Community News

Back to School Sale

The St. Vincent de Paul Appleton Store is having a Back to School Sale on Thursday, August 24th, from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Enjoy 30% off store-wide merchandise and 50% off furniture! We will have new and gently used school supplies, school uniforms, factory-fresh mattresses, a large selection of furniture, and much more available day of the sale! The store is located at 1924 W. College Avenue, Appleton. Proceeds from the items sold in the store help people in need in our community.

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 Escanaba area Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2017, please call (414) 502-7685, email: or visit our website at http://

Meet Our Seminarians!

Join the Esto Vir men’s apostolate of Green Bay as they sponsor the 2nd annual Walk for Vocations. This family -friendly walk will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Campus. This is a great way to walk as disciples, foster vocations, pray, and witness to each other. Many of our seminarians will be present to walk with you. For just a small donation, you will receive a t-shirt and refreshments along the way. Register your family or yourself at

Holy Cross Parish Walking/Biking Pilgrimmage

September 15-17 is the Holy Cross Parish 7th annual 50-mile Walking/Biking Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion. An informational meeting for walkers will be held on Tuesday, August 8, at 6:00 pm in the Gathering Space at 309 Desnoyer St. in Kaukauna. Contact Deacon Bruce Corey at 766-3773 or for details on walking or biking. Registration forms are due by Thursday, September 7. Per-day costs will be based on the number of walkers. Money will be collected at our final meeting the week of the pilgrimage.

You can help your marriage

Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-VI with a long I) helps couples through difficult times in their relationships. For confidential information or to register for the program beginning with a weekend retreat in the Escanaba area Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2017, please call (414) 502-7685, email: or visit our website at

Catholic Millenial Women

You Are Invited! To a special Discernment retreat “Make Your Home in Me”. Whether you’re a college student or young professional discerning a calling, a career, a vocation, we invite you to join others in learning more about living a Franciscan Charism as a Consecrated Woman. August 18-20 at Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Visit or contact Sr. Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.

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.


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.













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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  • 404 W. Lawrence St. Appleton 54911
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  • 312 S. State St. Appleton 54911
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