Immaculate Conception Parish strives to be a faith-filled, Christ-centered community, sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure. We gather for worship and fellowship, provide opportunities for growth through education and formation, serve the parish community and others in need, and welcome all people, thereby witnessing to Christ’s love and presence.

Immaculate Conception

Easter Week Services

 

Services for Easter Week will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDc1NP_PItBX6sVMCDqong?view_as=subscriber   

Services will be saved and available on YouTube after streaming to watch at a later date.

Schedule for Holy Week

WEDNESDAY, April 8th
Wednesday of Holy Week

8:00am - 4:00pm              Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
2:00pm - 4:00pm              Drive-thru Confession - Sherwin Ave Dr


THURSDAY, April 9th

Holy Thursday

7:00pm Service - Live Streaming

FRIDAY, April 10th
Good Friday—Passion of the Lord

1:00pm Service - Live Streaming 
5:00pm Stations of the Cross - Live Streaming

SATURDAY, April 11th
Holy Saturday

7:00pm Easter Vigil Service - Live Streaming

SUNDAY, April 12th
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

8:30am Easter Service - Live Streaming

 

UPDATES AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH

DIRECTION FOR ALL THOSE WHO COME TO PRAY     

This is a hard time for everyone! The Emergency situation calls for certain discipline from every person. Based upon the Recommendations of our Bishop and the Order of the Governor, we are bound to follow certain guidelines for the greater good of the community.  

Our Church remains open from 7:00 am till 4:30 pm on all days of the week.  Parishioners are free to come to pray in the church.  Please sit in Reserved Areas Only.

Parish Office is closed. Employees will have limited hours, but will be getting mail, processing donations and keeping up with the bulletins and website. Phone messages and emails will be answered as quickly as possible. 

If you need Spiritual Assistance (Confession/Communion/Anointing), please call Fr. Francis at 715-514-1022 or email him at [email protected] 

Masses:

Immaculate Conception Mass:           See schedule above for live-stream Masses during Holy Week
                                                           and Easter.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDc1NP_PItBX6sVMCDqong?view_as=subscriber   


Diocesan Masses:        Live Stream Schedule at diolc.org/live
                                    Sunday Mass with Bishop Callahan – 9:30 am Sundays on Channel 18
                                    Sunday Mass in Spanish – 10:30 am Sundays

                                    Daily Mass (Monday-Saturday) from the Cathedral
                                    Mass in English – 8:00 am
                                    Mass in Spanish – 8:30 am

Supporting your Church - Needed as Much as Ever

In good times and bad times, Catholic faithful have supported their church generously. Your Parish needs your generous support to continue. Collections at Weekly Masses are the main source of income. Without weekend Masses, we need to consider alternative options to continuing your contributions to the Church.

  • Drop any donation in the mail slot to the left of the Parish Office door.
  • Mail in your weekly/monthly offering to 1712 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701.
  • Send payments through your online banking.
  • You can sign up for ACH Donations. Please use this link for the ACH Form. It will need to be returned to the Parish Office with a voided check. Please be sure to be clear about which week(s) you would like to donate in the month, and when it should start. 

NEW!!!

  • The Diocese of LaCrosse has made online giving to Immaculate Conception Parish 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/

FROM THE IC PARISH EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Thanks to all of the individuals who have volunteered their time and creativity and joining the team- we have seven individuals, (along with their respective families).

The goal is to become a functioning resource for parishioners in need. While we are uncertain of what needs will develop over time and our parish's ability to meet those needs in the current environment and social distancing, remains a great challenge.  Glad that we have a list of people willing to think creatively, differently, and unconventionally to "be the Christ to others" that we are all called to be as Christians.  Contact :

Dan Leibham (715-225-4532): email [email protected];
Patty Usher (715-563-5368): email: [email protected]

If you are in need of help with groceries or errands, or are interested in having someone call and check on you or to chat with, call numbers listed above or send email.

FORMED.ORG

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.

 

Updated 4/8/2020
1:30 pm

POPE FRANCIS' APPEAL FOR PRAYER

Pope Francis has announced on Sunday that he will preside over a moment of prayer with Eucharistic Adoration in an empty St. Peter’s Square on Friday, March 27, at 6:00 pm in Rome (10 am Pacific Time) in which he will give the Urbi et Orbi blessing, usually reserved for Christmas, Easter or other special occasions.

He invited all Catholics to participate spiritually through the media and noted that all who join in this prayer will have the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence if they meet the obligations laid out ithe decree issued on March 20.

PRAYER

COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

For all who have contracted coronavirus,
We pray for care and healing.
For those who are particularly vulnerable,
We pray for safety and protection.
For all who experience fear or anxiety,
We pray for peace of mind and spirit.
For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public
safety,
We pray for policies that recognize their plight.
For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.
For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.
For our brothers and sisters around the world,
We pray for shared solidarity.
For public officials and decision makers,
We pray for wisdom and guidance.
Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace.
Grant comfort.
Grant healing.
Be with us, Lord.
Amen.

Copyright © 2020, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved

A Message from Bishop William Patrick Callahan

In light of the continued concern surrounding spreading the coronavirus COVID-19, and the advice of
medical experts across the country and especially in our State, all public Masses in the Diocese of La
Crosse will be canceled beginning 20 March 2020 until further notice. All fish fries, parish gatherings,
etc. are also canceled.
Please note, however, churches will remain open for private prayer. I am urging the faithful to
remember in their prayers all of our brothers and sisters whose personal lives and the lives of their
families have been affected by this disease. Visit diolc.org/pray to send me your personal prayer
intentions.
At this point we are hopeful to resume public Mass by 1 May. As you know, these plans and
regulations change every day. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to shorten this time
frame or any of these regulations. This, of course, is unprecedented in our lives and we rely on the
providence of Almighty God and His Holy Mother. Please stay well and take every precaution to do so.
Be aware of my prayers and my confidence in our protection under the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Please note that live and prerecorded Sunday Mass is available via https://diolc.org/tvmass,
the diocesan YouTube channel, Facebook, and televised on Channel 18, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

75th Jubilee

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!

Jubilee Sheet

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

FacebookImmaculate 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 nearly 750 "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.

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.

Mass Times

Regularly scheduled Masses are cancelled.

Masses with Fr. Francis are recorded for the weekend and are available on Sunday.
The Link is on the Website.
Watch from your Smart TV on YouTube.

Office Hours

The Parish Office is closed. Employees will have limited hours, but will be getting mail, processing donations and keeping up with the bulletins and website. Phone messages and emails will be answered as quickly as possible. 

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