Dear Faithful of St. Maxmilian Kolbe parish,
I am very glad to introduce myself to you all. I am Fr. Francis Nusi from India.
I was born in a small village called Nusikottala in Anantapur district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. I belong to the diocese of Kurnool in India. After my high-school studies I joined Minor Seminary at the age of 15. I completed all my college, university, philosophical and theological studies within 12 years, and in 2005, May 17 th I was ordained as priest. My first appointment was as Director of the School for 7 years, and in the year 2011 I was sent to Rome for higher studies. From 2011 to 2014 I did Licentiate and from 2014 to 2017 Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology. From 2018 to July, 2019 appointed as Pastor in my own native parish in India. On 5 th August, 2019 I arrived in the diocese of Green Bay. After attending Shepherd school I was at Nativity Parish in Green Bay and from 1 st September, appointed as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary in Crivitz, St. Augustine in Wausaukee and St. Agnes in Amberg.
From 3 rd August, 2020 I will be your Pastoral Administrator. It is my privilege to serve you as your pastor and Administrator.
I have my parents in India, and one brother, married and he has one boy and two girls. I have two sisters, one religious nun in Holy Family congregation in India, and another sister got married, and she has one boy and one girl.
Apart from my graduation in philosophy, I did my post-graduation in English literature. Besides English, I speak Italian fluently and little bit German and Spanish too. My hobbies are singing, playing keyboard, reading, jogging and cooking. I am so much excited to work with you in Sobieski. The Parish, dedicated to great saint Maxmilian Kolbe. Now I am at your service and you are most welcome to call me at anytime for any service I can. My heart is filled with great joy to see you all first time at the weekend Masses on 8 & 9 August. Praying for you all, here I remain in the Lord Jesus.
God bless us all,
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Fr. Francis Nusi.
From Bishop Ricken:
Following much careful consideration, the dispensation for Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted and beginning the weekend of Sept. 19 and 20, all Catholics will once again gather as a community of faith on Sundays. The lifting of the dispensation was announced in a decree issued by Bishop David Ricken on Monday, Sept. 7.
With this news, please note there are still occasions when the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply:
If individual Catholics struggle with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason
If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed consciences believe that going into public places — including Sunday worship at Mass — would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy
If individuals are sick, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick
The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, watch a broadcast or livestreamed Mass and take part in acts of charity.
These guidelines make clear that face masks are still required, and that the standards of social distancing will still be upheld.
Temperatures may be taken to verify no one enters with a fever and face masks are strongly encouraged but not required. We ask that you wear a face mask when you go up for communion to keep Father Nusi safe for everyone! Face mask will be provided if you do not have one. Hand sanitizer is available and should be used prior to entering the church. We will begin with just a musician and cantor in the choir, not a full choir.so S
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LET’S INVOKE THE INTERCESSION OF OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP, ST. JOSEPH, ST. MAX KOLBE, ST. ROCHE & THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN. LET’S PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY.
We, the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe, will enthusiastically promote the reign of God in our Community and the world by:
- Preaching the Good News of Salvation
- Building an earthly kingdom of Love, Justice, Mercy and Peace
- Fostering prayer and worship
- Educating our children
- Providing involvement for the laity