IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
Click on the following link for the livestream masses at Immaculate Conception:
Masses are also available for later viewing on our parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iccatholicchurch/
REGULAR WEEKEND MASSES:
Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am
REGULAR WEEKDAY MASSES:
Thursday: 9:00am (School Mass - Family w/intention may attend)
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held each Wednesday from 9:00 am until Benediction at 1:00 pm
LITURGICAL SERVERS - WE NEED YOU!
Are You Interested In Serving at the Liturgical Services?
If you would like to become a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or, if you have a child/ren that would like to learn more about becoming an Altar Server, please contact the people listed below with any questions or to schedule training. For printable directions on how to easily create your online sign up, click here! Once you have created your account, you can sign-up to serve by clicking here! If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to call the Parish office at 715-835-9935.
Lectors: Contact Sue Gallagher at [email protected] or call 715-836-9507
Eucharistic Ministers: Contact the Parish office at 715-835-9935
Altar Servers: Contact Tim Skutley at [email protected] or call 715-552-1405
Adult Altar Servers: Contact Pat Mulligan @ [email protected] or call 715-563-8001
USHERS FOR SUNDAY MASSES!
Click Here to sign up!
FAMILIES OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH
Take advantage of the service your family can provide by signing up to be "Gift bearers"! Please sign up in the binder located in the back of church for your Weekend and Mass times.
Pizza Saturdays and Donut Sundays are back starting Oct. 2nd/3rd. please consider signing up as a family to help serve on one of these days! Click HERE to help with donuts and HERE to help with Pizza. Thank you!
WE BELIEVE: GROWING IN THE CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN FAITH
(Immaculate Conception Parish RCIA Process 2021-22)
We Believe: Growing in the Catholic Christian Faith is Immaculate Conception’s RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It is the Catholic Church’s way of welcoming adults into the Catholic Church. You would benefit from our program if you are:
- A Married Couple in which one spouse is Catholic and the other belongs to a Christian denomination other than Catholic
- An Engaged Couple who wish to marry in the Catholic Church but one of you is not a Catholic
- A Catholic who may have missed one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation)
- A Catholic who would like a “refresher course” to deepen your Catholic faith
If any of the above sounds like you, join us!
We meet every Tuesday in Father Klink Hall from 6:30-8:00 pm, September 21 through the month of May. In each session, we watch and discuss an episode from the excellent DVD series, The Catholic Faith Explained; review a chapter of the book, We Believe: A Survey of the Catholic Faith; examine the Mass readings for the up-coming week; and converse about any other Catholic-related topics that come up. Treats have been known to be consumed….
For those who will be coming into the Catholic Church, we will help prepare you for the Rites of Baptism (if you were never baptized in any Christian church); First Reconciliation (Confession); First Eucharist; and Confirmation, which will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday evening, April 16, 2022.
If you would like to be a part of RCIA at Immaculate Conception Parish, please call, text, or email Deacon Greg Power: (715) 828-2746 ([email protected])
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Beginning Thursday, September 16th (if books come in on time), we will be meeting weekly from 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Fr. Klink Hall. The study we are going through is called "Unleased" by Sonja Corbitt. Please let meknow as soon as possible if you are interested in jointing. Plese contact Jan Wolfe at 715-864-5581.
MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP SMALL GROUPS
Immaculate Conception Parish's Missionary Discipleship Amall Groups are starting up again this Fall, beginning the week of September 19th. Each and every adult member of the Parish is invited to participate!
Do you desire to grow in your Christian walk, but aren't sure how to get started? Do you think you are called to do more spiritually with your life than attend Mass once a week? Have you reached a "plateau' in your spiritual life and can't seem to make much progress on your own? Our Parish has adopted a small group program to assist each of us in becoming more committed disciples of Jesus Christ and to help our whole Parish to develop a culature of intentional Christian discipleship.
We meet in Father Klink Hall either Monday or Thursday evenings, dpending on your schedule, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm, in separate groups for men and women.
For more information, contact Deacon Power at 715-828-2746 by phone or text, or email at [email protected]
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH PARTNERING WITH
Each Card includes 5 carwashes for only $36.00. That’s only $7.20 per wash!
You save $14 with every card!
The Parish has enrolled in a fundraising program with Kwik Trip, Inc. offering their ULTIMATE Car Wash cards at a discount.
The ULTIMATE Car Wash includes: Undercarriage Flush, Presoak, High-Pressure Wash or Soft Foam Wash, Triple Shine Vehicle Enhancer/Cleaner, Spot-Free Rinse and a 95-Second Super Dry. The cards are usable at any Kwik Trip with a car wash.
Keep your car clean as winter weather takes its toll.
- Get your holiday shopping done early.
- Purchase great stocking stuffers.
- Support a great cause.
All profits realized by the Parish will go toward the maintenance projects for the Church and School.
These 5-Wash cards are available in the Parish Office.
QUILTERS, KNITTERS AND FRIENDS
To all the quilter and knitters of Immaculate Conception... please join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, starting with September. We will meet from 9:30am until 2:00pm in Fr. Klink Hall. We have received a lot of beautiful fabric and it is just waiting for us to create beautiful things with it!
See you there!
JOIN CUB SCOUTS
Nearly every Elementary School has a Pack.
