Parish Update 06.18.23

“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: 8am, 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

Last week another successful IHM school year came to a close. Congratulations to the 8th grade graduates and to Mrs. Callie Meiller, our principal, and all our teachers and staff for a wonderful year of learning and growing closer to Jesus. 
One special element made this school year different than any other school year. Every day of the 2022-23 school year our school was covered with loving prayer by a dedicated prayer partner. What a gift that was and we look forward to those prayers again next school year! Thank you, prayer partners, for all of your prayers! Thank you to Claire Clemens for coordinating “Prayer Partners.”
This weekend we will celebrate the Solemnity of our patroness and Blessed Mother of our Lord – the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Bishop Hying will preside at the 10:15am Mass and you’re invited to the parish picnic afterwards. Details are within the bulletin. It will surely be a beautiful day to celebrate our Mother Mary, our faith community and our fathers! Wishing all our wonderful fathers a very blessed Father’s Day!

God bless you and your families,
Fr. Chad M. Droessler


Congratulations to newlyweds, 
Seth & Emily Marten! 
And God’s blessings to Madeline Mendoza baptized last weekend!

Parish Updates 
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in veneration and in gratitude for His merciful heart and His redeeming love for mankind. Find ways your family can reclaim this devotion – so that the secular culture will not distract us from His Sacred Heart.
Dare to Believe Short Film
Episode 1 from the series Dare to Believe with Bishop Hying is out! Watch here and sign up to be notified of new episodes. It is a daring look into the realm of spirituality where the mystical meets the material. What if everything the Catholic Church proclaimed about the Holy Eucharist was actually true? Would it have the power to change your life? Dare to Believe – it would. 
Pre-Order Your Shrine Book
Several months ago, Father Chad announced that a book was being written by Nico Fassino about the history of our parish, especially the significance of its identity as the World Shrine of Our Lady of the Green Scapular. This book tells the remarkable story of IHM with the intention of keeping our history alive. The plan is for this book to be published and made available for distribution in 2024. Projected cost per copy will be approximately $15, but we will not know an exact price until we know the number of books that will be ordered.  For that reason, we are asking you to submit a pre-order request at this time. When all pre-orders have been received, we will then contact you with the price. No payment will be required until that time. To place your request, send an e-mail before 8/1 to In the subject line, write “Shrine Book.” In your e-mail, list your name and contact information, along with the number of books you’d like to order.  
Parents of Young Adults
When your children reach the age of 22, their parish membership status changes to “Grown Child/Moved” within our parish records. Please encourage them to register on their own at IHM, or at the parish they are attending. 
Mass Times while Traveling
Don’t forget to include Holy Mass in your summer travel plans! Visit to find a Catholic Church where you are visiting.
Mass Attire
With the weather getting warmer, please remember to acknowledge, through your attire, how extraordinary and holy Mass is. From the USCCB: We should come to the sacred liturgy appropriately dressed. As Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothes that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another. 
Summer Hours
Parish Office summer hours begin this week. The office is open 9am-noon Mon-Thurs and closed on Fridays. If you tend to buy Raise Right / Scrip gift cards in the office, keep in mind it is sold after Mass every other weekend. They will be sold after all Masses June 10/11.
Knights of Columbus – 24 Hour Adoration
Sign up for 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration on 6/28-6/29 here.
Newly Engaged Couples
We look forward to working with you to prepare you for your sacramental marriage! Please contact Marnie 8-12 months in advance at
FOCCUS Couples
Are you a sacramentally-married couple that is able to meet with newly engaged couples from our parish? Facilitators of the FOCCUS process are married couples of the parish who have been trained by the diocese. A meeting is held in your home with the engaged couple. If you are interested in becoming a FOCCUS couple, please contact Marnie.
Email Phishing Scams
Please be aware of email phishing scams that come across as a correspondence from Fr. Chad or other IHM employees asking for financial assistance. These emails use our names, but do not come from our email server. All emails from IHM employees end in “” or ““. There isn’t a way to prevent these scams, so it is very important you remain vigilant. We will not ask for financial assistance or information over email.
High School Love Begins Here
IHM is sending 25 high school students and chaperones to Love Begins Here this week Jun 18-23 in Watertown. Each day, the students will be doing works of service for the community. Please keep them in your prayers.
Help Feed the Totus Tuus Team
Christ the King in McFarland is looking for meal donations for the Totus Tuus team 7/9-7/14. Meals can be homemade or store bought; lunch or dinner for 5-10 people. Sign up here!  

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 please consider making a weekly commitment. 

Thank you to those who have been ushering and checking our sign up sheet for open needs. It is greatly appreciated!
St. Vincent de Paul Update
Funds to assist neighbors in need in our parish area are low. Monetary donations help to provide food, clothes, rental assistance, utility assistance and other types of support. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make a check out to “St Vincent de Paul – IHM” and drop in the collection basket.

