Queen of Apostles Church

Mass Times

Weekend:
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Confession is on Saturdays from 4:00-4:30 PM
Vespers are on Saturdays at 4:15 PM

Weekday:
Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9:00 AM; Communion Service on Mondays at 9:00 AM

Office Hours

Parish Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Staff

Welcome

Dear Queen of Apostles Parish Family,

On May 30th and 31st, we planned to welcome back our faithful parishioners who have patiently wanted to resume our prayerful Masses in the wooden church many of you call your “second home.”

This upcoming Sunday renews the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. One of those seven gifts is wisdom. I wish to rely on that gift during this dangerous health crisis. The Archdiocese supports the decision of pastors and parish administrators to delay reopening if it is in the best interest of the parishioners. Therefore, after much prayerful consideration and reliance on two more Gifts of the Holy Spirit, courage and right judgment, I have made the difficult decision not to resume Weekend Masses this weekend. I am setting our target date for the weekend of June 13 and 14 but I will reevaluate as that weekend approaches.

This will no doubt disappoint many but, from our survey responses, there is no question it will put many who are anxious about returning at ease. One of my primary concerns has always been the health, safety, and protection of our parishioners. Your Pastoral Team has been working hard to develop and prepare a plan for a safe return. But given what we know of the easy spread of COVID 19, the ongoing concern for the gathering of large numbers in a confined space for extended periods of time, and the difficulty of ensuring all of the protocols required are adequately enforced and followed, I believe fervently that this decision is in the best interest of the parish and all who worship here.

At this writing, over forty Archdiocesan parishes have opted to delay as well, including the four Waukesha Parishes (St. William, St. Mary, St. John Newman and St. Joseph). By the time you read this that number will certainly grow. As one pastor put it, “our priority is the safety of our people. We want to take care of them and for them to take care of themselves.” I feel nothing less. This delay will allow us to determine the most appropriate time for reopening. This extra time allows us to assemble and train the large group of ushers, cleaners, and greeters necessary for each Mass to ensure your safety. For the time being, I’m calling them “Safety Ministers” which best describes their new responsibilities.

As the Body of Christ, we will continue to meet and connect as a family through our online Weekend and Wednesday Masses as well as confessions on Saturdays at 4:00 pm. All the members of your parish leadership continue to pray for all as we hope you pray for us. We will continue to diligently prepare your church to ensure that our reunion will be the joyous and safe occasion it is intended to be. Remember, spiritually and physically we are the Church. While our physical doors continue to be closed, we are spiritually united. United especially in providing a healthy worship space to honor our faith.

Please continue to pray for all of God’s family, especially those whose lives have been touched and affected by COVID 19 virus.

Easter Peace to you all,

Fr. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

 
 
 
MASS ON YOUTUBE
 
Queen of Apostles has opened a YouTube channel on which we will post all Masses, Services and other formation videos while the shelter-at-home order remains in effect.  Beginning this week, we will have Wednesday morning Mass posted on our YouTube channel at 9:00 am.  
 
 
 
 

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Until we are able to open again for Masses we are offering our Parishioners musical reflections based on the readings and Psalm of the day listed below. Click on the link provided to hear the musical reflection and Psalm.



 
 
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Lectionary: 572A
Reading 1 ACTS 1:12-14

After Jesus had been taken up to heaven,
    the Apostles returned to Jerusalem
    from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem,
    a sabbath day’s journey away.
When they entered the city
    they went to the upper room where they were staying,
    Peter and John and James and Andrew,
    Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew,
    James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot,
    and Judas son of James.
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer,
    together with some women,
    and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
 
Responsorial Psalm 87:1-2, 3 AND 5, 6-7
R. (3) Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
His foundation upon the holy mountains
    the LORD loves:
The gates of Zion,
    more than any dwelling of Jacob.
R. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
Glorious things are said of you,
    O city of God!
And of Zion they shall say:
    “One and all were born in her;
And he who has established her
    is the Most High LORD.”
R. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
They shall note, when the peoples are enrolled:
    “This man was born there.”
And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
    “My home is within you.”
R. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
 
Gospel JN 19:25-34
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
    and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,
    and Mary of Magdala.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved,
    he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,
    “Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this, aware that everything was now finished,
    in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled,
    Jesus said, “I thirst.”
There was a vessel filled with common wine.
So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop
    and put it up to his mouth.
When Jesus had taken the wine, he said,
    “It is finished.”
And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
Now since it was preparation day,
    in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath,
    for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one,
    the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken
    and they be taken down.
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first
    and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus.
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead,
    they did not break his legs,
    but one soldier thrust his lance into his side,
    and immediately Blood and water flowed out.
 
Psalm 87 Janet Isaac Morrison
 
Meditation –Behold Your Mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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