Parish Update 5.07.23

“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

This Week’s Holy Mass Schedule
Tuesday & Thursday: Noon
Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:15am
Confession Schedule
30 minutes prior to Holy Mass
40 minutes prior to Holy Mass

Eucharistic Adoration
Mary Morning Star Chapel
Mon-Sat: 6am – 8pm
Sunday: 4pm – 8pm
Children’s Adoration: 
Third Wed. Monthly, 3:30-4pm
24 Hour Adoration: 
Last Wed Monthly, Noon-Noon* 
*8pm Wednesday until Noon Thursday 
will take place in the IHM Church
Parish Office Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am
(closed noon to 1pm)
Friday: 9am – Noon

A note from our Pastor
Dear Family of Faith,
May is here; May – the month dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God and the Mother of all of us. 
This May, examine your devotion to the Blessed Mother. I invite you to grow in devotion to Mary by praying the rosary daily and discover the beauty of praying the rosary at home. If you have a Mary statue or image, crown Mary, echoing the customs and traditions of the Church. When you commemorate Mary and all her beauty and virtue in your home – your domestic church – you join more fully into the life of the Church.
On a related topic of Mary, as you recall, Bishop Hying has approved IHM to be a Diocesan Shrine in order to foster devotion to Our Lady through the Green Scapular. To mark this momentous event in the life of our parish, and to celebrate our patronal Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bishop Hying is celebrating Holy Mass on June 18, 2023 at IHM’s 10:15am Mass, with a picnic to follow. Please mark your calendars!
Thank you to Kathy Marshall, who is coordinating the efforts of IHM being a shrine church, and Ben and Rachel Conrad for their work on planning a picnic. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us,
Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Parish Updates 
Welcome to the newest members of Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Justine Kirt
The Michael & Mary Seehafer Family
Usher Signup
Please sign up here.
Mother’s Day Rose Sale
St. Anne’s will be selling roses after all Masses Mother’s Day weekend May 13/14. Please consider volunteering! Sign up here or contact Mary at 608-221-1926.
Vacation Bible School Registration

Strengthen your child’s Catholic faith & grow in community this summer at Vacation Bible School (VBS)! It will take place at IHM Mon-Fri July 17-21 for all children going into 4K-6th Grade! The theme is Cathletics: Training to be Champions for Christ! It is an Olympic/Sports-themed program, where children will be inspired to set GOALS and AIM for a commitment to excellence in their Catholic faith. We will need adult volunteers and youth volunteers (7th Grade and up)! **Please register your child by 6/1 to take advantage of this early bird pricing.** More information can be viewed here.

Faith-Filled Adult Chaperones Needed
We have a large need for faith-filled adult chaperones (21 years or older) to accompany our high school students to Love Begins Here (LBH) 6/18-6/23 to St. Henry in Watertown. Currently, we do not have enough chaperones to allow all of our registered teens to attend! LBH provides youth with an opportunity to encounter Jesus through a week long, overnight mission trip where they live in Catholic community and serve together at a common host site in our diocese. LBH began right here in the Diocese of Madison. It encourages high school students to live a life of faith, fun, and service! Adults will need to be Virtus-trained prior. Please contact Rebekah at as soon as possible!

Luke House
Thank you again for another month of support of Luke House.  The need continues to be great. Please consider serving or donating food. The May Luke House is on Wed May 24. Please bring any food donations to the back door of the rectory (next to the rectory garage) between 7am and 3:30pm.  Historically, May is a difficult month for us to find a full roster of helpers to serve so if you have availability to serve, please do!  The volunteer & donation signup sheet can be found here.
Deepen Your Faith with the Catholic Herald
This week’s issue focuses especially on topics related to Mother’s Day, with a special Senior/Retirement section filled with content geared specifically toward older adults. Sample issues can be found in the narthex. To subscribe please contact Jodi at the Parish Office at 608-221-1521 or
Support our School via Box Tops
Box Tops has changed over time. Now, to earn money for our school, download the app (Box Tops for Education) and scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase. A second option if you are unable to scan your own receipts, and they are from purchases in the past week, please drop them off in the usher’s room. There is a box that will be checked weekly by our Home School Association. For more instructions, visit: For questions, email:
Seeking Children’s Prize Donations
The parish is in need of prizes for the Faith Formation summer programs serving our parish youth in grades PreK-6th grade. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office or ushers room and clearly labeled “prizes”.
School Spring Concert
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the beautiful voices of our school students (K-8th Grade) at their annual Spring Concert! It will take place on the back lawn of the school on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30pm. No food/drink or pets, please! Mama Meg’s ice cream truck will be selling ice cream afterwards!
Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass
The Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass will take place at IHM on May 12 at 7pm. We are in need of volunteers, food donations and monetary donations for the reception that will follow! Thank you to the following ministries who will be leading this effort: Vocations Committee, St. Anne’s, and Knights of Columbus! Monetary donations should be labeled as “Ordination Reception” and placed in the collection basket or the Parish Office. These funds will be used to purchase cake, punch, plates/silverware, and coffee for the event. Contact Teri with questions at 608-206-5144 or Please sign up here.
Clothing Drive
The IHM St. Vincent de Paul spring clothing drive is approaching! This is a great chance to clean out your closets before the summer season. Donation bags will be handed out after Masses on May 13/14. Clothing donations can be brought to the St. Vincent de Paul truck in the church parking lot the following weekend, May 20/21.

