WELCOME!

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

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

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ANTI-BULLYING PRESENTATION

OCTOBER 29, 2019

St. Mary School Cafeteria

6:00pm-7:30pm 

Presentation with time for Q & A

Abby Kearns from Catholic Charities will be at St. Mary School on Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm. Her presentation will focus on anti-bullying, as well as reporting vs telling. This presentation is geared for adults. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend.

 

 

A Moment with the Bishop

A Moment with the Bishop - Video Series

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Parish Newsletter

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

 

Hurricane Relief

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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.  

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.

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.)

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

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Staff

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

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace raises concern and solicits prayer over renewed violence in northeast Syria

WASHINGTON— The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement over renewed violence in northeast Syria:

“This past week has witnessed renewed military actions in Syria. It is estimated that over 100,000 people have already fled their homes in the past several days as a result. Unabated, such military actions will create further instability, violence, and hunger, exacerbating an already fragile humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and northern Iraq. The ancient Christians and other religious minorities who have called this region home for millennia are at-risk of being lost forever. I urge all regional and international actors in this complex conflict to renew themselves to peace over violence, and dialog over confrontation. And I invite all people of good will join me in beseeching our Lord, the Prince of Peace, for real solutions and stability and to prepare to meet the concrete needs of the new wave of refugees.”

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Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Committees Comment on Federal Study Released on Danger of Assisted Suicide Laws to Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—Last week, the National Council on Disabilities (NCD) released a federal study revealing that assisted suicide laws are dangerous to people with disabilities. In its report, “The Danger of Assisted Suicide Laws,” NCD provides several policy recommendations including urging states to not legalize any form of assisted suicide or active euthanasia. The NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the president, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of Kansas City in Kansas, and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement:

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National Vocation Awareness Week Highlights Vocation as Gift from God

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 3-9, 2019. During this week, dioceses across the U.S. lead the effort in parishes and schools to uphold and encourage the fostering of vocations among the faithful and to pray for those currently discerning a call to marriage, ordained ministry, or consecrated life.

In his message for the 2019 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that unlike a secular career, a vocation is a gift born from God’s own initiative: “The Lord’s call is not an intrusion of God into our freedom; it is not a ‘cage’ or burden to be borne. On the contrary, it is the loving initiative whereby God encounters us and invites us to be a part of a great undertaking.”

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Foundations for Our Future- Capital Campaign Information

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Address

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

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