Community News

Marriage Encounter Weekend

Looking for a weekend away, for just the two of you? A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers you this experience. It's a time to renew your relationship, away from the everyday distraction of life. It’s an opportunity to strengthen your communication and promote greater intimacy in your life together. You don't need a Marriage Encounter Weekend, but you DESERVE one. “Discover Each Other Again”, more deeply, honestly and warmly. The 2018 weekend retreat schedule is:

March 16-18 at Saint Norbert Abbey

April 27-29 at Saint Norbert Abbey

For more information and to obtain an informational brochure, contact (Sue & Dennis Amtmann, (920) 544-5166 or or visit the website at

Fox Valley Catholic Bible Study

Challenge yourself to an in depth look at Scripture from the context of the times they were written and apply it to today's life. We are currently on the Gospel of Mark. Over 60 attendees come weekly to hear Fr. Don Zuleger explore the Bible in new ways every Friday at 6:30 am held in St. Bernadette School Cafeteria 2331 E Lourdes Drive, Appleton, WI. A $3 offering includes coffee & Manderfield’s baked goods. View us at for more info

4 Stages of Marriage

The four stages of marriage are: (1) romance, (2) disillusionment, (3) misery and (4) awakening. Many marriages experience the first three stages. Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the fourth stage of awakening. Don’t give up without learning about the fourth stage! If your marriage suffers from disillusionment or misery, please contact Retrouvaille.. For confidential information about or to register for the program beginning with a weekend retreat in the Green Bay area, March 2-4, 2018, at the St Norbert's Abbey in De Pere, please call (414) 502-7685, email: or visit our website at


Church Women United in Outagamie County

Annual Meeting - Friday, January 26th First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Franklin St., Appleton Registration at 11:30 am, followed by lunch $10, short meeting and program. Reservation will be needed by JANUARY 22nd. Please contact Jayne, 246-8569 or or Marilyn, 788-5850 or

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

At Goodwill NCW in Menasha needs volunteers from throughout the Fox Cities to help prepare tax returns for low-to-moderate income households, persons with disabilities or non-English speaking taxpayers. Tax pre experience not required; however, computer skills are desirable. Training will be provided. To learn more, you can register to attend an information session at or contact Jackie Zolp, Goodwill NCW VITA Site Coordinator, at 920-968-6021 or

Joy Conference

For over 40 years, the Joy Conference has educated and entertained attendees with stories of hope and courage. Join us on Sat, February 3 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s auditorium for “A Legacy of Joy.” For more information on the conference, go to family-living/joy2018/or call 920-832-4763.

Christmas Tree Donations

St. Vincent de Paul Appleton is looking for artificial Christmas Tree donations to restock for Christmas 2018! Please box or bag all pieces of the tree together. Proceeds from the items sold in the store help people in need in our community. The store and donation center is located at 1924 W. College Avenue, Appleton. Donation hours are Sunday 10 am—2 pm, Monday - Friday 8 am-6 pm, and Saturday 8 am -4 pm.

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.


High School students and young adults are invited to join SPIRITUS in this dynamic gathering of faith sharing. IGNITE is held on the first and third Monday's of the month from 7-9 p.m. at both Mount Tabor Center, Menasha and Sacred Heart Parish.













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
  • St. Joseph is located at:
  • 404 W. Lawrence St. Appleton 54911
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  • St. Mary Church is located at:
  • 312 S. State St. Appleton 54911
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