If you are hungry for more in your spiritual life, find #FoodThatEndures this Lent! From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, join the Catholic Parishes of Neenah-Menasha and St. Mary Catholic Schools in preparing our hearts for the gift of the Resurrection. The season of Lent invites us to fast, to pray, and to give back as we journey to the holiest day of the year. On this page, you’ll find many opportunities to grow closer to Jesus with our faith community. Let us know how we can serve you!
What are you looking for this Lent?
For event details or any questions you have about upcoming events, email Steve Pable, Director of Adult Discipleship Formation for our Catholic Parishes of Neenah-Menasha, at [email protected].
Stations of the Cross
St. Patrick – Mondays at 12:15pm
St. Mary – Thursdays at 6pm
St. Gabriel – Fridays at 6:30pm
St. John – Fridays after 7pm Mass
St. Margaret Mary – February 28 and March 21 at 6pm; March 15 and March 29 at 2pm (with students)
Weekend Mass Times
No matter your schedule, you can find a time to gather for worship!
St. John – Saturdays at 4pm, Sundays at 9am
St. Mary – Saturdays at 6pm, Sundays at 11am
St. Gabriel – Saturdays at 4:30pm, Sundays at 8am, 10am and 5pm
St. Margaret Mary – Saturdays at 5pm, Sundays at 7:30am and 9:30am
St. Patrick – Sundays at 8am and 10am (English) and 12pm (Spanish)
God loves you. He is eager to share life and mercy and hope with you. Has it been a while? You will find a compassionate priest to guide you through.
St. John – 30 minutes before every Mass, Thursdays 12pm to 1pm, Fridays 12pm to 1pm
St. Mary – 30 minutes before every Mass, Tuesdays 12pm to 1pm, Wednesdays 12pm to 1pm
St. Gabriel – Tuesdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturdays 3:15pm to 4pm
St. Margaret Mary – Tuesdays 4pm
St. Patrick – after Sunday Masses
In His last recorded words in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus promised us, “He would remain with us always” (Mt. 28:20). One of the most profound ways He does so is in the gift of the Eucharist. You can know the peace and radiance of Jesus’ presence in Adoration. Simply sitting quietly before Him, you can let Jesus speak to your heart, ease your burdens and share your joys and concerns. Anyone can participate in Adoration. You can see some of the regular times available at our local parishes here or you can go to Adoration any time, 24/7, at our Twin Cities Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel attached to the back of St. Margaret Mary Parish. Using the Washington Ave parking lot, make your way behind the parish offices and up to the back of the church building. You’ll need an access code to get inside, which you can get by contacting the parish office at (920) 729-4560.
Fasting in Lent
Long before it was a dieting aid, fasting was a sacred practice for many faith traditions. Catholics recall the fasting of Jesus in the desert. Physically, fasting teaches us to discipline our bodies with self-denial. Spiritually, it reminds us of our dependence on God, and we experience solidarity with those who live in hunger every day. During Lent, individuals may fast from particular luxuries or form better habits. As a community, we abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent (ages 14+), and fast especially on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (ages 18-59).
Last Chance for Fish Fry
St. Patrick – March 31 from 4:30pm to 7 pm
St. Gabriel – March 31 from 4:30pm to 7pm
Knights of Columbus, 736 Third Street, Menasha (supporting St. Mary, St. John and St. Patrick parishes) – April 14 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
St. Gabriel – 7pm on Fridays (except 3/17)
Operation Rice Bowl
Collect change to make change. Help vulnerable people overcome poverty through better farming and education. CRS (Catholic Relief Services) is the official international aid agency of the Church. You can learn more and donate directly at crsricebowl.org. Did you know 25% of donations remain here in Northeast Wisconsin to support local food banks?
Rise Against Hunger
Join this one-day high-energy event with family and friends on Saturday, May 6, at St. Margaret Mary to package over 30,000 meals for disaster relief.
Gather & Grow
Join us for this Lenten series at St. Patrick Parish with Fr. Phil Schoofs. Jumpstart your Lenten journey by attending any or all of these sessions, Sunday through Wednesday, March 5-8, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. Fr. Phil will give an inspirational witness on Sunday and Monday, leading to opportunities for confession on Tuesday, and a special Anointing Mass and social on Wednesday to conclude the Lenten Series. Click here for details, and be sure to share with others! (Spanish info here).