Parish Update 4.2.23

“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 4/3
Tuesday–12:00 p.m.
Wednesday–8:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday–7:00 p.m.
Good Friday–2:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil–8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday–8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

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.

Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday, April 2
Holy Mass 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. – Confession 7:20 a.m. & 9:35 a.m.

Tuesday, April 4
Holy Mass 12 p.m. – Confession 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 5
Holy Mass 8:30 a.m. – Confession 8:00 a.m.
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tenebrae of Holy Thursday
The Office of Tenebrae is a unique way of praying the Divine Office which combines Matins & Lauds (the two morning hours) into one celebration which can be prayed after dark on the night before or before dawn the morning of each day of the Sacred Triduum. The chant which accompanies this prayer is being specially prepared by singers from around Madison as this music is some of the most powerful and challenging in our whole Catholic tradition. Tenebrae walks worshipers through the Passion story in detail, recalling events in salvation history which have led to these fateful moments in the life of Christ.

Holy Thursday, April 6
No Daily Mass or Confession
Chrism Mass with Bishop Hying. 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (at St. Maria Goretti Church)
Chrism Mass brings together every priest of the Diocese to join Bishop Hying to consecrate the Sacred Oils used in sacraments for the coming year. This is also the Mass at which priests renew their vow of obedience to Bishop Hying and his successors.
Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This Mass commemorates the night of the Last Supper and the Institution of the Eucharist. At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is processed out of the main church to be adored elsewhere, recalling Christ’s vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Adoration from ~8:30 p.m. until Midnight
Tenebrae of Good Friday 10 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 7
No Daily Mass or Confession
Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Solemn Celebration is the only worship which occurs on Good Friday and commemorates the final moments of Christ’s life before His Crucifixion. Although this is not Mass, Communion occurs with Blessed Sacrament consecrated at the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper.
Stations of the Cross 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Tenebrae of Holy Saturday 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 8
No Saturday Morning Mass or Confession
Vigil of Easter During the Night 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Vigil of Easter is the most unique liturgical event of the entire Church year. Largely unchanged from the structure developed in the earliest days of the catacombs, this Mass begins in total darkness and slowly develops into the first celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection through the blessing of fire, the reading of salvation history from the Earth’s Creation to the covenants of the Lord and His people, to the renewal of our Baptismal Vows, the blessing of Paschal Water, and the celebration of the Eucharist.

Easter Sunday, April 9
Holy Mass 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.


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 this weekend.

Parish Updates 
  • Parish Office & School Closed April 7 & 10
    The parish office will also close at noon April 11-17.
  • Thank You!
    IHM SVdP conference would like to thank our parishioners for their donations to the Easter basket project. The donations were very much appreciated! The St. Anne’s Society partnered with the IHM SVdP conference to make over 200 Easter baskets for families with children who use the SVdP food pantry. Thanks for your help in putting smiles on children’s faces this Easter.
  • 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.
  • Low-Incense Option for the Triduum and Beyond
    Starting on Holy Thursday, our parish will have a low-incense chapel available for worshipers who are sensitive to incense. Temporarily sharing the Family Room for Mass on Holy Thursday, the low-incense chapel will transition to its more permanent location in the chapel off the south end of the narthex starting on Holy Saturday. The low-incense chapel contains an air purifier to decrease incense odors. Users are responsible for turning the air purifier on and off, and we ask that everyone keep the door to that room closed so that it remains as incense-free as possible. If the choir is rehearsing in the room, please wait until they are finished to enter. Contact Claire Clemens ( with questions or feedback.
  • 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
  • Helping Christians in the Holy Land
    It is critical that we continue to support the Christians who are living in the land of Jesus’ birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection. These faithful Christians are surrounded by a majority Jewish and Islamic population. With your support, we can help to ensure that Christians living in the Holy Land now, and that future generations of Christians will have a place to live and thrive. Please help the Christians in the Holy Land with your contribution to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection.
  • Resurrection Cemetery
    Resurrection Cemetery at 2705 Regent Street, Madison offers graves, niches, vaults, monuments, Trappist caskets, and vases. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm. It is best to call (608) 238-5561 for an appointment. You can also browse available property at

  • Usher Signup
    Please sign up here.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday Formation Night
    April 5 – Potluck Dinner in Marian Hall at 6pm. We will provide pasta with marinara sauce & meatballs. We are in need of garlic bread, sides, salads and desserts! Please sign up here to bring an item to share. Dinner will be served by volunteers from our Knights of Columbus.
  • 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.

  • 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: † Jake Scudder
Wednesday: † Gary Gillette
Thursday: † Deceased Priests of the Diocese of Madison
Saturday: Parishioners of IHM
Sunday: (8:00am) Parishioners of IHM
(10:15am) † John Steinmuller

Weekly Readings

Monday: Isaiah 42:1-7/John 12:1-11
Tuesday: Isaiah 49:1-6/John 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Isaiah 50:4-9/Matthew 26:14-25
Thursday: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Corinthians 11:23-26/John 13:1-15
Friday: Isaiah 52:13—53:12/Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9/John 18:1—19:42
Saturday: Genesis 1:1—2:2/Exodus 14:15—15:1/Isaiah
55:1-11/Romans 6:3-11/Matthew 28:1-10  
Sunday: Acts 10:34, 37-43/Colossians 3:1-4/John

From the Finance Office 
Offertory Giving as of March 26 
Offertory Goal YTD      $600,000.00
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $719,732.09

Difference                     $119,732.09

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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