Sunday, October 18, 2020

“Even though we will hear challenges and insults from critics we should still ask ourselves this question:  Is there social justice issue that approximates proportionately the evil of the direct destruction of innocent human life?  The direct destruction of human life through abortion, euthanasia or embryonic stem cell research is seriously immoral.  Whether these are legalized or not, they are sinful.  God has to and will not put these issues up to a vote nor will He amend the fifth commandment because some group is demanding that it be changed.”


Eucharistic Adoration - Knights of Columbus

The Marathon Knights of Columbus Council would like to invite you to participate in Eucharistic Adoration in the Church beginning Monday November 2nd after the 8:00am Mass and concluding on Tuesday November 3rd @10pm.  We encourage all Catholics to pray for our nation as we exercise the freedom of our right to vote. We will have Benediction at the beginning and end of our Adoration.

We would like to have a minimum of 2 persons signed up for each hour time slot.  You can sign up using the link below this message.

If you are unable to commit to an hour, please do not hesitate to stop in even for a moment and offer thanksgiving and praise to the Lord of Lords.  Jesus waits for each one of us in the Blessed Sacrament. 

Please share this with anyone who may be interested. We would welcome parish members as well as non-parish members to sign up.

Message from Bishop Callahan

Life has changed. It is important to realize, however, that Christ’s love for us has not changed and our love of Christ has not changed. One of the great missions of the Church is to provide hope and help, and that, too, has not changed.

The work and the spirit of the Catholic Church must carry on! We must not lose hope. We must not lose sight of what Christ calls us to do. The Catholic Church is still important!

The Catholic Church is still relevant! His Church Is Still Here, His Church Still Provides, and His Church Is You and Me the great work of uplifting and inspiring those around us and leading each other to the Kingdom of Heaven.

When challenged about the relevance of our faith and its effectiveness in our lives, we must remain resolute about the person of Jesus Christ. Every day we witness how hope impacts the lives of so many of God’s people here in our beloved diocese. Through our many ministries supported by the Diocesan Annual Appeal, we continue to ‘Love Thy, Neighbor.’

I ask for your generosity to our Diocesan Annual Appeal. Our 38 ministries, funded and supported by the Diocesan Annual Appeal, serve many of our neighbors, our brothers, and sisters. They need our prayers and assistance. These ministries also enable us to share the joy of the Gospel.

Thank you for your generosity to our Diocesan Annual Appeal. Thank you for keeping the faith.
Thank you for remaining hopeful.

— Most Rev. William Patrick Callahan,
Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse

Respect Life

A suggestion for RESPECT LIFE month would be to watch a 45 minute program on YouTube that pertains to abortion.  If interested in viewing this, go to the Focus on the Family website and type in the search window "See Life 2020."

YouTube Mass

Below is the link to our YouTube Channel.

Spiritual Communion Prayer


Mass Times

Saturdays 4:00 PM - Limited Capacity

Sundays 7:00 8:30 & 10:00 AM - Limited Capacity

Mon-Sat 8:00 AM Either a Holy Mass or a Communion Service is scheduled at 8:00am.


  • Inside St. Mary's
  • Photo from the early 1900's.
Welcome to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish website. We have provided this page in the hope that you may learn more about our church and our faith. We hope this website will provide some interesting information about our church’s past, present, and future. Thank you, and may God bless you in all your daily activities.
Click HERE for the St. Mary's School website.


NEW - Online Giving!

New to our parish, Online Giving!  We are very grateful to those parishioners who are able to mail their weekly offerings to the parish office.  We are now able to offer another option for financial stewardship so you can save the cost of postage.  Below is a link for that will take you to a secure site that is graciously provided by our diocese. 

You will have two options for making a single gift or setting up a reoccurring donation, which you can end at any time.

*Finance charges for processing and handling are incurred by the parish.