THIRD WEDNESDAY HOLY HOUR will be observed February 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Please join us as we thank God for His many blessings and pray for His continued care for our families, parish and the Universal Church.
PARISH DIRECTORY -- For those that haven’t had their portrait taken yet, Lifetouch will be here again from Thursday, Feb. 20th - Saturday, Feb. 22nd. You can sign up on their website at https://booknow-lifetouch.
PARISH CENSUS -- Our jubilee year has begun, and as part of the jubilee a PARISH CENSUS is underway. Please complete the blue form and return to the parish office.
FIRST FISH BOIL OF 2020 IS FEBRUARY 21st! -- As part of our parish celebrating its 75th jubilee in 2020, Immaculate Conception Parish is holding its 36th annual Fish Boils on five dates: February 21st and 28th, March 13th & 27th and April 3rd from 4:30 to 7 pm in the school cafeteria. On the menu: red potatoes, carrots, onions, coleslaw, fish tacos, macaroni and cheese, Vienna bread, beverage and an ice cream cup. The cost is $11.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 through 12, ages 5 and under are free and all carry outs are $11.00. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Sign up sheets for volunteers to assist with the dinner are posted in Father Klink Hall.
HOLY HOUR FOR HEALING AND PENANCE -- Bishop William Callahan has requested all parishes and deaneries in the Diocese of La Crosse host an Holy Hour for Penance and Healing on Saturday, February 22nd from 2 to 3 pm for reparation for past clergy sexual abuse, to give healing and comfort to the wounded and to help us become true and faithful members of the Church. The Eau Claire Deanery's Holy Hour will be hosted by Immaculate Conception Parish with Monsignor Michael Gorman presiding. Confessions will be heard throughout the hour, and all Catholics in the Eau Claire Deanery are encouraged to participate.
ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPER will be held February 26th following the 5:30 pm Mass with distribution of ashes. It is being hosted by our 10th grade Confirmation candidates and the menu includes a variety of soups (no meat), homemade bread and fresh vegetables. The recommend donation is $2.00 per person, and any proceeds after expenses are paid will go to charity.
PIZZA SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! -- We're seeking volunteers to help with our monthly "Pizza Saturday" meal. The first shift begins at 2:30 pm, goes until 5 pm and consists of cutting veggies, putting dough in pans and making the pizza. The second shift is from 5 pm until cleanup is done and consists of baking, cutting, serving and cleaning up when done. This is open to all adults, high schoolers and adult supervised middle school students. We can't accomplish Pizza Saturday without your help! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Deb at the parish office at [email protected] .
MASS VIDEO UPDATE
For the past five years, we have been posting video of at least one Mass per week on this page under the "Mass Video/Audio" tab. Due to recent changes in the website, however...for the time being we are not able to post Mass video to this page. The Masses are still being recorded, but for now they can only be viewed on our YouTube channel (go to youtube.com and search for Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish) and on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/iccatholicchurch/ ). Thank you for viewing the Masses and we hope to have the issue with the website resolved as soon as possible.
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!
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 .
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 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.
Wednesday - No masses through January 2020
Saturday - No Masses through January 2020
Mondays & Tuesdays at 7:00am
Tuesday 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Saturday 7:45am & 3:30pm
First Fridays 7:45am - 9:00am
Friday 11:00am (Unless there is a funeral scheduled. Please check under upcoming events)
Saturday 5:00pm (Before evening Mass)
Sunday 8:00am (Before morning Mass)
Every week day during May & October at 11:00am
DEVOTION TO OUR MOTHER OF
Saturday after morning mass
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Friday's 7:30am - 8:30am
Third Wednesday's 6:30pm - 7:30pm
NEW YEARS MASS TIMES:
December 31st, 5:30pm
January 1st, 9:00am
- 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
- Shawn Muench, Director of Music; Director of 8:30 and 10:30 am and Funeral Choirs
- Gabby and Kyle Hanson, Directors of Youth Choir (Grades 7-12)