St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements

CCW Meeting St. Pat’s CCW meeting, Wed. Nov. 20 at 6:30Pm at Ann Johnsrud’s house.At the Hour of Our Death: Information about Catholic Funerals


The Diocesan Office of Worship is hosting a workshop about Catholic Funerals on Tuesday, November 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Holy Name Heights (702 S. High Point Road in Madison). Patrick Gorman, director of the Office of Worship, will lead this session.  November is the month in which we offer fervent prayers for the dead. It is also a time to consider our own mortality. This informational session is for those who wish to learn more about Catholic funerals and related rituals and who may even wish to consider a plan for their own funeral.   Each participant will receive a copy of Now and at the Hour of Our Death which offers guidance in planning your own funeral. This seminar is free of charge. A donation of $3 to offset the cost of the participant booklets will be appreciated if you are able.  The workshop will not address other end-of-life issues, living wills or estate planning.  Please register by November 11 by calling the Office of Worship (608.821.3080) or emailing You also may register online at   Registration helps us bring the proper amount of resources.  Holy Name Heights is wheelchair accessible. If you have any special needs, please let us know when you register.

Parish Council Minutes

St Joseph's, Immaculate Conception and St Patrick will have lines painted on the pavement to indicate handicap parking.

Quotes are being taken for snow removal for 2019.

St Joseph, Immaculate Conception and St Patrick with be giving to a Charity.  The charity is for the  Domestic Abuse Shelter at Dodgeville and Darlington.  More information will be coming in November.

Dowling Hall will be replacing the door. Will be obtaining quotes.

St Michel's is having a steel roof put on.  Bids for the work for tuck point are in progress. Storm windows also  need to replaced.

St Patrick's roof repairs are completed.  Natural gas lines are all laid and ready to be piped to the church.

The CD that matured In Aug was renewed into another 3 month cd which was the best investment option.

Next parish meeting is Dec 3rd at Immaculate Conception


St. Isidore “Giving” Envelope

St. Isidore is introducing a “Giving” envelope which can be found in the back of each of the churches.  The “Giving" envelope can be used to honor or memorialize someone by donating to St Isidore’s General Fund or one of the churches’ restricted funds.  A donation to a restricted fund means that donation will be used for the specific benefit of that church.  As Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other holidays and special occasions approach, please give consideration to honoring or remembering that special loved one with a gift to the parish or one our churches. 

Mass Intentions

We are short of mass intentions. Intentions can be given for a stipend of  $10.00 per mass for deceased family members, Special Intentions for health, holidays, etc.  Contact Fr Paul or the parish office if you would like to have a mass intention done.


Argyle Food Pantry

The Argyle Food Pantry is always looking for donations. Non-perishable food that is not expired can be left in the basket in the foyer at St. Joe's. There is always a need for canned goods, dry goods, breads, and personal toiletries. St. Joe volunteers staff the food pantry in October and April. Thank you for your generosity.

Food For Thought

Serve Faithfully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Source Unknown

    There is a story told of an eleventh-century German king, Henry III, who, having grown tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch, applied to a monastery to be accepted for a life of contemplation. The religious superior of the monastery, Prior Richard, is reported to have said, "Your Majesty, do you understand that the vow here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have been a king, used to using power."

    Henry replied, "I understand. For the rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you."

    "Then I will tell you what to do," said Prior Richard. "Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has placed you."

    When King Henry III died, his tombstone was inscribed: "The king learned to rule by being obedient."

    Like King Henry, we too, often tire of our rule and responsibility. Like King Henry, we too need to be reminded that God has placed each of us in a particular place to be faithful there. Be it as a plumber, accountant, mother, father, CEO, or whatever. God expects us to be faithful where he has placed us.

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Pray For!

Betsy Gavigan,Lois Gifford,Gloria Marhol,Paul Davis,Gerald Norton,Dean Flannery,Dennis Bartow,Betsy  Gavigan,Sue Beckman,Lee Zurfluh,Dan Tracy,Larry Murphy,Russell Moen,Rose Silver,Trina Williams,Jack Smith,Scarlett Rae Wyss,Sean Leary,Jerry Sigg,Julia Arneson,George Stettler,Duane Nelson,Kim Furner,Sonja Wire,Pat Flannery,Jeff Penniston,Ritchie Snyder,Hattie Clark,Kane Burton,Mary Jane Yedinak,Ann Kelly,Tim Sutter,Kim Hartman,Riley Sigg,Walter “Doug” Chrism,Maggie Hillson,Caden Thiel,Sophie Kollasch,Teresa Swenson,Maureen Burns,Carol Tourdot,Roger Tourdot,Max Fox,Bob  Ihm, Debbie Coffey

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Apostolate to the Handicapped WISC-TV Channel 3, Sundays at 6:00am and Channel 3.2 at 7:00am.



Mass in Spanish is now offered at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington, Wisconsin every weekend on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.  This replaces the Mass that was offered in Mineral Point.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter


Just as we celebrate Thanksgiving and gathering together with family, why not also celebrate your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter gives you the time to talk and listen to that special someone who loves you! Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on November 8-10 in Geneva, IL; December 6-8 in Madison, WI or January 24-26, 2020 in Brookfield, WI. Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at: or call (888) 574-5653.  Para un fin de semana en español por favor llamen a Candelario y Emilia al 815-375-425

Looking for Volunteers for Escort and Driving Seniors, Adults with Disabilities to Medical Appointments, etc.

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Southwestern Wisconsin and their Lafayette County Office, along with Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) LIFT offer various transportation services, one of which is a volunteer escort program, where volunteers drive seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments or other purposes as needed.  If people are interested in learning more about volunteer driving, they can attend an informational meeting and dinner on Monday, November 11 at The Burg restaurant in Shullsburg, WI. The meeting will start at 5:30PM and end by 7:30. Information will be presented on the impact volunteers make in Lafayette County along with information about the volunteer driver programs, the application process and current volunteer drivers' experiences. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  If people are unable to attend the meeting but want to learn more, they can contact us at 608-348-5055 or


St. Isidore Parish can always use more Eucharistic Ministers.


Our diocesan’s upcoming workshops.

1.      At the Hour of Our Death: Preparing Your Catholic Funeral. This has been one of our more popular workshops. Each participant receives a workbook called “Now and at the Hour of Our Death” which includes information regarding the Order of Christian Funerals and room for detailed notes regarding one’s own funeral. In addition to the flyer, a bulletin announcement is attached, which I hope you can publish.

2.      EMHC & Lector Workshops. Flyers are attached. Please share them with the appropriate people.

3.      Praying the Mass with Abbot Rooney Series. Please share with your parishioners. People may attend one or multiple sessions.

I’ve also included our calendar of October Saints. This is part of our ongoing effort to help people “live the liturgy” in their homes and workplaces.


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