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Church of the Home for Saturday, October 22


28 of Resurrection's youth will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. As we pray for our teens, we can take time to reflect on the Holy Spirit and our own confirmation.

Just as Baptism gives new life, Eucharist nourishes life, and Reconciliation restores life when it is broken, Confirmation strengthens that life with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is about strengthening what God has given, and continues to give, to us.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.

The Rite of Confirmation may be celebrated on one day but we must live our confirmation daily. When we cooperate with the gifts we receive from the Holy Spirit in daily life, we grow as followers of Jesus. We see the effect of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives in special qualities and attitudes that we develop as we grow in faith. The Church identifies these qualities and attitudes as the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit are signs that the Holy Spirit is alive within us and helping us live the Catholic faith in our daily lives.

As a Church of the Home, spend some time this weekend strengthening your understanding of Confirmation through prayer, learning, and action.

Reflection questions

  • What gift of the Holy Spirit do I need to rely on more?

  • What fruit of the Holy Spirit is most prevalent in my life right now?

  • How am I going to keep growing closer to Jesus?

  • How will the world know that I am a disciple of Christ?

  • How will I spread the love of God to others?

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And you shall renew the face of the earth.

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,

did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise

and ever enjoy his consolations.

Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Charity in Truth

Father, your truth is made known in your Word. Guide us to seek the truth of the human person. Teach us the way to love because you are Love.

Jesus, you embody Love and Truth. Help us to recognize your face in the poor. Enable us to live out our vocation to bring love and justice to your people.

Holy Spirit, you inspire us to transform our world. Empower us to seek the common good for all persons. Give us a spirit of solidarity and make us one human family.


Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.



Good Guys wear White Hats and Bad Guys wear Black Hats. In old-time westerns, it was easy to identify who was good and who was bad. But it isn't that easy in real life, especially when we look within ourselves. Join Tony as he reflects on this weekend's Gospel.




This Weekend's Bulletin

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Recent Losses in Our Parish Family


Revealed Podcast

Episode 3 is Now Available!

Dan Vermeulen and Mackenzie Cherney join Katie and Tony to share the sacred work of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This organization builds and delivers beds to local children who don't have a bed of their own.

Dan is the Chapter Co-President of the De Pere Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Mackenzie has organized a book drive so that every child that receives a bed also receives a bedtime storybook.


Town Hall Series 2022:

What Does Scripture Say About...

Families and Family Values

Last Wednesday, Kathleen Gallagher Elkins, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert College, and Derek Elkins, Chaplain at St. Norbert College, discussed important passages in the Old and New Testaments and the principles scripture offers for thinking about what it means to be part of a family and a community today.


World Mission Sunday Collection

Every year, something special happens this weekend. World Mission Sunday joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith.

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday this year reflects on the theme: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). He reminds us that, “every Christian is called to be a missionary and witness to Christ. And the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, has no other mission than that of bringing the Gospel to the entire world by bearing witness to Christ. To evangelize is the very identity of the Church..”

When you contribute to the World Mission Sunday collection, you make it possible for the Pope to provide mission support to:

• 844,000 catechists teaching the faith

• 258,540 Religious Sisters caring for children and families

• 38,140 seminarians preparing for the priesthood

• 26 million children in primary schools

• 12,000 clinics caring for the sick and dying

• 8,750 homes for orphaned children and the elderly

Your prayers are most treasured, and they, along with financial help offered today, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, answer Christ’s call to be His witnesses. Thank you!

Those who wish to give to this collection may donate online or take an envelope from the church entrances and return it in the coming weeks via the parish office or regular mass collection.




Ruby and Res

During the Town Hall about families and family values, it was only fitting that Ruby stayed by her dad's side. Families are not limited to only humans!



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