This Week's Message from Fr. Aaron Esch
Tuesday, January 22, is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. It is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day when hundreds of thousands march on Washington, D.C., at the annual March for Life. I was blessed to go with a great group of parishioners to the March for Life in Chicago last weekend. My thanks to our Respect Life Committee for organizing the venture.
This week Thursday, January 24, is the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron of the seminary here in Milwaukee. We pray for all of our seminarians, especially Deacon Jonathon Schmeckel. Deacon Jonathon is in his last semester of seminary formation, and we look forward to his ordination to the priesthood in May. I know that he appreciates our prayerful support.
In January of 2020, I am organizing a pilgrimage to Egypt. It is a chance to learn about one of the world’s great ancient civilizations and to see the land where the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived for part of their life. It is also the land of many Patriarchs and Prophets. The journey will take us to Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and include four nights on a Nile River Cruise. Space is limited. If you would like a brochure or more information, please contact me at the parish office.
Please help us promote St. Alphonsus School. The St. Alphonsus School Open House is on the evening of Tuesday, January 29. All are welcome to come and learn more about what our award-winning school has to offer. Spread the word by inviting your family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Aaron J. Esch