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.
June 25, 2019
The cluster of St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Joan of Arc announce the death of Judy Capser. Judy died June 20 after a brief illness with her family at her side. She is survived by her sons Steve (Deb), Peter (Sue), Andrew, Patrick and Dan, her four grandchildren, other family and many friends. She was a faithful and active member of St. Catherine's serving in a variety of ministries over the years. Most recently she served on the Joint Pastoral Council of the cluster. Her funeral is Friday, June 28th at St. Catherine's. The Visitation is at 11:00 AM followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon. Please keep Judy's family and friends in prayer during this dificult time.
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April 22, 2019
St Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of Jerry Leif. Jerry passed to a new life on Monday, April 22. He is survived by wife Betty and many relatives and friends. Jerry faithfully served on our St Vincent de Paul Society Conference, helping those in need with an ever-present smile on his face. He will be deeply missed.Visitation begins at 2:00 pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 3 at St Joan. For the full obituary, click link below:
February 3, 2019
St. Catherine of Alexandria announces the deaths of two parishioners:
Doreen (Dee) Heintskill, who died Friday at the age of 99. Funeral arrangement are for Thursday, February 7, 2019 at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Mapleton, Wi. Visitation begins at 10:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1100 am.
Dorothy Prindiville, who died January 30, 2019 at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are for Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Catherine of Alexandria.in Mapleton, WI Visitation begins at 10:30 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1100 am.
Complete obituaries are not yet available. Links for the obituaries will be placed on website under “Life Notices” when they are published.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish announces the death of Rita Therese Belisle (Nee Happel) of Oconomowoc WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at home at the age of 69. Rita was born on September 28th,1949 in Milwaukee to Carl and Catherine Happel. Family and friends whose lives Rita touched are invited to St. Catherine of Alexandria, W359 N8512 Brown St. Oconomowoc, WI 53066 on Feb. 1st for visitation from 3-5:30PM. Mass of Christian Burial at 530PM. A graveside service will be held on Feb 2nd at 9:00 AM at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cemetery in Oconomowoc, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Vincent de Paul of St. Catherine Church Mapleton, WI. .
January 17, 2019
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish announces the death of Mary M. Schapsmeier at the age of 87 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Mary is survived by her children Andrew, Sandra, and William, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her funeral is Saturday, January 26 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Please keep Mary's entire family in prayer. For the full obituary please click the link below.
January 8, 2019
The parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria announces the death of their parishioner , Barbara A. Boelter at the age of 84. She is the mother of Helen (Scott) Peterson also of St. Catherine's. She is survived by her other children Todd (Carolyn), Marie, Richard, and Tim (Lynn), 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation is Wednesday ,January 9th at the Schmidt and Bartelt Oconomowoc funeral home and on Thursday, January 10th at St. Catherine of Alexandria starting at 9:00 AM. Her Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:00 AM. Please keep Barbara's family in prayer.
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December 19, 2018
Michael Curley's funeral will be held this Saturday, December 22, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc Parish. Visitation begins at 2:00 PM and the Mass of Christian Burial is at 3:00 PM. For the complete obituary , please click the link below.
December 18, 2018
With sadness, the parish of St. Joan of Arc announce the death of Michael Curley yesterday December 17, 2018. He is the husband of Connie Curley and father of Catherine, Marissa and Sarah. Michael had been hospitalized in November for a lung infection and then was transferred to Madison for further treatment. While there, he suffered a a stroke from which he could not recover. Please keep Connie and her family in prayer at this difficult time. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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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