DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL UPDATE
Despite the negative messaging in the news media, the Church continues to work to fulfill its mission. The Diocesan Annual Appeal is how we, as a diocesan community, fund our commitment to do our part in fulfilling the mission. The good works continue as our story is told through the appeal, connecting with those who want to invest in the many good works. Thank you to all who continue to support this vital ministry! As of February 17th, here are the numbers:
TO DATE: $64,691
NUMBER OF DONORS: 261
NUMBER OF FAMILIES IN OUR PARISH: 996 registered households
Please consider a gift to the Diocesan Annual Appeal...what is not gifted through the appeal is charged directly to the parish operating expense, and anything that is over the target is given back to the parish.
FOUR FISH BOILS LEFT FOR THE SEASON!
It is the new year...and that means it's time to mark the calendars for our 35th annual New England Style Fish Boils that will soon be here! The schedule is as follows:
**March 1st, 15th and 29th and April 12th, with the famous fish chowder being featured at the April 12th Fish Boil**
On the menu--carrots, red potatoes, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, onions, Vienna bread, fish tacos, beverage and ice cream cup.
Serving is from 4:30 to 7 pm in the cafeteria of Immaculate Conception School at 1722 Highland Avenue in Eau Claire, and all facilities are handicapped accessible. The cost for the meal is $11.00 for adults, children ages 6-12 are $5.00, children under age 5 eat for free and all carry out meals are $11.00.
THANK YOU SPONSORS! -- We would like to thank the following businesses for helping to sponsor our 2019 Fish Boils, and they include: Bohl & Proulx Plumbing, Chilson Automotive Group, Eric Borst-Chippewa Valley Real Estate, Hampton Inn Suites of Chippewa Falls and Menomonie, Dan Donnellan-Donnellan Real Estate, MCL Companies-General Contractor, McMahon Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Muldoon's Men's Wear, Piltz Glass and Mirror, ReforMedicine, Wilbert Statz Home Builders and Tru-Lock and Security. Please patronize the businesses that help make the Fish Boils possible.
FAITH IN ACTION FORMS
Please remember to turn in the FAITH IN ACTION forms as soon as possible. The forms were inserted into the bulletins the weekend of December 8th and 9th. If you did not receive one, forms are available in the back of the church. The forms can be turned in to the parish office or dropped in the collection basket. Thank you for offering your time and talents to benefit our Faith Community!
CONFESSION SCHEDULE AND OTHER CHANGES
The schedule for various functions of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has changed! They are as follows:
There will now be a Saturday morning Mass at 7 am.
CONFESSION will now be heard Tuesday from 4:45 to 5:15 pm, Saturday from 7:45 to 8:30 am and from 3:30 to 5 pm, on First Friday from 7:45 am to 9 am and at other times by appointment.
ROSARY will be said every Friday morning at 11 am, Saturday at 5 pm (before the start of the 5:30 Mass) and Sunday at 8 am (prior to the start of the 8:30 Mass). The Rosary will also be said every weekday during the months of May and October at 11 am.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will be observed the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and again on First Friday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.
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 email@example.com, click here for the form*, or find it on in the information wall display in Father Klink Hall.
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Facebook & YouTube
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 four years, the Facebook page has more than 700 "likes" and has thousands more following it from across the nation and around the world!
Immaculate Conception Parish also has its own YouTube channel! We record one Mass every regular weekend and more often if it is a holiday season, such as Christmas or Easter. You can go to the YouTube main page and type in the search box "Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish Eau Claire" to be taken to the IC YouTube page and view the Masses there. The Masses are also downloaded onto this main website under the "Mass Video/Audio" tab and on our Facebook page, whose address is listed above.
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.
WEDNESDAY EVENING ADORATION
Wednesday evening Adoration is being moved to the THIRD Wednesday of the month! However...during the Lenten season, Adoration will be replaced by Stations of the Cross, and as a result there will be NO Wednesday Adoration during the months of March and April. Wednesday Adoration will resume the third Wednesday in May. Times for Stations of the Cross are from 5:30 to 6:30 pm...and everyone is welcome!
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.
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Tuesday 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM
8:45 AM (When school is in session)
7:00 AM (When there is NO school)
Friday 7:00 AM
Saturday 7:00 AM
Mondays & Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:15 PM
Saturday 7:45 - 8:30 AM and 3:30 - 5:00 PM
First Fridays 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Friday 11:00 AM
Saturday 5:00 PM (Before evening Mass)
Sunday 8:00 AM (Before morning Mass)
Every week day during May & October at 11:00 AM
DEVOTION TO OUR MOTHER OF
Saturday after morning mass
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM
First Fridays 7:30 - 8:30 AM
- Julie Herman, Office Staff
- Deb Welch, Parish Secretary
- 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
- Colleen Garnevicus, Director of Music; Director of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Family Choirs
- Gabby and Kyle Hanson, Directors of Youth Choir (Grades 7-12)
- Carole Skutley, Organist; Director of Alleluia (Funeral) Choir