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ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH • KAUKAUNA, WISCONSIN • PAGE 2

HAPPENINGS IN OUR PARISH AND BEYOND Good Friday 1:30 pm: The Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday leads us through the Paschal Mystery suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. We find our spiritual journey follows the life of Jesus. We remember both the suffering and death of Jesus, but also the victory of the Cross. Again we invite our Confirmation students to carry the cross. When we each come to venerate the cross of Jesus, we realize we also carry our own crosses. Holy Thursday - 7:00 pm:

Accepting this humbling service is a ritual that calls us to serve others. “Do this in remembrance of me.” John’s Gospel has this command after the foot washing, but the other Gospels use the command for the Eucharist. Fr. Dave, Deacon Don & Deacon Greg will come down the aisles to wash one foot of those who have volunteered. There will be towels placed at the ends of pews and those who are willing will sit in the seat behind a towel. So those getting their foot washed remain in their pew. This brings the ritual among all the people and hopefully will not be difficult or uncomfortable for those who accept to have their foot washed. Please let us know if you are willing to participate by calling the parish office or contact Sister Carol.

Following the Holy Thursday service at 7:00 pm, we ask people to come at the following times so there is presence for the Blessed Sacrament. If you cannot come at this assigned time, come when you can. Last names beginning

with:

A-H S-Z I-R

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

*On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Your finan- cial contribution helps to support the struggling Chris- tian Community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. Please use the enclosed envelope. Thank you.

Holy Saturday Vigil - 8:00 pm:

This is the peak of the Paschal liturgy in celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. In the early church, it began as the initiation of new Christians. They told stories of faith around the Easter fire. They blessed water and baptized new members. Each person’s candle fills our church with the light of Christ among us. This night is a most powerful liturgical faith experi- ence! Our RCIA candidate, Erin Conrad, will become a mem- ber of our Catholic Community today.

Easter Sunday Masses 8:30 am & 10:30 am

We celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection Parish Office Hours:

The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 22 and also Monday, April 25. Happy Easter!

Easter Flowers

Food For The Poor

If you would like to donate for flowers and environment you can do so by putting a check/ money in an envelope marked “Easter Flowers” with your name and “In memory of…” and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office.

Easter Sharing Tree

Don’t forget to return your items for the Easter Sharing Tree by Monday, April 18th. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously this Easter Season. The St. Nicholas Community Outreach Committee

WEDDING BANNS

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Matt Slupski & Abby Schuh

Please join us the weekend of April 30, 2011 to hear Rev. Gus Gordon speak at all the services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Fr. Gordon will share what he has witnessed about the Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. Fr. Gordon was ordained in 1969 and belongs to the Archdiocese of Castries in St. Lucia.

Lawn Tractor/Mower

The parish will be retiring our current 30 year old lawn mower. Our Building and Grounds Committee is asking for donations towards the purchase of a new lawn tractor/mower. Donations may be dropped off at the Parish Office or in the weekend collection basket marked for lawn mower.

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