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Happy 18th Anniversary Monsignor Burrill - Celebrating his Ordination to the Priesthood on June 27!
Let's keep Monsignor Burrill and Father Shuttleworth in our prayers as they embark upon new and exciting chapters in their priestly lives.
Father Edward Shuttleworth
appointed new Pastor
of Saint Bronislava Parish
Bishop Callahan has appointed Father Edward Shuttleworth to become the new pastor of Saint Bronislava Parish. His appointment begins the first week of July.
Fr. Ed is 52 years old and he is coming to St. Bronislava Parish from Chippewa Falls, where he has been serving as pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo and also Saint Peter’s Parish in Tilden, since 2011.
Fr. Ed was born and raised in Tomah, Wisconsin. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse on May 19, 1990 and his education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters Degree from Catholic University of America and a Doctorate from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Saint Louis, Missouri. His doctorate is in homiletics/preaching and so it should come of no surprise that he is an excellent preacher!
Fr. Ed’s hobbies include cooking, gardening and riding his Harley! He has met with the parish staff, and he eagerly looks forward to becoming the Pastor of Saint Bronislava Parish.
Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill named new Associate General Secretary
of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Congratulations on your new assignment Monsignor Burrill. St. Bronislava Parish has been blessed to have you as our pastor these past three years. We wish you well on your new assignment.
Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill has been appointed Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Monsignor will be moving to Washington D.C. in June. Read about his new assignment in the February News Release at USCCB.org.
Monsignor's last Masses at St. Bronislava Parish will be the weekend of June 25th - 26th. After each Mass, he will take the opportunity to visit with parishioners and to say goodbye.
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HOPE IN THE MIDST OF SADNESS
A few years ago, my sister Bobbie and I took a trip down to Orlando, Florida. This was a trip to Disney World for two kids in adult bodies. It was planned to a tee; our visit to the “happiest place on earth” (as Disney claims such trademark!). It was a great experience for the two of us—who enjoyed being kids with a bunch of other “pretenders.”
Sunday morning the news from Orlando was horrifying and anything but happy. Again the ugliness of terrorism has reared its head and we all shiver in our frozen humanity as evil lays claim to the destruction of happiness and attempts to darken our vision. Evil is a powerful force in our world. Even though we people of faith know that ultimate evil has been destroyed by the ultimate sacrifice of love on the Cross on Golgotha Hill, the Prince of Darkness continues to defy Goodness by seducing humanity with bankrupt promises, devoid of any hope or dignity.
The brutal murder of innocent human beings fills us with sadness and disappointment with ourselves. We miss the point of making connections with others of our species in failing to remember that we are all quite fragile and complex creatures with different ideas and sets of traditions. The tragedy of deaths and numerous casualties is amplified by attempts to answer the basic question of “why?” I believe there is no simple answer to that question; nevertheless, politicians and social commentators all have their points of view and are hardly reticent in offering opinions and definitive reasons why such calamities occur.
All of us whose lives, at one time or another, have been affected by such overwhelming events must remember that evil is still present in the world. For reasons unknown to most of us—perhaps even to the perpetrators—people will still do horrible things. People of faith are once again called to offer prayers for those who have been killed or injured and for their families who must face the emptiness of death and pain. It is further necessary for us to offer prayers for one another as a support and a blessing, to remember that we still do believe in a God who loves us and does not will evil for anyone.
Ultimately, it is God who will settle our minds and hearts in the eternal embrace of His love and the unconditional security of heaven. For now, please pray for those who have been affected by actions of violence and death. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.
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Our Mission Statement
As disciples of Jesus Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Scripture, and the Roman Catholic Church, we, the community of St. Bronislava Parish, celebrate the Sacraments, worship, educate, evangelize, and serve the needs of others.
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