Today, the second Sunday of Easter, is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s called Divine Mercy Sunday because Jesus forgave His disciples for abandoning Him while He was suffering and being crucified. Today’s Gospel is about the first appearance of the Risen Lord to His disciples. His greeting to them was, “Peace be with you.”

When Thomas saw Jesus, he expressed a very profound act of faith, exclaiming, “My Lord and my God!” He expressed what was in his mind and heart not just what he saw with his eyes. His experience was personal. Our faith calls us to grow beyond the formation we received when we first received the sacraments and to ask how to make our faith personal.

Spend some time with the offerings from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass.

Anticipate Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • Mass Readings, Music and Prayer – The scripture readings for Sunday tell about Jesus after His resurrection. Follow along with prayer and songs.
  • Child Ministry – Cecilia Dietzler presents the Saint of the Week: Saint John Baptist de la Salle!
  • Scripture Reflection – Jon Metz offers this reflection to help you think about doubt in a life of faith.
  • Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a video of Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” and a reflection from N.T. Wright called, “The Thomas Challenge.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures including a video message from Fr. Peter Patrick. If you or anyone in your household has virus symptoms, please stay home.  Reminder: Face masks should cover both mouth and nose.

Other News

  • Interview – Jon Metz’s guest this week on “Getting to Know You” is Steve Blaha! Steve grew up at Sebs and is the current campus minister at Marquette University.
  • Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be in the afternoon.  You will find it on the parish Facebook page.

If someone you know needs our prayers, send requests to If you would like to receive the parish newsletter or bulletin in the mail or are in need of some assistance, please be sure to let us know at or 414-453-1061.

God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Blessings of peace and gratitude.

Father Peter Patrick Kimani
St. Sebastian & St. Catherine Parishes

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