Browsing the 2018 archive of Reflections

Browsing the 2018 archive of Reflections

Rejoice in the Lord Always - Philippians 4:4

Posted by Ellen Knippel on 12/19/18

Gaudete Sunday Rejoice!

Can you think of the best day of your life? Was it getting your driver’s license? Your dream job? Your wedding day? The birth of a child? Imagine, once again the feeling of joy that day brought you. Is there no greater feeling? Today, the scriptures ... Read More »

Advent Wonder

Posted by Kathie Amidei on 12/06/18

If asked about our mission in faith formation, I would summarize it as: “To teach about God and God’s Church, so we come to know and love God and God’s Church” Recently, we have been exploring how valuable learning to “wonder” is, in that process.

The theologian Karl Barth ... Read More »

Living the Covenant - Advent 2018

Posted by St. Anthony on the Lake Parish on 12/06/18

“Deepen our relationship with the Spirit of the Living God and strengthen our relationships with one another.”

“Be a grateful people, appreciating all the blessings we have received and generously committing ourselves and our resources where there is need.”

“Learn and grow as a family of believers through continuing ... Read More »

Annual Report, 2018: Faithfully Stewarding Your Generosity

Posted by Anthony Zimmer on 11/20/18

As we enter into this, our annual Stewardship Commitment Weekend, I want to take a moment to renew my commitment to you, that our parish leadership will continue to serve as wise and prudent stewards of this community and of your generosity.

In this weekend’s bulletin you’ll find our ... Read More »

Gratitude and Trust: A Way of Life

Posted by Ben Brzeski on 11/20/18

“For the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘The jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry.”  1Kings 17.14

Our readings this week could not be more clear and compelling in depicting the stewardship way of life. Jesus lifts up the widow who ... Read More »

Double Your Impact

Posted by Arthur Scheuber on 11/20/18

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible non profit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Bank of America and donates $100 to St. Anthony on the Lake Parish, Bank of America will ... Read More »

A Letter to Catholics in Wisconsin on Faithful Citizenship

Posted by St. Anthony on the Lake Parish on 10/25/18

Please use this link to view resources from the Wisconsin Catholic Conference regarding Faithful Citizenship:


Greetings from St. Anthony on the Lake School

Posted by Ellen Knippel on 10/25/18

Why Remain Catholic?

Posted by Anthony Zimmer on 10/16/18

The other day, I received a rather sad email from a frustrated and disenchanted parishioner, stating that she would be removing her child from our family program. Because of the latest round of scandals striking our church, she wrote that she could no longer in good conscience, remain a Catholic.

I felt her pain. I heard her anger. I sensed her disappointment. And after I responded and deleted her message, I thought to myself: “She’s not alone…” There are many, including myself who may be wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church.  I totally get that… the outrage is warranted. In the aftermath of the Cardinal McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Vigano, we have all been devasted by the horrific suffering of these many victims and their families, and we’re all wondering what to do ... Read More »

Financial Contributions and Tax Law Changes

Posted by Arthur Scheuber on 10/04/18

I normally wait till December to pass on information about financial contributions, however with the tax law changes we are receiving several questions as parishioners work with their financial advisors. 

Here are some of the basics of the tax law changes:

Standard deductions Those who are married and filing ... Read More »