Community News

Benefit Concerts for Holy Resurrection Monastery

Join Bishop David Ricken in Support of Our Eastern Catholic Brethren in St. Nazianz, WI on Sunday, May 21 - 2 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, and 7 PM at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Lyra Vocal Ensemble will perform sacred music including pieces from composers like Bortnianski, Tchaikovski, Tchesnokov, Rachmaninov & other Russian masters. Part II consists of Russian folk songs in all their variety: comic, lyric, dancing, love songs.

A free will offering will be taken to raise funds to retire the mortgage of Holy Resurrection Monastery in Saint Nazianz, WI. Holy Resurrection Monastery is an Eastern Catholic (Byzantine) monastic community dedicated to prayer, fasting & generosity to the poor. They celebrate daily Mass & offer retreats for men, women, couples & families. For more info, visit or contact the monastery at 920-881-4009 or via e-mail at

Cor Jesu

Young adults are invited to join the SPIRITUS team for Cor Jesu, a monthly evening of adoration, formation, penance and faith sharing. Cor Jesu is held at St. Bernadette Parish, Appleton on the second Thursday of the Month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Come to the heart of Jesus. Registration is not required.

Feeling Helpless?

There is a place to find help. The Center for Suicide Awareness is ready to help you find a way to put the light back into your dark times. It can be as simple as texting Hopeline to 741741, or calling the Center at (920) 475-4748. Started in 2014, Hopeline is a free, statewide, text-based 24/7 emotional support for anyone who needs someone to talk to. Just text, and within minutes, a live, trained crisis counselor answers the text to help you create plan to feel better. The Center for Suicide Awareness, nestled in St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, is funded entirely through donations and grants as it tries to help Wisconsinites who are considering suicide or know a friend or family member who has died by suicide. The Center offers emotional support, support groups and more. Suicide is an issue we can no longer ignore. The suicide rate has increased 24 percent between 1999 and 2014. It claims the lives of more than 22 veterans daily in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death among teens; middle-aged men’s suicide rate is rapidly increasing in our state. The Center can use your help. To donate online, go to Or send a donation to The Center for Suicide Awareness, P.O. Box 845, Kaukauna, WI 54130, and thank you for being the light in our lives.

"Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2 - 3 pm April 18 - June 29 at the Thompson Center on Lourdes - St. Bernadette Parish School 2331 E. Lourdes Tai Chi may improve: *Relaxation *Concentration *Memory *Balance *Muscle Strength *Stamina *And more To Register: Contact Nancy Krueger at 740-9572 or email:


IGNITE are dynamic gatherings for area high school students and young adults who wish to grow in their Catholic faith and spend time with their friends. Guests are invited to join the SPIRITUS team members on the first and third Mondays. The program is scheduled 7:30pm-9:00pm at Mount Tabor Center, Menasha, St. Therese Parish, Appleton. Registration is not required.


Sister Maria Marciano Talk

Sister Maria Marciano, O.P., will receive an honorary Doctorate Degree and will also be the keynote speaker at Marquette University’s 136th Commencement on Sunday, May 21. Sister Maria is a Dominican sister from Brazil who serves Haiti’s poorest citizens. Many people from the Wisconsin and the Fox Cities area have worked with Sister Maria over the years through mission trips to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We know first hand the great influence she has had on the development of these countries. Sister Maria is a civil and hydrology engineer and has great knowledge in agronomy, agriculture, economics and business administration. Sister Maria’s work has led to building roads, water systems, schools, and community centers. She has transforms many lives through these projects. St. Thomas More is hosting an event for Sister Maria on Friday, May 19. The social begins at 4:30 pm, dinner at 5:30 and a talk at 6:30 pm. We are hoping Sister Maria will share her Commencement address with us! Please come and join us! All are welcome to attend. A free will offering will be accepted.











Weekend Mass Times:

  • Saturday: 4PM
  • Sunday: 8AM, 10AM & 6:30PM

Weekday Mass Schedule:

  • Monday: 12:05PM
  • Tuesday: 12:05PM
  • Wednesday: 12:05PM - St. Mary Church
  • Thursday: 12:05PM - St. Mary Church
  • Friday: 12:05PM
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