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Archbishop calls for a “New Pentecost” at 2014 Synod

The Synod took us on a powerful journey into discipleship and mission. And, rightly, prayer was at the very heart of that experience of missionary intentional discipleship. Prayer is both the anchor and the engine of the discipleship lifestyle. Prayer is the spark that ignites the fire of faith lived and faith shared!

Whether it is one of praise and adoration, intercession, petition, repentance, or thanksgiving, prayer reorders our lives and puts us into right relationship with God. And when we get our relationship with God right, we, consequently, move into right relationship with others and ourselves.

And so as we anticipate the Synodal Declaration on September 14th and its subsequent implementation, let us continue our ardent prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to use our Synod commitments to move the entire Archdiocese into right relationship with God, others, and ourselves. Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

For inviting us to share in your Divine Life through the gift of prayer:
We thank you, Lord.
For your call to missionary intentional discipleship through the Archdiocesan Synod:
We thank you. Lord.
For your steadfast love which renews our hearts and calls us into right relationship with you, others, and ourselves:
We thank you, Lord.

Spend this week energizing your prayer life. Take specific and practical steps to imbed prayer habitually in your everyday rhythms and activities. Focus your prayer on listening for how God is calling you to reorder your life so that you can be, more fully, in right relationship to the Holy and Almighty One.


Synod videos >>



  • Theology on Tap summer, 2014, Wednesday evenings in July
    A series for young adults in their 20’s & 30's details >>
  • Synod 2014 Archdiocese of Milwaukee link >>
    Written by Archbishop Jerome Listecki, the Synod Prayer >>
  • Booklet of photos and quotes from Pope Francis posted by the Vatican. Very inspirational.
    (Use the double right-arrow at bottom of the Vatican web page to move forward)
  • Continue to follow the activities of our FISH Young Adults 20+ on facebook. Join us! >>
  • Attention Parents/Guardians: Please find youth activity permission forms here >>
  • St. Vincent de Paul of IHM and your West Allis neighbors Need YOU more than ever!  >>
    We open our IHM Food Pantry to those in need.
  • "Year of Faith"/Evangelization/Synod
    For up-to-date news on what is going on in our archdiocese, visit the newly revamped archdiocesan website at www.archmil.org.

  • The Archdiocese of Milwaukee's video series "C4: Ignite Your Faith" with Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hying has new postings every Friday with the previous postings available as well. These real life scenarios draw from the richness of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and show how it is relevant today. Only 2-3 minutes in length, these are "must sees! View videos >>

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  • G.I.F.T. (Generations in Faith Together) is an intergenerational learning process that incorporates a core curriculum for the whole parish community fashioned around the life and events of the Church... details >>


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