IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH 1722 Highland Avenue Eau Claire Wisconsin

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1722 Highland Avenue ● Eau Claire ● Wisconsin

October 3rd, 2021


Fr. Francis Thadathil, MSFS…...715-514-1022


Dn. Gregory James Power…… 715-828-2746


Saturday………..5:00pm Sunday……….8:30 & 10:30am WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday………...5:30pm Wednesday……….7:00am Thursday

when school is NOT IN session…….. 8:45am when school is IN session………. 9:00am Friday………...7:00am CONFESSIONS

Tuesdays………..4:00pm - 5:15pm Thursdays………6:00pm - 7:30pm PARISH OFFICE

Deb Welch, Secretary…………..715-835-9935 Office Hours: M-T-W 9:00am - 4:00pm

TH 9:00am until noon Closed Friday’s Julie Herman, Bulletins

Bulletin deadline: Sunday, 1 Week Prior SCHOOL

Kayla Bahnub, Principal……….715-830-2276 Bill Spangler, IC Regis Rep……715-379-8188 FAITH FORMATION

Joan Cinotto………..715-835-7721


John Sackett, Chair………..715-379-3202 BUILDING & GROUNDS

Ed Kassing………..715-456-5080 PARISH NURSE

Karen Dolan………...715-579-5601 MUSIC

Mikayla Rolling……….507-461-3589


Mary……….715-834-6852 Nancy……….…………..715-834-5610 CALL THE PARISH OFFICE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR:

Joining the Parish


Weddings Baptisms


Anointing of the sick


You are home-bound & would like a visit Immaculate Conception Parish strives to be

a faith-filled, Christ-centered community, sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure. We gather for worship and fellowship, provide opportunities for growth through education and formation, serve the parish community and others in need and

welcome all people, thereby witnessing

to Christ’s love and presence.


Immaculate Conception Eau Claire, Wisconsin

MONDAY, October 4th

Saint Francis of Assisi

TUESDAY, October 5th


5:30pm †Pat & Mike Carroll

†Walt & Pat Ryberg

WEDNESDAY, October 6th


7:00am †Josephine Marten

THURSDAY, October 7th

Our Lady of the Rosary

9:00am †Margaret Lang

FRIDAY, October 8th


7:00am †Lee Boehm

SATURDAY, October 9th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00pm Parish Community

SUNDAY, October 10th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:30am †Kevin Roach 10:30am †Marjorie Mulligan

Rosary Repair

If you have any rosaries that are in need of repair, feel free to drop them at the Church office. We have a person who will do a wonderful no cost repair!

Watch our Parish Website for Up-to-date Information:



Diocesan Masses:

Live Stream Schedule at

Sunday Mass with Bishop Callahan – 9:30 am, on Channel 18 Daily Mass (Monday-Saturday) from the Cathedral – 8:00am

Mass Intentions

If you would like a Mass said for your loved one or an intention, please contact the Parish Office at 715-835-9935.


The Fall Festival is BACK! Mark your calendars for November 14th! Please consider donating your time and/or talent to

make this year’s festival a success!

Contact the Parish office for more information at 715-835-9935.

Quilters, Knitters and Friends

To all the quilters and knitters of IC… please join us Tuesday, October 19th. We will meet from 9:30am until 2:00pm in Fr. Klink Hall. We have received a lot of beautiful fabric to start creating with! See you there!

Immaculate Conception Fundraiser

The Parish has enrolled in a fundraising program with Kwik Trip, Inc. offering their ULTIMATE Car Wash cards at a discount.

The ULTIMATE Car Wash includes:

Undercarriage Flush, Presoak, High-Pressure Wash or Soft Foam Wash, Triple Shine Vehicle Enhancer/Cleaner, Spot-Free Rinse and a 95-Second Super Dry. The cards are usable at any Kwik Trip with a car wash.

· Keep your car clean as winter weather takes its toll.

· Get your holiday shopping done early.

· Purchase great stocking stuffers.

· Support a great cause.

All profits realized by the Parish will go toward the maintenance projects for the Church and School. These 5-Wash cards are available for $36.00 in the Parish Office. Please make checks out to Immaculate Conception.

Donations Needed!

The White Elephant Sale is returning with the Jubilee Festival in November. Think about cleaning out those closets, drawers, garages and basements. All proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 31. More details as to acceptable items, drop off, pick up and sales information coming in the next few weeks. Please do NOT drop off any items yet!

Marriage Bans:

Casandra Pearson, daughter of David & Nancy Pearson and Caleb Oster, son of Darin Oster & Carrie Anders, have been engaged and agree to be married here at Immaculate Conception Parish on October 9th, 2021.



