We are a New Parish just created in 2014. We were formed from three Parishes and one mission church, St Patrick in Hollandale, Immaculate Conception in Blanchardville, St Joseph in Argyle, St Michael Mission Church near the Yellowstone State Park all in Wisconsin. We picked the name of St Isidore because he is the patron of farmers and we have a farming community. But that is not all we are here. We have bussinessmen and women, artists, teachers, and so many others that call this area home. Mostly we are a faith based community that support each other with love, understanding and forgiveness. We strive to help families and their children grow up to become responsible citizens that give back to the community and the world.
Our parish is in Madison Diocese (http://madisondiocese.org) whose Bishop is, His Eminence The Most Reverend Bishop Donald J. Hying. Our pastor is Reverend Michael Johnson who has served us since 2021. We are looking forward to the future of serving Christ together and spreading the good news of the bible and Catholic Tradition in this area. Raising and teaching a new generation the great gift of serving God and his church, as his children. Please come and visit us and you too can enjoy the riches we have in this area.
ABOUT THE CHRUCH
WE ARE A BIBLE BELIEVING RELIGION
FOUNDED BY JESUS
FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONS HANDED DOWN BY THE APOSTLES
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
Baptism: Please call Father Michael to set a date.
Marriage: Requests need to be made 6 months prior to wedding
Anointing of the sick: Call Father Michael anytime
Confirmation: Call us for class times
A brief explanation of the symbolism. First, I like the arched name of the parish because it evokes the doorways to our churches, and how they should be welcoming. The center of the image is meant to harken to our agricultural identity in the area, as well as with our patron saint. For the flower, I wanted to find one that had four petals to represent the four churches that make up the parish. I was struck by the deep Christian symbolism of the dogwood. First, the dogwood has long been a symbol for resurrection and rebirth, like how our churches have been “reborn” in the new parish. Second, the center of the flower looks like the crown of thorns. Third, the dogwood leaves are notched, which has long been seen as a representation of the wounds of Christ. Thus, the flower itself has been viewed as the Cross, and the orientation of the flower in the logo is meant to further call to mind the Cross, the center of our faith. The dogwood symbolizes many other ideas, including vitality, durability, and peace, all of which we invoke in our faith and in our parish. I thought it was the perfect symbol for us. Finally, the roots are included to represent the long roots of the families of the parish in the area and the roots of the faith within us.