Upcoming Events
Reestablishment of IHM Shrine 
Join us this Sunday, June 18, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to reestablish IHM as a Shrine Church dedicated to Our Lady of the Green Scapular. Holy Mass with Bishop Hying will take place at 10:15am. The Rosary will be led by the Sisters of Mary Morning Star before Mass. A picnic lunch on the church grounds behind the church will follow Mass. A plenary indulgence is available under the usual conditions for those who make a pilgrimage to the Shrine for its patronal feast. To bring a dish to share, please sign up here. Learn more here. 
Mass with Bishop Hying at Schoenstatt
The 70th Anniversary of the Schoenstatt Founder Shrine will be celebrated with Holy Mass on Tues 6/20 at 7:00pm with Bishop Hying at 5901 Cottage Grove Rd. Program includes: Holy Mass, a video of the history of Schoenstatt in Madison, witness sharing and fellowship. See the flyer for more information. 
Miracles of the Eucharist Exhibit  
The exhibit will be on display from 6/20-6/26 at St. Peter’s Church at 5001 N. Sherman Ave in Madison. If your family did not have a chance to visit this exhibit when it was at IHM, please be sure to check it out!  
Family Rosary – 6/21
Join us this summer to pray the family rosary across our pastorate Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. All are welcome! Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Prayer will be followed by snacks and fellowship/free play time. IHM – 6/21 & 6/28, Christ the King – 7/19 & 7/26, St. Patrick’s – 8/9 & 8/16. See the flyer for more information.
Pro-Life Event
June 24 marks one year since the historic Dobbs decision which overturned Roe v. Wade. The largest pro-life event in our state will occur Sat June 24 with a 1:30 pm Rally and 2:15pm March at the Wisconsin State Capitol by the State St steps. Register by Mon 6/12 at
The Luke House
The June Luke House is on Wednesday, June 28th.  The sign up is here. If you are donating food, drop off at the back door next to the garage between 7am and 3:30pm. We also have a large need for people to help serve the meal from 5-7pm.  
Totus Tuus in McFarland
Join Fr. Mark Foley and the Totus Tuus team for a summer catechetical program called Totus Tuus! It is for Catholic youth in Grades 1-12. It is dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic adoration. Grades 1-6 will take place at Christ the King 7/10-7/14 and grades 7-12 will take place 7/9-7/13. Volunteers are needed! More information can be viewed here.

White Mass 
Bishop Hying will celebrate a White Mass honoring healthcare workers on 7/16 at 10:30am at Holy Name Heights Oratory, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison. Followed by brunch at 11:30am and a presentation at 12:30pm by Fr Justin Kizewski on the topic Go With the Flow or Stand Your Ground? Why Respect for Conscience Matters in Healthcare. Please RSVP by 7/9.
Vacation Bible School

Strengthen your child’s Catholic faith this summer at Vacation Bible School (VBS)! It will take place at IHM Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21 for all children from our pastorate 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)! More information can be viewed here.

Annual Mazzuchelli Pilgrimage – 8/12-14
We are blessed in the Diocese of Madison to have a priest recognized by the Church as being Venerable and who is buried here. He has had a significant impact on the shape of the Church in the Diocese of Madison. The annual Mazzuchelli pilgrimage will take place 8/12-8/14. More information can be viewed here.
Family Day at Schoenstatt – 8/26
Register here for Family Day at Schoenstatt with Bishop Hying. The afternoon will include family games, a cookout and vigil Mass!
Divorce Support Groups Starting Sept 2023
In an effort to support divorced Catholics in the Diocese of Madison, starting in September 2023, a Women’s and a Men’s Divorce Support Group will be offered. This is an “open group,” which means you can join any time. The women’s group will meet at Holy Name Heights the 2nd Monday of the month 6:30-8pm and the men’s group will meet the 3rd Monday of the month 6:30-8pm. For more information, contact Amy at


Earn a rebate for IHM simply by buying gift cards to use for everyday purchases, instead of cash or credit cards. You get the full amount of the gift card you purchase AND the parish & school receives a rebate!  RaiseRight gift cards are available using the smartphone app, online, in the parish office during office hours, or in the Narthex after Mass on June 24/25. Buying gift cards using the app is quick and easy! Stop by if you’d like assistance setting up or navigating this app on your smartphone.

Mass Intentions 

Tuesday June 20: † Dolores Frome
Wednesday June 21: † Carol Dahmen  
Thursday June 22:  Garrett and Ann Kunz
Friday June 23: Intention of Pauline Afungchwi
Saturday June 24 (5pm):  Parishioners of IHM
Sunday June 25 (8am): † Dolores Frome  
(10:15am): † Vivian Fay Meicher  

Weekly Readings

Monday: 2 Cor. 6:1-10/Mt. 5:38-42  
Tuesday: 2 Cor. 8:1-9/Mt. 5:43-48  
Wednesday: 2 Cor. 9:6-11/Mt. 6:1-6, 16-18   
Thursday:  2 Cor. 11:1-11/Mt. 6:7-15  
Friday: 2 Cor. 11:18, 21-30/Mt.  6:19-23   
Saturday:  Isaiah 49:1-6/Acts 13:22-26/Luke 1:57-66, 80
Sunday Jeremiah 20:10-13/Romans 5:12-15/
Mt. 10:26-33 

From the Finance Office
Offertory Goal YTD: $769,230.77
Actual Offertory Rec’d: $858,104.76
Difference: $88,873.99
Please consider the IHM Endowment Fund in your will. Gifts to the Endowment Fund are invested – never spent – while the income from the fund is used to support the school and religious education programs. More than $60,000 was disbursed from the fund this year! 


Rev. Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Deacon Jeffrey Bond

Bernie Heit, Ext. 4

Jodi Murphy, Ext. 1

Rachel Matenaer, Ext. 6

Rebekah Scaperlanda, Ext. 8

Marnie Harrington, Ext. 7
Marc Laudonio, Ext. 8

Wendy Burch

Michael Mills
Deb Scalissi

Casey Cooney

Callie Meiller

Mike Hegge
Tom Ladell

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