Welcome to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Rev. Shaji Joseph Pazhukkathara..............Pastor
410 Michigan St, PO Box 6; Butternut, WI 54514 715.769.3644
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Saturday and Sunday Mass Times:
St Anthony's, Park Falls: 4:30 pm Saturday
Immaculate Conception: 8:00 am Sunday
St Anthony's Park Falls: 9:30 am Sunday
St Francis, Fifield: 11:00 am Sunday
Prayer/Communion Service at Immaculate Conception: 8:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
MASS: Wednesday at 8:00 am (unless noted differently in the bulletin)
Fellowship Sunday is the first Sunday of each month.
Join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and conversation! If you wish to sponsor a
Sunday, please contact Kathy or John Schroeder. 715-769-3131
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on March 27th beginning after the 8:00 am Mass. We will need someone to sign up for every hour for the adoration. Call the office or sign up in the vestibule of the church. Benediction at 5:00 pm
Communal Penance and Individual Confession will be on April 3rd at 7:00 pm.
Seder Meal April 17th at 6:00 pm Good Friday Service April 19th at 1:00 pm
Marriage: Please make arrangements 6 months in advance. Call the parish office at 715-769-3644, leave a message if necessary.
Baptism: Call the parish office at 715-769-3644 and leave a message, if necessary.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): To become Catholic or receive the sacraments, contact the parish office.
Religious Education: Please call the parish office to enroll your child. During the school year these are the class times
unless noted in the bulletin:
Grades 1-5 Wednesdays 2:15 pm-3:15 pm
Grades 6-11 The 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
A Prayer for Peace in Our Daily Lives
PRAYERIn everything we do, O Lord,
give us a desire to seek out the truth;
give us a willingness to heed the advice of others;
give us wisdom in reaching decisions;
give us courage to put our ideas to the test;
and, if we are wrong, give us the grace to admit it.
May we find You in our seeking,
and love You more deeply when we find You.
— Adapted from “Prayer of Wisdom”
taken from LPI Connect! Sunday reflections
Cookie Bake 2018
Just in case some forgets to pay a Mass Stipend:
Mass isn't a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ's sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said
Nothing! Understood? Nothing! You do not pay for the Mass! The Mass is Christ's sacrifice, which is free. Redemption is free. If you want to make an offering, do it. But you do not pay for it! This is important to understand!" he said.
New to the Community?
The Bells are calling to us once again!
Tower Bell/Clock Rededication Sunday, January 07, 2018
The Bells are ringing once again!!….. There is so much spiritual character in this Church that has been given to us from one generation to another for over 100 years. The Tower Bell project is one of many in keeping the heritage of all those early settlers alive and well.
They implored Mary’s protection and their prayers were heard. They made it…, made it to a small village in the middle of nowhere land…The Town of Butternut…
The name of their Church would be an easy choice……Immaculate Conception.
When you read the history of IMC it was people like every one of you who came together to build this beautiful church. Records tell us parishioners volunteered to dig out the basement; build the cabinets in the sacristy, the communion rail, additional pews, and many other projects through out the years.
Every thing you hear is real, no artificial sounds, (although all functions are controlled by a processor), the 1000 lb. bell still swings (in the key of ‘G’) for the Angelus, for weddings, and 10 minutes before Mass. The strike hammer still hits the bell on the ½ hour and hour, and for the funeral toll. It has a battery back up & resets after a power outage and adjusts to DST…
In the Words of Fr. Joseph Graf 1957
“The clang of the Church Bell is not an empty sound; every note that vibrates upon the air, to the spiritual sense of hearing is a sound of faith, and a divine call to prayer.” Amen.
Elementary Faith Formation