Saint Francis De Sales Mass
The Saint Francis De Sales Mass is a ministry catering to the spiritual and social needs of the elderly in the community (the homebound, those in assisted living or nursing centers) who can be brought to the church by family members or by their care center. Once a month, the ministry leads the participants in prayer, help with preparation for confession, anointing of the sick, mass, and a fellowship luncheon in Father Klink Hall. Volunteers plan and serve the luncheon meal which is donated by parish families.
For more information, contact Stu Brown at [email protected]
Funeral Luncheon Group
The Funeral Luncheon Group arranges and serves food in Father Klink Hall to relatives and friends of a bereaved family after a funeral service in the Church. Parishioners may volunteer to assist in preparing, serving, and cleaning up the funeral luncheons.
For more information or to get involved, contact Barb Connell at [email protected]
Church Cleaning Group
The Church Cleaning Group meets every Monday (except on holidays or special reasons) to clean and mop the interior of the church. For more information or to get involved, contact Mary Mattick at 715-379-2969.
Sacristans set up the sacred vessels, the wine and water cruets, the lavabo, purificators, hand towels, and other items for weekend masses, and do the necessary clean up and storage of the vessels after the mass. For more information or to get involved, contact Mary Mattick at 715-379-2969.
Altar Linen Cleaning
A team of volunteers wash and iron used altar linens on a weekly or biweekly basis. The used linens (the purificators and hand towels) are taken home to clean and iron. For more information or to get involved, contact Mary Mattick at 715-379-2969.
Parish Festival Committee
Parish Festival Committee is a team of volunteers who oversees the planning and organizing of the annual parish festival event. Many talented hands are required to make this event a success. This once-a-year event is a great opportunity for anyone to share their gifts with the community.
For more information, contact Randy Demars at [email protected]
Parish Fish Boil Committee
Immaculate Conception continues its great tradition of serving fish boil dinners during Lent every year. The event brings people from all over to enjoy food prepared by exquisitely talented chefs of our parish, and served by our teams of volunteers, from children to the elderly. It is a great opportunity for the entire family to get involved in this event. For more information, contact the Parish Office.
Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Round Table
The Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Round Table assists the parish community through a variety of service programs. Any Immaculate Conception parishioner can join the Round Table, you do not need to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.
For more information or to get involved, contact Gary Hughes at [email protected]
The Community Table serves food for the poor and needy of the entire Eau Claire Community. Our parish members cook and serve food on the First Wednesday of the month. There are two shifts of six volunteers: the 9:00-11:00 am shift prepares the food, while the 11:00 am-1:30 pm shift serves the food and is responsible for clean-up. For more information, contact:
Maribel Ebeling: 434-386-7979 ; [email protected]
Jaci Fuller: 715-225-3978 ; [email protected]
Beacon House, sponsored by the Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, provides families and single pregnant women emergency shelter, meals, and hospitality for up to 30 days. Located in downtown Eau Claire, Beacon House can serve six families at a time. Families are accepted from all counties in Wisconsin, although priority is given to current Eau Claire County residents and those showing a strong intent to remain in the area.
For more information or to volunteer with the Beacon House, contact Tim Johnson at [email protected]
Sojourner House provides a safe, clean place for adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness, affirms the Christ-like dignity in every individual through compassionate presence, listening, and hospitality, and empowers people to rebuild their lives with the engagement of the greater community. Guests can sleep overnight, shower, wash their clothes, and eat breakfast while ensuring their personal dignity, respect, and safety.
For more information or to volunteer with to Sojourner House, contact Regina Melendy at 715-450-1457