Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 22, 2020

Daily Mass Schedule

(A) Argyle  (B) Blanchardville  (H) Hollandale


Thursday, November 19th

     8:00 am – Hollandale

            Margaret Taylor 


Friday, November 20th

     8:00 am – Hollandale

             Special Intention

Saturday, November 21st  

The Presentation of the

Blessed Virgin Mary

     4:00 pm – Blanchardville

             Rita Moen


Sunday, November 22nd

 Christ the King Sunday

     8:15 am – Argyle

            Lloid Monaghan

     10:30 am – Hollandale

             David Scott

Monday, November 23rd  

     No mass


Tuesday, November 24th

St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest

     4:00 pm – Argyle

             Dean Flannery


Wednesday, November 25th

     8:00 am – Blanchardville

             Eva Ryan


Thursday, November 26th


     8:00 am – Hollandale

            Priests, Religious and the           faithful who are persecuted    

Friday, November 27th

     8:00 am – Hollandale

             Larry Dammen

Saturday, November 28th

     4:00 pm – Blanchardville

             Barney McGowan


Sunday, November 29th

 1st Sunday of Advent

     8:15 am – Argyle

            Elizabeth Larson

     10:30 am – Hollandale


Liturgical Roles

Saturday, November 21st

     Immaculate Conception


          Lector:  Lisa Sikora

          Eucharistic:  Dennis Bohn


Sunday, November 22nd

     St. Joseph



          Lector:  Kelsey

          Eucharistic:  Sue


     St. Patrick



          Lector:  Barb Soltis

          Eucharistic:  Terri Carlson

Holy Souls

St Josemaría had a special friendship with the Holy Souls, and used to say, “The Holy Souls in Purgatory are my good friends.”

The Holy Souls in Purgatory. Out of charity, out of justice, and out of excusable selfishness — they have such power with God! — remember them often in your sacrifices and in your prayers. May you be able to say when you speak of them, “My good friends the souls in purgatory.”


Reconciliation: is available:

Immaculate Conception, Blanchardville

     Saturdays: 3:30-3:45

St. Joseph, Argyle

     Tuesdays: 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 the date.


New baby: Please call to schedule the baptism


In case of serious illness or imminent death:

Call Father Paul any time.


Parish Membership:

To join St. Isidore Parish please contact Father Paul





     Rev. Paul Eruva



Parish Office


     PO Box 37

     Hollandale, WI 53544


Parish Bookkeeper

     Lisa Sikora

     (608) 523-4071


Bulletin Announcements

     Due by Tuesday Evening

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Please wear a mask to Mass. We have had people attend who will not return because everyone was not wearing a mask.  We want the Church to be welcoming and everyone to be safe.

Reading For  Nov 22

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17

1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28

Matthew 25:31-46

Reading For  Nov 29


Isaiah 63:16-17

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:33-37

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.


Saints of the Church

Saint Catherine of Alexandria’s Story

According to the Legend of St. Catherine, this young woman converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. At the age of 18, she debated 50 pagan philosophers. Amazed at her wisdom and debating skills, they became Christians—as did about 200 soldiers and members of the emperor’s family. All of them were martyred. Sentenced to be executed on a spiked wheel, Catherine touched the wheel and it shattered. She was beheaded. Centuries later, angels are said to have carried the body of Saint Catherine to a monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Devotion to her spread as a result of the Crusades. She was invoked as the patroness of students, teachers, librarians and lawyers. Catherine is one of the 14 Holy Helpers, venerated especially in Germany and Hungary.


The pursuit of God’s wisdom may not lead to riches or earthly honors. In Catherine’s case, this pursuit contributed to her martyrdom. She was not, however, foolish in preferring to die for Jesus rather than live only by denying him. All the rewards that her tormentors offered her would rust, lose their beauty, or in some other way become a poor exchange for Catherine’s honesty and integrity in following Jesus Christ.

Saint Gertrude the Great’s Story

Gertrude, a Benedictine nun in Helfta, Saxony, was one of the great mystics of the 13th century. Together with her friend and teacher Saint Mechtild, she practiced a spirituality called “nuptial mysticism,” that is, she came to see herself as the bride of Christ. Her spiritual life was a deeply personal union with Jesus and his Sacred Heart, leading her into the very life of the Trinity. But this was no individualistic piety. Gertrude lived the rhythm of the liturgy, where she found Christ. In the liturgy and in Scripture she found the themes and images to enrich and express her piety. There was no clash between her personal prayer life and the liturgy. Because of her reputation for hospitality, Gertrude was originally the patron saint of travelers and the recently dead (who were seen as making their own form of journey) as well as gardeners and the mentally ill. But as the centuries wore on, she also became associated with rodents.  The Liturgical Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great is November 16. 



Saint Gertrude’s life is another reminder that the heart of the Christian life is prayer: private and liturgical, ordinary or mystical, but always personal.

We Need to start Praying

With our Families

In our Homes

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