Browsing From the Pastor

Join Our Holy Week Celebrations

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we enter into Holy Week, the most sacred and solemn week of the Church’s liturgical year.  Beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating with the great Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday night, this week focuses on the suffering, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

Palm Sunday commemorates ... Read More »

Our God Is a God of Second Chances

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Once upon a time a man was caught stealing and was brought before the king, who immediately gave orders that he be hanged.  However, as he was being led to the gallows, the man told the prison governor that he knew a wonderful secret, which was taught him by ... Read More »

God’s Forgiveness is Warm and Generous

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best known and loved of all the parables Jesus told.  Many folks think the older son got a raw deal and that the younger son got away with murder.  They feel he should have been punished for what he ... Read More »

Pray for Our Seminarian

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee, in recent years, has been blessed with an increase in vocations to the ordained priesthood.  In light of the issues that our Church has been dealing with these past years, there are still men who are willing to say “yes” to the invitation of the ... Read More »

Lent – a Time to Fast and Feast

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The season of Lent has begun.  Once again I would like to share with you the “Fast and Feast” approach to this holy season.  If each one of us would seriously take this approach to Lent, think of how different our lives would be, and our parish community.

The ... Read More »

We Are Led into the Desert to Look Within

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

This Wednesday we will begin the Season of Lent.  We will have ashes imposed on us as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.  For the next 40 days we are led into the desert of our own hearts to look deep within, face ... Read More »

When It Comes to Others, We Seldom See the Whole Picture

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account contained some very powerful words from Jesus.  “Stop judging and you will not be judged.”  How easy it is to be critical, to be hasty in making judgments, to be intolerant of the faults of others. 

This is a true story.  One morning a priest was ... Read More »

The Litany of Humility

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

While reflecting on the readings for this Sunday, I thought about the “Litany of Humility,” written by the late Cardinal Merry del Val.  I would like to share it with you.

O Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed; deliver me, Jesus.

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We Are Called to Serve in Different Ways

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account recalls for us how Peter and his companions had been out all night fishing and had caught nothing.  Tired and disappointed, Jesus says to Peter, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”  No matter how exhausted he was, Peter replied, ... Read More »

Faith and Love are Inextricably Connected

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When Jesus returned to his home town of Nazareth he was invited to preach in the synagogue. The people’s first reaction to him was favorable. They were astonished at the gracious words he spoke. However, their admiration for him soon turned into doubt, then into hostility. What went wrong?

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