Immaculate Conception Parish

2 North Hill Street
P.O. Box 218
Fountain City, WI 54629
Rectory Phone (608) 687-3496
Religious Education: (608) 687-8418
tresecclesiae@gmail.com
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

MASS TIMES

MondayJul 22

  • NO Mass

TuesdayJul 23

  • 5:30 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Patricia Dunn Waters

WednesdayJul 24

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Lorena Becker

  • 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)

    † Elaine Rohrer

ThursdayJul 25

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Mary Brown

FridayJul 26

  • 8:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    Special Intentions for Frank Krzoska

SaturdayJul 27

  • 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
  • 8:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † John Hillig

SundayJul 28

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

    † Lorena Becker

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

    † Butch Kronebusch


FROM OUR PASTOR

Generosity given in Hospitality

07-21-2019Father Prince Raja

Serving those in need and providing hospitality is considered an important Christian virtue. The readings of today reveal the unique insight of generosity given in hospitality that finds its fulfillment. Hence the central theme of today's Mass is hospitality where a person seeks to discover the divine presence in the other. In general, welcoming a guest was and still is an extremely important obligation of people living in the world. In the Gospel we have Martha, Mary and Lazarus welcoming Jesus to their house and show their hospitality. However, the Lord indicates that such hospitality should be without any anxiety but filled with service and love. The first and the third readings of today are set within the context of ancient near eastern customs of hospitality.

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEP8

2019 Fall Festival

Sep 8, 2019: 10:00am

Immaculate Conception Church will be holding their 2019 Fall Festival on Sun, Sep 8 after a special Rededication Mass to be held at 10:00am.

Menu for the dinner will be ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, dinner roll, and dessert. Children's meal will be hot dog, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert.

Cost of the meal will be adult - $15.00 and children - $5.00 for 6-15 and 5 and under free. Discount for pre-sold tickets will be $12.00 for adult and $4.50 for children if purchased by Sun, Aug 25.

Pre-sale tickets for the dinner will be sold before and after Mass beginning Jul 21 or by contacting the parish office.

There will also be a coffee cake sale. Pre-order forms will be available at church Sun, Jul 21 - Mon, Aug 26.

Along with the meal we will be having a silent auction, live auction, cash raffle, 50/50 raffle and children's games. Raffle tickets will be sold before and after masses, beginning Sun, Jul 21. All are welcome to join us for the special re-dedication Mass and celebration.

Fall Festival Help Needed

Our Fall Festival will be held on Sun, Sep 8 after the Re-dedication Mass to be held at 10:00am.

Because we cannot mail out the raffle tickets, we ask that everyone pick up their raffle tickets before or after Mass or by contacting the parish office. Money for pre-sales of dinner tickets and raffle tickets sold can be dropped off before and after Mass or by contacting the parish office. Dinner tickets will also be available for purchase before and after Mass.

We are still looking for donations for our silent and live auction, wine pull, and kid's games. These donations can be dropped off at the parish office.

We need help preparing for the festival and on the day of the festival. Sign-up sheets are available before and after church.

Also looking for old pictures of our church.

If anyone has any that I would be able to make a copy of for our church dedication, please contact Connie in the office at 687-8418.

AUG5

Fall Festival Planning Meeting

Aug 5, 2019: 6:30pm

in the Parish Center

Everyone is welcome, please come!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Childcare Director Opening at St. Boniface School

St. Boniface Catholic School is accepting applications for a full-time Childcare Director.

Applicant must be a warm, sensitive and mature individual who relates to children and adults. The director is accountable forgeneral supervision and management of the childcare program. The director is responsible for planning, implementing andsupervising of childcare services, daily care of the children, enrollment procedures and record keeping.

For complete position description or questions contact Carrie at 608-687-3228.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Childcare Committee, St. Boniface School S2022 County Rd U, Waumandee, WI 54629 or online at tresecclesiae@gmail.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

New Lay Ministers Needed

Our churches are in need of lay ministers for Mass. You may have been feeling the urge to help out at Holy Mass, as a Reader or Eucharistic Minister, or maybe you feel your heart is being tugged upon to greet and makepeople feel welcome or serve as an usher. How about using your creative talents to decorate the church for the liturgicalseasons? We need you and we welcome you. Please email Deacon Wendt at deaconwendt@gmail.com if you would like toserve.

JUL25

Theology Uncorked

Jul 25, 2019: 7:00pm

at The Oaks Wine Bar, 75 W 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987

Theology Uncorked is excited to welcome newly-ordained priest for the diocese of Winona-Rochester, Father Matt Wagner, asour July speaker with his talk, “Designed for Community”! Father Matt will be talking about the human person’s inherent needand desire for community, and then describing what that community looks like and how we live it out as Christians. Bring afriend and enjoy some wine with us!

JUL26

14th Annual conference - Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019

Join us for the 14th Annual conference at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin on July 26 & 27, 2019. Our speakers include, Dr. Robert Royal, the founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C., editor-in-chief of “The Catholic Thing," and frequent EWTN guest; Cathy Ruse, who has devoted her professional career to promoting the dignity of the human person. Her professional experience spans the fields of communication, public policy, and law; Austin Ruse a conservative political activist, journalist and author. He is the longtime president of the Center for Family and Human Rights, also known as C-FAM, a New York and Washington, DC-based research institute/think tank focusing on international law and policy related to life and family; and keynote address by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. For more information or to register, visit: www.queenoftheamericasguild.org or call 630-584-1822.

AUG9

Retrouvaille

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Is your marriage drifting apart? Retrouvaille is designed to give you the tools you need to restore joy and hope to your marriage. The next program in Central Wisconsin begins with a weekend August 9-11, 2019 at St. Anthony Spirituality Center in Marathon. “We Needed to Refresh Our Marriage …It was wonderful. This program should be part of everyone’s marriage…We learned so much about each other we didn’t know!”

See comments from program participants at www.HelpOurMarriage.org. For more information call 1-877-922-HOPE (4673) Fully Confidential. Early registration is recommended!