Immaculate Conception Parish2 North Hill Street
P.O. Box 218
Fountain City, WI 54629
Rectory Phone (608) 687-3496
Religious Education: (608) 687-8418
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
- 5:30 pm Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)
† Al & Patty Smith
- 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
† Lorena Becker
- 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)
Special Intentions for Rosie & Theresa
- 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
Living & Deceased Members of the St. Lawrence PCCW
- 8:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)
† Peter McCamley
- 11:00 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
† Marvin Larson
- 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
- 4:30 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
† Shirley Pronschinske
- 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
- 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
All Entrusted to Our Pastor’s Care
- 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)
† Family of Sylvester Justin
- NO Mass
FROM OUR PASTOR
God Offers a Second Chance03-24-2019Father Prince Raja
The liturgy of the Third Sunday of Lent begins by acknowledging God´s holiness and his claim on us that we belong to him. It recognizes that we are his own people, and must live in a way that reflects his holiness. God offers us the gift of faith as our path towards holiness. At the same time we all want and desire to live a peaceful life. We all want to make sense of our existence. We all desire to live a life where we can make a positive contribution to ourselves, to our families and to those around us. Challenges are always with us, difficulties surround us. However the more we long, desire and develop a personal and ultimate relationship with Jesus Christ as our best friend, there is absolutely nothing that we cannot face and overcome. Indeed we become the "power and the wisdom of God".READ MORE
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our church dedication is scheduled for Sun, Sep 8. Along with the dedication, we will be holding our Fall Festival after the Mass. We are looking to form a committee to help with the dedication and festival. Please contact Connie Sweno at the Church Parish Life Center if you would like to help with this committee. Please respond within the next 2 weeks so that we can schedule the first meeting. We look forward to you bringing your ideas to make this dedication and festival a success.
Mass Intentions needed for Immaculate Conception.
We have Masses on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday at St. Michael’s, Friday mornings and Sunday mornings. Also 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.
Help Needed for Tuesday Sandwich and Soup Meals
If you can help with the preparation of the meal, help serve and clean up and/or supply the dessert for the week, please contact Julie Murphy at 507-450-6722.
Immaculate Conception PCCW Meeting
Apr 17 6:30pm
in Hanson Hall
Immaculate Conception Church is hosting the Arcadia Deanery's Spring Spirituality on Tue, Apr 2. Join us to make final arrangements and setting up volunteers to help with the Spring Spirituality. A special note, Father Price and Father Antony from St. Bartholomew Church are going to be our guest speakers! If you are unable to join us for this meeting and would like to help with the Spring Spirituality, please give Julie Murphy a call at 507-450-6722. Please consider helping with this special night. We will need many volunteers to make this night a success.
50th Jubilee Anniversary Couples Names Needed
We want to invite the couples from your parish who are celebrating 50 years of marriage to one of three events held later this summer. If you are celebrating your 50th anniversary, please contact Connie in the office at 687-8418 so she can get you on the Bishop’s list.
Stations of the Cross
Friday Stations of the Cross with Solemn Benediction will be held on Friday evenings during Lent at the Church of St. Boniface at 7:00pm.
Immaculate Conception will have Friday Stations of the Cross offered on Friday mornings at 7:30am before Mass. Since our stations will not be ready until this summer, we have some on loan from the Polish Museum of Winona. Father Breza has graciously given us some from his own collection. He has a beautiful collection of Catholic statues and artifacts.
Wednesday Stations of the Cross will be offered by the Jr. High and Sr. High School Religious Education Classes on Wednesday evenings during Lent starting Wed, Mar 13 at the Church of St. Lawrence, 8:00-8:30pm; closing with Solemn Benediction. Parents are encouraged to attend and Parishioners are most welcome to attend.
NET Team Hosts Needed
We have a great group of individuals coming to hold a Retreat for our Confirmation Students at St. Lawrence on Wed, Apr 24. We have the privilege of hosting NET ministries for the evening. Some of the activities include: music, skits and personal testimonies. NET stands for National Evangelistic Team, which is made up of Catholic young adults from all over the country.
Another exciting part of this opportunity is having the experience of hosting one (or more) of these young people in your home. Meeting and learning about someone from another place can be interesting and rewarding. Please prayerfully consider opening your home to these young people that Wednesday night. There are 10-12 members on the team. You will need to provide breakfast and a sack lunch for them on Thursday.
Please contact Deacon Ed or the Parish Office if you are willing host.
Tri-Parish Holy Triduum Choir
Mar 25 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please consider singing in the Triduum Choir. This is a great opportunity for us to come together as extended parish family, to sing for the Lord, renew old friendships, and develop new ones. Those of you who are in Jr. and Sr. High School Choir or not a member of a choir but loves to sing, are most encourage and welcome to join us. (Service Hours?). For those of you who would like to sing but don’t feel you can make the full commitment are also welcome. Please contact Deacon Ed Wendt with any questions you may have.
Rehearsals: Monday Evenings from 7:00-8:30pm on Mar 25; April 1, 8, and 15 at Immaculate Conception Church
Soup and Sandwich Meal
Mar 26 5:30pm
Immaculate Conception PCCW will be holding Soup and Sandwich Meals at Immaculate Conception Church (in our Parish Life Center) following the 5:30pm Mass. All proceeds from the meals will be donated to the Crow’s Nest located at CFC School. All are invited to join us for some good food and social time.
The meal on Tue, Mar 26 consists of ham & bean soup,cream of potato soup, baloney salad sandwiches and refrigerator desserts.
PCCW is having a raffle along with the soup and sandwiches. Tickets will be sold after church and during soup and sandwich! We have 5 great prizes: 1) Quilt, 2) canvas print, 3) baby blanket with teddy bear, 4) religious basket, and 5) toaster basket. Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.
Knights of Columbus #11832 Fountain City Omelet and French toast Breakfast
Apr 14 8:00am - 12:00pm
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Sunday of the month from 8:00am-12:00pm.