The Pentecost Sunday
May 31, 2020
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Weekday Mass Schedule Resumes
Beginning next week, June 1st, St. Isidore’s weekday Mass schedule will resume as normal.
8.15(A) Dean Flannery
10.30 (H) Parishioners
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Argyle at St. Joseph
Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in Blanchardville at Immaculate Conception
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 a.m. in Hollandale at St. Patrick
Monday, June -1
4.00- pm (A) Dennis Lenfert-Better health
8.00 am (B) Deceased members of Hughes family
Thursday, June-4 –
8.00 am (H) Steve Venden
8.00 am (H) Thanksgiving-To the Sacred heart
8.00 am(H) special Intention-Adoration
4.00PM (B) Robert T McGowan
Sunday, June- 7
The Most Holy Trinity
8.15 (A) Parishioners
10.30(H) Jason Anderson
Parishioners are reminded to use hand sanitizer before going into church and follow social distancing guidelines.
First Communion will be held in September.
Religious materials for St Patrick and Immaculate Conception students can be picked up in St Patrick's basement after Church Services resume in June.
Saint Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
If you are new to our parish or just visiting,
Reconciliation: is available:
Immaculate Conception, Blanchardville
Saturdays : 3:30-3:45
St. Joseph, Argyle
Tuesday : 3:30-3:45
(unless there is no 4pm Mass)
St. Patrick, Hollandale
Saturday after Mass
Also available anytime upon request Just call 967-2344
Getting married: Please contact Father 6 months before your date.
New baby: Please call to schedule the baptism
In case of serious illness or imminent death:
Call Father Paul any time. 608-967-2344
Parish Membership: To join our parishes please contact Father Paul
Bulletin Announcements: Due on Tuesday evening
Lay Ministers Schedule
Mar. 14 & Mar. 15
Gifts: Joan McGowan & Agnes Ryser
Reader: Virginia McGowan
Eucharistic: Patty Powers
Gifts: Linda & Kay
Gifts: Brad Tisch family
Reader: Linda Hendrickson
Eucharistic: Lynn Hendrickson
Mar. 21 & Mar. 22
Gifts: Robert & Virginia McGowan
Reader: Bev Ryan
Eucharistic: Anita Bohn
Gifts: Terry & Susie Nelson
Reader: John Conway
Eucharistic: Terri Carlson
Reading For Jun 7
2 Cor 13:11-13
Readings For Jun 14
Saints of the Church
Saint Boniface’s Story
Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome.
How absolutely necessary this orthodoxy and fidelity were is borne out by the conditions Boniface found on his first missionary journey in 719 at the request of Pope Gregory II. Paganism was a way of life. What Christianity he did find had either lapsed into paganism or was mixed with error. The clergy were mainly responsible for these latter conditions since they were in many instances uneducated, lax and questionably obedient to their bishops. In particular instances their very ordinations were questionable.
These are the conditions that Boniface was to report in 722 on his first return visit to Rome. The Holy Father instructed him to reform the German Church. The pope sent letters of recommendation to religious and civil leaders. Boniface later admitted that his work would have been unsuccessful, from a human viewpoint, without a letter of safe-conduct from Charles Martel, the powerful Frankish ruler, grandfather of Charlemagne. Boniface was finally made a regional bishop and authorized to organize the whole German Church. He was eminently successful.
In the Frankish kingdom, he met great problems because of lay interference in bishops’ elections, the worldliness of the clergy and lack of papal control.
During a final mission to the Frisians, Boniface and 53 companions were massacred while he was preparing converts for confirmation.
In order to restore the Germanic Church to its fidelity to Rome and to convert the pagans, Boniface had been guided by two principles. The first was to restore the obedience of the clergy to their bishops in union with the pope of Rome. The second was the establishment of many houses of prayer which took the form of Benedictine monasteries. A great number of Anglo-Saxon monks and nuns followed him to the continent, where he introduced the Benedictine nuns to the active apostolate of education.
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem’s Story
The crises that the Church faces today may seem minor when compared with the threat posed by the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ and almost overcame Christianity in the fourth century. Cyril was to be caught up in the controversy, accused of Arianism by Saint Jerome, and ultimately vindicated both by the men of his own time and by being declared a Doctor of the Church in 1822. Raised in Jerusalem and well-educated, especially in the Scriptures, he was ordained a priest by the bishop of Jerusalem and given the task during Lent of catechizing those preparing for Baptism and catechizing the newly baptized during the Easter season. There are conflicting reports about the circumstances of his becoming bishop of Jerusalem. It is certain that he was validly consecrated by bishops of the province. Since one of them was an Arian, Acacius, it may have been expected that his “cooperation” would follow. Conflict soon rose between Cyril and Acacius, bishop of the rival nearby see of Caesarea. Cyril was summoned to a council, accused of insubordination and of selling Church property to relieve the poor. Probably, however, a theological difference was also involved. He was condemned, driven from Jerusalem, and later vindicated, not without some association with and help from Semi-Arians. Half his episcopate was spent in exile; his first experience was repeated twice. He finally returned to find Jerusalem torn with heresy, schism and strife, and wracked with crime. Even Saint Gregory of Nyssa, who was sent to help, left in despair. They both went to the Council of Constantinople, where the amended form of the Nicene Creed was promulgated in 381. Cyril accepted the word consubstantial—that is, Christ is of the same substance or nature as the Father. Some said it was an act of repentance, but the bishops of the Council praised him as a champion of orthodoxy against the Arians.
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