Parish Update 05.14.23

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always…
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”   Matthew 28:19

This Week’s Holy Mass Schedule
Tuesday & Thursday: Noon
Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:15am
Confession Schedule
30 minutes prior to Holy Mass
40 minutes prior to Holy Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
Mary Morning Star Chapel
Mon-Sat: 6am – 8pm
Sunday: 4pm – 8pm
Children’s Adoration: 
Third Wed. Monthly, 3:30-4pm
24 Hour Adoration: 
Last Wed Monthly, Noon-Noon* 
*8pm Wednesday until Noon Thursday 
will take place in the IHM Church
Parish Office Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am
(closed noon to 1pm)
Friday: 9am – Noon

A note from our Pastor
Dear Family of Faith,
A blessed Mother’s Day to all our mothers! Thank you for your example of self-sacrifice, nurturing and love. We thank God, particularly today, for you. As a parish family we recognize the great work of the women of IHM, who have so diligently and effectively helped pass on the faith to our youth and who provide so much to ensure the continuation of our parish family. Your work and dedication to the Church is an inspiration and we thank you!
Have a blessed week,
Fr. Chad M. Droessler


Congratulations and God’s blessings to Bailey Nontelle who was baptized last Sunday!

May God bless our teens that were confirmed by Bishop Hying in April! A special thank you to Rebekah Scaperlanda and Alex Bedinghaus for their Christ-centered leadership.

Parish Updates 
Prayers & Sympathy
Our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of:
David Archie
Florence Mikrut
Dave Mikula
DeAnn Moore
Monica Vagueiro
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Welcome to the newest members of Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Adam & Angela Payne and Family
Usher Signup
We are especially in need of ushers for our 10:15am masses! Please sign up here.
Mother’s Day Rose Sale
St. Anne’s will be selling roses after all Masses Mother’s Day weekend May 13/14. Suggested donation is $3/rose. Please consider signing up to volunteer here or contact Mary at 608-221-1926. Proceeds go to Pro Life Wisconsin. If you can’t give your mother a rose, please consider buying one in her honor.

IHM Garden Angels
We are in need of a few people to help care for and water the flower garden around the large statue of Mary at the front entrance of the church starting May 22. Please sign up here or contact the Parish Office at  
Luke House
Thank you again for another month of support of Luke House.  The need continues to be great. Please consider serving or donating food. The May Luke House is on Wed May 24. Please bring any food donations to the back door of the rectory (next to the rectory garage) between 7am and 3:30pm.  Historically, May is a difficult month for us to find a full roster of helpers to serve so if you have availability to serve, please do!  The volunteer & donation signup sheet can be found here.
Graduation Mass
Our 8th grade graduation will take place on Thurs June 1. The parish is invited to join the graduates for Holy Mass at 6:00pm.
Tailgate Party Potluck 
IHM School’s “EdCo” (formerly known as Home School Association) is hosting a Tailgate Party Potluck on Fri June 2 from 5-7:30pm near the IHM playground. All parishioners are welcome to join! For more details or to RSVP by 5/13, click here.
Faith-Filled Adult Chaperones Needed
We have a large need for faith-filled adult chaperones (21 years or older) to accompany our high school students to Love Begins Here (LBH) 6/18-6/23 to St. Henry in Watertown. Currently, we do not have enough chaperones to allow all of our registered teens to attend! LBH provides youth with an opportunity to encounter Jesus through a week long, overnight mission trip where they live in Catholic community and serve together at a common host site in our diocese. LBH began right here in the Diocese of Madison. It encourages high school students to live a life of faith, fun, and service! Adults will need to be Virtus-trained prior. Please contact Rebekah at as soon as possible!
Vacation Bible School Registration

Strengthen your child’s Catholic faith & grow in community this summer at Vacation Bible School (VBS)! It will take place at IHM Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21 for all children going into 4K-6th Grade! The theme is Cathletics: Training to be Champions for Christ! It is an Olympic/Sports-themed program, where children will be inspired to set GOALS and AIM for a commitment to excellence in their Catholic faith. We will need adult volunteers and youth volunteers (7th Grade and up)! **Please register your child by 6/1 to take advantage of this early bird pricing.** More information can be viewed here.

Deepen Your Faith with the Catholic Herald
This week’s issue will focus especially on topics related to graduation and features Catholic schools from across the diocese. Sample issues can be found in the narthex. To subscribe please contact the Parish Office at 608-221-1521 or
Seeking Children’s Prize Donations
The parish is in need of prizes for the Faith Formation summer programs serving our parish youth in grades PreK-6th grade. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office or ushers room and clearly labeled “prizes”.
Clothing Drive
The IHM St. Vincent de Paul spring clothing drive is approaching! This is a great chance to clean out your closets before the summer season. Donation bags will be handed out after Masses on May 13/14. Clothing donations can be brought to the St. Vincent de Paul truck in the church parking lot the following weekend, May 20/21.
National Combined Collection
Next weekend, May 20/21, we will be conducting the National Combined Collection in our parish. Your help and support is critical. Please take this week to pray about the support you can provide. An envelope will be inserted into the worship aid next weekend for your donation. This collection combines the following individual collections: Black & Indian Missions, Catholic Promotion of Authentic Human Development, Catholic Communications Campaign, Catholic Home Missions, Catholic University of America, Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Retirement Fund for Religious. 
24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration – Adorers Needed!
Wed May 31 – Thurs June 1, please sign up here.
Knights of Columbus May Newsletter
Click here to read the recent happenings within Our Lady of the Green Scapular Council.

