Events and Announcements

Advent Adult Faith Formation: The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

Who were the prophets, what was their message, and what do they have to do with us?

Sundays 6:30-8:00pm at the Church of St. Lawrence – Alma, Nov 26 - Dec 17

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Bishop Callahan's 2017 Advent Message

Bishop William Patrick Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse gives his Advent message for 2017.

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Televised Mass is available on the myParish App

The Diocesan Televised Mass is filmed at various churches in the Diocese of La Crosse. This is available for those who are ill or homebound and are unable to attend Sunday Mass. You can view the Mass using the myParish app by tapping the TV Mass button, or view it on a computer at www.diolc.org/televised-mass. Here you will also find the broadcast schedule for a TV station in your area.

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.

Volunteer for mission trip to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

A group of volunteers from St. Henry WatermarkMission, an ecumenical initiative from St. Henry Parish in Eau Galle, will be traveling to Houston, TX, this spring to helpwith rebuilding efforts for residents most in need in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The group will assist with carpentry,sheetrock, mud, tape, insulation, some electrical/plumbing, paint, flooring, finish work, and landscaping. For moreinformation, contact Gary Asher at 715-283-4451 or rasher@wwt.net.

Advent Holy Hour

Dec 15

A Holy Hour with Vespers (Evening Prayer) will be offered from 6:00-7:00pm on Fri, Dec 15 and Fri, Dec 22 at the Church of St. Boniface. Praying together can bring a renewal and new life to our Church. Come and spend an hourwith Jesus.

Bambinelli Sunday - A Great Family Ritual To Consider

Dec 17

For the past several decades, each year on Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, children (and adults) bring their Baby Jesus figurines from their home crib to St. Peter’s Square where the Pope will bless both the people and the figurines during the Angelus. This year consider celebrating “Bambinelli Sunday” at your parish on Sun, Dec 17.

Consider bringing the Baby Jesus figurine from your home crib to be blessed on Sun, Dec 17. Families can even make their own “Bambinelli” if they want. A suggestion is, following the blessing, take your “Bambinelli” home and place it in a gift box, wrap it, and save it for Christmas. Let this be the first gift your family opens on Christmas, when together you place your Baby Jesus figure in the crib, and have a home blessing of the Nativity for your whole family.

Advent Holiday Program at Saint Boniface Catholic School

Dec 21 6:30pm

Feel cordially welcome to attend and participate in the Advent Program performed by the Students and Staff at Saint Boniface Catholic School on the evening of Thu, Dec 21 at 6:30pm. A splendid social will follow.

Advent Penance Opportunity

Dec 23

Sacrament of Penance will be offered on the hours of 7:00am, 8:00am, and 9:00am on Sat, Dec 23 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fountain City.

4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec 24 - Dec 25

There is an obligation for the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass.

The following will be the Masses schedule for Sat, Dec 23 - Mon, Dec 25:

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Sat, Dec 23 at 4:00pm at St. Boniface
  • Sun, Dec 24 at 8:00am at St. Lawrence, 10:00am at Immaculate Conception
  • Masses for the Christmas Holy Day:
  • Sun, Dec 24 at 4:00pm at St. Boniface, 12:00am at St. Lawrence
  • Mon, Dec 25 at 9:00am at Immaculate Conception

The Parish Office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.