Welcome to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Rev. Shaji Joseph Pazhukkathara..............Pastor
410 Michigan St, PO Box 6; Butternut, WI 54514 715.769.3644
The office is closed until further notice. If you are in need of assistance, please
call 715-769-3644 and leave a message; call 715-769-3745(Mary's home)
or 715-762-4494 ext 113 or 715-416-0614 for Fr Shaji.
Mass schedule: See the letter below for the restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak
St Anthony's in Park Falls on Saturday at 4:30 pm
Immaculate Conception on Sunday at 8:00 am
St Anthony's on Sunday at 9:30 am
St Francis in Fifield on Sunday at 11:00 am
Fr Shaji celebrates Mass on Youtube.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpOFFB5Z1tWhpzOuUXFMAhw/about click on the HOME tab
For the readings for Sunday, go to http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-
worship/homiletics/index.cfm Click on the title Readings for the Upcoming Sunday.
There is a free app for Iphones and Androids for the Mass, search "Laudate"
The bulletins are available inside the church and online at icbutternut/weebly.com
Link for the Diocesan Guidelines for Influenza & the Liturgy
Please pray for anyone that is ill from the Covid-19 virus and also all those that are caring for those affected.
Virtual Mass (Live Streaming)
New to the Community?
Resume Mass, Funerals, Weddings, and Baptism in Northwoods Catholic Communities with new guidelines.
Last Tuesday, all of the Pastors had a meeting with Bishop James Powers and talked about resuming Mass in a responsible way. This weekend, on the Solemnity of Holy Trinity, Northwoods Catholic Communities will gather at St. Anthony for the Saturday, June 6, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday, June 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m. Mass. If everything goes well, in a week or two we will be having Mass all three parishes of our cluster.
BISHOP JAMES POWERS CONTINUES THE DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS.
ANYONE WITH FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS OR A TEMPERATURE OF 100.4 OR MORE, OR ANY CONCERNS PLEASE STAY HOME AND WATCH MASS ONLINE OR ON TV AND MAKE SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.
Public celebrations of Holy Mass, Funerals, Weddings, and Baptisms will resume; however, due to social distancing requirements, there will only be room for a MUCH SMALLER number of people to attend each Liturgy.
When you come into the church building, there will be greeters at each door to give you instructions.
We will be continuing the social distancing, so the pews will be marked; you are allowed to sit only where it is marked. If you are a family who is living together, you may sit together. Still, you can sit only on the pews marked with tapes, and please follow specific directions from the greeters.
We can have only 25% of the capacity of our building, so if there are no more pews, then greeters will direct you to the Padua Center where Mass will be live-streamed. At the time of Holy Communion, the Priest, or one of the Communion ministers will bring Holy Communion.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask. Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance.
The celebrations of each liturgy will require some changes, as well, such as:
· Fewer ministers (hand-picked ministers)
· Minimal use of singing (as there will be no missalettes available);
· Avoiding physical contact (no hand-holding or hand-shaking at the Our Father, the Sign of Peace, etc.);
· Social distancing while in Communion lines; receiving only the Host at Holy Communion and only in the hand;
· Avoid mingling before/after gathering in church.
· There may be an organist and one cantor, no choir for the time being.
· All responses during the Mass will be spoken.
· Funeral meals, choir practices, are suspended.
We are in a new learning curve, please be patient with one another, respect others, and help each other in love. We have to be cautious, but nothing to be afraid, as long as we care for the safety of the other.
Thank you for being patient with me in this unknown territory. Let us learn together, and help each other. KEEP PHYSICAL DISTANCING, STAY CLOSER IN PRAYER!
Fr. Shaji Joseph Pazhukkathara
Blessing on your day!
Fr. Shaji Joseph Pazhukkathara
Immaculate Conception Parish
Finance Council Meeting
July 21, 2020, 6:30 pm
Meeting called to order by Bob Kopisch, Finance Council Chair, at 6:30 pm. In attendance were Fr. Shaji, Bob Kopisch, Phil Wagner, Linda Smart, Paulette Ernst, Sue Bodoh and Nancy Goethlich.
Fr. Shaji opened the meeting with a prayer.
The minutes from 5/28/20 were approved. Motion by Bodoh/Ernst.
Next meeting date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Father led the closing prayer.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.
Submitted by Bob Kopisch.