Our Tri-Parish Mission Statement
Immaculate Conception (St. Mary), St. Charles Borromeo, St. Joseph, united in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through His saving death and resurrection, by calling, forming and sending disciples to go out and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus, and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the church.
Immaculate Conception (St Mary) Parish is a Roman Catholic parish located in Burlington, Wisconsin. We are part of a tri-parish community which includes St. Charles, Burlington and St. Joseph, Lyons. We are part of the of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Our faith, commitment, history, and continued education are all very important parts of this parish. The earliest record of mass being said in this community was in 1838. By 1845 the first Catholic church, St Sebastian, was built. The community quickly outgrew this first church and it was replaced by a cobblestone church in 1859. In 1891, the third (and current) church was built, though it was almost completely lost in a fire in 1977. The church was restored to much of its original beauty and was rededicated in 1979.
Besides building numerous churches over the years, the parish also founded St Mary Preschool (1991), St Mary Grade School (1860), and St Mary High School (1924). The high school is now called Catholic Central High School and is run as a joint effort of many area parishes. Through a period of almost 120 years, approximately 350 School Sisters of Notre Dame taught in our schools. Though they are no longer with us, we are forever grateful for them helping build our schools and parish. Thanks also to the many dedicated and caring individuals that continue to make our schools strong in numbers and rich in faith.
Our parish also recognizes and supports the need for religious education of everyone. The parish provides religious education for school age children, for adults, and for those with special needs. Immaculate Conception Parish also recognizes the need to: assist those that are homebound and sick; assist those in our community by supporting local charities such as Love Inc. and TLC; and to help support those abroad including a sister parish in Uganda, Africa.
Please join us for mass. If you are a member, or are thinking about joining our parish, consider enrolling in our education programs and challenge yourself to become an active member of our parish community.
Monday - Friday 8 AM to Noon, 1 PM to 4PM
Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM
Monday 8:30 AM at St. Mary (rosary starts at 8:00 AM)
Tuesday 8:30 AM at St Charles (rosary starts at 8:00 AM)
Wednesday 8:30 AM at St. Joseph (rosary starts at 8:00 AM)
Thursday 8:30 AM at St. Charles (rosary starts at 8:00 AM)
Friday 8:30 AM at St. Mary (rosary starts at 8:00 AM)
Mass Time Assistance:
Wheelchair available in the closet of the Good Shepherd Chapel that is for your use if you need assistance getting in to or out of Church.
Hearing Assistance: Listen to Mass through your cellular device and your own earpiece or hearing aid! Your cell phone can act as a wireless receiver when connected to the church wireless WiFi network and running the Audio Everywhere App. This application will run on Apple or Android platforms and is free to parishioners. If you prefer to use a traditional receiver, they are available at the back of church. Step 1: Using our cell phone service download the Audio Everywhere app from Apple or Google play store. Step 2: Using your cell phone connect to the church WiFi: smb-ADA Password SMB guest. Step 3: Use your cell phone with connected Bluetooth, t-coil, wired headsets or cochlear connection: -run the Audio Everywhere app/ -press the “Venue Scan” button/ -set your volume and enjoy!
Next time you come to Mass, simply follow Steps 2 and 3 for a repeat experience.
Monday-Wednesday in the Good Shepherd Chapel 9 AM to 9 PM (closes on Tue during Lent at 7 PM)
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
1st & 3rd Saturdays at St. Charles 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM