Parish News

Encounter - Nov 18th 

Join us on Thursday, Nov 18th, at 7 pm for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship music and fellowship.

Toys for Christmas

We are collecting Christmas donations for homeless and low-income families in the Chippewa Valley through the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley program again this year. 

New, unwrapped toys or monetary donations are greatly appreciated!  A box for toys will be available at the ERC until Dec 5.  Suggested items are: puzzles for all ages, games, stuffed animals, infant toys, DVDs, baby dolls, Legos, sports equipment (balls, bats, etc.), sleds, music related items, hand held games, transformers and robots, art kits, car or truck models to build, bikes (new or gently used), teen items (make-up, Bath and body items, ear buds, etc.) and gift cards.  They are also accepting contributions of wrapping paper, scotch tape, gift tags, and Christmas cards.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.  Please send a check directly and made payable to:  Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, 309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 (please write Toy and Gift Project in the memo line).

They are also in need of over 40 volunteers this year for 2-3 hour shifts to help with the toy and gift set up, bagging, pick up, and packing up. All volunteers will be required to wear masks and social distance.  If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact the parish office 715-834-3399 for contact information for Lou Hoeschen and/or Laurie Hittman.

Thanksgiving Mass and Reception

Plan to join us for our annual Mass of thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov 24th at 6:30 pm with a reception to follow the Mass.

Advent Candlelight Mass to Welcome New Members – November 30th at 5:30 pm

It has been our tradition to welcome new members to our parish at a special Mass at a parishioner’s home during Advent each year.  Due to the pandemic, we did not have the home Mass last year and will have this year’s Mass at the ERC.  The Mass will be a special candlelight Mass the evening of November 30th.  Everyone from the parish is invited to attend to help welcome our newest members and to gather for an enjoyable evening together. There will be a time for introductions and also a gathering after Mass to share a light supper/refreshments and conversation.  We hope you can join us!

At Home with the Word

At Home with the Word will be available after Masses Nov 20/21 and Nov 27/28.  This book provides Scripture readings for Sunday Masses, insights from Scripture scholars and actions steps.  It also includes seasonal prayers and citations for weekday readings.  The cost is $8.00.

Donuts and Pizza! - Our next Donut/Pizza Sunday is December 12th!

We are serving donuts and pizza on the 2nd Sunday of the month.  Donuts will be served after the 8:30 am Sunday Mass.  Pizza will be served after the 5 pm Sunday Mass.  Join us for DONUTS and PIZZA!

Thursday Morning Zoom Bible Study

A group of sustaining members gather on Zoom at 9 a.m. on Thursdays to discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings, especially the Gospel passage.  Beginning Sunday May 16th and throughout the summer there will be no Sunday 5:00 pm Mass.  Sunday evening Mass will resume in the fall when UWEC is back in session.  This group has been meeting for a number of years, but welcomes new members.  If interested to get on the email list for the Zoom link, please contact the parish office

Anointing of the Sick

If you desire the sacrament of anointing because of illness, please contact Fr. Dan Oudenhoven( or 715-834-3399) and he will work out an arrangement with you to make it possible.

Newsletter and Parish Pastoral Council Minutes 

To read the most recent newsletter click here.

To read the most recent Parish Pastoral Council minutes click here.

To read the most recent Peace and Justice minutes click here