IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
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 there is no school. Open to public)
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held each Wednesday from 9:00am until Benediction at 1:00pm
The Immaculate Conception Photo Directories are available for pick-up in the Parish Office during normal office hours (9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday). If you had your picture taken for the directory, or you submitted a photograph, you get one copy free. There are a limited number of extra books available for purchase at $20.00 per copy.
MOTHERS DAY ROSE SALE
The Eau Claire County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life is holding its annual Rose Sale after all Masses on Mother’s Day weekend. The beauty and delicacy of the rose reminds us of the dignity of each human life; its red color and thorns reminds us of the untold lives lost to abortion. Please consider purchasing a rose for the special woman in your life or in memory of that special person. Roses can also be purchased and placed beneath the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, in the front of Church. Suggested donation: $3 each or two for $5.
Because of Covid, we will not be able to make change, so please bring the correct amount for donation.
We are looking for 4 additional people to count the weekend collections one Monday per month. Training will be provided. Please call the Parish Office, 715-835-9935, for more information or to volunteer.
We are nearing the end of the Parish fiscal year (June 30). Your Finance Committee is asking for your help. The Parish will be running a deficit budget again this year and will also be short on voluntary contributions for the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Just as a reminder, whatever the Parish is short of our Parish assessment for the Annual Appeal must be made up from other Parish funds.
The Finance Committee is asking all Parishioners to prayerfully consider a donation to OUR Parish and/or OUR Diocesan Annual Appeal before the end of June. It goes without saying – the Parish cannot continue to operate as it has in the past without additional revenues.
This is OUR Parish and its finances are OUR responsibility. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you on behalf of your Finance Committee.
John Sackett, Chair
Immaculate Conception Parish is hosting another blood drive on Monday, June 14th in Father Klink Hall form 12:00 - 6:00pm. Go to redcrossblood.org site to sign up - we have 46 spots to fill! If you would like help signing up or more information, call Karen Dolat at 715-579-5601. Information is also available at ic-ec.us under Parish Nurse.
NEW FAITH FORMATION FACEBOOK PAGE IS UP AND RUNNING!
As of November 9, 2020... the Immaculate Conception Faith Formation program now has its own Facebook page. This page was created as another way to get pertinient information about Faith Formation out to parishioners and students, especially in the challenging times we live in.
The link is: https://www.facebook.com/immaculateconception.faithformation.10
This link will also be put at the bottom of this main webpage along with the Facebook and YouTube information.
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY MASSES!
Click Here to sign up!
The Diocesan instruction to open the church is to have teams of volunteers from the "not vulnerable" category (age group of 25-60 years, who are healthy and have no symptoms of Covid 19 or issues related to respiratory health). Here's an invitation to the healthy young people of the Parish to engage in service to the church. We are looking for people to usher and direct people before, during and after Mass. If you are ready, please send an email to [email protected]
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Wednesdays, starting from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. People are free to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.
- Fr Francis is available for spiritual needs and personal meetings.
- Prayers are offered daily for the well-being of our community.
- Marriage and Funerals are conducted as per the Diocesan Guidelines.
OUR SAFETY MEASURES
- Church is open for people to come and pray during the day. Social distancing required.
- Hand Sanitizing Dispensers are provided at the entry areas for personal use.
- Entry and Exit doors are restricted.
- Wearing masks is now required inside of church.
Thank you for your generous support of your church during these trying times.
- 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/
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.
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.
THE OBLIGATION FOR THE ATTENDANCE OF HOLY MASS ON SUNDAYS AND ON HOLY DAYS IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC -- Bishop's Letter on Mass Attendance - 11/23/20
The Jubilee committee has spent a lot of time displaying our Parish History on the walls for people to see. Take a few moments and walk around Fr. Klink Hall to look at the impressive display. What a blast from the past!
75 Years as a Parish!
The Jubilee Year concluding ceremony has been postponed to an unannounced future date due to the current restrictions related to Covid-19.
We shall eagerly await to set a new date and celebrate it as a Parish Family!
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.