Mary Morning Star Chapel – Adorers Needed
Adoration takes place Mon-Sat from 6am-8pm, and in the afternoon/evening on Sundays. The Sisters are looking for more adorers to spend time with Jesus—whether it is praying the rosary, talking to Jesus, or sitting in silence, our Lord desires closeness with you! For current available hours visit If the available hours do not work, please feel free to commit to a time that works in your schedule!

IHM Catholic School – Open for Enrollment

Enrolling now for the 2023-24 school year for grades K3-Gr 8! Our classrooms are filling up fast and space is first-come, first-serve. Questions? Fill out this inquiry form or contact the school office at 608-222-8831 or
IHM Prayer Group
Would you like to join a prayer group to pray for the sick or needy? You would be notified of requests by email and your email address would not be shared with others. Do you know of someone in need of prayer? If you are interested, please contact Karen at the new parish email

Music Opportunities
The IHM Choir provides music for the 10:15am Sunday Mass and rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The choir is open to all adults, no audition or singing experience necessary! Any parishioner (child, adult, or school student) with piano experience is eligible for free organ lessons through the parish. Please contact Michael at for more information.
A Novena for Life 5/22-5/30
The month of May is truly a celebration of motherhood. And the Feast of the Visitation on May 31 celebrates the meeting of two mothers—Mary and Elizabeth—both with a child hidden within their wombs. In preparation for the Feast of the Visitation, join Catholics nationwide in praying A Novena for Life from May 22-30. Sign up to receive the daily prayers here
Women’s Care Center – Items Most Needed
The Women’s Care Center has an urgent need of gently used Spring/Summer boys clothing (18 mos-5T), Amazon and/or Walmart gift cards in denominations of $50 or less. The gift cards will be used to purchase items to supplement their Crib Club. Donations can be dropped off at the Women’s Care Center, 3711 Orin Rd, Madison Mon-Fri 9-5pm. The WCC is very grateful for our parish’s support of the moms in our community.  

Upcoming Events
St. Vincent de Paul Young Adult Gathering
Young Catholic adults are invited to meet at St. Patrick’s in downtown Madison for Cocktails and Catechesis Wed May 24. 
Honoring First Responders
In thanksgiving for the faithful service of our local First Responders, a Blue Mass will take place at 6:30pm on Tues May 16 at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Atwood Ave. Bishop Hying will be the Principal Celebrant. All law enforcement officers and fire personnel, both active and retired, are invited to attend in full uniform, regardless of faith. Gunderson Funeral & Cremation will sponsor a reception with brats and hamburgers in the parish hall afterwards. No RSVP necessary, just come and join us. The public is welcome! See the flyer for more information.

Mass at Resurrection Cemetery
Please join us in praying for the dead. All Masses are at 10am at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 2705 Regent St., Madison. May 19 Fr. Bart Timmerman, May 29 Memorial Day Bishop Donald Hying, Jun 16 Msgr. James Bartylla.
Boys Retreat
St. Lawrence Seminary High School is hosting a summer retreat from 6/12-6/14 for boys going into grades 7-9. See the flyer for more details! 
Catholic High School Announcement
Chesterton Academy – Queen of Martyrs, a Catholic high school featuring a classical curriculum will be opening in Fall 2024 in Sun Prairie! An information session will be held June 13, 2023 at 7pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. To register for the event or to get involved, please visit
Eucharistic Revival
Jesus is present in the Eucharist in His totality and He calls us to an encounter with Him in the Eucharist. It’s time to answer Christ’s call! In response to Christ’s call, on Corpus Christi, 2022, America’s Bishops inaugurated a National Eucharistic Revival to renew and deepen our relationship with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The Madison Diocese joins this national revival with its own Congress. So, mark your calendar for our first-ever, Madison Diocesan Eucharistic Congress – a joy-filled, spiritual weekend dedicated entirely to Jesus’ Eucharistic glory and to our encounter with Christ. This will take place 9/29-10/1 at St. John the Baptist in Waunakee. There is no cost to attend.Visit the website for more details, see the weekend schedule and to pre-register!


RaiseRight gift cards will be available after Mass next weekend (May 13/14), in the Parish Office during office hours and online at RaiseRight. You get the full amount of the gift card you purchase AND the parish and school receive a rebate!

The RaiseRight App makes ordering gift cards super quick and easy; stop by our scrip table after Mass on May 13/14 if you’d like assistance setting up or navigating this app on your phone.

Mass Intentions 

Sanctuary Lamp Nancy Provenzano 
Tuesday May 16:  Richard Reinhold
Wednesday May 17: † Debbie Piazza
Thursday May 18: Parishioners of IHM

Friday May 19:  Don Hebl
Saturday May 20 (5pm): Don & Donna Zwart
Sunday May 21 (8am):  Msgr Edward Bier
Sunday May 21 (10:15am): Parishioners of IHM

Weekly Readings

Monday: Acts 16:11-15/John 15:2616:4
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34/John 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22—18:1/John 16:12-15 
Thursday: Acts 18:1-8/John 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18/John 16:20-23 
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28/John 16:23-28
Sunday: Acts 1:1-11/Ephesians 1:17-23/Matthew

From the Finance Office
Offertory Giving as of May 7
Offertory Goal YTD  
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $794,461.07
Difference  $102,153.38   


Rev. Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Deacon Jeffrey Bond

Bernie Heit, Ext. 4

Jodi Murphy, Ext. 1

Rachel Matenaer, Ext. 6

Rebekah Scaperlanda, Ext. 11

Marnie Harrington, Ext. 7

Wendy Burch

Michael Mills
Deb Scalissi

Casey Cooney

Callie Meiller

Mike Hegge
Tom Ladell

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