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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!

Dear parishioners,

You Don’t Miss It Until It Is Gone

That sentiment is in a number of songs, often spoken when we lose something or someone, and it is experienced again and again as our lives change. This spring we lost so much and we missed so many things and it is sad and disorienting. Most Catholics lost the opportunity to receive Holy Communion, the actual Body and Blood of Christ. 

I was very fortunate. I still could receive Holy Communion at the Masses I had each day and on the weekend. I had a very concrete appreciation for my priesthood when I had Mass by myself. It felt strange without all of you present, but I also felt privileged to be able to offer the Mass for all of you and receive the Body and Blood of Christ.

This weekend our scriptures give us a deeper appreciation of the many facets of the gift that Christ is to us through his real presence in the Eucharist. Having been unable to come together for many weeks, let us now thank God for his eucharistic presence with us.

Also please know that we have not reached our 50% capacity for Mass attendance at the four churches the last two weekends. If you have hesitated about returning to Mass out of fear that we do not have enough space, please know that there is room and we hope more people will return to our churches for Mass.      

*Please respect the need that other people have for social distance since they may be more vulnerable to the effects of the virus, but desire to receive the sacrament.

Sacraments

Confession: I am available to hear individual confessions on Mondays at St. Mary’s, Bloomington from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and at St. Charles School Church from 6:30-7:30 p.m.           

Anointing of the Sick: I will be available as always for the Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites. Please call 994-2526 to receive these sacraments.

Baptism: Please contact me to schedule the baptism of your child at your church and to attend a baptismal preparation session.

Marriage: Please call me at least six months in advance of the wedding. One of the parties must be a practicing          

St. Charles Choir

St. Charles Choir has shared songs that were recorded before the pandemic for everyone to enjoy. 

HALLELUJAH

Easter Angel Song

St. Charles Parish Electronic Giving  

Please click /files/docs/St._Charles_Borromeo_Parish_ACH_Form%281%29.pdf to print off the pdf and return to St Charles Parish, PO Box 166, Cassville WI 53806) or at one of our donation drop off locations.  

Thank you for your parish support. We now offer electronic giving performed in similar way as you would pay online bills.  You may request on the form to give a one time donation, monthly, or yearly.  God Bless.