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Mass Volunteers Needed

Posted on June 04, 2020 in: General News

Mass Volunteers Needed
To volunteer click READ MORE St. Mary is using Sign Up Genius to coordinate the Mass Volunteers needed each weekend.  We need 8 people to help at each Mass.  Doors open 30 minutes before Mass start time.  Please be at church 35 minutes before Mass start time to be assigned a position and get into place.  Please click here to sign up.  

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Watch Sunday Mass

Posted on May 30, 2020 in: General News

Watch Sunday Mass
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Outreach Collection 5/30-31 Recipients
Local:  100% to Life Choices, Burlington. State: 100% to House of Mercy, Loyal, WI.  National:  50% to Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, IN and St. Francis Mission among the Lakota, St. Francis, SD. Global:  100% to Catholic Relief Services, MD  

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Video from the Archdiocese

Posted on May 22, 2020 in: General News

Video from the Archdiocese
THE CATHOLIC COMEBACK: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has created this video esource to help guide parishes as they slowly return to public Masses. As Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki concludes, "We've missed you, and we're happy to begin this careful return to Sunday Mass. With your cooperation and observation of these guidelines and directives, we can ensure that, soon, all of us can be gathered together again." We encourage all parishes, schools and individuals to watch this video, and to share it with their Catholic communities.

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Fun Fest June 25-27

Posted on May 19, 2020 in: General News

Fun Fest June 25-27
As our community is facing challenges we never could have imagined, as we recognize how uncertain this time is for parish members and their families, we know we have much to be grateful for. In gratitude and celebration of all we have been given and to continue to support the help St. Mary’s gives to so many in our community, we are excited to announce FunFest will be back for another year! And, this year our festival will be VIRTUAL (we are less excited about this last part though).   St. Mary’s FunFest 2020 Thursday June 25th &ndas...

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May 10, 2020 Message from Fr. Jim
Click READ MORE to open the complete document. May 10, 2020 Dear Parishioners, I hope and pray this communication finds you in good health – physically, mentally and spiritually.  These have been trying months as we have seen our usual way of life turned upside down.  The highlight of my days has been celebrating Holy Mass and remembering all of you.  Even though you cannot be with me in a physical way, I have felt your presence in the churches.   In a way, it makes me think of the early Christians when they gathered to celebrate the ...

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1st Quarter Capital Campaign Update
Click Read More.. for Capital Campaign Update.   

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2020 Project Twinning

Posted on April 25, 2020 in: General News

2020 Project Twinning
The Project Twinning Collection for teacher housing for our twinning parish St. Joseph Naggalama in Uganda has been extended through May 31st.  Please mail your donation to St. Mary, 108 McHenry Street, Burlington, WI  53105.  Please make a note that it is for Project Twinning.  Thank you for your generosity. 

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Live Mass Every Sunday at 11 AM on FOX6
Starting this Sunday, April 19, FOX6 News Milwaukee will be broadcasting Sunday Mass LIVE EVERY SUNDAY at 11 a.m. during this time when individual parish Masses are suspended. Every Sunday will be LIVE from The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Please share with family and friends, and join us! A special thank you to Fox 6 News Milwaukee for their generous community partnership in offering Mass every week for all to enjoy.   Our Cathedral in Milwaukee has Online and Radio Masses.  For information, go to stjohncathe...

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Help Us Help Others

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Help Us Help Others
Dear Burlington and Lyons Tri-Parish members, It appears the Coronavirus pandemic will be affecting our daily life for quite some time. Some of us may find a lot of extra time on our hands while others may need extra assistance during this quarantine. This point in time provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as Burlington area Catholics. The Knights of Columbus has been working with Father Jim and Tri-Parish Committee Chairman Brian Daniel to establish a Tri-Parish Coronavirus Outreach Program. Members from your parish outreach committee will be...

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Confession When A Priest is not available
This habit of returning home “takes flesh in the   Sacrament of Reconciliation”, the Pope explained.     “I know that many of you go to confession before Easter… Many will say to me: ‘But Father… I can’t leave the house and I want to make my peace with the Lord. I want Him to embrace me… How can I do that unless I find a priest?’. Do what the catechism says. It’s very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God.  He’s your Father. Tell Him the...

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Free Subscription to "Formed.org"
Please log into your FREE parish subscription of www.formed.org with password NBNCWYHere you will find a plethora of information on our Catholic faith which includes Bible studies, movies, biographies and talks.  Make use of this valuable tool for your faith formation.  You can do it by yourself, family or friends.  Our pick of the week is Lectio-Evangelization --   How is Jesus working in our lives to fulfill his call to evangelize? How are we called to respond in the midst of conflict, rejection, and outright persecution? There is no bet...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

An Act of Spiritual Communion
An Act of Spiritual Communion   My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.     

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Daily Reflections with Archbishop Listecki on Youtube
Dear Friends,  Beginning today, the bishops of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be offering “Daily Reflections,” beginning today with Archbishop Listecki. The archbishop explains: “We want to begin a moment of reflection every day ... encouraging you, and having you understand the spiritual dimension of the crisis we are going through.” We hope that you will join us by watching these daily reflections and sharing them with your community.  Watch Video: https://youtu.be/pW8tR3ASEQ8 May God bless you!

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Please Use Online Giving When There is no Mass
Donate Online! St. Mary Immaculate Conception Parish has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes. You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps: 1. Click on the Online Giving link. 2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation. 3. Enter your payment information. ...

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Important Changes effective 4/18 and on
Following the recommendation of our Archdiocese, the Tri-Parish Catholic Community formed a Safety & Security Team (SST).  The Mission of the SST is to “develop & implement plans to address the safety of our parishioners, guests, staff, clergy, and      physical property”.   In cooperation and assistance with our insurance company Catholic Mutual, the SST has recommended the following to Fr. Jim: -At the start of Mass the choir (north) entrance door will be locked from the outside, to restrict entry. It will st...

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Donate to St. Mary directly from your IRA
Making tax-free gifts to St. Mary Parish from your IRA is gaining in popularity among older investors, thanks to changes under the new tax law.  It is a good idea to start the process well before the end of the year.  Talk to your tax person now, about how you can make a qualified charitable distribution to our parish.  Thank you and God bless you.  

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Financial Stewardship using We Share Online Giving
St. Mary parishioners have the option of making monthly financial stewardship contributions automatically using the WeShare online giving option.  A payment will be taken out of your designated checking account on the date you choose each month.  Online giving saves you time and saves our parish money.  If you have any questions about our online giving program, or about setting up your account, please call the parish office 262-763-1500. You may also contact WeShare Donor Support at 800-950-9952 Ext. 2007.  Thank you.

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TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL SCAMS iTUNES
WATCH FOR UNSAFE TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL Be alert for Text Messages that seem to becoming from Father Jim Volkert but are not. Be alert for the iTunes Gift Card Scam! The hoax we told you about a few months ago seems to be making its way through the archdiocese again. Several parishes contacted us this week to ask if there is a way to prevent these bogus emails from going out to their staff and parishioners. Unfortunately, there is not. The best defense is to educate your people! If you are not familiar with this scam, it starts with the fraudsters creating a fa...

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