A doration of the B lessed S acrament is held each Wednesday from 9:00am

until Benediction at 1:00pm.


Eucharistic Adoration


M onth of the H oly R osary

Rosary will be said on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the month of October at 11:00am.

Please join us to pray for all the turmoil in our world and to thank God for all our blessings.

*If there is a funeral, rosary will be cancelled.


Web Site:


Our Next Blood Drive is Scheduled!

We are hosting another blood drive on Monday, November 8th from 12:30 - 6:00pm. Go to site to sign up! If you have any questions, please call Karen Dolan at 715-579-5601.

Information is also available at under Parish Nurse.


Ongoing… Eye Glass Mission

We will be collecting used eye glasses throughout the year for a mission trip to Peru in January of 2022. Your used glasses can be dropped anytime during the year and can be left in the container found in the back of church. If you have any questions, please call Karen Dolan at 715-579-5601.



PARISH NEWS continued

Steubenville 2022…..all HIGH SCHOOL students from the Eau Claire Deanery are invited! If you want an incredible weekend experience with prayer, adoration, games, small groups and fun; look no further!

Registration for the IC/Eau Claire Deanery Group is OPEN. This year’s trip will include a detour to the Mall of America. Contact Joan Cinotto at for more details.

Important Dates:

Sign ups have gone out for:

· 9th grade meal help,

· 10th Grade snack help,

· Coffee and Donuts Sunday and Pizza Saturday service hours

· Jubilee Festival Service Hours

Please sign up to give back to our Parish community!

First Year (9th Graders)

· October 24th: Mass, dinner, and Confirmation Session # 2!

Second Year (10th Graders)

· October 6th: First Session (This Wednesday!) at 7:00pm in Fr. Klink Hall

· October 27th: Confirmation Session # 2

Important Dates:

*Classes are from 6:15pm-7:30pm. 1st-3rd graders will be dropped off at Fr. Klink Hall. 4th-8th graders will go

directly to their classrooms*

· October 6th: Faith Formation Class

· October 14th: Family Day! Families are invited to attend Faith Formation in Fr. Klink Hall...we will be learning about the Rosary and doing Rosary activities!

Did you Know…

October 2nd was the Feast Day of Guardian Angels!

Your angel is always with you all the time, even though you can’t see him. Your angel has 3 important jobs; to enlighten you, guide you and protect you. Make a picture of your guardian angel with your handprint as the wings! Check out more activities on our website or Faith Formation Facebook page.

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Families of:

Jeanette Baumgartner

who passed away on

September 11th, 2021

“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, Even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.”

Psalm 139:9-10

Caterine Zapata

who passed away on

September 15th, 2021

~ & ~

Fall Festival Radio Interview… TUNE IN!

Recently, parishioner Earl Kennedy was interviewed by John Murphy of Midwest Family in Eau Claire about the upcoming Jubilee Fall Festival scheduled for November 14th. The interview can be heard soon--most likely the first weekend of October and again the first weekend of November--on the following stations: WAXX 104.5, WAYY-AM 790 and 105.1 FM, WISM-FM 98.1, WIAL-FM 94.1 and WECL-FM 92.9 . The interview will also be available on the Midwest website: under "715 Newsmakers Podcast". The link will be posted on our website ( and on our Facebook page ( Watch those pages and the 715 Newsroom website to find out more!

We are looking for a person or family to take on Donut Sunday. This is about a 4 hour commitment per month, consisting of ordering, picking up, set up, serving and clean up.

PIZZA Saturday and DONUT Sunday HELP NEEDED!

~ These would be held on the 1st FULL weekend of the month starting November 6th & 7th IF we get volunteers! ~

If you would like to sign up or have any questions regarding these opportunities, please call or email Deb at the Parish office.

715-835-9935/ We are looking for volunteers to help with our

monthly “Pizza Saturday” meal. The 1st shift starts at 2:30pm until 5:00pm and consists of cutting veggies, putting dough in pans and making the pizza. 2nd shift is from 5:00pm until clean up is done and consists of baking, cutting,

serving and cleaning up when done. This is open to all adults and high schoolers and adult supervised middle school students. Again, we can have our Pizza Saturday with your help.

We recently celebrated the baptism of:

Stella Marie Tarras

Child of Bradley Paul Tarras and Taylor Jace Crow Tarras

~ We welcome her to the church and congratulate her parents ~


Immaculate Conception Eau Claire, Wisconsin SCHOOL NEWS

More information on Community Events can be found in the blue “Community Events” book found on the bench in Fr. Klink

hall located in the information area!


· On Monday, October 4th, Immaculate Conception Elementary students will kick off bullying awareness month with our annual

“Kindness in Chalk” event. Students will write kind messages on the sidewalks and playground surrounding the school.

