Welcome!
Welcome to the website of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Portage) and St. Mary Help of Christians (Briggsville).  As we continue to grow, we welcome new members to explore our many ministries and learn more about each parish. If you are a current member we hope you will find ways to strengthen your faith through worship, Faith Formation opportunities, and parish events.  We encourage you to use this site as an extension of the parish office, providing another way for us to stay connected with one another.

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Mary Help of Christians are Catholic parishes within the Diocese of Madison. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception is located in Portage Wisconsin and St. Mary Help of Christians is located in Briggsville, Wisconsin. Father Gary Krahenbuhl is the pastor of both of these parishes.

 

Staff

Office Hours

St. Mary, Briggsville Parish Office
Phone- 608-981-2282

St. Mary, Portage Parish Center
Phone- 608-742-6998
Monday, CLOSED
Tuesday, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Mass Times

St. Mary, Briggsville
Weekend Mass Schedule

Sunday, 8:00 am
Weekday Mass Schedule
Wednesday, 8:15 am

St. Mary, Portage
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday, 4:00 pm
Sunday, 9:30 & 11:00 am
Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday, 5:00 pm
Thursday, 8:15 am
Friday, 7:00 am
(on the first Friday of each Month Mass is held at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage.)

Sign Up for VBS!!

PORTAGE AREA CHURCHES PRESENT PASSPORT TO PERU!
July 31-August 4
8:30-11:30 am
VBS will be held at the United Methodist Church
4 yrs old through 6th grade are welcome!
$15 per child/$40 per family
CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO PRINT OFF REGISTRATION FORM!


St. Mary School Golf Outing

DON'T MISS THE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING AT THE PORTAGE COUNTRY CLUB! 
1:00 pm-Shotgun Start
$75/ Golf, Cart, Dinner & Prizes
$25/Dinner Only
Opportunities for Hole Sponsorship!

St. Mary, Portage Faith Formation Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 year!

CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Kick off will be on Wednesday, September 13th with a Family Faith Formation Night! To download a schedule for the 2017-2018 year, please click on the link below.

faithformationschedule.pdf

FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION & FEES
Fees for K-10 students are: $50 for 1 child, $100 for 2 children, and $140 for 3 or more children

Sacrament preparation is a separate process and forms and fee information will be distributed at a later date.

All children and teens are welcome in our Faith Formation program and should not be kept away for financial reasons. If payment is a hardship at this time, we will be happy to work with you.

When you are filling out the registration form please note that there is a section that parents must fill out for emergency information, volunteer permission, picture release, and a signature is required to state that you have read and have understood the Faith Formation Handbook which outlines the program policies and procedures.  Please click on the link below to read the 2017-2018 Faith Formation Handbook.

faithformationhandbook.pdf

To download a registration form please click on the link below.

faithformationregistration.pdf

Once you complete the registration form please return it along with payment to the Parish Center.
Forms can be dropped off in person or mailed to:
St. Mary Parish, 309 W. Cook St., Portage, WI 53901
Attn: Faith Formation Office

All registrations and payments are due by August 31. Add $10 if turned in after September 1 and/or if a non-parish member. Please make checks payable to St. Mary’s.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, Brenda Collins at 742-6998 ext. 217

St. Mary, Portage & St. Mary, Briggsville Calendar of Events

Click on the image below to view our full calendar.

Homilies

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 16, 2017

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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St. Mary Portage Online Donations

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Publications


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SCRIP Quick Links

Below you find some of the easy links to shopping with SCRIP.  If you need more information please visit the SCRIP page!

SCRIP SCHOOL FAMILY AGREEMENT & WAIVER FORM
FAMILY & FRIENDS OF AGREEMENT FORM
FAMILY USER GUIDE
OFFICE INVENTORY ORDER FORM
SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM
BROWSE THE FULL SCRIP RETAILER LIST

Catholic Herald

Deepen your faith with the Catholic Herald.  Each week the catholic Herald gives its readers a Catholic perspective on national and international news with articles from Catholic News Service.  The Catholic Herald also keeps readers up to date locally with coverage of events happening around the Diocese of Madison. 

Catholic Herald Subscriptions
The Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald is pleased to announce their e-Edition.  No waiting, no recycling and no going to the mailbox.  The e-Edition can be read on your computer, tablet or smart phone.  The cost of the e-edition is $22.00.

You can also get both the e-Edition and the paper copy for $22.00.  Please download the order form by clicking on the link below. Once it is filled out please return it along with your payment to the Parish Center (Portage) or the Parish Office (Briggsville).

Catholic Herald Order Form

View Our St. Mary, Portage "Foundations for Our Future" Video

Foundations for Our Future- Capital Campaign Information

 Please click on the image below for information about our Capital Campaign.

Locate Us- St. Mary, Portage

Address

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
307 W. Cook St.
309 W. Cook St. (mailing address)
Portage, WI 53901

St. Mary Help of Christians
N565 County Rd. A
PO Box 127 (mailing address)
Briggsville, WI 53920

Locate Us- St. Mary, Briggsville