The following members of Immaculate Conception Parish were renewed in the Spirit at this year's Celebration of Confirmation:
Kathleen Andrews, Abigail Baumann, Emily Blomster, Benjamin Boda, Adler Bowe, Madalyn Carlson, Lucas Ebeling, Marco Ebeling, Nicole Forsythe, Samantha Friederichs, Sarah Halstead, Johnathan Hedrington, Anna Hoitomt, Zack Illg, Annabelle Iverson, Brock Johnson, Allison Karnitz, Caitlin Klink, Sophia Konzen, Margaret McMenomy, Adrienne Morning, Riley Mullen, Madelyn Ott, Nevaeh Plahn, Devin Ryder, Jessica Sabbagh, Liam Sather, Michael Schafer, Bennett Seelen, Wyatt Sherry, Arianna Smith, Brooke Sommers, Breanna Stanford, Naomi Stow, Addison Swanson, Rachel Szepieniec, Emma Wahl, Nathan Waller, Colin Watson, Sydnee Yengo
Heavenly Father, in the Old Testament your prophets and priests would anoint the faithful with oil. Through this holy anointing, you made known to them their mission on earth. On Pentecost, at the birth of the Church, you sent your Holy Spirit on the disciples. On that day, the promise you gave of your Spirit was fulfilled to the whole world. As these newly confirmed go out into the world, preserve the gift of the Spirit in their hearts. May the completion of their initiation through Confirmation help them fulfill their baptismal promises as members of the Body of Christ. Amen.
A Gift For You - FORMED
We are excited to announce that Immaculate Conception Parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED, you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage and family life, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks. You’ll also find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn and more! It truly is the Catholic faith - on demand. To find out more or to register, here is where to go: ic-ecwi.formed.org .
EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP CALLAHAN
Here is the Easter message from Bishop William Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES MASS
We have many elderly in their homes, nursing homes and places of assisted living who would love the chance to attend Mass...unfortunately, many do not get that opportunity. A St. Francis de Sales Mass will be held Monday, May 20th at 11 am at Immaculate Conception Church!
A new ministry in our parish is going to make that happen! Several parishioners have come together with plans for a special Mass, opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick. Immediately after the Mass, there will be a get together in Father Klink Hall for a potluck and entertainment provided by our grade school students.
We need your help to reach out and provide transportation for your family members and friends who cannot make it on their own. The Mass begins at 11 am and the program will conclude at 1 pm. If you have any questions, please call Bill Chrostowski at 715-830-9371 or Sue Gallagher at 715-836-9507.
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!
DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL UPDATE
The fourth quarter is getting closer, and we are still nearly $24,000 short of our assessment for the Diocesan Annual Appeal. If you have already given to this year's appeal, thank you very much! If not, please consider what you can donate to help. The appeal is a part of being an active and participating member of our parish.
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.
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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, 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