Parish Update 3.5.23

“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 3/6
Tuesday & Thursday–12:00 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,

As I mentioned last weekend, this Sunday I will be announcing the official pastorate that IHM will be part of and the accompanying priest assignments pertaining to Into the Deep. On Sunday afternoon, the whole model/map of all pastorates with all priest assignments will be posted on the Into the Deep website and the new priest assignments will be posted on the Diocese of Madison and the Catholic Herald websites. Thank you for your ongoing prayers for this, as we seek to realign our parish structures for the sake of mission and evangelization.
That leads me to our Lenten parish almsgiving. This year we are supporting The Pontifical Mission Societies (TPMS). TPMS is THE missionary arm of the Holy Father, supporting the works of the Church and the mission of the Gospel of Jesus throughout the world. Your donations go 100 percent to the Holy Father who then distributes it throughout the world! Under the umbrella of TPMS are four societies that each have a unique or distinct focus: Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), Society of St. Peter Apostle, and Missionary Union.
The story of TPMS begins in France in the early 19th century. Blessed Pauline Jaricot, inspired by letters about the Missions from her brother, starts gathering together small groups — mostly workers in her family’s silk factory. She asked each member of the group to offer daily prayer and a weekly sacrifice of a sous (the equivalent of a penny at that time) for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. Pauline insisted that her efforts be directed to all the Church’s missions, that it be universal.
From Pauline’s vision came the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. The very first collection of the Propagation of the Faith in 1822 supported the vast diocese of Louisiana, which then extended from the Florida Keys to Canada, as well as the Missions of Kentucky and China.
The Propagation of the Faith continues to seek prayer and sacrifice for the world’s Missions, now some 1,100 dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America. Help is offered for pastoral and evangelizing programs, for catechists and catechetical work, to build churches and chapels, for the work of Religious Communities in health care and education, and for communication and transportation needs.
Next week I’ll share more about the other societies and the continued history of TPMS. Please see the table in the narthex of church to collect a donation box.
In Jesus,

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 10, 17, 24, 31
Lenten Saturday Morning Holy Mass
March 11 – 10 a.m.
March 18 – 10 a.m.
March 25 – 10 a.m.
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.
Holy Week
Watch for the upcoming schedule!
Old Palms
Please bring in your palms from last year and place them in the basket in the back of church.

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
If you would like to donate towards the expense of Easter flowers in memory of a loved one, please use the envelope in your contribution envelope packet, or place in a regular envelope labeled “Easter Flowers in memory of and from” You may put this in the regular collection basket or mail to the parish office. Suggested donation $25.00.

Parish Updates 
  • Our Prayers & Sympathy
    to the family and friends of:
    • Joan Martinelli
    • David Disterhaft
    • Marilyn Ullman
      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
  • Thank You – IHM Endowment
    Thank you to the Endowment Board and those who have donated to the Endowment. Your gifts fund so many important works of evangelization. Last week the Endowment Board granted $60,500 to various religious education efforts that aid in our mission to make disciples! All details can be found at
  • 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
  • Helping Christians in the Holy Land
    Did you know that funds collected in last year’s Good Friday Collection provide senior care facilities in Bethlehem and Nazareth, and provided 398 homes benefiting Christian families? Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land who are in dire need of our help. Please consider supporting the Good Friday Collection with some of your Lenten almsgiving. Learn more here.

  • 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.  

  • IHM Fish Fry
    • March 10, 2023 -Carryout: 4:30-7pm, Dine-in 5-7:30pm
    • March 17, 2023 -Drive-thru: 4-7pm
  • 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.

  • Santiago: The Camino Within
    Camino film with Bishop Hying to be shown in theaters on March 28. 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.
    • FORMED is excited to present curated content to help the Church journey through this Lenten season. In this collection are resources to help the faithful deepen their understanding of various Lenten days, practices, and devotions. This is just one of the benefits of our parish subscription to FORMED!

  • Usher Signup
    Please sign up here.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday Formation Night
    March 8 – Catechesis Night in Marian Hall at 6pm. Our speaker will be Michelle Nilsson from the diocese of Madison talking about The Church & The Holy Spirit.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities
    • St. Margaret Mass & Reception – details here.
    • Day at the Duck Pond – details here.


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Mass Intentions 

Sanctuary Lamp: Jessica Duffey
Tuesday:  Kevin Sylve
Wednesday:  Rosemary Werren
Thursday:  Lloyd Keleny Sr. and Jr.
Friday Evelyn Peterson 
Saturday: (10am) Intentions designated by Fr. Chad
Saturday: (5pm) † Snuffy and Joe Ponty

Sunday: (8:00am) † Kathleen Folger 
(10:15am) Parishioners of IHM

Weekly Readings

Monday: Daniel 9:4-10/Luke 6:36-38
Tuesday: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20/Matthew 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jeremiah 18:18-20/Matthew 20:17-28
Thursday: Jeremiah 17:5-10/Luke 16:19-31
Friday: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28/Matthew 21:33-43,
Saturday: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20/Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Sunday: Exodus 17:3-7/Romans 5:1-2, 5-8/John 4:5-

From the Finance Office 
As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is “a witness to fraternal charity” and “a work of justice pleasing to God.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462).  

Offertory Giving as of February 26 
Offertory Goal YTD      $538,461.54
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $659,761.70
Difference                     $121,300.16

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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