Upcoming Events
Mass and Rosary Procession
Join Bishop Hying and Father Michael Radowicz for the 90th Rosary Procession on Sunday, May 7 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 2438 Atwood Avenue in Madison. The Rosary Procession and May Crowning will follow the 10am Mass. 
Upcoming Natural Family Planning Courses
The NFP courses, offered by the Diocese of Madison, for ALL engaged and married couples can be found here! The online course will take place May 7 at 6:30pm. An in person course will take place at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cross Plains on May 15 at 6:30pm.
Food Drive
The Madison SVdP Youth Service Council is putting on a food drive Sunday, May 7 1-3:30pm at Vilas Park. They are hoping to collect one ton (2,000 lbs) of food and personal essentials. Bring your nonperishable food, personal care items and diaper donations to Vilas Park on Sunday, May 7 between 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful view and snacks while weighing in your donations!
St. Vincent de Paul Young Adult Gathering
Young Catholic adults are invited to meet at St. Patrick’s in downtown Madison for Cocktails and Catechesis Wednesday May 10 and May 24. 
Protecting Places of Worship: Making your Masses and Events Safer 
Catholic Mutual Group is giving a Parish Safety & Security presentation at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cross Plains on May 10 at 2 p.m. It should be our core mission to provide a safe refuge for those who wish to worship. Ushers, parish council members, volunteers, etc. are welcome to attend. Register here.
Madison Catholic Woman’s Club
Are you a Catholic woman looking for a sense of shared purpose? Want to meet other Catholic women that share your values and want to make a difference? Visit here to learn how to become a member! MCWC invites all women of the Diocese to attend their final luncheon of the season on Tues 5/16 at noon at the Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll Street, Madison. Contact Theresa with questions at 608-616-5251 or    
Catholic High School Announcement
Chesterton Academy – Queen of Martyrs, a Catholic high school featuring a classical curriculum will be opening in Fall 2024 in Sun Prairie! An information session will be held June 13, 2023 at 7pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. To register for the event or to get involved, please visit


RaiseRight gift cards will be available after Mass next weekend (May 13/14), in the Parish Office during office hours and online at RaiseRight. You get the full amount of the gift card you purchase AND the parish and school receive a rebate!

The RaiseRight App makes ordering gift cards super quick and easy; stop by our scrip table after Mass on May 13/14 if you’d like assistance setting up or navigating this app on your phone.

Mass Intentions 

Sanctuary Lamp Gary and Rich Hardy
Tuesday May 9:  Cindy Chadwick
Wednesday May 10: † Garth Stickney  
Thursday May 11: † John Hegge    

Friday May 12:  Lynn Shriver
Saturday May 13 (5pm):  Parishioners of IHM
Sunday May 14 (8am): † Marlie and Mathilda Gallagher 
Sunday May 14 (10:15am): † Rick Storm 

Weekly Readings

Monday: Acts 14:5-18/John 14:21-26
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/John 14:27-31
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/John 15:1-8
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21/John 15:9-11 
Friday: Acts 15:22-31/John 15:12-17 
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/John 15:18-21 
Sunday: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/1 Peter 3:15-18/John 14:15

From the Finance Office
Offertory Giving as of April 30 
Offertory Goal YTD  
Actual Offertory Rec’d  $779,864.37
Difference  $102,941.29      


Rev. Fr. Chad M. Droessler

Deacon Jeffrey 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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