Events and Announcements

Church Dedication Planning Meeting

Jun 3

Our church dedication is scheduled for Sun, Sep 8. Along with the dedication, we will be holding our Fall Festival after the Mass. Our next planning meeting is Mon, Jun 3 at 7:30pm at the Parish Life Center. Everyone is welcome, please come!

St. Lawrence Quilting Group

St. Lawrence Quilting Group will begin meeting at 1:00pm in the church undercroft. They will meet through November; the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome to join! Questions? Please call Louise at 685-4188.

New Leader of Prayer Class Begins in June

Applications are open for a new class of men and women who wish to serve as Leaders of Prayer for the Diocese of La Crosse. This is a three-part course of study by which lay persons are prepared and commissioned to serve their parishes by bringing Holy Communion to the sick, conducting a Liturgy of the Word with Communion on weekdays when a priest is unavailable, and leading parishioners in prayer at times of illness or death. In nursing homes or healthcare facilities, when no priest is available, they may also conduct a Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest. Completion of the Lay Formation Institute is a prerequisitefor acceptance into the Leader of Prayer program, and candidates must be sponsored by their pastors.

For complete information,visit www.diolc.org/ministries and click on “Leader of Prayer.”

Alma Gathering Memory Cafés

A memory café is a gathering where people can join together to share thoughts and experiences. They are attended by persons who are concerned about memory loss, those who are interested in life-long learning, and those who simply enjoy engaging in brain-healthy activities.

They meet every second Thursday of each month at Wings over Alma from 10:00-11:30am. More information posted in back of Church.

Farmer Hotline for Help & Hope

Currently, there is a crisis in farming: historic low margins and high rates of suicide. There is help and hope. The Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection’s Wisconsin Farm Center offers a hotline for farmers looking for advice – everything from financial to succession planning for the future. The hotline is available weekdays from 7:45am-4:30pm at 1-800-942-2474.

Donations Needed for Fall Festival

We are starting to collect donations for our Fall Festival. We are in need of items for the silent & live auction, kids games, adult games and door prizes. They can be dropped off at the office or call Connie at the office at 608-687-8418.

Mass Intentions needed for Immaculate Conception.

We have Masses on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday at St. Michael’s, Friday mornings and Sunday mornings. I also need for the First Saturday of each month. If you would like to have a mass said for a loved one, just fill out a blue envelope in the back of any of the churches or contact Connie in the office.

Custodian Wanted

St. Boniface Catholic School is looking for an after school custodian starting in the fall. It will be 10-15 hrs a week during the school year and the summer hours will vary. If interested or would like more information, please call the school office at 608-626-2611.

Elizabeth Ministry Event on the Feast of the Visitation

May 31 7:00pm

at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

A Mass of Remembrance and Healing will be offered at 7:00pm for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child/grandchild through anymeans including illness, accident, still birth, abortion, miscarriage or has suffered due to infertility. After Mass will be a reception with refreshments and a participation in The Rosebud Program (an offering of prayer and support for families during tender and difficult times). The Sacrament of Confession will be available at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome (including families, children, and grandparents) to join together in prayerful support.

Contact Allison Hesse at 507-358-6323) or Andrea Teska at 507-474-7217 for more information

Anointed High School Retreat

Jun 2 - Jun 6

Young ladies in high school, come join the Sisters at Mater Redemptoris House of Formation for a week that will change your life! Jun 2-6 at Mater Redemptoris House of Formation in La Crosse. Cost: $150

Registration and more information at >www.materredemptoris.org.
Questions: Call or email Sr. M. Consolata at 608-788-4530 or materredemptoris@gmail.com.