Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Visiting one of our newest parishes

Actually, it is the merger of two of the oldest parishes in the archdiocese -- St. Clare, North Lake, and St. John, Monches were merged a few years ago and re-dedicated by Archbishop Timothy Dolan under the patronage of the recently beatified, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta.
St. John's was founded in 1843, and St. Clare's in 1917. Serving the northwestern parts of Waukesha County, this new parish was a wonderful place to visit for a CMH profile weekend over the last two weekends.

The main point of these profile weekends is for CMH to say thank you to the parishes who are part of our corporate structures as "supporting parishes." Helping me to offer those words of thanks at Blessed Theresa were Sam and Madeline Meier. The Meier family are parishioners of the parish.

As you know, it is my goal to visit all 26 of CMH's supporting parishes for these opportunities to say thank-you, and to raise the profile of CMH.
Thus far, we have visited --
St. Agnes, Butler
St. Paul, Genesee Depot
St. Charles, Hartland
St. Anthony of the Lake, Pewaukee
St. Mary Visitation, Elm Grove
St. Theresa Avila, Eagle
St. Joseph. Big Bend
St. Dominic Parish, Brookfield
St. John Vianney Parish, Brookfield
St. Jerome Parish, Oconomowoc
St. James, Menomonee Falls
St. John Neuman, Waukesha
Blessed Theresa of Calcutta

We are entatively scheduled to go to these parishes in Fall, 2010 --

St. William, Waukesha
St. Bruno, Dousman
St. Leonard, Muskego
I would love the opportunity to visit these parishes sometime soon as well. If you are a parishioner at one of these parishes, please ask your pastor about hosting a CMH profile weekend.

Holy Apostles, New Berlin
Queen of Apostles, Pewaukee
St. Catherine, Mapleton
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, New Berlin
St. James, Mukwonago
St. Joan of Arc, Nashotah
St. Joseph, Waukesha
St. Joseph, Wauwatosa
St. Luke, Brookfield
St. Mary, Waukesha (Actually, as administrator of this parish for the last eight months, I talk about CMH quite a bit.)

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