Parish Update 3.26.23

“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

Holy Mass Schedule – Week of 3/27
Tuesday – Friday–No Mass
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,

The season of Spring has begun and with our school staff and students on spring break this week, I am reminded how Lent is sort of a spring cleaning for the soul. It’s a season when God wants us to examine ourselves and meditate on Him, His Word and His plan for our lives. Try to bring more of Him into your lives this week.

As I have been writing the past few weeks about The Pontifical Mission Societies, this week I will be out of the office from Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31 at The Pontifical Mission Societies National Conference. Unfortunately, daily Mass Tuesday, March 28 – Friday, 31 will be canceled.

Prayers for an enjoyable week,

Fr. Chad M. Droessler


Our second graders are busy preparing
for their First Holy Communion! Please pray for them as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on April 23.

Stations of the Cross
March 31
After 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass & 4:00 p.m.
Good Friday – 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Saturday Morning Holy Mass
April 1 at 10 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday, Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m.
4:20 p.m. 
7:20 a.m.
9:35 a.m.
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.
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.

Parish Updates 
  • Our Prayers & Sympathy
    to the family and friends of:
    • Henriette Edgerton
    • Rita Moran
      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. Amen.

  • No Daily Mass March 28-31
  • Monona Hills After Fire Fund
    Our neighbors need our help. On March 18, a fire consumed Monona Hills Apartments. The complex was for people who need subsidized housing due to age and disability. There are no more subsidized housing units that everyone can move into, nor do they have the means to just replace everything they had. At this time financial donations are best. Click here, choose the amount, then on the next page, there will be a choice for Monona Hills After Fire Fund.
  • Marriage & Family Diocese Newsletter
    Have you experienced crisis in your marriage and come through the darkness? Your witness and presence might be just what another couple needs. Perhaps you can serve as a liaison and accompany couples in crisis. For more info and resources for couples in crisis visit here.
  • Luke House
    IHM will provide the evening meal for the Luke House Community Meal program this month on April 26. Please sign up here to help and donate food. Please contact Cathy at or (608) 226-9932 with questions.

  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • Catholic Cemeteries Week Photo Contest 
    March 1 through May 20. Show off your photography skills and the beauty of Catholic cemeteries of the Diocese of Madison. Win fabulous prizes. Full details here.
  • Usher Signup
    Please sign up here.

Upcoming Events
  • 24 Hour Adoration
    Hours of 8pm, 3/29 – 12pm, 3/30 are in the Church. Please sign up to adore here.
  • Wednesday Formation Night
    April 5 – Potluck at 6pm – Marian Hall
  • Confirmation
    We are looking forward to Confirmation with Bishop Hying here at IHM on Wed, April 12 at 7pm! All are invited to attend and/or pray for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • St. Vincent de Paul March Meeting
    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy, suffering or forgotten. The next meeting of the IHM Conference of St. Vincent de Paul will be held March 30 at 6:30 pm in the rectory basement meeting room. At this meeting we will discuss plans for our next clothing drive and other future events. All are welcome! Contact Pat Ponty (608-221-4330) with questions.

  • Polish Spring Festival
    April 2, 10am– 3pm at IHM. More info here.
  • Love Begins Here
    Please register for Love Begins Here (LBH) today! It is open to current 6th – 12th graders. The deadline is fast approaching – 4/14! IHM will be going on the following dates:
    > Middle School: 6/12-15 @ St. Joseph, Dodgeville (full; waitlist available)
    > High School: 6/18-23 @ St. Henry, Watertown
    If you are 18 years or older and are a practicing Catholic, please consider serving as an adult “Lead Missionary” for the week, please contact Rebekah at! If you would like to apply for a scholarship, email Rebekah before registration, as you will need the promo code at check out.

  • 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 

Tuesday-Friday: No Mass
Saturday: (10am) Intentions designated by Fr. Chad
Saturday: (5pm) Deacon Jack Fernan 

Sunday: (8:00am) Parishioners of IHM
(10:15am) † Mike Brunet

Weekly Readings

Monday: Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62/John 8:1-11
Tuesday: Numbers 21:4-9/John 8:21-30
Wednesday: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95/John 8:31-42
Thursday: Genesis 17:3-9/John 8:51-59
Friday: Jeremiah 20:10-13/John 10:31-42
Saturday: Ezekiel 37:21-28/John 11:45-56
Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11/Isaiah 50:4-7/Philippians
2:6-11/Matthew 26:14—27:66

From the Finance Office 
Giving online has never been easier, see link below!
Offertory Giving as of March 19 
Offertory Goal YTD      $584,615.38
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $712,505.34

Difference                     $127,889.96

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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