IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
BISHOP CALLAHAN'S LENTEN MESSAGE -- Here is the annual Lenten message from Bishop William Callahan: 2022 Lenten Message
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)
8:45am (when no school)
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
Helping Ukraine through Chalice of Mercy Valentyna Pavsyukova, founder of Chalice of Mercy mission to Ukraine and a member of our diocese, is working to get humanitarian aid to the suffering Ukraine’s citizens and soldiers, as they face freezing temperatures and often severe injuries requiring treatment. To learn more about Valentyna and the mission of Chalice of Mercy, or to make a donation visit ttps://chaliceofmercy.org/donation/.
Current Job Openings at Immaculate Conception Parish:
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. 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
EASY SIGN-UP FOR ALL WEEKEND MINISTRIES
For Lectors, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers.
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.
Listening to the Faithful- Synodal Survey
Synodality means asking "How can we as a Church grow and journey together?" So, let's dream about the Church we are called to be - becoming better witnesses to the Gospel! During this time, we are all invited to listen to one another in order to hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Just as Jesus reached out to all, no one is excluded from participating - we invite you to share your ideas with us. We will have our Synod Meetings are all of the Masses on the weekend of May 7th/8th. If you cannot attend one of our meetings, please take this Synod Survey: Synod Survey
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.
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-
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.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP WILLIAM CALLAHAN PERTAINING TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR LITURGIES (03/02/2022):
"After hearing from pastors, the faithful and the diocesan Presbyterial Council and in light of the decrease in current COVID infections, any precautions surrounding COVID-19 in the liturgy can be made by the local pastor. He will take into account present liturgical norms, the circumstances of his parish or group of the faithful and the common sense learned from the past two years.
Thus, beginning on Ash Wednedsday, the pastor can implement guidelines for his parish(es) that are in keeping with the options found in the liturgical books. For example, he can determine whether to apply Ash Wedndsday's ashes by sprinkling or marking, whether and when to distribute Communion to the faithful from the chalice or how to venerate the Cross on Good Friday.
Contact the Office for Sacred Worship with any COVID questions related to the liturgy."
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.
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.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm