Thursday, April 27, 2023

Fr. Jude Peters, "Healing Prayer through Our Lady at Lourdes", Friday, May 5th 2023

Due to exams and staffing over the summer at MU Law School, all of our First Friday masses from May-August will be celebrated in GESU’S LOWER CHURCH at 7:45 am.. We will return to the MU Law School 4th floor chapel in September.

On Friday, May 5, 2023, the mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jude Peters, Discalced Carmelite and current pastor of St. Mary of the Hill parish at the foot of Holy Hill. Fr. Jude studied theology at Catholic University and was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. He has served as Prior from 1993-99 and 2008-14, and as Major Superior from 1999-05 and 2014-20. Fr. Jude also currently serves as Spiritual Assistant and Retreat Director for the Discalced Carmelite Nuns as well as the Secular Order.

Fr. Jude has taken 25 pilgrimages to Lourdes, France. Given that May is the month of Mary, Fr. Jude’s topic after mass will fittingly be: "Healing Prayer through Our Lady at Lourdes". Please feel free to invite any friends who may be interested in learning about Lourdes and the Blessed Mother. Fr. Jude’s talk about Lourdes will be delightful, guaranteed.

Additional Announcements

1) Red Mass 2023. Save the date for the annual Red Mass on October 5, 2023, celebrated by Archbishop Listecki at St. John’s Cathedral followed by dinner at the Wisconsin Club.

2) Covenant of Love. This coming Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 6:30pm-8pm, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary will host an informational session on their "Covenant of Love with Mary" at Fr. Kentenich Hall in Waukesha. Please text Paul Dedinsky if you are interested in attending.

3) Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association event. This coming Saturday, April 29, 2023, the Milwaukee Medical Guild is hosting an 8am Mass & Presentation at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish, Elm Grove, featuring Washington University Medical School Associate Professor Paul Hruz, MD, PhD who will discuss "Scientific and Ethical Concerns with the Medical Management of Gender Dysphoria". Register at Milwaukee Guild.

4) Blue Mass. On May 2, 2023 at 6:30pm, the annual Blue Mass for those in Law Enforcement and First Responders will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Josaphat.

5) Canon Law Society of America annual convention in Milwaukee. Our former chaplain, Fr. Paul Hartmann, asked that we share a sponsorship opportunity. Hundreds of canon lawyers and church personnel will be in Milwaukee this year for the annual convention of the Canon Law Society of America at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee from October 9-12, 2023. This event will coincide with Archbishop Listecki completing his term as chairman for the Bishops committee on Canonical Affairs. The 350-400 attendees come from dioceses, seminaries, Catholic universities, and religious orders from here and abroad. Fr. Paul asks us, as members of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, for our prayerful consideration of support. Please reach out to Dr. Zabrina Decker to learn more.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Rev. Brad A. Krawczyk, Lenten Morning of Reflection, March 4th 2023

The St. Thomas More Lawyers Society (STMLS) presents:

Saturday, March 4, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Location: Saint Francis de Sales Seminary
• Address: 3257 South Lake Drive | St. Francis, WI 53235
• Parking: Visitor lot south of the circular drive leading to Henni Hall
• Presenter: Rev. Brad A. Krawczyk, Director of Worship & Liturgical Formation, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, and Chaplain, STMLS
• Topic: "The Eucharistic Sacrifice of Christ and His Church: Being Brought into the Unseen World." This topic is highly relevant during this Lent because the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is participating in the National Eucharistic Revival. We are currently in 'Year One: Year of Preparation' of the Revival and this program will deepen understanding of the Eucharist.
• Schedule:

8:00 Holy Mass with the Seminarians with breakfast to follow
(The Seminary is having a special hot breakfast following Holy Mass that morning and invited STMLS members attending the Morning of Reflection to join the breakfast. If you choose to join the breakfast, please bring $10 to the event.)
9:30 Conference I
10:15 Break and time for silent reflection
10:30 Conference II
11:15 Break and time for silent reflection
11:30 Exposition and time of Eucharistic Adoration
11:50 Benediction

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Lenten Morning of Reflection, March 4th 2023

Please mark your calendars for our next Society gathering -- a Lenten Morning of Reflection at the Saint Francis de Sales Seminary on Saturday, March 4th. Details for that event were sent along with notice for our recent annual meeting. A special thank you to our Chaplain, Fr. Brad Krawczyk, and to Matt Fricker for getting this great event on track.

We will not hold a First Friday Mass on March 3rd at Marquette University because we will be gathering the following day.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Annual Meeting February 16th

UPDATE: Due to the snowstrom, we are canceling the in-person Annual Meeting we had planned for tonight.

Since we will not be gathering in person, we will hold the vote for next year's Governors and Officers by email like we did back in 2021. You should have received the proposed slate by email. Please respond by 5:00 p.m. by Thursday, February 23, with your vote. Please send your questions, comments, or votes directly to John R. Remington via email.

If you would like to pay your annual dues at this time, please mail them to our Treasurer, Brian Tokarz, as indicated in the mailed meeting notice.


Please save the date of February 16, 2023 for our Annual Meeting. We will start with Mass at St. John’s Cathedral, attending the regular early evening Mass at 5:15 PM. Following the Mass, the Annual Meeting will be held at SportClub at the corner of Mason and Jefferson (Flannery’s has closed its doors so we needed a new venue this year). We will be in the back room of SportClub with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. More information to follow.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Social with Marquette Student Chapter February 8th

Please also consider attending the Social Event with Marquette Law Students that we have scheduled at the Wisconsin Club beginning at 5:30 PM Wednesday February 8, 2023. The event will feature beverages and hors d’oeuvres and lively conversation with the members of the Student Chapter of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society. The primary goal is networking and fun interaction between Catholic law students and lawyers. The appetizers are complementary. We will have a cash bar for Society members but are providing two drink tickets to all students members that attend.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Dr. Gerard Wegemer "St. Thomas More: 'The King's Good Servant and God's First.'" February 3rd

First Friday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall at Marquette, and you can validate your parking from the structure underneath the law school at the library front desk. Our celebrant will be Fr. Brad Krawczyk.

After Mass, Paul Dedinsky has arranged for a remote appearance by Dr. Gerard Wegemer, a foremost St. Thomas More scholar. He has titled his talk "St. Thomas More: 'The King's Good Servant and God's First.'" He will be appearing by Zoom around 8:00, and here is the link for those who cannot join in person:

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

First Friday meeting December 2nd

Please consider attending our monthly First Friday Mass this Friday, December 2. As usual, the Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall at Marquette, and you can validate your parking from the structure underneath the law school at the library front desk. Our celebrant will be Fr. Brad Krawczyk. We will not have our customary breakfast and presentation following Mass this month because the students will be in their final exam period.

We will not hold First Friday Mass in January so this will be the last chance to gather as a group until February.