Mother’s Day Rose Sales
Thank you to all who bought roses last weekend. We collected $711 for Wisconsin Right to Life. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Usher Volunteer Needed for Sunday 10:15am Masses
We are especially in need of ushers and a few more leaders for our 10:15am Mass. Please sign up here
The Eagle’s Nest will be open Sun 5/21 9-10am. It is where you can purchase, swap or donate gently-used uniforms. This is a great time to donate uniforms if your child is graduating or if they have outgrown them. Late summer is when we have the most customers, so please help us stock up the Eagle’s Nest! We are most in need of IHM polos at this time. The Eagle’s Nest is located behind the gym by the basketball hoops. Uniforms can also be placed in the bin outside of the school office.
Rev. Mark Foley’s Ordination
We look forward to Rev. Mark Foley joining our pastorate in July. We rejoice with him in the Lord as he begins his priestly service to the people of the Diocese of Madison! We encourage our parishioners to attend:
> Fri May 26 7pm – Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Maria Goretti
> Sat May 27 9am – First Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bernard in Madison
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
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! There will be outdoor volleyball and fellowship. Sign up to bring a dish to pass here
and RSVP here
Faith-Filled Adult Chaperones Needed
Faith-filled adult chaperones (21 years or older) are needed to accompany our high school students to Love Begins Here 6/18-6/23 at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. Clothing donations can be brought to the St. Vincent de Paul truck in the church parking lot this weekend, May 20/21.
National Combined Collection
This weekend we will be conducting the National Combined Collection in our parish. Your help and support is critical. Envelopes have been inserted into the worship aid 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
. A few spots remain!
Mary Morning Star Chapel
Our Lord desires closeness with you – whether it is by praying the rosary, talking to Jesus or sitting in silence. Adoration takes place Mon-Sat from 6am-8pm and Sun 4pm-8pm in the Mary Morning Star Chapel. Adorers are welcome to drop in. See the sign up sheet to view open times and make a weekly commitment. Current needs are: Tues 3pm and 5pm, Fri 7pm, Sun 3pm and 5pm. If the available hours do not work, please feel free to commit to a time that works for 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of IHM ladies have made beautiful prayer shawls for those experiencing a challenging life situation, such as: a critical/terminal illness, a pending surgery, bereavement, loss, or loneliness. The recipient may be male or female, young or old. The ladies prayed for the recipient while making them, hoping the prayer shawl will provide a tangible encounter of God’s love and show our parish’s care and concern. Please contact the parish office at email@example.com
if you would like to pick one up for a parishioner.
The IHM Choir provides music for the 10:15am Sunday Mass and rehearses on Thursdays from 7pm-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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Catholic Books & Resources
If you’re looking for inspirational Catholic books and CD’s, please visit the kiosk in the narthex. We ask that you help cover the cost by using the envelopes provided and place them in the offertory collection. There are books that can be borrowed; they are labeled as such and located on the lower shelf.