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 CHURCH

Click on the following link for the livestream masses at Immaculate Conception:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDc1NP_PItBX6sVMCDqong?view_as=subscriber   (livestream)

Masses are also available for later viewing on our parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iccatholicchurch/ 


REGULAR WEEKEND MASSES:

Saturday:     5:00pm
Sunday:       8:30am and 10:30am

REGULAR WEEKDAY MASSES:

Tuesday:        5:30pm
Wednesday:   7:00am
Thursday:      9:00am (School Mass - Family w/intention may attend)
Friday:           7:00am

WEEKLY CONFESSIONS:

Tuesday:         4:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday:        6:00pm - 7:30pm

ADORATION:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held each Wednesday from 9:00 am until Benediction at 1:00 pm


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.


JUBILEE FALL FESTIVAL

The Jubilee Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am November 14th and the festival will run from 9 am to 3 pm in the school. The festival dinner will be served from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in the school cafeteria and historical displays will be available for viewing in Father Klink Hall. Cash and 50/50 raffles, silent auction, white elephant sale, wine tasting and other entertainment will also be on the agenda.


SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS FOR OUR PARISH FALL JUBILEE FESTIVAL 

Would you consider donating an item? Not sure what to donate? Themed baskets are always a big hit, such as gardening, baking, movies, spa, arts and crafts and wine are just a few suggestions. Be creative and have fun with your “basket,” which could be anything from a tackle box filled with fishing gear or a tote bag filled with books. Gather your family, book club, class, scout troop, coworkers or confirmation group to help put together your donation. Gift cards, sporting equipment, weekends get-aways all would be welcomed donations. Chances are if you would like to bid on an item others would too!

Donations can be dropped off in Fr. Klink Hall after all weekend Masses in October or at the Parish office. We ask that donations have a minimum value of $25. Be sure to include your information on your donation so we can properly recognize you.

For more information, contact Becky Seelen at 715.579.5058 or at 
[email protected]. Thank you for your consideration!


DONATIONS NEEDED!

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.


PIZZA SATURDAY AND DONUT SUNDAY - HELP US BRING THEM BACK

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! 


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-la-crosse and scroll to the bottom of the page. 2. On the right, click on the middle blue button: "My parish or school is already registered, and I would like to set up my individual free account under that institution." This will allow you to create a FREE account under your Parish or school. 3. Then click “Create an Account.” Complete the information and click Save. Select the Diocese of La Crosse from a drop-down menu, and then your Institution = your parish / school from a second drop-down menu, listed by city and name. Once you have finished by clicking on the "Sign Up" button, you will have a dashboard. This will enable you to select from the variety of tracks. A track is a grouping of workshops. Select a track on the left, and then enter it to see the various workshops.


OUR NEXT BLOOD DRIVE IS SCHEDULED!  

We are hosting another blood drive on Monday, November 8th from 12:30 - 6:00pm.
Go to redcrossblood.org site to sign up! If you have any questions,
please call Karen Dolan at 715-579-5601. Information is also available on this website under Parish Nurse.


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/

FORMED.ORG

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.

 

Updated 10/27/2021
10:15am


NEW for 2021 - Shalom Media Gallery 

 

 

Catholic News


IMPOSTER FACEBOOK PAGE - BISHOP WILLIAM CALLAHAN

On Thursday, October 14, someone created a Satire/Parody page for Bishop William Callahan. Please know this is not Bishop Callahan’s page, nor his writings. He does not have a Facebook presence at this time; he communicates through the diocesan Facebook page.
If you are not careful, you may miss the “Satire/Parody” part and believe this is actually Bishop Callahan. Some are engaging in conversation, and the responses by the page can easily be mistaken if you believe it’s from the bishop. If this page is liking, posting or replying to posts on your parish Facebook, you can hide or block the page. Do not engage with this page. Any interactions with this page may increase it’s popularitaly.
We have been working with Facebook to get this page removed.


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.


 

Jubilee Festival

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

Are you interested in helping with one of our events? Sign up HERE!


We Are in Need of Silent Auction Donations for Our
Parish Fall Festival on November 14! 

Would you consider donating an item? Not sure what to donate? Themed baskets are always a big hit, such as gardening, baking, movies, spa, arts and crafts and wine are just a few suggestions. Be creative and have fun with your “basket,” which could be anything from a tackle box filled with fishing gear or a tote bag filled with books. Gather your family, book club, class, scout troop, coworkers or confirmation group to help put together your donation. Gift cards, sporting equipment, weekends get-aways all would be welcomed donations. Chances are if you would like to bid on an item others would too!

Donations can be dropped off in Fr. Klink Hall after all weekend Masses in October or at the Parish office. We ask that donations have a minimum value of $25. Be sure to include your information on your donation so we can properly recognize you.

For more information, contact Becky Seelen at 715.579.5058 or at 
[email protected]. Thank you for your consideration!


DONATIONS NEEDED!

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.


WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA FOR THE JUBILEE FESTIVAL?  

The Jubilee Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am November 14th and the festival will run from 9 am to 3 pm in the school. The festival dinner will be served from 11 am to 1:30 pm in the school cafeteria and historical displays will be available for viewing in Father Klink Hall. Cash and 50/50 raffles, silent auction, white elephant sale, wine tasting and other entertainment will also be on the agenda.


JUBILEE FESTIVAL RADIO INTERVIEW!

UPDATE: Recently, parishioner Earl Kennedy was interviewed by John Murphy of Midwest Family Broadcasting in Eau Claire about the upcoming Jubilee Fall Festival and its events. The airing of the interview will be Sunday, October 9th and will air on the stations' Newsmakers program. Their stations include: WAXX-FM 104.5, WAYY-AM 790 and 105.1 FM, WIAL-FM 94.1 and WISM-FM 98.1. Please watch this space and our Facebook page for updates on this. You can also check the Midwest Family news website for updates:  https://715newsroom.com/news-makers-podcast/

 

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, 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.

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Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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