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St. Mary & St. Charles St. Mary & St. John Parishes · PDF file 9/18/2020  · Family and Academic Excellence To register your child, please call Mrs. Kelly Copsey at.....

Sep 24, 2020




  • September 20, 2020

    We Welcome You We welcome you to our parishes and our communities. If you would like to become a member of one of our parishes, please contact the parish office (994-2526- Bloomington or 725-5595-Cassville) to register. For those who are interested in becoming Catholic or returning to the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. John.

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation Fr. John will be available to hear confessions on Mondays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. at St. Charles, Cassville and from 6:00-6:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Bloomington.

    Baptism May God bless our new parents! Please contact Fr. John to schedule the baptism of your child at your church and to attend a baptismal preparation session.

    Marriage Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Please call Fr. John at least six months in advance of the wedding. One of the parties must be a practicing Catholic.

    Anointing of the Sick Whenever someone is seriously ill, hospitalized, or is dying, please contact the Bloomington parish office immediately. If you or someone you know is sick and would like to be included in the Mass prayers, please call the parish office.

    Vocations Please contact Fr. John if you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming a priest, brother, sister, deacon, or lay church minister. Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood and all religious ministries!!! St. Charles and St. Mary’s School -Faith, Family and Academic Excellence To register your child, please call Mrs. Kelly Copsey at 994-2435 for St. Mary School or Ms. Dianne Makovec at 725-5173 for St. Charles School. St. Mary and St. Charles Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.

    Bulletin Notices Please submit bulletin notices in writing to the parish office ([email protected]) on Monday.

    St. Charles Parish Office Hours Call parish office at 725-5595 to schedule appointments. St. Mary’s Parish Office Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    St. Mary & St. Charles St. Mary & St. John Parishes

    Rev. John Meinholz P.O. Box 35

    Bloomington, WI 53804 608-994-2526 608-725-5595

    [email protected] (Julie M Jentz) [email protected] (Cheryl Junk)

    Our joint parish website can be found at

    Check out Bishop Hying’s Videos Our Bishop Donald Hying has created many insightful “A Moment with the Bishop” videos that can be viewed by going to the Diocese of Madison website at you can search for them on YouTube at also post the videos on St. Mary’s and St. John’s Facebook pages.

  • Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time September 20, 2020

    Scripture for the week of Sept. 21, 2020 Monday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Ps 19:2-5; Mt 9:9-13 Tuesday: Prv 21:1-6, 10-13; Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44; Lk 8:19-21 Wednesday: Prv 30:5-9; Ps 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163; Lk 9:1-6 Thursday: Eccl 1:2-11; Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17bc; Lk 9:7-9 Friday: Eccl 3:1-11; Ps 144:1b, 2abc, 3-4; Lk 9:18-22 Saturday: Eccl 11:9 — 12:8; Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17;Lk 9:43b-45 Sunday: Ez 18:25-28; Ps 25:4-9; Phil 2:1-11 [1-5]; Mt 21:28-32  Presbyterian Assembly Fr. John will be attending the annual priest conven- tion with Bishop Donald Hying next week. Please keep them in your prayers, this has been a challenging year for Bishop Hying and all of the priests of the Diocese of Madison. Fr. John will return on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23. If there is a pastoral emergency while he is away, please call St. Mary’s Parish office at 994-2526 or Julie Jentz at 994-2720. WHAT IS STARTING THIS FALL? We are planning for Religious Education for our public school students. I am looking forward to our students learning about their faith at our Religious Education classes this fall, and for our high school juniors to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, Oct. 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City. Information has been mailed to families about our Religious Education program. The forms can be found on the parish website https:// under the Religious Educa- tion area. Sharing Our Blessings Thank you to everyone who supports our parishes with their time, talents and financial support! May God continue to bless you for your generosity and kindness. Please pray for the financial health of our parishes and that all members will generously share the many blessings that God has given them with our parishes.

    Evangelization in the Diocese Last week I quoted Bishop Hying as he articulated his vision of the importance of evangelization for our Catholic Church at this moment of history. In his Pastoral Letter from the May28, 2020 issue of the

    Catholic Herald, Bishop Hying gives this reflection: But He also redeems us and that changes everything. Christ's Passion and death does not take away that which we endure, but it elevates it to the divine and transforms it. As our Lord promised, by taking up our crosses in the way that He did, we can also follow in His Resurrection and in Eternal Life.1 It changes the trajectory of human existence. It SHOULD change everything about the way we live. Fear, anxiety, pain, sorrow, all of it can be united to His. Hope of eternal life shatters our despair. Evangelization is a word we associate with some Protestant churches. It often make us uncomfortable because we can not see ourselves witnessing to Jesus in the way we sometimes experience with how others portray it. We also may have reacted negatively to some attempts to promote some versions of evangelical Christianity. But when we come to look to the future for our children we want them to not only learn about the Catholic Faith, but to value a Catholic way of life and be proud to be a Catholic. We need to help them to live the Catholic faith at home, learn about it through the Catechetical efforts of the parish in our schools and religious education programs, and by praying together and celebrating the sacraments at Church. This year it has been much more difficult to keep all the facets of Catholic parish life strong. But the difficulties should not stifle us. We have our schools going, we will have our religious education classes running, and I pray all families can all worship in Church on Sundays. Learning and living our Catholic faith is so very important especially in 2020.

    MESSAGE FROM FR. PAUL FAGAN Dear Friends of many many years, In Tanzania we often hear the Swahili word “changamoto” used to describe a difficult situation. Perhaps it is best translated as “challenge”. I have been back home for about 6 weeks. The first two weeks were self quarantine. Since then I have been dealing with how to communicate with all of my friends in the 14 parishes that have supported my work in Tanzania, some of them since I bought a John Deere tractor back in 1974. When I left Tanzania, my hope and prayer was that Covid 19 would be coming under control in the USA and that I would be able to reschedule my regular visits to the various parishes at a later date. I found the situation different than that of Nkololo where there were no known cases of Covid 19. I left with obvious concerns about my safety, but due to issues with my eyes, dental concerns, my annual check- up and my annual supply of two heart medicines I made the long safari. My fellow pastors in several parishes advised me to find an alternate way of communicating my annual update to all of you. It was suggested that the simplest way was to write several installments for the the parish bulletins. Consequently you will be hearing from me via your parish bulletin when there is space for my updates. My concern is that “out of sight, out of mind” may hold true. I pray that it will not be so as I am still in the front line, especially in our efforts to complete our Songambele Health Center. You may continue your help by writing a check to Roads to Life Tanzania and sending it to PO Box 157, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

    Let us share God’s Many


    To Parish……..5-8% To Diocese……....1% To Charities….1-4%

    Liturgy Schedule :30 Sat. 9/19 4:30 PM All Parishioners (Cassville) 8:00 PM Gerald Rauch (Glen Haven) Sun. 9/20 8:00 AM Living and deceased members of the Louis & Rita Horkheimer family (Patch Grove) 9:15 AM Arnold Speth (Bloomington) 10:30AM Gerald & Sis Yunk and Jan Gulmire (Cassville) Mon. 9/21 8:15 AM Earl Conley (Cassville) 8:45-9:30 AM Adoration (Cassville) Tues. 9/22 8:15 AM No (Cassville) Wed. 9/23 8:15 AM No (Bloomington) Thurs. 9/24 7:30-8:05 AM Adoration (Bloomington) 8:15 AM Vandy “Butch” Bloyer (Bloomington) Fri. 9/25 8:15 AM No Mass