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.
We announce the death of St. Joan of Arc parishioner Geraldine "Geri" Kieffer-Treloar on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at age 81. Please remember her children Todd, Donna and Jim Kieffer, their spouses, the grandchildren, her siblings and Jim's children in your prayers. Geri was an member of St. Joan of Arc Parish for a number of years. She sang in the choir and was active in Bereavement Ministry, St. Vincent DePaul and various other activities. Her funeral is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Joan of Arc. Visitation begins at 9:00 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.
We announce the death of St. Catherine of Alexandria parishioner Lee "Butch" Klug on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at age 74. Please remember his wife of 49 years, Martha, their children Wendi Unger, Lisa Holahan, and Laura Kenny, their spouses and the grandchildren in your prayers. Butch loved his family, Wisconsin sport teams (Packers, Brewers and Badgers) and the outdoors. He was a proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War. His funeral is on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Mapleton, WI. Visitation is at 3:00 pm and the Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm.
We announce the death of St. Joan of Arc parishioner G. Elizabeth "Liz" Bednar on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at age 82. Please remember her sons Matthew, Andrew, Stephen Brzeski and daughters Christine Skumatz and Ellen Bartkowiak, their spouses and her grandchildren in your prayers. Liz loved music and sang in the St. Joan of Arc choir and the Oconomowoc Community Choir. She was a lifelong learner and former Elementary Education Teacher in the Oconomowoc School District for a number of years. Her funeral is Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Joan of Arc Parish. Visitation is at 9:00 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.