We are a Catholic parish where people experience Jesus Christ in a way that changes how we live.

This is a place of God’s mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live out the Good News. Our doors are wide open so that all may enter. These same doors are also wide open so we can go out and share that good news with others.

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Scrip News


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.




Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School

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Ready to ROAR?

At Roar VBS, kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good! Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids will see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun GizmosTM, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings®. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!

So mark these dates on your calendar: Monday August 5th-Friday August 9th. The fun starts at 8:30AM and will end at 11:30AM. Open to all kids ages 4 years through 6th grade. (7th grade or higher can participate as volunteers)

To visit the site and register.. Click here.

Best Fest

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 Thank you to everyone who supported the festival by purchasing or selling raffle tickets and congratulations to our 2019 raffle ticket winners listed below.

 Grand Prize $5000             Don Schwartz

2nd Prize $1000                  Edward Anglim

3rd Prize $500                      William Coleman

4th Prize $500                      John Anglim

5th Prize $250                      Serina Seiler

6th Prize $250                      Lance Bennett

7th Prize $100                      Jan Andrew

8th Prize $100                      Tom Jacobs

9th Prize$100                       Vickie Bortz

10th Prize $100                   Judy Cawley

Video of the Week

The Diocese of Madison is happy to announce that

Bishop Donald Hying has been named as

5th Bishop of Madison

Click on the picture below to view videos of Bishop Hying’s Messages and Homilies from when he was Bishop in the Diocese of Gary. 

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Article of the Week

Prayer of Thanksgiving

for the Naming of Bishop Donald Hying

as Fifth Bishop of Madison


Risen and Radiant Lord,

your resurrection makes all things new

and renews our faith and hope in you.


We praise you with joyful Alleluias

during this Easter Season

and offer you our sincere gratitude

for calling Bishop Donald Hying

to serve as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Madison.

May he lead us as a shepherd

who cares for his flock

and seeks out the lost sheep.


Grant health, strength and wisdom to Bishop Hying

whose family roots lie deep in the heart of our Diocese.

Strengthen the bonds of unity in our Diocese

so that we may serve you as one body.


Purify us in your Sacred Heart

and sustain us in love of God and neighbor,

for your love never fails.

Grant that the faithful of our Diocese

boldly answer your call

to proclaim your name to the ends of the earth

so that we may sing your praises for ever

around your altar in heaven

where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever.


Prepared by the Diocese of Madison Office of Worship.
The Office of Worship is funded through the generosity of the Annual Catholic Appeal.

Parish Newsletter

Click on the image below to read and view the Lent 2019 Parish Newsletter.


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.)

Summer Travel

Are you traveling this summer?

Looking for a Catholic Church in the city you will be at and their Mass times?

Click on the picture below to view the Church Finder Site

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

Click on the image below to view our full calendar.


Office Hours

St. Mary, Portage
Parish Center Hours
Monday- Closed
Tuesday- 9am-4pm
Wednesday- 9am-4pm
Thursday- 9am-4pm
Friday- 9am-4pm

St. Mary, Briggsville
no appointment needed

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