Welcome! During COVID time our Religious Education programming is limited because of space constraints and a shortage of volunteers. Our Wednesday daily Mass is at 6:30 PM each week and is offered with students in mind. The liturgical texts are tailored to children and my homilies are prepared according to rotating grade levels each week. Families are welcome to attend in person and are asked to follow the COVID guidelines of our Diocese. You can also watch online: https://www.facebook.com/StMarysViroqua. I hope to offer something special for our 1st Communion and Confirmation families in the Spring. Please keep praying! Pray for each other, and for all our parishioners, and for the Viroqua area, and our world. Stay close to God. And know of my prayers for you all during these strange and frustrating times. Please let me know if you have any ideas about how to better serve the needs of our community during this time. Peace, always! Fr. Matt
Confirmation 2021: A virtual Confirmation retreat will be offered by our Diocese here in Marian Hall on Saturday April 10th from 10 AM - 1 PM. Please RSVP to Fr. Matt by e-mail or phone ASAP. This retreat is being offered for any of last year's Confirmation students still in need of the Sacrament and all of this year's students. Lunch will be provided, and the retreat is free (please let Fr. Matt know of any food allergies). If any of our families are ready to celebrate the Sacrament that day, we will Confirm students at our 6:30 Mass that evening. Please let Fr. Matt know if a different time for the celebration would be preferred because of COVID. Confirmations at our daily Masses are just fine.
1st Communion 2021: An in-person 1st Communion Retreat will be offered Saturday May 8th from 11 AM - 1 PM at St. Mary's. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost. Fr. Matt will offer a short talk and Q&A. After lunch we will have a church tour! If any of our families are ready to celebrate 1st Communion that weekend, we will do a large group celebration at weekend Masses. Please let Fr. Matt know if a different time would be preferred because of COVID. 1st Communions at our daily Masses are just fine.
To TEACH the faith.
To PREACH the gospel.
To LIVE as Christ lived.
At Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary students are invited to meet Jesus. We hope students and families enter the building and immediately experience the power of the Holy Spirit alive in our building! We hope to provide an environment that is uplifting, encouraging, Jesus- centered, service-oriented, and FUN! Our vision is that students will have more and more opportunities to experience Jesus outside the classroom. Join us on this journey!
Due to lack of space for socially-distanced classrooms we will be offering Wednesday evening Mass at 6:30 PM instead of RE classes. (click for schedule - ABVM Spring RE 2021). Celebrating Eucharist is so important and offering a time for kids to get together safely to worship is foremost in our thoughts. As events change, so will the plan. Masses will 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.