· Due to a scheduling error, school picture day was rescheduled. We will now have our Strawbridge School Picture Day on October 6th.

· On Thursday, October 7th, Immaculate Conception Elementary students will be praying a Living Rosary to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We look forward to celebrating with a commemorative picture that day.

· On Friday, October 8th, we will have a Jeans for Jesus day to support Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of items for the refugees housed there.

ACTIVITY CORNER ~ A Catholic Crossword

Readings for the week of October 3, 2021

Sunday: Gn 2:18-24/Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 [cf. 5]/Heb 2:9-11/

Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12

Monday: Jon 1:1—2:2, 11/Jon 2:3, 4, 5, 8/Lk 10:25-37 Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10/Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4ab, 7-8 [3]/Lk 10:38-42 Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11/Ps 86:3-4, 5-6, 9-10 [15]/Lk 11:1-4

Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b/Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [Ps 40:5a]/Lk 11:5-13 Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2/Ps 9:2-3, 6 and 16, 8-9 [9]/Lk 11:15-26 Saturday: Jl 4:12-21/Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 [12a]/Lk 11:27-28 Next Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Ps 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 [14]/Heb 4:12-13/

Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27


Week of September 19th

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Immaculate Conception Faith Formation kicked off the year with Mass and an Ice Cream Social for grades 1st-8th! Over 100 individuals joined together in prayer and fun. The families were able to meet our wonderful volunteers, get prepared for the first week of classes and spend time together. This is the first "Family Night" in our formation programs. Once-a-month, we will be gathering to dive deeper into the faith as families.


Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization

The Gospel readings over the last several months all have one thing in common, something so obvious that we tend to overlook it: we see Jesus and His disciples traveling on foot all around their home area of Galilee; throughout much of Judea; and even around the non-Jewish, Gentile regions. I wonder how many steps Jesus and His little band of disciples clocked in the three years of Jesus’ ministry on earth. They weren’t exercising or sight-seeing, of course, but spreading the Gospel to everyone they met, carrying out the message first proclaimed by John the Baptist, Jesus’ forerunner: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Jesus healed; performed many miracles great and small, and taught the people; before He fulfilled His ultimate mission on the Hill of Calvary.

As a church, as The Church, as a part of the Body of Christ, as a Community of Faith, we are also called not just to listen to the Gospel message every Sunday, but to spread the Gospel’s message, whether that’s through teaching our own children, while counseling a friend, when greeting fellow parishioners at Pizza Saturday or Doughnut Sunday, when visiting a neighbor, or even while chatting with visitors at the Fall Festival or the Fish Boil. But as Archbishop Paul S. Coakley writes in his 2013 Pastoral Letter, “Go Make Disciples,” “We cannot give what we do not have.”

“We cannot give what we do not have. To evangelize others is to invite them into friendship and relationship with Jesus Christ. Before we invite others, we the evangelizers must ourselves be truly evangelized. The evangelizers must first become disciples. We have to be in relationship with Jesus. We have to know Him and know that we are loved by Him. It is not enough to know about Jesus. We have to become His friend.”

Which brings me to our Parish’s Adult Faith Formation programs. The three main Adult Faith Formation Programs that we offer at Immaculate Conception are the Women’s Bible Study, the RCIA process, and the Missionary Discipleship small group program.

The Women’s Bible Study has been a regular part of Immaculate Conception’s Adult Faith Formation for many years now, and is still going strong. They meet once a week in the afternoons. This year they will be going through a study called “Unleashed.” Everyone who has participated in the Women’s Bible Study sings its praises.

The RCIA process is a little more specialized; it is primarily designed to “catechize” adults who may have been raised as Protestant Christians, or who were not raised as Christian at all, but now are planning to enter the Catholic Church. They are preparing to receive for the first time some or all of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation. Most of these sacraments will be conferred at the Easter Vigil. I would especially ask for your prayers for the people attending the RCIA process.

The Missionary Discipleship small groups meet once a week, coming to know Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior; inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives as we grow in personal holiness; working to establish a solid foundation for our life in Christ in our prayer lives, in reading of the Scriptures, in receiving the Sacraments, and in establishing accountability with one another through our Fellowship.

What unites all three of these Adult Faith Formation Programs is that they are designed to shape us into more holy and zealous disciples of Christ. And to be a zealous disciple of Christ means that we go out and do what Jesus and His disciples did: preach the Gospel to all people, in our lives and in our words.

I invite you to pray for these groups, and I especially invite you to consider joining one of these groups in the future. We cannot give what we do not have,

and without a sustained effort to come to know Christ and to be more Christ-like in our daily lives, and to hold one another accountable for our Christian

walk, we will not have much of a Gospel message to share with others.



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