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St. Kilian's Congregation of Hartford will again host a Mass on St. Patrick's Day


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

8:30 a.m.


**** St. Patrick's Chapel ****

1908 Highway 83

Town of Erin, Wisconsin


We once again thank Father David LaPlante, Pastor of St. Kilian’s for having this special Mass at

St. Patrick’s Chapel--to commemorate this special feast day honoring St. Patrick.  We haven’t had confirmation from the leprechauns, but are pretty confident that there will be Father’s delicious cookies following Mass.  After Mass we hope to see you at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Highway K, north of Highway 167, where St. Patrick will greet the crowd—kick off at 11 a.m.


As I am sure most of you know by now, 60 year old, Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki became the 11th Archbishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese with 675,000 parishioners and 211 churches.  Archbishop Listecki comes to us from the LaCrosse Diocese, where he had served since 2005.  The Chicago native is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has Degrees in canon and civil law and moral theology. While not a full-blooded Irishman, he is a “Midwesterner,” –a very valuable asset!


For those of you, who only see St. Patrick’s Church from Highway 83, the rectory garage got a facelift with a new, black metal roof.  Thank you to RDK Construction, Father David and Dan Leischer for their continued care of the St. Patrick’s buildings.  After a one year hiatus, we are hopeful the St. Patrick’s Cemetery Committee will meet this year to continue ongoing cemetery restoration.


As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, perhaps your favorite Irish relative would enjoy paging through the 150th Anniversary History Book of St. Patrick’s Church. The 187-page book packed with memorable information, very interesting facts and over 250 pictures. To get your copy, please contact Nancy Henke at 262/673-5219 or E-mail Mary Hasslinger at mary.weddingday@att.net.


The St. Patrick’s Altar Society is nearing its 152nd year of existence. The ladies continue to meet at the Erin Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m., September through May—unless there is a snowstorm or frigid temperatures!   The Society helps support the Hartford Food Pantry and the Pregnancy Help Center through donations and also has memorial Masses said for deceased parishioners. If you would like to be a part of the camaraderie and spirituality, please call President Janet Jones at 262/673-4046.


For continued updates, please visit our web site at www.savestpatrick.com (check out the latest pictures) or join us the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Erin Town Hall.  Coffee, dessert and catching up with family, friends and neighbors follow the meeting.  If you would like to become a member of the St. Patrick Preservation Fund, Inc. (reasonably priced at $5/Single and $10/Family), please contact Maureen Fitzsimmons-Vanden Heuvel at 262/670-0975 or E-mail her at SaveStPats@aol.com. We again thank you for your ongoing support during the past ELEVEN years, as we continue our goal to preserve St. Patrick’s Chapel--an important part of the history of the Town of Erin.