Parish Update 3.12.23

“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, until the end of the age.”   -Matthew 28:19
Holy Mass Schedule – Week of 3/13
Tuesday–12:00 p.m.

Wednesday–8:30 a.m.

Thursday–11:30 a.m. (Funeral Mass)
Friday–8:30 a.m.
Lenten Saturday–10:00 a.m.
Saturday—-5:00 p.m.
Sunday——8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m.
Confession Schedule 
30 minutes prior to Holy Mass
40 minutes prior to Holy Mass
Eucharistic Adoration
Mary Morning Star Chapel
Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
*24-Hour Adoration – last Wed. of the month {8 p.m. to noon Thurs. in IHM Church}
*Children’s Adoration – third Wed. of the month: 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Parish Office Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(closed noon to 1 p.m.)
Fri. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A note from our Pastor
Dear Family of Faith,

As you know by now Bishop Hying has confirmed and approved our new pastorate grouping of:

• Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona
• Christ the King, McFarland
• Saint Patrick, Cottage Grove

In addition, I am thankful to remain as pastor (parochial administrator), ministering with Fr. Bill Van Wagner and Deacon Mark Folley (to be ordained a priest in May).
The new pastorate will officially begin July 1, 2023. With that news, we now look to this shared future with many decisions remaining on what that will look like.

Last week I shared the history of The Pontifical Mission Societies, beginning as the idea and apostolate of Blessed Pauline Jaricot in 19th century France.  Her vision was to help the Church’s worldwide missionary work.
More than a decade before Pauline Jaricot envisioned the idea for the Propagation of the Faith; a young French nobleman — Charles de Forbin-Janson — was ordained a priest.
One day in 1843, now Bishop Forbin-Janson had a talk with Pauline Jaricot about his longtime dream. In the course of the conversation, she suggested that he appeal to the children of France to help children around the world — and the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), originally known as Holy childhood Association, was born.
Today, MCA continues to follow the vision of Bishop Forbin-Janson – “children helping children.” After learning about the great needs of the world’s poorest children, young people are invited to pray and to offer financial help so that children in the Missions may know Christ and experience his love and care.

Lastly, our annual novena, prayed to St. Joseph for increased enrollment in our Catholic school begins March 11. Click here for the novena. For the past six years we have prayed this, and St. Joseph has undoubtedly interceded for this intention! The Feast of St. Joseph is March 19, but because if falls on Sunday this year, the Solemnity is transferred to Monday. Come celebrate Holy Mass with the school children at 8:30 a.m. on March 20!

St. Joseph, pray for us,

Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Lent is a time for special prayer, fasting and abstinence in preparation for the great Easter celebration.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent
After 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass and 4:00 p.m.
March 17, 24, 31
Lenten Saturday Morning Holy Mass
March 18, 25 & April 1 – 10 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesdays, Thursdays
11:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. (in the school during Faith Formation) *a visiting priest will be available for confessions on March 15*
8:00 a.m.
9:30am (except Feb 25)
4:20 p.m. 
7:20 a.m.
9:35 a.m.
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Holy Mass – March 20 – 8:30 a.m.
Old Palms
Please bring in your palms from last year and place them in the basket in the back of church.
Lenten Fasting & Abstinence
For Catholics, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting (age 18 to 59) and abstinence from meat (ages 14 and older). In addition, all Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
Lenten Almsgiving
Our parish Lenten almsgiving will support “The Pontifical Mission Societies which serve the Church’s universality as a global network of support for the
 Pope in his missionary commitment by prayer, the soul of mission, and charitable offerings from Christians throughout the world.” -Pope Francis
Throughout the year, the Pontifical Mission Societies support the proclamation of the Gospel, the building of the Church, and the work and witness of mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay pastoral leaders. These missionaries provide food, education, and medical care to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Through their work, they reveal the compassionate heart of Jesus. Help support their efforts ~ and be right there with them, offering hope. Donation boxes are available in the back of church.  Please take one or more home with you. As you fast during Lent from things that you enjoy, such as coffee, candy, soda, fast food, etc., set aside the money you would normally have spent, and place it in the box. Return it on Palm Sunday weekend.
IHM Easter Memorials
Easter flowers for the memory of a loved one. Donate online here, select flowers. Or place an envelope labeled “Easter Flowers in memory of and from.” Put this in the collection basket. Suggested donation $25.00.
Parish Updates 
  • Welcome to Our Parish
    Welcome to the newest members of Immaculate Heart of Mary!
    • Kelly & Kristy Morrison & their children Zelda & Walter
    • Elise Motzel 
    • Samantha Stima

  • Friendly Reminder
    Silence should be observed after Mass until one is outside/back of the Church, both for respect toward the Blessed Sacrament and toward those members of the faithful who wish to prolong their thanksgiving after Mass.
  • IHM Catholic School – Enrollment 2023-24
    Enrolling now for the 2023-24 school year! Our classrooms are filling up fast and space is first-come, first-serve.
  • IHM Summer School Programs
    Signups for our summer programs are now open! IHM has two summer programs:
    • *ECE Summer Program for students entering 3K, 4K, or Kindergarten
    • *IHM Summer Camp Program, for students entering grades 1-6
  • Luke House
    IHM will provide the evening meal for the Luke House Community Meal program this month on March 22. Please sign up here to help and donate food. Please contact Cathy at or (608) 226-9932 with questions.

