LENTEN GREETING FROM BISHOP CALLAHAN
Here is the Lenten greeting from Bishop William Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Each Wednesday during the Lenten season, beginning March 13th, Immaculate Conception Parish will hold STATIONS OF THE CROSS at the church beginning at 5:30 pm, and everyone is welcome to attend and pray. For those that may not be familiar with the Stations of the Cross, they are as follows:
(1) Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
(2) Jesus, betrayed by Judas, is arrested
(3) Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin
(4) Jesus is denied by Peter
(5) Jesus is judged by Pontius Pilate
(6) Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns
(7) Jesus bears the Cross
(8) Jesus is helped by Simon the Cyrenian to carry the Cross
(9) Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
(10) Jesus is crucified
(11) Jesus promises His kingdom to the good thief
(12) Jesus speaks to his mother and the disciple
(13) Jesus dies on the Cross
(14) Jesus is placed in the tomb
TWO 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 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.
24 Hours For the Lord
24 Hours For the Lord at Immaculate Conception Parish:
The Eau Claire deanery priests will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for 24 consecutive hours, starting at 3 PM on Friday, April 5th and ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at Immaculate Conception Parish. God never tires of forgiving us, may we never tire of seeking His mercy! Please note that these 24 hours of availability will take the place of the other communal parish Reconciliation services in Lent. Please plan on coming, and please spread the word: 3:00pm on April 5th to 3:00pm on April 6th at Immaculate Conception Parish, 1712 Highland Ave, Eau Claire, WI.
God's mercy is awaiting you!
We are also doing 24 Hours of Adoration during this same 24 Hours. Sign-up sheets are in the back of church in the binder with the Gift-Bearer sign-up sheets.
Bishop Callaghan will be here to Open the celebration at 3:00pm on Friday, April 5th, 2019.
75 Years as a Parish!
In 2020, we celebrate 75 years as a Parish. We are beginning to plan and organize for a year-long celebration.
The Parish Council needs your assistance to make this 75th Jubilee meaningful and successful. See the attachment for the various committees that are being formed, and the sign-up sheet to get involved.
Many hands make light work... and hopefully many great Parish memories!
Half-Time Music Director
Immaculate Conception Parish is seeking a half-time Music Director with understanding of Catholic Liturgy. Position is available July 1, 2019.
- Organizing and selecting music and musicians for three weekend masses, weddings, funerals, feast days, religious education Masses and other liturgical and sacramental events.
- Accompanying and/or directing two Adult Choirs, Funeral Choir, Family Choir and Youth Choir.
- Soliciting and retaining volunteer choir members and cantors and also securing paid services of accompanists/directors.
Please submit cover letter and resume by April 8th, 2019 to:
Immaculate Conception Parish
Attn: Music Director Position Application
1712 Highland Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
email: [email protected]
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 March 10th, here are the numbers:
TO DATE: $67,772.00
NUMBER OF DONORS: 269
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.
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, 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