Immaculate Conception Parish

2 North Hill Street
P.O. Box 218
Fountain City, WI 54629
Rectory Phone: (608) 626-2621
Mobile Phone: (608) 323-0302
Religious Education: (608) 687-8418
tresecclesiae@gmail.com
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MASS TIMES

WednesdayJan 17

  • NO Mass

ThursdayJan 18

  • NO Mass

FridayJan 19

  • NO Mass

SaturdayJan 20

  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
  • 4:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Marvin Larson

SundayJan 21

  • 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    60th Anniversary of Glenn & Grace Foegen

  • 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    † Deceased Members of the Bagniewski & Kupietz Families

MondayJan 22

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

TuesdayJan 23

  • 9:30 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)


FROM OUR PASTOR

Short Fuse in the Cold Air

01-07-2018Fr. Brian Jazdzewski

The more I’m around people, the more it seems there is a common complaint about people just being less tolerant of each other; more quick to toss the first stones; rapid to criticize and the like. I also hear broadcasters on heavy metal genre of satellite radio to mention how people, particularly at concerts, need to be present in the moment rather than experiencing the concert through their mobile device. The said broadcaster continues to mention that people ought to be present in the moment with their families and friends. Generally speaking, in the midst of a culture in which we appear to be digitally connected, we have somehow allowed that virtual reality to deceive us into thinking that is our new reality; and somehow it’s better.

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Immaculate Conception Quilting Group

The quilters will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1:00pm in the Immaculate ConceptionParish Life Center. Everyone is welcome to join.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastor away Sun, Jan 14 after Masses - morning of Sat, Jan 20

Our Pastor will be away for continuing education this week beginning on Sunday after Masses untilSaturday morning. Please be in contact with Deacon Wendt or Connie Sweno for any pastoral needs while he isaway. Also, pray for the Staff and Priests from around the nations who are participating in the Institute for PriestlyFormation Training for Spiritual Directors, of which our Pastor is a participant.

Scouts earning Religious Emblems

All Scouts wishing to earn their Religious Emblems for the 2016-2017 year should be working on them at this time. Allapplications are due by Tue, May 1. If you are a catholic scout in a non catholic chartered unit and need information please contactthe Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting at catholicscoutslacrossediocese@gmail.com or call 608-782-4911.

New Faith Alive Book on the Beatitudes

Christopher Ruff has written a new book for small groups, titled Blessed Are You and centered on the Beatitudes (available Wed, Feb 7). Like the previous books in the Discipleship Series, it includes Scripture, prayer and stories of people who exemplify each theme. It also incorporates discussion questions and a modest service component to put faith in action.

To order ($10 each), call the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns at 608-791-0161 or email ministries@diolc.org. Visit www.diolc.org/faith-alive for more information and a preview.

JAN14

Marches for Life – Washington, D.C. or Chicago
Jan 14

There are two excellent opportunities to march for life onceagain this year. The Pilgrimage for Life to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Office for Youth and Young AdultMinistry, runs Jan 17-21. Visit www.diolc.org/yya and click on “Pilgrimage for Life” to sign up.

The March for Life Chicago is one day only, Sun, Jan 14, and you can sign up by visiting www.prolifewi.org and scrolling down to the link.

Both pro-life marches have buses leaving from locations around our diocese. The La Crosse Life League is offering five$30 "scholarships" for the March for Life Chicago. Contact Marie Allen at 608-799-9196 or marie.v.allen@charter.net toapply for a scholarship.

JAN18

9 Days for Life
Jan 18 - Jan 26

9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. See www.usccb.org for information.

JAN22

Diocese of La Crosse Holy Hour for Life
Jan 22 6:30pm

The bishops of the United States have established Jan 22 "as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life" (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373).

Bishop Callahan has requested the deacons of the Diocese of La Crosse preside at a Holy Hour for Life in parishes throughout the Diocese on the vigil or Day of the National Day of Prayer and Penance. Deacon Wendt will be leading a Holy Hour on Mon, Jan 22 at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Boniface, Waumandee.

All the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse are invited to attend.

FEB9

Retrouvaille Retreat
Feb 9 - Feb 11

Retrouvaille is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Thosewho are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider theRetrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship. The next Retrouvaille weekend retreat will beheld Feb 9-11 at St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center in Marathon, WI. Space is limited.Email centralwi@retrouvaille.org for more information.

AUG4

National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Day
Aug 4

at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in LaCrosse

This day will be presented by two national trainers from the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Development Team. This is right in our back yard. Please save this date on your busy calendars and try to attend this.

SEP27

10-day pilgrimage to Rome
Sep 27

Join us for a 10-day pilgrimage to Rome (Sep 19-29, 2018) to witness the Deacon Ordination of Brandon Guenther (SS Peter and Paul Parish, Independence) and Ethan Hokamp (Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Wisconsin Rapids). The Mass of Ordination will take place Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at St. Peter's Basilica.

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