MILWAUKEE (AP) — Having the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl apparently is too much competition for some Milwaukee area churches.

The Journal Sentinel reports that rather than going up against the big game, some churches are canceling their Sunday afternoon and evening services this weekend.

St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg is among churches rescheduling for the Super Bowl. Pastor Tom Eichenberger says Sunday evening Mass “is a bit of a luxury,” and he has no problem canceling a service “when it falls on a legal holy day like Super Bowl Sunday.”

Other churches are sticking to their Sunday schedules but are acknowledging the Super Bowl. Some churches are collecting food and donations to fight hunger as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring.

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Comments (15)
  1. Valarie Adair says:

    Wow! What is this world coming to?

  2. Ruby Grass says:

    God please forgive our sin and please have mercy on this nation………..

  3. dunnski57 says:

    Typical cheeseheads.

    No class at all.

    1. pACKERbACKER says:

      typical sore loser viqueen fan…no class at all

  4. Paul says:

    Some people have their priorities backward

  5. hmm says:

    Wow, that’s pathetic.

  6. markHT says:

    Church has its value in community, charity, and social aspects-the metaphysical claims of the religious are absurd and immoral. If we could only remove the superstitious and divisive ideas from religion (that torturing and killing another will expiate us from our wrongdoings, etc) then the whole enterprise may have value. Personally, spending time with family and friends watching a game is more meaningful than humbling oneself before the unknown, unseen, unprovable, and unfalsifiable entity. Peace.

  7. Bob says:

    It doesn’t say they are cancelling all Sunday services. Just afternoon and evening.

  8. Joe says:

    I guess God is not convienient for some people.

    1. markHT says:

      People are more convenient than any god; we can SEE them, FEEL them, TOUCH them, and LOVE them. Besides, which “God” are you referring too? There are many (just go back in history a bit and there are literally thousands). Man has invented gods since the dawn of time to explain the unknown and comfort him. We don’t need these silly myths anymore to be good to others and to ourselves. Peace.

  9. Mike says:

    I don’t think it will be just churches shutting down…I am sure that stores, malls, and other entities will also shut down.

  10. fedup says:

    Go Steelers is right… I am living amongst the most arrogant, stupid Packer Fans that exist… hope they get beat 48 to 0. seriously, it’s a football game you morons, not the 2nd coming of Christ….

  11. Kevin says:

    In the name of the father and the holy ghost football….

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