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 OR the school cafeteria. Bring a friend!
Click on the picture above to view all the topics and dates.
A Moment with the Bishop
A Moment with the Bishop - Video Series
(click on image for link to youtube )
Christmas Eve Children’s Choir
We are looking for children (and their parents) to sing and help lead the liturgy on Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm. Anybody who is interested should please fill out the form here.
We are looking for people to sing the Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation, as well as lead the congregation on traditional Christmas Hymns.
All are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact Sam Clemmons at [email protected] or call 608-566-5552.
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 November 10, 2019
- Sunday: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14 / Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 [15b] / 2 Thes 2:16—3:5 / Lk 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38
- Monday: Wis 1:1-7 / Ps 139:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10 [24b] / Lk 17:1-6
- Tuesday: Wis 2:23—3:9 / Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 [2a] / Lk 17:7-10
- Wednesday: Wis 6:1-11 / Ps 82:3-4, 6-7 [8a] / Lk 17:11-19
- Thursday: Wis 7:22b—8:1 / Ps 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175 [89a] / Lk 17:20-25
- Friday: Wis 13:1-9 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5ab [2a] / Lk 17:26-37
- Saturday: Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 / Ps 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43 [5a] / Lk 18:1-8
- Next Sunday: Mal 3:19-20a / Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 [cf. 9] / 2 Thes 3:7-12 / Lk 21:5-19
Catholic News from the USCCB
U.S. Bishops Vote for Conference Secretary, Chairman and Chairmen-elect of Six Committees at Fall General Assembly in Baltimore
11/12/19 9:50 am
BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have elected a new secretary for the Conference, as well as a chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, and chairman-elect of five additional standing committees at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.
During their morning session, the bishops elected Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles as president of the conference and Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit as vice president. Both the new president and vice president begin their terms at the conclusion of this year’s General Assembly. Archbishop Vigneron has served as the Conference secretary since 2018 and will vacate that office upon assuming the vice presidency. In order to accommodate this leadership change, the bishops voted for a new Conference secretary in the afternoon session. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Military Services, USA was elected secretary of Conference in a 112-87 vote over Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Toledo.Read More
11/12/19 6:00 am
BALTIMORE—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. Archbishop Gomez has served as vice president of the Conference since 2016. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit was elected as USCCB vice president. Both the new president and vice president terms begin at the conclusion of this year’s General Assembly.
Archbishop Gomez was elected president on the first ballot with 176 votes. Archbishop Vigneron was elected vice president on the third ballot by 151 to 90 in a runoff vote against Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Military Services, USA. The president and vice president are elected by a simple majority from a slate of 10 nominees. If no president or vice president is chosen after the second round of voting, a third ballot is a run-off between the two bishops who received the most votes on the second ballot. Archbishop Vigneron has served as the Conference secretary since 2018, a position that he will vacate upon assuming the vice presidency. Therefore, the bishops will vote in their afternoon session for a Conference secretary to fill the vacancy left as Archbishop Vigneron assumes the vice presidency.Read More
USCCB Chairmen Issue Statement on Supreme Court Cases Upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
11/12/19 4:37 am
WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, commented on three cases argued before the Supreme Court today – Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California; McAleenan, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Vidal; Trump, President of U.S. v. NAACP. These cases challenge whether decisions in the lower court to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were lawful.
On October 4, the USCCB, with other Catholic and evangelical partners, filed an amicus curiae brief in the cases. The brief argues that rescinding DACA without considering crucial facts underlying the program irreparably harms hundreds of thousands of families by placing them at imminent risk of separation, which violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and is thus unlawful.Read More