FATHER KLINK PASSES AWAY
FATHER EUGENE KLINK PASSES AWAY
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Father Eugene Klink, Thursday morning, November 19th, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Father Klink was at Immaculate Conception Parish for thirty years, from 1983 until his retirement in 2013.
Funeral services were Monday, November 23rd at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Bishop William Callahan was the principal celebrant and Father John Schultz was the homilist. Burial was held at at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Independence. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire handled arrangements.
Father Klink was born on May 14, 1937 in Arcadia, Wisconsin, to Roman and Mildred (née Lewis) Klink. He attended SS. Peter and Paul School and Independence Public Grade School, both in Independence; Holy Cross Seminary in La Crosse; and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1963 by Bishop John P. Treacy at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse.
Father Klink’s first assignment following ordination was as a full-time teacher at Aquinas High School with residence at St. Thomas More Parish in La Crosse. In the fall of 1963 he was appointed as the Librarian at Holy Cross Seminary with residence at St. Joseph Cathedral in La Crosse. On June 30, 1964, he was also appointed as a teacher at Holy Cross Seminary. Father Klink was appointed as Defender of the Bond in the Matrimonial Tribunal in 1971 while continuing as Librarian at Holy Cross Seminary.
On November 15, 1974, Father Klink was appointed as Pastor of Saint John the Apostle Parish in Whitehall and Saint Ansgar Parish in Blair. He was appointed as Pastor of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish at Viroqua on October 4, 1978 as well as Vice-Officialis of the Matrimonial Tribunal in 1979 and as Administrator of St. James Parish in Rising Sun in 1980. On November 30, 1983, Father Klink was appointed as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Eau Claire, where he served until he was granted the status of senior priest on July 2, 2013.
Father Klink also served as Dean of the Richland Center Deanery and Dean of the Eau Claire Deanery, on the Presbyteral Council and on the College of Consultors.
Father Klink is survived by two sisters, Bernice Waldera and Dorothy Olson; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Mildred Klink, one brother, Jerome Klink, two brothers-in-law, Daniel Waldera and John Olson, and one sister-in-law, Delores Klink.
RCIA at Immaculate Conception
Are you considering becoming Catholic? Do you desire to know more about your Catholic faith? Have you met someone who asked about our Catholic faith?
Join us for the 2015-2016 RCIA classes meeting from 6:30 - 8:00 pm every Thursday in Father Klink Hall from September through April.
These classes prepare those who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic faith for the Rites of Confirmation and Baptism at the Easter Vigil.
For more information contact: Greg Power at 715-831-9119 or Tom Giles at 715-834-2993.
Scrip - Gift Cards
What is Scrip?
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” — in other words, Scrip is gift certificates and gift cards from local and national retailers. Scrip is also the largest ongoing fundraiser of the Regis Catholic Schools and Immaculate Conception Parish and helps us significantly with funding tuition assistance and other general needs.
We purchase gift cards and certificates from local and national vendors at a discounted rate and sell those certificates and cards to you for full face value. When you buy a $25 Scrip gift card from one of our retailers, you pay $25 for it and the card is worth $25 in merchandise to you at that retailer. Immaculate Conception Parish receives its profit from the retailer directly because they have sold those cards to us at a discounted rate, ranging from 2% to 20%.
By using your existing household shopping budget to purchase Scrip certificates and cards, you don’t have to sell anything or incur any out-of-pocket expenses in order to donate.
We carry more than 100 vendors for groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, appliances, building supplies, restaurants, gasoline and many other goods and services on our Scrip vendor list. It’s a win-win solution for all because our Scrip retailers want to support Immaculate Conception Parish and Regis Catholic Schools and in return ask you to support them by shopping with Scrip at their stores.
Who can purchase Scrip?
Anyone can purchase Scrip! Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends of the family, neighbors — anyone can purchase Scrip and designate Immaculate Conception Parish to receive the credit.
How can you purchase Scrip?
You can order Scrip online, purchase through the Immaculate Conception Parish Office (9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday) and from Security Financial Bank - 4217 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire (Lobby hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Drive thru hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm [Lane #1], and Saturdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. [Lane #1]).
To order Scrip online, CLICK HERE. You will be able to order Scrip and track your Scrip credit balance by using a supplied username and password. If you do not have a username and password, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 830-2273, ext. 1 for help.
Immaculate Conception Parish has a Facebook page! Check it out at www.facebook.com/iccatholicchurch. You can get information on upcoming events, Mass times and special intention listings, a weekly roster for lectors, servers and Communion ministers and special announcements. In its first two years, the Facebook page has more than 225 "likes" and has hundreds more following it from around the nation and around the world!
We are currently in the process of updating our database. We have recently converted from a desktop to a web-based program and have found that not all of the data has transferred, and that there are many updates that could be made in individual families records.
Please go online at https://connectnow.parishsoft.com/lacrosse. Set up a user name and password so you can access your account at any time. Review the current record, and update any information that you can. Please pay close attention to addresses, email addresses, home phone numbers, cell numbers, employment, adult children, etc.
Call the office with any questions. We thank you in advance for taking the time to help us with this endeavor!
Perpetual Eucharist Adoration
Weekdays 8:00am to 4:30pm
St. Patrick’s Benedictine Chapel
322 Fulton Street, Eau Claire, WI
Parish Photo Directory
The Parish Directories are here and available for pickup in the Parish Office.
They are also available for purchase at $5.00 per copy.
ACH Donation Form
Diocese of LaCrosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse or Neglect
The Diocese of La Crosse through its policies and procedures seeks to provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by a priest or deacon. Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to the diocesan Bishop at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. The form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse, Office of the Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at http://www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/safe-environment/.
Copies of the diocesan policy are available through your local parish or school and on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the Diocese of La Crosse and the implementation of the Charter for the Protection and Children and Young People, please contact the Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of La Crosse, at (608) 788-7700.
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
- Father Don Meuret, Pastor
- Jan Wolfe, Office Assistant
- Deb Welch, Office Assistant
- Linda Corey, Director of Religious Education; Confirmation Coordinator
- Barbara Brandner, Religious Education Pre-School to Grade 5 Coordinator
- Mary J Chatham, Religious Education Administrative Assistant
- Kara Pieper, Sunday School Teacher
- Alexis Schaffer, Sunday School Teacher
- Colleen Garnevicus, Director of Music; Director of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Family Choirs
- Christine Ott, Director of Youth Choir (Grades 7-12)
- Carole Skutley, Organist; Director of Alleluia (Funeral) Choir