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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Upcoming Events

Diocese of Madison Workshop

Celebrating the Liturgical Year at Home
Have you ever wished that your Catholic faith could be more connected to your daily life? The Office of Worship is starting a new series of workshops to help people do just that, starting with celebrating Sunday and the liturgical year, on Wednesday, March 18 (7-8:15 p.m.) at Holy Name Heights (702 S. High Point Road in Madison).

The liturgical year is one of the great gifts of the Catholic Church. Throughout the year we follow Jesus Christ from his birth to his Ascension (and beyond). We even look forward to the day when he will come again at the end of time. But it’s not just something done once a week inside the church building. Everyone can live the liturgical life 24/7 in your own lives.       

Join Pat Gorman, director of the Diocesan Office of Worship (and father of two teenage girls) while we explore practical and easy tips for celebrating the liturgical year at home. While some of the material is geared toward families, all Catholics can benefit from this evening, too.           

There is no registration fee. Please pre-register by March 11 so that we have enough material. You may register online at http://madisondiocese.org/liturgyandlife or call the Office of Worship at (608) 821-3081. Resources will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Also, please visit our webpage (www.madisondiocese.org/BringItHome) that offers resources and ideas for deepening the faith, with brief downloadable articles such as “Ten Suggestions for Lent from Pope Francis,” and “Celebrating the Easter Triduum at Home.”



 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!

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St. Mary Women's Retreat

Project 2020

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A Moment with the Bishop

A Moment with the Bishop - Video Series





Parish Newsletter

Click on the image below to read and view the Fall 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 on the third Friday of each month, Mass is held at Heritage House in Portage.)

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

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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

Catholic News from the USCCB

Statement from U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace Committee on Nuclear Disarmament

WASHINGTON — The Committee on International Justice and Peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released the following statement on nuclear disarmament.

During the recent visit of Pope Francis to Japan, the Holy Father took the opportunity to speak forcefully on the subject of nuclear weapons and the threat that they represent to the world. Speaking at Nagasaki, he emphasized the need for a wide and deep solidarity to bring about security in a world not reliant on atomic weaponry, stating, “A world of peace, free from nuclear weapons, is the aspiration of millions of men and women everywhere. To make this ideal a reality calls for involvement on the part of all: individuals, religious communities and civil society, countries that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not, the military and private sectors, and international organizations.” - Address of the Holy Father on Nuclear Weapons, Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park (Nagasaki) Sunday, 24 November 2019.

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonia

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release today of Pope Francis’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonia. The exhortation follows upon the Special Synod of Bishops held in Rome from October 6-27, 2019 that focused on the Amazon region.

Archbishop Gomez’s statement follows:

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U.S. Bishops’ Annual Ash Wednesday Collection Supports the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe has announced February 26 as this year’s date for the special collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Dioceses may elect a different date to take up the collection to avoid conflicts with local activities. The funds collected support seminaries, youth ministry, social service programs, pastoral centers, church construction and renovation, and Catholic communications projects in 28 countries in the region.

In Baranovichi, Belarus, the parish of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn was established in November 2013 to meet the pastoral needs of the faithful in the region. Through local efforts and funding from the collection, the dream of building a parish home for the growing number of Catholics in Baranovichi is now becoming a reality.

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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