June 19, 2022
You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.
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Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord;
whoever eats this bread will live forever.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Celebrate the Feast of St. John the Baptist by joining us for outdoor mass on June 25th @ 6:00 and a bonfire with smores to follow.

June 24 is one of the oldest of the Church feasts. It is the birthday celebration of St. John the Baptist, and is sometimes called "summer Christmas." On the eve of the feast, great bonfires were once lighted as a symbol of "the burning and brilliant" light, St. John, who pointed out Christ in this world of darkness. The solstice fires had been pagan, but now they were blessed by the Church in John's honor. There are actual blessings for the bonfire in the Roman liturgy. 
Going on vacation? Take a retreat along.
*Why Not Soar*
This retreat is based on a prayer poem by a woman mystic of the 1200s, Mechtilde of Magdeburg. You will be delighted to find how her awareness of God's love as visible in all creation finds a home in us today. 
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.

Treasury of Scripture

A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help…

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
he blessed.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
Spirituality As It Happens, Reflections by Fr. Thomas Krieg

Fame and Goodness in Memphis

Last month, I had a free day in Memphis, Tennessee. Before leaving on this trip, a lot of people asked me if I would visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. The $77 ticket price dissuaded me, but I was looking forward to going downtown and eating at his favorite breakfast place, The Arcade Restaurant. Thinking it would be really crowded, I made the mistake of grabbing a sandwich first at a nearby deli. As it turned out, the Arcade had very few people dining at 11:30 when I arrived. I ponied up to the counter where I ordered a milkshake and struck up a conversation with the waiter who pointed to the booth that was reserved for Elvis before he became a mega-star, and where people can still sit and eat. Unfortunately, the booth was taken. Also unfortunate, I found out only after ordering the milkshake that I could have ordered Elvis’ favorite item on the menu, a grilled PB&B, peanut butter and banana. Continue Reading Here
Kayaking Day Trip
Join us for a Kayaking Trip on the Namekaogon River in Trego, WI.

July 10
12:00 Noon

Meet in the large church parking lot at noon. We'll rent kayaks from Jack's Canoe in Trego.

Jireh | Elevation Worship & Maverick City
St. Anthony - Feast Day June 13th
10 Reasons We’re Head Over Heels for St. Anthony
1) St. Anthony was not one to hold a grudge.
2) Searched through one too many lost and founds? Well, you already know what to do.
3) St. Anthony had a way with words.
4) He knows how to make a miracle happen.
5) He was one smart cookie.
6) Known for this, known for that, as it turns out St. Anthony is the patron saint of well… everything.
7) He was one humble miracle worker.
8) St. Anthony seems to know a thing or two about love.
9) As beloved as he came to be, his journey to sainthood reminds us that success doesn’t have to happen overnight.
10) As if he isn’t the patron saint of enough, Pope Leon XII referred to him as the saint of the world.

Summer Squash Pizza
The best way to eat your summer veggies!

1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise
1/2 small yellow summer squash
1 tbsp. plus 4 tsp. olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and pepper
1 lb. pizza dough, at room temperature
Flour, for dusting
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 small red chile, thinly sliced
2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. mixed fresh herbs (mint, parsley, chives), chopped

  1. Heat grill to medium-high and arrange so half will give direct heat and other half will give indirect heat.
  2. Brush zucchini and squash with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place vegetables on grill over direct heat side. Grill, covered, cut side down, until grill marks appear, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and grill until barely tender, 1 to 2 minutes more; transfer to cutting board and slice.
  3. Working on floured surface, shape pizza dough into 12- to 14-inch round and place on flour-dusted baking sheet. Brush top with 2 teaspoons oil.
  4. Transfer pizza dough to grill over direct heat, oiled side down, and grill, covered, until top begins to bubble and bottom is crisp, 2 minutes (use tongs to peek underneath).
  5. Working quickly, brush top of dough with remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
  6. Flip dough to indirect-heat side of grill, then top with sliced zucchini and squash, onion, chile, and goat cheese and continue grilling, covered, until dough is cooked through and charred in spots on bottom, 3 to 5 minutes more (cheese will melt during this time).
  7. Transfer to cutting board, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with herbs.

Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Have you checked out the St. James
St. James the Greater 2502 11th Street - Eau Claire, WI