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.



Office Hours

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

St. Mary, Portage Parish Center
Phone- 608-742-6998
Monday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 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.)

Best Fest Thank You!

Although the weather didn’t really cooperate, we want to thank you for coming out on a cold rainy weekend to support our festival!

To all our Best Fest committee members, your hard work preparing for the festival these past months is very much appreciated!  

A special thank you to our BEST FEST chairpersons, Sarah Kravick and Heather Stenberg! Your willingness to take on this endeavor is much appreciated.

To all our Best Fest volunteers, a HUGE thank you for helping out in any way.

To those who came out on a wet weekend to eat a meal, buy raffle tickets, participate in the run/walk, shop the book nook or just enjoy fun with friends and neighbors thank you!!

Congratulations to our Best Fest Raffle Winners!

$5000.00 Mary Kearns
$1000.00 Betti Owen
$500.00 Denise Derey
$500.00 Craig Cawley
$250.00 Rudy Ringelstetter
$250.00 Nadia Udulutch
$100.00 Phylis Germain
$100.00 Jan Miller
$100.00 Lisa Walker
$100.00 Phyllis Stanley


Ascension of the Lord

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Fall Alpha Course

We had such a positive response to the Alpha Course currently taking place at St. Mary, Portage we will offer it again in the fall. If you are interested in participating in the fall course please submit your name below. When more details are available and the dates are set we will contact you to see if you are still interested before we post the online sign-up



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

Click on the image below to view our full calendar.

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

St. Mary, Portage Online Donations

You are able to use your credit card to make a one-time or recurring donation to St. Mary, Portage by clicking on the image below.


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Older Publications »

The Parish Newsletter


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!


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


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