Immaculate Conception Parish strives to be a faith-filled, Christ-centered community, sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure. We gather for worship and fellowship, provide opportunities for growth through education and formation, serve the parish community and others in need, and welcome all people, thereby witnessing to Christ’s love and presence.

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Are you looking to join one of our wonderful choirs or become an accompanist at our 8:30am Sunday Mass?

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FALL FESTIVAL IS COMING SOON!

MARK THE DATE!

The 2017 Fall Festival will be held Saturday, November 11th from 11 am to 3 pm at Immaculate Conception School. Among the events for this year's festival are: an all cash raffle, a craft sale, a white elephant sale, a silent auction, a bake sale and children's games. A special festival Mass will be held at 4 pm with a lasagna dinner to follow in Father Klink Hall. Winners for the raffle will be drawn at the end of the festivities--you need not be present to win. Mark the date on your calendar, tell your family, neighbors and friends and we look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 715-835-9935.

**CRAFT SALE NOTE: For those who have participated in the Fall Festival Craft Sale in the past, initial information letters were sent out in mid-July regarding this year's craft sale to be held Saturday, November 11th as part of the Fall Festival. Please contact Lynn Solie with your response regarding your interest in this year's craft sale--a response either way is appreciated.

**NEW VENDORS: If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please contact Lynn Solie for more information at 715-835-1714 or by e-mail at blsolie@charter.net . 

RELICS OF ST. PADRE PIO

Celebrating the 130th anniversary of St. Padre Pio's birth and the 15th anniversary of his canonization, relics of St. Padre Pio will be available for public veneration in the Diocese of La Crosse Wednesday, September 20th at the cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman at 530 Main Street in La Crosse. Veneration will be offered from 9:00 to 11:45 am and from 1:15 to 6:30 pm. Mass will be offered at 2:10 and 7:00 pm, and the 7:00 Mass will be in honor of St. Padre Pio and will be celebrated by the Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan. Confession will also be available throughout the day. 

**We are in need of many volunteers to assist with this special event. If you or someone you know would be interested in giving a few hours of time that day to assist, please contact Debbie at dbrannon@diolc.org or call the Bishop's Office at 608-791-2686. We need individuals to assist with parking, directing traffic, directing visitors and the guest area. 

FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

For those attending Mass at Immaculate Conception Church that may be hearing impaired, the church's audio/video system has the capability to enhance the audio for those wearing hearing aids. For better audio reception during Mass, please activate the T-Coil setting on your hearing aid. Also available are receivers that can pick up the audio signal. These are similar to a Walkman radio in that a person can put on the headphones, turn on the receiver and be able to listen to the audio of the Mass. If you are interested in using one of the receivers during Mass, please let one of the ushers know and they can get you a receiver to use.

DIOCESE OF LA CROSSE - BUILDING UPON A TRADITION OF FAITH

The Diocese of La Crosse will celebrate its sesquicentennial--150 years--on March 3rd, 2018. A very unique and once in a lifetime book is being offered for this occasion. Discover the Catholic faith of the people of West Central Wisconsin through the stories shared by its many parish communities in this first-ever coffee table book, complete with pull outs! It is indeed a richly illustrated publication that tells about 150 years of the Diocese of La Crosse. The book is hard covered with glossy paper and more than 350 pages of full color history! This book will be available in the fall of 2017 for only $33.00 per copy! Watch this space for more information as the time of release approaches!

RCIA at Immaculate Conception

RETURNING SOON!

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 2017-2018 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: Deacon Greg Power at 715-831-9119 or Tom Giles at 715-834-2993.

ACH Donation Form

An ACH deposit form is available for those who do not like envelopes, writing out checks or may be gone on any given Sunday. For the needed form, e-mail the rectory at immaculateconceptionec@gmail.com, click here for the form*, or find it on in the information wall display in Father Klink Hall.

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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 three years, the Facebook page has more than 530 "likes" and has thousands more following it from across the nation and around the world! 

Parish App is Here!

myParish App LogoImmaculate Conception is excited to announce the release of our own parish app. This application is available for parishioners to download on both Apple iPhones and Android phones. Text App to 88202 to download our Parish App.

We expect the features and capabilities of our new app to foster a stronger sense of community and faith in the daily lives of all parishioners. Immaculate Conception will be able to communicate quick and easy with all parishioners via messages and notifications to keep you in the loop with what is going on in our church. You will then be able to quickly reply to messages or RSVP for upcoming events.

Other features will include:
– the daily readings read at Mass,
– the latest Catholic news from around the world,
– an easy-to-reference list of Catholic prayers with prayer requests,
– a helpful examination of conscience and next confession reminder,
– a reminder feature called “Mass Mode,” for Mass and confession. This includes phone silencing notification to help encourage us all to be more present while at Immaculate Conception.
– and much more.

This app offers a lot of capabilities for improving parish communication and serving as a faith building resource. It is well thought out and should become a real asset to complement our daily faith lives.

Our app is available for everyone to download. Please pass this info along to anyone that may be interested or that may benefit from the Immaculate Conception app--for the more people that use it and participate, the stronger our Catholic community will become.

 

CPR, AED Classes

CPR and AED classes are available at Immaculate Conception. The cost of $35.00 includes an instruction book and a 2-year certification upon completion of the 4-hour class. Who should attend? Anyone from the age of 14 on up and has an interest in learning CPR and AED support. For more information call either Karen Dolan @ 715-579-5601, or Mike Stage at 715-829-0061. Email mike@lifesafetycpr.com.  

 

Perpetual Eucharist Adoration

 

Eau Claire Area Eucharistic Adoration PRAYER PARTNERS are needed for weekly adoration at the following times:

TUESDAY: 10-11 am & 12 noon to 1 pm; WEDNESDAY: 2-3 pm; THURSDAY: 9-10 am; 10-11 am; 1-2 pm and 3-4 pm; and FRIDAY: 11 am - 12 noon; 12 noon to 1 pm and 6-7 pm

Adoration is held at the Benedictine Chapel at 322 Fulton Street in Eau Claire.

For more information, please contact Ann at 715-874-5794 for more information or to sign up!

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.

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