Members of the parish’s Hispanic Community will be doing a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, this Sunday, May 26. Two buses and 76 parishioners will be leaving St. Mary Church early Sunday morning. will attend a 3:00 pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Faustino in the Shrine’s Church. There is a plenary indulgence associated with participating in a pilgrimage under the usual conditions of Confession and Communion. The buses will return to St. Mary Church about 7:00 pm Sunday evening. We wish our parishioners great weather and a wonderful experience on their voyage!
Letter from Fr. Faustino – May 19, 2013
My Dear Faithful in Jesus Christ,
I hope you are all enjoying this special spring weather! I have already set up my fishing rod and even got my license for trout and now I am sensing the fear of the fish around Wisconsin! My specialty is catching octopuses, but as far as my knowledge of geography and biology permits, I do not believe there is such an animal like this around this area. If you know any place, please let me know!
I would like to share with you some of the special devotions we are undertaking in our parish over the next few weeks. The most important one is the beautiful celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on June 2nd.
St. Mary & St. Augustine will have a combined celebration of Corpus Christi on June 2. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary at 9:30 am, with Fr. Faustino celebrating. There will be no 9:00 am Mass. Immediately after Mass, there will be a Eucharistic procession to St. Augustine’s with stops along the way.
The KC’s will lead the procession followed by the Blessed Sacrament, then all other parishioners and the choir leading everyone in Eucharistic hymns. When the procession reaches St. Augustine Parish, there will be benediction.
A reception will follow in St. Augustine’s hall. There will be no 10:30 Mass at St. Augustine. There will be Latin Mass at 8:00 am and the regular 6:00 pm Mass at St. Augustine and the 12:00 Hispanic Mass at St. Mary Church.
We welcome all parishioners of both parishes to participate in the beautiful procession of Corpus Christi.
May is Mary’s Month
As you know, May is the month dedicated to our Blessed Virgin Mary. On May 31st at 5 pm there will be a Rosary prayed in front of our Statute of the Blessed Virgin located in the garden outside the Church. We are inviting you to join us and to donate flowers or money to make this Garden more beautiful. You will find envelopes in the Church if you want to make a monetary donation.
As a parish community we want to keep helping the Hope House in Dubuque. We need people to help us take meals there one Monday a month and people who want to donate food or time for serving the meals. Please, call our parish secretary or talk with Walt Wisnewski if you are willing to lend a hand. Helping the poor and the homeless is one of the ways to show God how much we love Him.