Rooted in Faith



At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  (From "The Order of Christian Funerals")



With LIFE NOTICES, we announce those in our parishes that entered into a New Life.  Keep them, their families, and friends in your prayers.

 December 11, 2018

The faith community of St. Joan of arc parish announces the death of our longtime parishioner  Raymond Novak.  Ray died in his sleep on December 4, 2018 at the age of 76.  He is survived by his wife, Judy, his son Raymond and daughter Mary, their spouses and 3 grandsons.  Please keep the family in thought and prayer.  Ray's funeral is Thursday, December 20, 2018  at Church and Chapel in Waukesha (corner of Hwy J and JJ .  Visitation is  from 3-4:45 PM followed by a Word Service at 5:00 PM.  Fr. Mike is presiding.  For full obituary please use link below.

May Ray be welcomed into the Communion of Saints.  Amen


October 31, 2018

The faith community of St. Catherine of Alexandria  announces the death of their longtime parishioner Molly Conway.  She died suddenly on October 28, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years John, their children Amber (Steve) Moore, Katherine (Stephen) Brennan, Matthew (Vicky) Conway, John Paul (Samantha) Conway, and Patrick (Linda Belle) Conway; and daughter-in-law Dita Conway; and grandchildren Alison, Charles, Makayla, Emily, Brent, Jack, Skylar, and Liam. She is preceded in death by her son Ted Conway and granddaughter Peyton Conway.   Please keep the Conway family in prayer.

Her funeral is Thursday, November 15, 2018 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Mapleton Wi. Visitation at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.

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The faith community of St. Joan of Arc announces the sudden death of William Kleinschmidt at the age of 81 on October 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Agnes and their children Linda, David (Kristie), Mark (Kimberly), Kristin (Dan) Holty, Kay and Craig (Stacey), 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He will be missed for his love of his family and a wealth of common sense he held dear.  His funeral is at St. Joan of Arc on Wednesday November 7, 2018.  Visitation begins at 3 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 PM.  Please William's family and friends in prayer.  

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September 21, 2018

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 September 19, 2018

St. Joan of Arc parish  announces the death of our parishioner, James Treloar at age 82.  Jim was very active at St. Joan of Arc parish and sang in the choir for a number of years.  His funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 28 at St. Joan of Arc.. Visitation is at 9:30 am until Noon followed by the Mass of Christian Burial .  Schmidt and Bartelt  is servicing the family.  When the complete obituary is ready it will be posted.