Do you have questions about life?
Do you ever wonder why we do what we do as Catholics?
Have you ever wanted to explore our faith in a little more depth?
Now you can!
Journey of Faith Presentations will cover a variety of topics and be presented by various people. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these presentations throughout the year on Wednesday nights from 6- 7 pm in the church. Bring a friend!
Click on the picture above to view all the topics and dates.
Click on the picture above to learn more about this event and how to volunteer
Video of the Month
If you wish to make any financial contribution for the aid and relief of those effected by Hurricane Dorian, you may do so by going to http://www.madisondiocese.org/donate
Or directly to one of the following sites:
Catholic Relief Services https://support.crs.org/donate/hurricane-dorian
Catholic Charities USA https://app.mobilecause.com/form/RTKRvQ?vid=1x52g
You many also put any contribution in a clearly marked envelope in the weekend collection during the month of September. We will forward all contributions on October 1 to the Diocese of Madison, who will send 75% to Catholic Relief Services for humanitarian aid in the Bahamas and 25% to Catholic Charities USA for assistance in the southeastern United States, including for some Bahamians who were evacuated to the United States.
Effective June 1, 2019, the parish office will be selling Scrip out of the office ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you need to purchase Scrip any other day of the week, you can call the office to place an order or place the order online and we will have it available for you to pick up on either Tuesday or Thursday.
We will also only be placing orders for non-inventory Scrip once per month to cut back on shipping costs.
Please notify all family and friends who purchase Scrip on your behalf of this new policy.
The school will be working on a plan to sell Scrip at weekend Masses. We will let you know when that process is in place.
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.)
- Father Gary Krahenbuhl, Pastor
- Dennis Sutter, Deacon
- Steve Letourneaux, Deacon
- Sister Anita Henning, CSA, Briggsville - Pastoral Minister & Director of Faith Formation
- Sister Jovita Winkel, CSA, Briggsville- In Residence
- Lisa Clemmons, Portage- Director of Parish Administrations
- Brenda Collins, Portage- Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry & Webmaster
- Nancy Davis, Director of Pastoral Ministry
- Samuel Clemmons, Liturgical Music
- Christine R. Daly, Portage - Finance Manager
Parish Center Hours
St. Mary, Briggsville
no appointment needed
Readings for the week of September 15, 2019
- Sunday: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 / Ps Ps 51 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 [Lk 15:18] / 1 Tm 1:12-17 / Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10
- Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9  / Lk 7:1-10
- Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13 / Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6  / Lk 7:11-17
- Wednesday: 1 Tm 3:14-16 / Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6  / Lk 7:31-35
- Thursday: 1 Tm 4:12-16 / Ps 111:7-8, 9, 10  / Lk 7:36-50
- Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12 / Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 / Lk 8:1-3
- Saturday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Next Sunday: Am 8:4-7 / Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 [cf. 1a, 7b] / 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13
Catholic News from the USCCB
09/18/19 8:58 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two new polls have revealed widespread discrimination against healthcare workers of faith, as well as broad public support for conscience rights laws and protections. The findings were released today by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committees on Pro-Life Activities; Religious Liberty; Domestic and Social Development; and the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, as well as the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), the largest faith-based association for healthcare professionals.
USCCB President and Migration Chair Urge Against Further Reduction in Refugee Resettlement as Contrary to American Values
09/13/19 5:24 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Administration officials will reportedly recommend to President Trump that the number of refugee admissions for the coming year will be fewer than 30,000 refugees, already an historic low. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, Chair of USCCB Committee on Migration, issued the following statement:
“Further reductions in the number of refugees allowed to seek freedom in the United States would be wholly counter to our values as a nation of immigrants. America welcomes refugees; that is who we are, that is what we do. Such reductions would undermine America’s leadership role as a global champion and protector of religious freedom and human rights. Beginning with European refugees in the aftermath of World War I, the Catholic Church in the United States has more than a century of experience resettling vulnerable populations to a safer life and one in which they have contributed to the greatness of America. The 3.4 million refugees that America has welcomed since 1975 have paid billions of dollars in taxes, founded companies, earned citizenship, and bought homes at notably high rates.Read More
U.S. Bishops’ Vice-President Leads Delegation to the Holy See to Present V Encuentro Proceedings and Conclusions to Pope Francis
09/10/19 9:04 am
WASHINGTON— Archbishop José H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, and Vice-President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); Bishop Nelson J. Pérez, of Cleveland, chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, and Bishop Arturo Cepeda, of Detroit, chairman of the Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs will lead a delegation that will visit the Holy See, September 13-18, to present to Pope Francis the Proceedings and Conclusions of the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry.
Delegates accompanying the Bishops include USCCB staff, members of the National V Encuentro Team and a cross-section of V Encuentro delegates representing a diversity of ages, geographical areas, ministries and states in life. The delegation is scheduled to meet with the leadership and staff of various Vatican offices, including the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life; the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. The visit will conclude with an audience and encounter with the Holy Father.Read More