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Southwest Wisconsin Catholic Parishes: St. Mary's, Bloomington; St. Charles, Cassville; St. Mary's Help of Christians, Glen Haven & St. John's, Patch Grove 

Welcome to our joint parish website!

Our website is easy to use and is compatible with new devices like smart phones and tablets.

Our "Home" page provides a quick overview of what's happening in our Parish without requiring you to "dig" for our most current information.

Our Mass Schedule for the upcoming seven days is now available on every page of our website.

Parish events have been organized into our new Events Calendar.

You will also find information about our Faith in our new Ministries, Education, and Sacraments sections.

Ordination of Tim Mergen in Rome


Two seminarians from the Diocese of Madison, Timothy Mergen and Enan Zelinski, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Altar of the Chair in the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. T he ordaining bishop will be Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, who serves as chairman of the North American College (NAC) Board of Governors and is a 1973 graduate of the college. A total of 34 men will be ordained to the diaconate. Transitional deacons are those intending to become a priest.

Tim Mergen is the son of Denise and Greg Mergen, Madison, members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Monona. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Monona; Edgewood High School, Madison; and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. After college graduation, he served as an active duty pilot, captain, in the U.S. Air Force. He studied at Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Md., and is currently in the fourth year of theology studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.    

Learn More about the Catholic Faith

Fall is a great time to start something new! If you are not Catholic or have not received some of the sacraments (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation) this would be an excellent time to enter into the process of looking more deeply into the Catholic faith.                                                                                                                 

We will have sessions beginning this fall, and we do not ask for a formal commitment. You may simply come and ask questions about the faith. Please call Marcia Hampton at (994-2149) or myself for more information. The sessions will be at a time that is convenient for everyone in the group.