Parish Update 3.19.23

“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 3/20
Monday–8:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday–12 p.m.
Wednesday & 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,

Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, is similar to Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent.  Laetare is a Latin word meaning “to rejoice.” We are half-way through our Lenten journey to the great Solemnity of Easter.  In joyful expectation of our Lord’s resurrection, the color purple is replaced by the joyful color of rose.

Continuing with The Pontifical Mission Societies history, I’d like to present another arm of TPMS.  As the 19th century was drawing to close Jeanne Bigard, and her mother, Stephanie received a letter from a French bishop serving in Japan. He told of more than 50 young men preparing for the priesthood and about the difficulty he was having providing for them and trying to accommodate the growing number of young men applying for admission to the seminary. Stephanie and Jeanne began collecting funds to support those seminarians. In 1889, they established the Society of St. Peter Apostle to support mission vocations, both priestly and Religious.

In the first year of its foundation, the Society of St. Peter Apostle aided some 2,700 seminarians. Today, some 28,000 major seminarians, mostly in Asia and Africa, receive an average annual subsidy of $700 per student; assistance is also provided for men and women Religious novices.

So your donations this Lent have a impact in a wide range of missionary activity of the Church Universal.  

In closing, a reminder that Monday, March 20, is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will celebrate Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m.

St. Joseph, pray for us,

Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Congratulations to Elise Rose Schinderle on her Baptism on March 12!

Thank you, Joe Stilson, for 27 years
of leading the fish fry kitchen efforts!

Lent is a time for special prayer, fasting and abstinence in preparation for the great Easter celebration.
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Holy Mass – March 20 – 8:30 a.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent
After 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass and 4:00 p.m.
March 24 & 31
Lenten Saturday Morning Holy Mass
March 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) 
8:00 a.m.
4:20 p.m. 
7:20 a.m.
9:35 a.m.
Old Palms
Please bring in your palms from last year and place them in the basket in the back of church.
Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday – April 6 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday – April 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil – April 8 at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday – April 9 at
8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Please see the complete schedule of Holy Week below.

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 
  • Our Prayers & Sympathy
    to the family and friends of:
    • Don Hebl
      Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  • God’s Housekeepers
    Deep cleaning—April 3rd. If you are available, please come anytime between 9-11am to help make the Church beautiful before Easter! Bring gloves, rags, mops, brushes, buckets, and step stools.
  • 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.
  • 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: small toys that can fit in an Easter basket. 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. Contact Pat Ponty (608-221-4330) or Mary Anderson (608-221-1926) with questions.
  • 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 22 – Lay Witness Testimony in Marian Hall at 6pm. Our speaker will be Jenna Snider.
  • Culvers’ Share Night
    Benefits the IHM 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip Fund. Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st at Culver’s (Madison) on Cottage Grove Rd. from 5-8 p.m. A portion of sales from that night will be donated to support the IHM 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip.
  • Polish Spring Festival
    April 2, 10am– 3pm at IHM. More info here.
  • Babies & Beyond of WI, Inc. 
    Open House – March 28 – anytime between 9 am – 4 pm.
    1922 S Stoughton Rd., Madison.
     “All of us are on a journey of the heart, and so this external walking, this external journeying, is really a symbol of us moving towards God.” – Bishop Donald Hying. Details here.

  • 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.


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Mass Intentions 

Monday: Parishioners of IHM
Tuesday: Holy Souls in Purgatory  
Wednesday:  Richard Reinhold
Thursday:  Jim & Maybelle Sullivan 
Friday Joseph Blaser 
Saturday: (10am) Intentions designated by Fr. Chad
Saturday: (5pm) Parishioners of IHM 

Sunday: (8:00am)  Jose Inesito Cancel-Marquez
(10:15am) † Carole Storm 

Weekly Readings

Monday: 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16/Romans 4:13, 16-18,
22/Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24
Tuesday: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12/John 5:1-16
Wednesday: Isaiah 49:8-15/John 5:17-30
Thursday: Exodus 32:7-14/John 5:31-47
Friday: Wisdom 2:1, 12-22/John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10/Hebrews 10:4-10/Luke 1:26-38
Sunday: Ezekiel 37:12-14/Romans 8:8-11/John 11:1-

From the Finance Office 
Giving online has never been easier, see link below!
Offertory Giving as of March 12 
Offertory Goal YTD      $553,846.15
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $699,894.38
Difference                     $130,663.61

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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