Sunday, April 1, 2018

William J. Hudson 'St. Francis de Sales Seminary' April 6th 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is April 6th.

As usual, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall. Our celebrant will be our co-chaplain, Fr. Tom DeVries. We are, as always, grateful to Marquette University Law School for providing us with this prayerful and welcoming venue.

After the Mass we will have a gathering with light breakfast and a speaker. Our April speaker is Mr. William J. Hudson, Director of Admissions for St. Francis de Sales Seminary and Associate Director of Vocations and Formation for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Mr. Hudson grew up in Kansas, has an undergraduate degree in Theology and Philosophy from Benedictine College in Kansas, and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Boston College. While at Benedictine College, he met his wife Jenna. They have been married for two and half years, live in Slinger, and have two girls: Maria (22 months) and Margaret Mary (3 months). Mr. Hudson will tell us a little about what he does for the Seminary and the Archdiocese, and give us some updates about the seminary, the vocations office, and the state of vocations in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Watch for New Medicare Cards

Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager for Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Inc., posted this Tip of the Month at the State Bar of Wisconsin Public Interest Law Section Blog.

"The new Medicare number will be a unique, randomly assigned number with a combination of numbers and uppercase letters. A sample of the new card design was released to the public in September 2017.

"New Medicare cards will be mailed out, state by state, to Medicare beneficiaries between April 2018 and December 2019. The cards will be mailed to beneficiaries in Wisconsin after June 2018."

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Red Mass, and luncheon with Minn S Ct Justice KcKeig, Green Bay, May 11th 2018

Join Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay on Sunday, March 11, 2018 for the Red Mass followed by a luncheon sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of Green Bay.

This year's speaker will be Justice Anne M. McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The Red Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Luncheon and speaker to follow at Riverside Ballroom. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join us in prayer and to hear Justice McKeig’s reflections as an American Indian on her faith and her rise from poverty to become the 94th Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Register at Everbrite.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Friday meeting March 2nd 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is March 2.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be our co-chaplain, Fr. Tom DeVries. Mass will be followed by a fellowship gathering from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). We will not have a speaker.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Annual Meeting after Mass February 27th 2018

Our Annual Meeting is preceded by Mass at 6:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Day Chapel) at 812 North Jackson Street in downtown Milwaukee.

A reception and the, usually brief, meeting will follow at Mi-Key’s located across Cathedral Square at 811 North Jefferson Street. Heavy appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. A slate of proposed officers and governors has been emailed to current members and will be presented to the membership for election at the meeting.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please register online at Eventbrite. A voluntary contribution of $20 is requested which can be paid at the event or by printing, completing and mailing the Annual Meeting / Membership form on our weblog.

You may also use that form to pay the $30 annual dues for 2018 are $30. You may instead choose Chancellor Membership for $250 which makes you a "lifetime" member of the Society (i.e., you will continue to be a "dues-paying" member in all subsequent years). Dues are voluntary and payment of dues is not required to attend events.

The dues paid by the members serve many important purposes. As a non-­profit organization run entirely through the volunteer efforts of our Board of Governors and others, we literally have no overhead. The Society uses the dues to provide, among other things: (1) funds to pay for our major events of the year, including the Red Mass & Reception and Annual Mass & Meeting, for those amounts not fully recovered through the price paid by attendees; (2) community-orientated programs, such as our very-successful Youth Law Day program; (3) our First Friday events; and (4) further donations to the Bishop Perry Scholarship Fund.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox 'LOTUS Legal Clinic' February 2nd 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is February 2nd.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be our co-chaplain, Fr. Paul Hartmann. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00).

Our February speaker is Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, founder and CEO of LOTUS Legal Clinic, which serves victims of trafficking and other forms of violence. She started LOTUS while Chair and Professor in the Justice Department at Mount Mary University, where she still teaches in the Art Therapy doctoral program. Rachel also has a private practice in mediation for trusts and estates, elder law and special needs issues, and is a frequent speaker and trainer on victim's rights, human trafficking, dispute resolution an systems change.

There are new parking instructions, per Marquette. Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Student - Lawyer Reception February 1st 2018

As a reminder to members, the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society is hosting its annual Student – Lawyer Reception this coming Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 5:30–7:30PM. Members of our Student chapter at Marquette Law School will be joining our lawyer and judge members at Alexander’s, located in the Wisconsin Club at 900 East Wisconsin Ave. Valet parking is available. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.