim Volkert but are not. Be alert for the iTunes Gift Card Scam! The hoax we told you about a few months ago seems to be making its way through the archdiocese again. Several parishes contacted us this week to ask if there is a way to prevent these bogus emails from going out to their staff and parishioners. Unfortunately, there is not. The best defense is to educate your people! If you are not familiar with this scam, it starts with the fraudsters creating a fa...

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Posted on August 30, 2019 in: General News

Eucharistic Ministers Needed
Have you thought about expanding your spiritual life? Maybe now is that time!  We are in need of    Eucharistic Ministers for all the Masses, especially 4:30 PM. If you are even slightly thinking about it, please give me a call or send me a message. Sue Novasic, 262-763-7837 or suenov5@aol.com  

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Register for REP or Family Life

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: General News

Register for REP or Family Life
Students are expected to be enrolled in Religious Education from 1st-11th grade (if not attending a Catholic school). Registration forms are available on all TriParish websites. Forms and payment can go to your church office.   Religious Education classes are offered by the TriParish in two formats:   REP Classes: Parents will drop off children for weekly grade-leveled classes from 9:15-10:15am on Sundays at St. Mary Parish School. Available for grades K-8. Contact Margie Robers for more information:  mrobers@stmb.org   Family Life Nigh...

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Smile.Amazon.Com Parish Fundraiser
Immaculate Conception St. Mary Parish will earn money from the AmazonSmile Foundation when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/39-0806246.  

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Tri-Parish Sunday Morning Religious Education Notes
Just a reminder that in order for a child to receive their First Communion preparation, the child must first attend Grade One. We also offer Kindergarten. On another note, we need substitute teachers. You would only be asked to teach maybe two or three times a year. Since we will be in three different locations – grade school, Notre Dame Building and the Annex, we need a few adults to volunteer as hall monitors. Safeguarding God’s Children Archdiocesan certification is required for either one of these jobs. The Safeguarding Class is scheduled at St. Char...

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Harvest for Hot Lunch

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Harvest for Hot Lunch
Would you like to share your bountiful harvest with our students?  The Burlington Catholic Hot Lunch Program would be grateful for any of your home-grown vegetables or fruits.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beets, green peppers, green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc., may be dropped off at either location: St. Mary campus cafeteria anytime between 8 AM – 2 PM, beginning Tuesday, August 20th. St. Charles campus cafeteria anytime between 8:30 AM – 1 PM, beginning Tuesday, August 27th. We appreciate your generosity! ...

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Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
Each year our parishes are asked to take part in supporting the work and mission of the Church in southeastern Wisconsin through the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  While the names and testimonials of those whose lives have changed because of the Appeal vary, the messages of faith, hope, and charity remain the same and resonate as strongly as ever.   This year’s theme, Amazing Grace, serves to remind us to be thankful for how the wonder of God’s infinite grace affects and changes us.  Grace helps to deepen our faith, make us more loving, carin...

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Adult Formation Wednesday Nights

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: General News

Adult Formation Wednesday Nights
St. Mary, along with St. Thomas in Waterford, St. Clare in Wind Lake, St. Charles in Burlington and St. Joseph and Lyons have an adult formation program which is intended bring adults into a deeper knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Any adult, even those who are not catholic are invited to attend. You may attend one topic, all sessions in a series or all the series.  The venue for these adult formation series rotate two sites.  St. Mary in Burlington (108 McHenry Street, Burlington, WI 53105) in Heim Hall (the door is located between the ...

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Coaches, Chaperones and Volunteers...
Safe Environment Training is being offered Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM at St. Charles. This training is required for anyone in the Archdiocese who works with children. Registration is mandatory. Register at https://milwaukee.cmgconnect.org.  A background check is included in this online process.   

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Helping Families Grow in Faith

Posted on August 07, 2019 in: General News

Helping Families Grow in Faith
It takes everyone in a parish community to grow strong families. Please consider volunteering your talents with our Religious Education program. We need people who want to lovingly serve God - we can train you on the specifics! Is God calling you to serve? Please contact Ellie Schultz to learn more  eschultz@mystcharles.org  

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