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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!

Come to Mass

            I would like to invite everyone to MASS. I urge you to receive God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Confession and to attend Mass. It is very important for us to participate in the sacrifice of the Mass and be strengthened and nourished by the receiving the very Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ in the holy Eucharist.

As Bishop Donald Hying has stated, “We can never forget that, on the last night of His earthly life, as Jesus faced betrayal, arrest, mockery, torture, and the Cross, He was thinking of us, not Himself. At the Last Supper, the Lord wanted to give us the most profound, enduring, intimate, and saving expression of His love for us; wanting to remain with us always, He gave us Himself in the most Holy Eucharist. This Blessed Sacrament is the greatest gift the Lord could have offered us; as St. John Vianney reminds us if God had something better or greater to give us, He would have given us that.” He also gave us the sacraments so that we may know god’s grace and to seek his mercy and forgiveness for our sins.  

Sacraments

Confession: I am available to hear individual confessions on Mondays- 4:45-5:30 p.m. at St. Charles and 6-6:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Bloomington
Thursday 7:30-8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s, Bloomington
Saturday 3:30-4:15p.m. at St. Mary’s or St. Charles, and 7:15-7:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s Glenn Haven
Sunday 7:15-7:45 a.m. St. John, Patch Grove  

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      

Religious Education Sign Up 2022 - 23

Exciting news! Our Religious Education Program is becoming Family Faith Formation. This program is designed to give parents all the knowledge, tools, and support needed to model and develop a faith life that is lived out in each family and in the community. Our Catholic families will learn and explore the joys of the Christian life. Please click here http://swwicatholicparishes.flocknote.com/signup/98244 to register before September 19.

 

Home, Farm & Business Blessings 

Fr. Greg is very excited to meet the wonderful families and people in the four parishes and to bless homes, farms, and businesses. Please contact either parish office at 994-2526 or 725-5595 to schedule a blessing.