Labyrinth Walk

Berne Abbey Concert: Marc Fitze


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Picnic

St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI

Berne Abbey, Berne, Holland

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, WI

Saint Michael's Abbey, Silverado, CA

Thursday June 1, 2023 7 -8 p.m.

The labyrinth has been a spiritual practice for many for centuries. It represents the path that God leads us on as we journey through the twists and turns of life. Come and learn about this practice and even walk the labyrinth yourself! 

(Presented by Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem.  /Cost: $5 at door)

International concert organist Marc Fitze will give an abbey concert on Sunday 4 June in the abbey church of Berne Abbey.

Marc Fitze teaches organ at the Conservatory of Bern and is also organist at the Heilige Geestkerk where he organizes a versatile music program and the concert series of the Baroque Center. He studied at the Music Academy of Basel in the organ class of Guy Bovet and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston – USA with Prof. Yuko Hayashi. Marc Fitze completed his studies in Basel with diplomas for teaching and performing musicians.

Be welcome at Marc Fitze’s abbey concert on June 4!

Practical information:
What: Abbey concert by Marc Fitze
Date: Sunday 4 June
Start: 4 p.m.
Location: Abdijkerk, Abdijstraat 49, Heeswijk-Dinther
Entrance: € 10
Registration: Not required

In honor of our founder and the rule of life he gave us, the Norbertines of St Michael’s Abbey are celebrating the legacy of St. Norbert by showcasing some of the craftsmanship and scholarship that mark the beauty (and rigor!) of monastic life.

Following lunch, our Special Collections library will be open for tours. Confreres and seminarians will also man small exhibits showcasing some of the many crafts we practice for the glory of God, including brewing beer, painting icons, keeping bees, sewing vestments, and more. We’ll also have information about the various corporal and spiritual works of mercy that we do beyond the abbey walls!

Nine hundred years later, St. Norbert’s reforms brought the people of God new hope, and formed an abundance of holy priests to serve them.

Today, St. Michael’s Abbey is one of the largest communities of the world-wide Norbertine Order. The fire which St. Norbert kindled in 1121 still burns brightly 900 years later, and God continues to call young men of faith in great numbers to lay down their lives in service to the Church.

Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish Picnic Sunday, June 11 — Parish Grounds Mass – 10:15 AM, PICNIC 11:15 AM – 4 PM

Food (brats, burgers, fries,etc.), Booyah (also carryout), Desserts, Cotton Candy, Beverages, Games, Inflatable Bouncer, Cornhole Tournament, and Basket Raffle/Silent Auction

Cash Raffle Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office, in the Gathering Area on the weekends of May 20-21 and June 3-4, or on the day of the picnic.

Picnic Games The church picnic is fast approaching and once again, all of the profits from the children’s games will directly support Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.

The Parish Picnic is the only major fundraiser that Our Lady of Lourdes sponsors. We rely on every household to make the picnic a success!