We have many great activities planned for this school year. Boys & Girls in Grades K-5 are invited to join the adventure. All new youth joining receive their Handbook at no charge. Stop by the Scout Service Center at 710 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54701 to join!
Or register online at www.beascout.org
For more information contact Mtt Dienger: 715-832-6671
or email: [email protected]
FRANCISCAN AT HOME LEARNING SYSTEM
We have a subscription to the Franciscan At Home learning system! These workshops are designed to enhance your spiritual and catechetical life. The format of each workshop is 6, ten-minute videos, each followed by an application task, with the spiritual life of the learner at the heart of the formation. There are currently 13 different tracks available, such as Parenting Track, Adult Faith Study Track, Catechist Track, Catholic School Teacher Track, Adult Study of Sacred Scripture, Parish Catechetical Leader Track etc. Below are simple directions to onboard 1. Visit franciscanathome.com/diocese-
The Immaculate Conception Photo Directories are available for pick-up in the Parish Office during normal office hours (9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday). If you had your picture taken for the directory, or you submitted a photograph, you get one copy free. There are a limited number of extra books available for purchase at $20.00 per copy.
Thank you for your generous support of your church
- Drop any donation in the mail slot to the left of the Parish Office outside door.
- Mail in your weekly/monthly offering to:
1712 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
- Send payments through your online banking.
- Sign up for ACH Donation. Please use the link on the website for the ACH Form. Return the form to the Parish Office with a voided check. Please be clear about which week(s) you would like to donate in the month, and when to begin.
- Online giving to Immaculate Conception Parish is now available. Use the link below to make a one-time or recurring donation with your credit or debit card. These donations can stop at any time. https://diolc.org/immaculate-conception-eau-claire/
Renewed for another year!
Log on to FORMED.ORG today. See what this great resource has to offer you and your family!
Go to ic-ecwi.formed.org to create your personal account, then use code 3R7T8Y for access.
ANNUAL LIFE CHAIN
The Eau Claire County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life is sponsoring the annual Life Chain on Sunday, October 3rd, from 2:00-3:30 pm. Life Chain is a peaceful witness and prayer vigil on behalf of unborn children whose lives are threatened by abortion. Get your pro-life sign at the Regis High School parking lot, and then stand with us along South Hastings Way as we pray for an end to abortion.
Click Here for Poster
STATEMENT OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF WISCONSIN ON
COVID-19 VACCINATION AND THE PROTECTION OF CONSCIENCE
Click here for document.
Bishops Respond to Extreme Push for Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Ask the Faithful to Make their Voices Heard
“The most extreme pro-abortion appropriations bill we have seen” – This how Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop Joseph Naumann have characterized the spending bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives with the support of the Biden Administration. “Americans’ tax dollars should be used for the common good and welfare of all, not to finance abortion or force Americans to violate deeply-held beliefs. We ask all Catholics and all people of good will to contact their legislators and make their voices heard,” they wrote, through a petition drive that can be found at notaxpayerabortion.com.
Wisconsin Bishops Speak Out Against “Equality Act”
“Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops join with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in opposing the Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5). While all people must be treated with dignity and respect, efforts to prevent discrimination cannot foster inequality and intolerance of religion and people of faith. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifically protects free speech and the free exercise of faith, as both are essential for a free and open society….” Read more and make your voice heard – Visit diolc.org/social-concerns.
Visit the U.S. Bishops’ “Action Alerts” Page (Votervoice.net/USCCB/home):
Advocate in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment – No taxpayer funding of abortion.
Oppose the ERA and the “Equality Act” that hurt women and the unborn and discriminate against people of faith.
U.S. Bishops' Action Alert opposing ERA & "Equality Act"
The U.S. Bishops ask the faithful to voice their opposition to a renewed attempt to ratify the deceptively named Equal Rights Amendment, as well as to speak out against the more recent, similarly named Equality Act, both of which threaten the true dignity of women and th elives of unborn children. They would also discriminate against the work of faith-based organizations. For more information and to make your voice heard, visit www.votervoice.net/USCCB/home.
The Jubilee committee has spent a lot of time displaying our Parish History on the walls for people to see. Take a few moments and walk around Fr. Klink Hall to look at the impressive display. What a blast from the past!
75 YEARS AS A PARISH!
SAVE THE DATE!
The Fall Festival is BACK and this year will be the Jubilee Festival!
Mark your calendars for November 14th!
Please consider donating your time and/or talent
to make this year’s festival a success!
Contact the Parish office for more
information at 715-835-9935
The White Elephant Sale is returning with the Jubilee Festival in November 2021. Think about cleaning out those closets, drawers, garages and basements. All proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 31. More details as to acceptable items, drop off, pick up and sales information coming in the next few weeks.
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 protected], click here for the form*, or find it on in the information wall display in Father Klink Hall.
*needs Adobe Reader
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, and more! In its first five years, the Facebook page has more than 800 "likes" and has thousands more following it from across the nation and around the world!
There is a NEW Facebook page for our parish Faith Formation programs! This page was created to provide another place of access for information pertaining to the Faith Formation programs at Immaculate Conception and will be administered by website administrator Earl Kennedy and Director of Religious Education Joan Cinotto.
The link for the page is: https://www.facebook.com/immaculateconception.faithformation.10
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.
UPDATED: 11/09/20 - 5:30 pm
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 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.
Summer Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm