St. Isidore Parish





My name is James Zimmerman and I am a candidate for Treasurer of St. Isidore Parish.

I am 69 years old and a lifetime native of Blanchardville and member of Immaculate Conception parish.  I am married to Judy Parkinson of Blanchardville, for 41 years, and we have three grown children.  I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and have served on the parish council twice, once as President of the Council. I spent my entire working career in the cheese business, owning a couple of cheese companies.  I have 40 years of business experience and money management. I have been retired since November of 2018 and am active in investing and money management.

I would be happy to serve one more term as treasurer for Saint Isidore Parish.



Jim Zimmerman



Local Advent Confession Times

“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy.”

--St. Isidore of Seville


Now is the perfect time to be healed and to receive God’s mercy!


Below, please find local Advent Confession times.  If none of these times work for you, please contact Fr. Michael to set up a time: (608) 967-2344


St. Isidore’s Parish:

            All Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30 (with Adoration): Argyle

            Saturday, December 4: 8:30-9:30 (with Adoration): Hollandale

            All Saturdays: 3:15-3:45: Blanchardville


Our Lady of Fatima (Darlington):

            30 minutes before each Mass


St. Matthew (Shullsburg), St. Joseph (Gratiot), St. John (South Wayne):

            30 minutes before each Mass

            All Tuesdays: 5:00-6:00 (Shullsburg)


St. Joseph’s (Dodgeville):

            All Saturdays: 4:00-4:45


Sts. Mary and Paul (Mineral Point):

            All Tuesdays: 4:30-4:50

            All Thursdays and Fridays: 7:00 am-7:25 am

            All Saturdays: 4:00-4:40


St. Clare of Assisi (Monroe):

            All Saturdays: 3:45-4:15

            All Tuesdays: 4:30-5:00

            Communal Penance Service: December 9: 5:30-6:30


St. Francis of Assisi (Belleville):

            All Saturdays: 4:00-4:45

            All Sundays: 9:30-10:15


Immaculate Conception (Barneveld):

            All Saturdays: 8:15-8:45 am


St. Michael the Archangel (Mt. Horeb):

            All Wednesdays: 6:00-6:30 pm


During this Advent Season, we’re encouraging our St.  Isidore  parishioners to  support  these local organizations:  Family Advocates,  Inc  (they are  advocates  for  victims  and  survivors  of  domestic abuse in Iowa,  Lafayette  and  Grant  Counties),  the  Pecatonica  Area  Food  Pantry,  the  Argyle Pantry  and  the  Argyle  School’s  Ole’s  Cupboard.  For Family Advocates, Inc., you can either  choose an ornament  off  the  tree/wreath  located  in  the  back  of  each  of the  churches  or   select  from  this  list.  Please  bring  the unwrapped  gift  and  place  it  in the  designated  container in  the  back  of  church.   For the pantries, you  can choose  items  from  this  list and  put  the items  in  the boxes  in  back  of  church.  The  collection  will  be  December 4th and  5th  through  December  11th  and  December  12th.

The  items  Family  Advocate,  Inc  need  are:

Any  size  boys’  clothing  (especially  underwear  &  socks)

Any  size  girls’  clothing (especially underwear  &  socks)

Games  (preschool  through  8th   grade),  toys,  books  (kindergarten  -  6th  grade)

Women’s  toiletries, soothing  items such as  oils for  bath  water,  candles or any relaxation  item  to  help  relieve  stress

The  Pecatonica  Area  Food  Pantry  needs:    dish soap, laundry soap, hamburger helper, spaghetti,  spaghetti  sauce,  soups,  peanut  butter,  jam,  noodles,  brownie   mix,  pancake  mix,  pancake  syrup,  salad dressing,  lettuce  salad dressing,  peas,  tuna  fish,  yellow and  brown  mustard,  baked  beans

Argyle  Pantry  needs:    stuffing,  gravy,  condiments,  peanut  butter, jelly,  laundry  and dish soap,  floor  cleaners,  etc.

Argyle’s School  System’s  Ole’s  Cupboard needs:    noodle  pouches.  canned veggies,  canned fruit,  syrup,  cans of soup,  ravioli,  chili,  pop tarts

Thank  you  for  helping  these  very  worthy  causes.  Your  generosity  is  greatly appreciated.    Wishing you a Blessed Christmas Season!