Restore – 7 Week Lenten book and video Series

The 99 Experience

Triduum Retreat 2023: “The Veil is Taken Away”

Mass 101

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, WI

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, WI

St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI

St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI

Restore is a 7- week Lenten book and video series by Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT. With her book and 5-10 minute videos, Sr. Miriam Heidland invites us to go with Jesus into the desert and into the depths of our own hearts to experience healing, restoration and transformation from the God who yearns to make us whole. You will easily be drawn in by Sr. Miriams’s joyful spirit and zeal for God. 

This series will be facilitated by Robin Therese on Wednesday afternoons, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  at the Parish Center. Please RSVP to (920) 336-4033 or by February 14 so books can be ordered. Fee is $14.00 to cover the cost of the book. 

In Matthew, Jesus instructs his followers, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Jesus’ Great Commission wasn’t merely a suggestion but an instruction.

But how? In a world filled with people who are “spiritual but not religious,” how do we let them know that there is more to life than this world? It sounds like a daunting task, but the answer is quite simple: We do it one soul at a time. Jesus told us we should go out looking for the one lost sheep. Spend 6 weeks with Deacon Bob learning how to find the lost sheep, how to engage the many Catholics that are currently unengaged. Experience “The 99.”

Meetings are March 23, 30; April 13, 20, & 27; and May 4 from 6-7 pm in the Social Hall. Sign up by calling the Parish Office at (920) 336-4033 or visit

The Paschal Triduum is the most sacred three day celebration of the Christian year. Join us for three presentations to help break open the mystery of the Triduum and, especially, to celebrate these three days with solemn liturgies in the Abbey Church with the Norbertine Community. 

Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023: “He took a towel…” Presentation: 6:30 p.m. (Fr. Tim Schillcox, O. Praem.) Mass: 8:00 p.m. : Adoration until 11:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 7, 2023: “The clouds veiled…” Presentation: 1:30 p.m. (Fr. David McElroy, O. Praem.) Liturgy: 3:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023: “They wrapped his body…” Presentation: 6:30 p.m. (Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem.) Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m.

There have been so many Catholics who wish they better understood the symbolism, ritual, and background of the Mass. In collaboration with the St. Norbert Abbey Liturgical Institute, this presentation will be like a mini-retreat on the Mass, focusing on the theological significance and some of the background behind the “source and summit” of our faith. 

(Presented by Institute Codirectors Fr. Brad Vanden Branden, O. Praem & Michael Poradek  (Cost: $10 at door)