  • Knight of Columbus March Newsletter
    Click here to read the recent happenings within Our Lady of the Green Scapular Council.
  • Easter Basket Donations
    On March 25, the IHM St. Vincent de Paul conference and the IHM St Anne’s Society will work together for the 2nd year to assemble Easter Baskets for families in need. These Easter Baskets will be distributed to families with children that visit the food pantry at the Vincentian Center.
    • Donation items, such as small toys (that can fit in an Easter basket) or Easter candy are needed to make this event a success. Place your donations in the labeled bin in the Church entry near the usher’s room. The donation bin will be available from March 11-24. Last year were we able to assemble almost 300 Easter baskets and we hope to meet or exceed that this year. Contact Pat Ponty (608-221-4330) or Mary Anderson (608-221-1926) with questions.
  • Helping Christians in the Holy Land  
    In this season of almsgiving, why not consider helping the Christians in the Holy Land by donating to the Good Friday Collection? Through our generosity last year, Catholics across our country helped make an incredible difference in many lives by helping to create more than 1,500 jobs and rehabilitate over 100 homes for Christian families in the Holy Land. Will you help make a difference again this year with your donation to the Good Friday Collection?

  • St. Patrick’s Day
    Dispensation from Lenten Abstinence for the Commemoration of St. Patrick. Please see the rescript from Bishop Hying dispensing the faithful of the Diocese of Madison from the obligation of abstinence on the celebration of the Commemoration of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17.  
  • 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal
    Our parish is 129% of goal for this year’s ACA! This is outstanding! Thank you to everyone who generously pledged their support to the wonderful ministries of the Diocese of Madison.

  • 40 Days for Life
    Help save lives in Madison at Madison’s East side Sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road in Madison, WI Vigil hours: 7 am to 7 pm Monday – Saturday. Sign up at Details here.

  • FORMED – The Catholic Faith On Demand
    Free Catholic Resources for All Ages!
    Are you looking for ways to learn more about the Catholic faith, to share it with a friend, or teach it to your children? FORMED offers a number of online resources, all for free! Visit and enter 53716, then follow the registration steps.

  • Usher Signup
    Please sign up here.
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday Formation Night
    March 15 – Lent/Confession/Stations of the Cross in Marian Hall at 6pm. Our speaker will be Josh Dart and he will be giving a Lenten reflection. We will then head to church for an opportunity to do confession and will end all together with the Stations of the Cross.
    March 22 – Lay Witness Testimony in Marian Hall at 6pm. Our speaker will be Jenna Snider.
  • IHM Fish Fry
    • March 17, 2023 – Drive-thru: 4-7pm

  • Signup for VBS 2023
    IHM is hosting Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer from 7/17-7/21 from 9am-noon for children going into grades 4K-6th grade!! The theme this year will be “Cathletics: Training to be Champions for Christ”. Last year, it was very popular with 70 children attending. Please consider volunteering! Contact Marnie with questions at Click here for more info and to sign up.
  • High School Retreat
    We encourage all high school students to attend our high school retreat at Camp Gray 3/17-3/19 – especially our Confirmation candidates! We will meet at IHM for departure and pickup. Teens from other parishes will be in attendance, too. To register, please complete this form and submit $40/teen online today! Please contact Rebekah at with any questions!
Gift cards will be available for purchase this weekend after Holy Mass!

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The RaiseRight App makes ordering gift cards super quick and easy; email if you’d like assistance setting up or navigating this app on your phone.

Mass Intentions 

Sanctuary Lamp: James Lambke
Tuesday:  Randy and Lesley Fiscus
Wednesday: † Herman Frerker
Thursday: No Daily Mass – Funeral Mass at 11:30am
Friday† Marlie and Mathilda Gallagher
Saturday: (10am) Intentions designated by Fr. Chad
Saturday: (5pm) † Fr. Tim Gericke 
Sunday: (8:00am) Parishioners of IHM
(10:15am) † John Hegge
Weekly Readings

Monday: 2 Kings 5:1-15/Luke 4:24-30
Tuesday: Daniel 3:25, 34-43/Matthew 18:21-35
Wednesday: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9/Matthew 5:17-19
Thursday: Jeremiah 7:23-28/Luke 11:14-23
Friday: Hosea 14:2-10/Mark 12:28-34
Saturday: Hosea 6:1-6/Luke 18:9-14
Sunday: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13/Ephesians 5:8-14/
John 9:1-41
From the Finance Office 
Giving online has never been easier, see link below!
Offertory Giving as of March 5 
Offertory Goal YTD      $553,846.15
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $676,641.20
Difference                     $122,795.05
Rev. Fr. Chad M. Droessler
Rev. Mr. Jeff 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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4905 Schofield St. | Monona, WI
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