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UPDATED Some of the Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Jen Switlick

1.  Do we have to wear masks at Mass?  No, it is not required.  It is still recommended but it will be your choice. If you have a mask already and wish to use it for Mass, please bring it along. Otherwise, masks will be available.  The parish has ... Read More »

May 20, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

     Good news!  According to Bishop Callahan’s recent letter to the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse, we will soon be able to celebrate the Holy Mass with a limited number of people in attendance.  Beginning on the weekend of Pentecost, May 30-31, we should be able ... Read More »

May 14, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

During the month of May it is a tradition in the Catholic Church to honor our Blessed Mother.  In whatever way that allows you to do that, please give it serious consideration.  This month we also give special honor to Saint Joseph, the pure and chaste spouse of Mary.  ... Read More »

May 8, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

    This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of our parish – including the mothers who are currently carrying a little child growing in the womb.  God bless all of our mothers.  It is also National Nurses Appreciation Week (May 6-12).  ... Read More »

May 1, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

                Today is a great feast for our Diocese – the feast of Saint Joseph the Workman.  Our Diocese holds this feast in high regard.  The cathedral in La Crosse, our “mother church” of the Diocese, is named after Saint Joseph the ... Read More »

April 24, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

During this period of time while we are somewhat restricted by the “Safer at Home” measures, we have received the generous gift of being able to access quality Catholic videos.  I mentioned several weeks ago that through the kindness of generous donors we now have a subscription to FORMED.ORG.  ... Read More »

April 15 Message from Father Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

 

This upcoming Sunday, April 19th, is the Sunday after Easter and is known as DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY.  It is a wonderful feast with spiritual benefits that are offered to those who are properly disposed to receiving them.  Ordinarily, to obtain the benefits of Divine Mercy Sunday, a Catholic ... Read More »

April 9, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

We have arrived at the holiest days of the liturgical year - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday - and leading to the joyful proclamation of the Easter message.  While most will be "safer at home," we want to remember and pray for those in various professions who are ... Read More »

A Bystander's Way of the Cross

Posted by Jen Switlick

April 1, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

Posted by Jen Switlick

We will soon be commemorating Holy Week and the Paschal Mystery (the passion, death and Resurrection) of Jesus.  It will begin this coming Sunday with the Palm Sunday liturgy.  Once again, with the kind assistance of Jeff Dirks and Joseph Koch, we will try to post the Mass on ... Read More »