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St. Vincent de Paul Donations and Volunteers
St. Vincent de Paul Donations The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Good Shepherd Conference, was formed with volunteers from St. Mary, St. Charles, and St. Joseph Parishes. Our mission is to bring help and hope to the poor of our community by providing rent and utilities assistance. Our efforts are supported by the generous donations of our parishioners and income from the Waterford Thrift Store. During these extraordinary times, the Conference has experienced a significant increase in the number of requests for help as well as an increase in the amount of money needed to...

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Shop Amazon Smile

Posted on November 22, 2020 in: General News

Shop Amazon Smile
Support our parish by shopping amazonsmile.  SELECT Immaculate Conception St. Mary to help us raise money!  

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Annual Reports

Posted on November 22, 2020 in: General News

Annual Reports
Annual Parish Reports:  Annual Reports are available in the back of church and at the rectory office. They will also be posted online.  If you have any questions about any of the information, please contact Sue Vrzan in the parish office at 262-763-1504.  

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Stewardship Renewal

Posted on November 22, 2020 in: General News

 Stewardship Renewal
Our Annual Stewardship Renewal of Time, Talent and Treasure has begun.  Please check your mail for the 2021 Pledge Card and Time-Talent Sign up sheet and return them to the Parish Office by January 10th.  

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Adopt A Family Gift Program

Posted on November 22, 2020 in: General News

Adopt A Family Gift Program
In the back of church, choose an ornamen(or two) with a gift request. Gift ornaments for love will be at the rectory for anyone who is being cautious about Covid and still wants to donate.  Please attach the ornament chosen to the gift. Place UNwrapped gifts (new items) in the large, decorated boxes in the back of church NO LATER than Monday, December 14th.  If you wish to find out how families qualify for this program, call Patty Ebbers 763-3916.  

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December 5 Advent Individual Confession
Individuall confessions 10 AM at  St. Joseph.   

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December 8 Holy Day of Obligation Masses
12/7 7:00 PM at St. Joseph   12/8 8:30 AM St. Charles, 6:00 PM St. Mary  

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Annual Parish Report

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

Annual Parish Report
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A Statement from Archbishop Listecki
A statement from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki regarding the recent comments reported by Pope Francis about same-sex attraction and civil unions:   Recently, the Holy Father brought up the issue of civil unions for those with same-sex attraction. In doing so, Pope Francis rightly differentiates between Catholic marriage and other relationships recognized by civil or state authorities. The Church clearly teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman and that it is life-long and life-giving.  

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Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Communion to the Sick and Homebound The Parishes have been asked when it may be permissible to use a pyx to bring Holy Communion to someone who cannot attend Mass.  The Archdiocese has stated that at this time it is preferable to have a priest, deacon or an appropriately appointed minister bring Holy Communion to the sick or homebound.  During this time of pandemic the utmost care must be made to ensure that those who are receiving Holy Communion are not put in danger of transmission of the virus.   If you know of someone who would like to have a visi...

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Free Subscription to "Formed.org"

Posted on October 17, 2020 in: General News

Free Subscription to "Formed.org"
Free Catholic Resources FORMED.org   How do new parishioners register for an account? Registering for FORMED is easier than ever: 1. Go to formed.org/signup 2. Select your parish (using zip code is easiest) 3. Register with your name and email address Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED   How do parishioners log into FORMED that previously had access? 1. Go to formed.org/signup 2. In the upper right corner, select "Sign In" 3. A new &q...

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Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
Many people in our area are in need of help. Hope, faith and charity have  never been more critical than now. People are hurting. The Church, through help from the Catholic Stewardship Appeal, is providing outreach and comfort, emotional and spiritual support, and emergency assistance to help make families whole again. You have the power to assist in making this possible. What would you give to assist those in need? Visit www.catholicappeal.org See how the Appeal is impacting lives, or make a          &nb...

