Bishop Callahan would like to update everyone on the recent request from the WI Attorney General to the 5 dioceses of our state. More info at: https://diolc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ltr-of-June-16-2021-WI-Attorney-General-request.pdf. Some copies of the letter are in the back of church. Additional copies available upon request. You may also read the letter here: WAG Update Ltr June 16 2021.
Two options for ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS available here - https://diolc.org/annunciation-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-parish-viroqua/ - may make a single gift or set up a reoccurring donation which can be ended at any time.
Pastoral Council needs new members by election. Please consider names of persons you might recommend for a ballot. We will collect names during the Offertory on July 31 - August 1 at Mass. Fr. Matt will contact those nominated, and if they accept, they will be put on the ballot. Our election will be August 14 - 15 at Mass. Instructions for voting will be offered next week, including how to vote if you can't be present that weekend.
Volunteering at St. Mary's: Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) is back! To start, please contact Julie Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (307) 359-2322. If you have questions about using MSP, please contact Julie. Ministry Scheduler Pro can be accessed via the Internet or its app. MSP allows you to set your own schedule, easily request your own subs, or to volunteer. Mass training for these ministries will happen in the Fall. You are also welcome to ask Fr. Matt for a walk-through at any time. We especially need servers for Saturdays and help with all Sunday Ministries.
St. Mary’s Fall Turkey Dinner – October 20, 2021 – 4 – 7 PM; turkey with all the trimmings and homemade pie; quilt raffle. All are welcome!
Due to lack of space for socially-distanced classrooms, we will be offering Wednesday evening Mass at 6:30 PM instead of RE classes. As events change, so will the plan. Masses may be tailored to grade levels, but everyone in the family is welcome. Masks are required unless exempted per Governor Evers' Emergency Order. RE Mass will also be offered on our Facebook page.
God has chosen to save us not as individuals but as members of a community of faith. For this reason, the faithful who wish to receive the sacraments Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation are to be registered members of St. Mary's Parish. ALL are welcome to attend services and celebrate the Eucharist at St. Mary's!