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/
UPDATED DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR MASS ATTENDANCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC -- Here is the link for the updated Mass attendance guidelines in the Diocese of La Crosse, dated May 18, 2021: Updated Mass Guidelines -- May 19, 2021
REGULAR WEEKEND MASSES:
Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am
REGULAR WEEKDAY MASSES:
Thursday: 9:00am (School Mass - Family w/intention may attend)
8:45am (when there is no school. Open to public)
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held each Wednesday from 9:00am until Benediction at 1:00pm
MINISTRIES ARE COMING BACK!
Are You Interested In Serving at the Liturgical Services?
If you would like to become a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, 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. This is a great way to serve the parish community.
Lectors: Contact Sue Gallagher at [email protected] or call, 715-836-9507
Eucharistic Ministers: Contact Mary Kneer at [email protected] or call, 715-835-1692
Ushers: Contact Chris Chatham at [email protected] or call, 715-834-5486
Altar Servers: Contact Tim Skutley at [email protected] or call, 715-552-1405.
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.
We are nearing the end of the Parish fiscal year (June 30). Your Finance Committee is asking for your help. The Parish will be running a deficit budget again this year and will also be short on voluntary contributions for the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Just as a reminder, whatever the Parish is short of our Parish assessment for the Annual Appeal must be made up from other Parish funds.
The Finance Committee is asking all Parishioners to prayerfully consider a donation to OUR Parish and/or OUR Diocesan Annual Appeal before the end of June. It goes without saying – the Parish cannot continue to operate as it has in the past without additional revenues.
This is OUR Parish and its finances are OUR responsibility. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you on behalf of your Finance Committee.
John Sackett, Chair
Immaculate Conception Parish is hosting another blood drive on Monday, June 14th in Father Klink Hall form 12:00 - 6:00pm. Go to redcrossblood.org site to sign up - we have 46 spots to fill! If you would like help signing up or more information, call Karen Dolat at 715-579-5601. Information is also available at ic-ec.us under Parish Nurse.
VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY MASSES!
Click Here to sign up!
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.
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.
U.S. Bishops... On Our Way Back to Full Worship!
The month of June gives us many mysteries of the faith to contemplate on our way back to full worship. In the weeks leading up to a full return to worship, the Diocese of LaCrosse will observe three powerful celebrations: Corpus Christi, The Chrism Mass and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. I invite you to pray with me as we celebrate, united as one body, renewed in God’s presence.
The Eucharist is the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus—the same Jesus who reconciles us to God the Father from the Cross. Christ upon the Cross is not lost to the past, but he is present to us—even in us—through the Blessed Sacrament today. There is no more powerful medicine in heaven or on earth for our spiritual health. May the Eucharistic Lord fill us with his divine life as we return to Mass!
The Holy Spirit animates the Mystical Body of Christ much as our human souls enliven our earthly bodies. The annual Chrism Mass recalls the gift and anointing of the Holy Spirit on Jesus, his Church, and on each of us. By the consecration of the Sacred Chrism—as well as the blessing of the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens— the power of the Holy Spirit spreads to our parishes and, by the anointing of priests, strengthens, heals, and consecrates God’s people. Come, Holy Spirit, and enliven and beautify our souls at this time!
At Baptism, we are enrolled in the priesthood of Jesus, called like him to sacrifice ourselves for the life of the world. At ordination, men are called to help the baptized carry out this great task. The baptized need priests and priests need the baptized: together they win the world for God in Christ. May our Diocese unite at this time to bring life, joy and holiness to a world so much in need!
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!
The Jubilee Year concluding ceremony has been postponed to an unannounced future date due to the current restrictions related to Covid-19.
We shall eagerly await to set a new date and celebrate it as a Parish Family!
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.
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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, 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.