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Joining the Catholic Faith

Posted on October 04, 2020 in: General News

Joining the Catholic Faith
RCIA: Are you someone who is considering joining the Catholic Church or just interested in finding out more?  Do you know someone who is?  Or, are you an adult Catholic who has never been        confirmed or just want to learn more about your faith?  RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for you!  RCIA will begin soon and runs until Easter. Our RCIA  sessions    follow a very interactive/open discussion  format, are interesting, informative - and fun! Contact the parish o...

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Tri-Parish Young Adult Group Meetings
Join us for faith and fellowship in the Tri-Parish Young Adult Group! Meetings are held every other Tuesday Evening at 6:30pm. All young adults ages 18-35 are invited to join us. Young adults outside the Tri-Parish community are welcome to join the meeting! Please contact Caila Webber (Caila.Webber@gmail.com) for more information!"  

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Reconciliation 1st & 3rd Saturdays
Tri-Parish Sacrament of Reconciliation If you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of  Reconciliation, it will be held the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at 4 PM at St. Charles in the cry room or call the Rectory Office 763-1500 to make an appointment with one of the priests.  

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Changes Starting August 29/30

Posted on August 24, 2020 in: General News

Changes Starting August 29/30
click READ MORE for letter from Fr. Jim Dear Parishioners,   I hope and pray this communication finds you in good health – physically, mentally and      spiritually.  Beginning the weekend of August 29/30 some changes will be taking place at our parishes.    35% Capacity We are now able to extend the capacity in the church for a Mass to 35%, this includes weddings and funerals.  Attendees will still be encouraged to social distance and seating will remain available in every other pew.  The chapel...

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Help Us Help Others

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Help Us Help Others
Dear Burlington and Lyons Tri-Parish members, It appears the Coronavirus pandemic will be affecting our daily life for quite some time. Some of us may find a lot of extra time on our hands while others may need extra assistance during this quarantine. This point in time provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as Burlington area Catholics. The Knights of Columbus has been working with Father Jim and Tri-Parish Committee Chairman Brian Daniel to establish a Tri-Parish Coronavirus Outreach Program. Members from your parish outreach committee will be...

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Confession When A Priest is not available
This habit of returning home “takes flesh in the   Sacrament of Reconciliation”, the Pope explained.     “I know that many of you go to confession before Easter… Many will say to me: ‘But Father… I can’t leave the house and I want to make my peace with the Lord. I want Him to embrace me… How can I do that unless I find a priest?’. Do what the catechism says. It’s very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God.  He’s your Father. Tell Him the...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

An Act of Spiritual Communion
An Act of Spiritual Communion   My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.     

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Please Use Online Giving When There is no Mass
Donate Online! St. Mary Immaculate Conception Parish has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes. You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps: 1. Click on the Online Giving link. 2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation. 3. Enter your payment information. ...

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Donate to St. Mary directly from your IRA
Making tax-free gifts to St. Mary Parish from your IRA is gaining in popularity among older investors, thanks to changes under the new tax law.  It is a good idea to start the process well before the end of the year.  Talk to your tax person now, about how you can make a qualified charitable distribution to our parish.  Thank you and God bless you.  

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Financial Stewardship using We Share Online Giving
St. Mary parishioners have the option of making monthly financial stewardship contributions automatically using the WeShare online giving option.  A payment will be taken out of your designated checking account on the date you choose each month.  Online giving saves you time and saves our parish money.  If you have any questions about our online giving program, or about setting up your account, please call the parish office 262-763-1500. You may also contact WeShare Donor Support at 800-950-9952 Ext. 2007.  Thank you.

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TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL SCAMS iTUNES
WATCH FOR UNSAFE TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL Be alert for Text Messages that seem to becoming from Father Jim Volkert but are not. Be alert for the iTunes Gift Card Scam! The hoax we told you about a few months ago seems to be making its way through the archdiocese again. Several parishes contacted us this week to ask if there is a way to prevent these bogus emails from going out to their staff and parishioners. Unfortunately, there is not. The best defense is to educate your people! If you are not familiar with this scam, it starts with the fraudsters creating a fa...

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