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  • St. Mary’ s Immaculate Conception Parish

    MARCH 29, 2020 5th Sunday of Lent

    7176 Esker Road, Custer, WI 54423 Phone: 715-592-4330


    Parochial Administrator - Fr. Alan Guanella (715) 592-4221 [email protected] In case of emergency only please call


    Senior Priest in Residence

    Fr. Roy Witucki

    Secretary-Donna Wierzba

    [email protected]

    Bookkeeper-Diane Wysocki

    [email protected]

    CCD Coordinator-Jessica Bielen

    [email protected]

    Custodian-Jeanne Hintz

    Maintenance/Grounds keeping

    Josh Genskow



    Parish Mission Statement St Mary’s Parish is a practicing Catholic Community

    providing spiritual, social and educational opportunities for all God’s people that we may deepen our love of God

    and one another through prayer and deed.

    During this time of cancellation of all public Masses,

    the following intentions will be offered during Father

    Guanella’s private Masses. Tuesday, March 31 – †Edward Drefcinski by Family

    Wednesday, April 1 – †Conroy, Frances, Felix & Regina

    Soik by Myron Soik Family

    3:30-5:30 pm @ Sacred Heart - Confessions

    Thursday, April 2 – †Linda Konkol by Richard Konkol

    First Friday, April 3 – †Dominic & Tillie Mansavage,

    Donald & Verna Woyak by Elsie & Family

    Saturday, April 4 – †Bluma Family by Bluma Family

    2:30-4 pm @ Sacred Heart - Confessions

    Sunday, April 5 –

    †Marcie Rozek by Family

    COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity For all who have contracted coronavirus, We pray for care and healing.

    For those who are particularly vulnerable, We pray for safety and protection. For all who experience fear

    or anxiety, We pray for peace of mind and spirit. For affected families who are facing difficult decisions

    between food on the table or public safety, We pray for policies that recognize their plight. For those who

    do not have adequate health insurance, We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone. For those

    who are afraid to access care due to immigration status, We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity

    of all. For our brothers and sisters around the world, We pray for shared solidarity. For public officials and

    decision makers, We pray for wisdom and guidance. Father, during this time may your Church be a sign

    of hope, comfort and love to all. Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us, Lord. Amen.

    Copyright © 2020, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Weekly Financial Support March 22, 2020

    Total: $ 823.00 Envelopes $ 773.00

    Building Fund $ 50.00

    Confessions Will be heard at

    Sacred Heart only Wednesdays 3:30- 5:30pm

    Saturdays 2:30 - 4:00pm. NOTE: Confessions will now be heard through the screen

    door of the east rectory porch.

    Please look for sign.

    Mass Readings for the Week of

    March 29:

    Sunday: Ez. 37:12–14; Ps. 130;

    Rom. 8:8–11; Jn. 11:1–45

    Monday: Dn. 13:1–62; Ps. 23;

    Jn. 8:1–11 Tuesday: Nm. 21:4–9; Ps. 102;

    Jn. 8:21–30 Wednesday: Dn 3:14–20, 91–

    95; Dn. 3:52–56; Jn. 8:31–42 Thursday: Gn. 17:3–9; Ps. 105;

    Jn. 8:51–59

    Friday: Jer. 20:10–13; Ps. 18;

    Jn. 10:31–42

    Saturday: Ez. 37:21–28;

    Jer. 31:10–13; Jn. 11:45–56 Sunday: Is. 50:4–7; Ps. 22;

    Phil. 2:6–11; Mt. 26:14–27:66

    Daily Mass readings online at:

    View Magnificat online for free at: Stream

    Daily Mass online at:

    Sunday Mass online at 11AM at:

    Watch Sunday Mass on TV on

    Public Access Cable Channel 984 at

    Noon and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    EWTN broadcasts Mass daily and

    online at

    mass Relevant Radio broadcasts

    Mass at 7:30PM every day and also

    at 9:00AM on Sundays.

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    These trying and uncertain times continue to affect us all. Public Masses continue

    to be suspended but please remember that I am saying Mass privately for the

    parishes’ intentions. I am also required to say Mass on each Sunday for the people

    entrusted to my care. I have moved these “Masses for the people” to Mondays,

    since I have no intentions scheduled on those days. The important thing to

    remember is that I am saying Mass and praying for you all. Confessions are heard

    Sacred Heart on Saturdays from 2:30–4:00pm and on Wednesdays from 3:30–

    5:30pm. NOTE: Confessions will now be heard through the screen door of

    the east rectory porch. Please look for a sign.

    With the Wisconsin “Safer at Home” order, religious facilities and entities can

    remain open. Hence, our churches are still open for private prayer. However, if

    you feel sick at all or have been near anyone who is sick, it is better to stay home.

    We must all work together to stop the spread of this virus. Most parish business

    can be handled either by telephone or via the mail. Do not hesitate to contact the

    parish via telephone if you have any questions.

    A priest never relishes the idea of talking about money, but . . . While public

    Masses are suspended, our parishes’ bills are not. Please continue to send in your

    weekly offering via the mail to the parish or use ACH direct debits. You can also

    drop off your offering in the collection boxes in church. The diocese has set up a

    system for you to use your credit or debit card to donate to the parish at However, there is a 3% reduction

    to the parish for processing fees. I encourage you to mail in or drop off your

    offering—but any way you contribute is greatly appreciated and helpful.

    As public Masses continue to be suspended, I continue to encourage you to

    participate in Mass via the Internet, TV, or radio. Both Magnificat

    ( and Give Us This Day ( have

    opened up their online issues during this time. I highly encourage you follow

    along in one these resources or to read the scripture readings from your Bible. As

    a family, I recommend praying daily the shorter morning, evening, and night

    prayers out of these resources. Praying the Rosary and Chaplet together as a

    family is also highly recommended. As you participate in Mass virtually, make a

    “Spiritual Communion.” Another form of the Spiritual Communion prayer is

    printed below.

    Finally, FORMED (called “the Catholic Netflix”) has opened up their online

    video library for free for the next forty days. You can connect with your faith via

    iOS, Android, desktop, connected TV, or Xbox. After 40 days, you will be

    charged $9.99/month; however, you can cancel anytime. Visit

    faithathome to sign up. There are many good videos in their library.

    As I said last week, we continue to press on during these uncertain times. Know

    that I am praying for you all daily, especially during my private Masses. Stay at

    home if at all possible, wash your hands, remain healthy, and may God bless you!

    Fr. Guanella

    Another Act of Spiritual Communion: O Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle

    where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you

    in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come

    spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Lord,

    I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and

    my soul shall be healed. Amen.

  • Coordinator of Religious Education

    Jessica Bielen [email protected]

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