St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements

Special collection for Hurricane Laura and California fires


This weekend there is a  special collections for relief efforts to assist our brothers and sisters suffering from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Laura and the California fires.  Many dioceses will be taking special collections in their parishes in order to raise relief funds for the victims of this natural disaster that has resulted in such human tragedy.  There will be a special collection for taken on the 19th, 20th of September Weekend for the Hurricane Laura and california fires. I know its a hard time but still we call do our part collectively as St.Isidore community. Thank you all very much for your support and generosity.

Catholics invited back to weekly Sunday Mass; safety protocols remain in place


MADISON — As has been circulated in recent days, the five Wisconsin bishops jointly decided to lift the suspension of the Sunday Mass obligation in their respective dioceses this month. For the Diocese of Madison, this suspension will be lifted beginning on Sunday, September 27th. We now invite all Catholics back to Sunday Mass, who can safely and securely do so. The elderly, the immunodeficient, and those who are still at increased risk may refrain from Sunday Mass attendance, without committing sin, as allowed by the Church’s canon law.


For Catholics, the celebration of Sunday Eucharist is the heart and center of who we are as children of God. It is the source and summit of the Christian life. Participating in the sacrifice of the Mass, we hear the Word and receive the Eucharist. We need the very real and sacred nourishment of the Mass, and as good and pious as watching Mass at home and making a spiritual communion has been for many these months of quarantine, this can never substitute for the efficacy of participating in even one celebration of the Eucharist.

Mass at Yellow Stone

Mass on 26th Sept, at 5.30pm ( Y.S) in view of St.  Michael’s feast. All are welcome and pray through St. Michael for the country and for the whole globe


Evangelization in the Diocese of Madison and in our Parish

Dear St. Isidore Parish Leadership Staff and members of the other groups in the parish,


    On May 31, 2020, the feast of Pentecost, The Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Madison, issued his "GO MAKE DISCIPLES" initiative for the Diocese of Madison.  It is an ambitious plan that is "near and dear" to our Bishop's heart! Jesus said to his apostles on the day of His Ascension over two thousands years ago, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you." (Matthew 28: 19 - 20)  This command applies to all of God's children.

    As such, Bishop Hying has asked that each of the parishes in the Diocese of Madison to form an Evangelization Planning Team to help the Bishop and our priests implement the Bishop's "Vision" for our Diocese.  The first step in this process is for St. Isidore to present the details of this initiative to the various leaders from our parish cluster that would include Religious Ed Coordinators and catechists, parish council members, members of the Outreach group, and leaders from the Knights of Columbus. It is hoped that four to six members or more from these various parish leaders would volunteer to be part of the actual "planning team" for St. Isidore Parish.

    Some parishioners from St. Isidore have already attended two meetings led by Michelle Nillson our contact person/mentor from the Diocese of Madison who came to Hollandale on July 10 and again on August 28 to discuss the plan and what the expectations are for our parish planning team.  I will be serving as the liaison between our parish and Michelle.

    I have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, September 30 at Immaculate Conception Parish beginning at 7:00 and lasting for 45 minutes or so.  I will present some additional information and a basic timeline on the "Go Make Disciples" vision, attempt to any answer questions attendees might have, and than give one week for participants to discern if they can commit to the planning team. As I stated above, it is hoped that four to six members would emerge from our leadership group to form the Evangelization Planning team.  Ideally, it would be nice to have a few members from each of the parishes that comprise St. Isidore.     Thank You for your consideration and if you have any questions feel free to contact me or Father Paul.  Hope to see all of you on September 30.


Yours in Christ,


Patrick Hardyman

Home phone:  608-523-1018


 Pro-Life Collection on Oct.3rd and 4th Weekend

Next weekend we will distribute the brochures and the envelopes to support pro life movement all over the world.

Argyle Area Churches Food Drive
St. Isidore/St. Joseph Church will be participating with other Argyle area churches in a food drive for Argyle’s Food Pantry on Saturday, September 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Drop off site for donations will be at the Argyle Lutheran Church where the food pantry is located.  Suggested items for donation include:  spaghetti sauce, kids’ snacks, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, shampoo and conditioner, bath and body soap, condiments, cereal, brownie and cake mix, mashed potatoes, canned meals, box meals, tuna, toilet paper and paper towels.  Please make sure there are no expired dates.

Cleaning Position - St. Joseph Church and Dowling Hall


We are in need of a cleaning person for St. Joseph Church and Dowling Hall.  Cleaning schedule can have some flexibility and pay is open to discussion. Any interested party, please contact Anna Keough at (608) 543-3881.

Safe Haven Sunday—Equipping the Family: Having Critical Conversations

A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Safe Haven Sunday a Success! Thank you also to the parish community for your openness to the topic of pornography awareness and internet safety. Safe Haven Sunday provided us with the opportunity to give focused time and resources to address the harmfulness of pornography and other online threats to marriage and family life. Even though Safe Haven Sunday is over for this year, our efforts to support you in making your homes safe havens will continue. We invite you to stay informed at and learn more about how to protect and guide your family in the internet age.


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

"Hasten Slowly"  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous, LEADERSHIP, May 12, 1992

    Titus, the emperor of Rome, had the symbol of a dolphin wound around an anchor inscribed on coins during his reign. The anchor represented delay and unchanging conviction. The dolphin was regarded as the swiftest and most mercurial creature of the sea. Together, they symbolized the failure that comes from rushing into something, and the failure that is the result of hesitation or undue caution.

    Through the years, the dolphin and the anchor have been used as the family crest, with the explanatory motto Festina Lente, "Hasten Slowly." It expresses moderation between two opposing ideas. It means the medium between acting too quickly and waiting too long.

Our Church the Pope Diocese, Bishop, Priests Conversions Sick, Suffering & Dying Jobs for our area Rel. freedom Judges

Healing of abortion Family & children Mary’s Intentions Valley of our Lady

Pray For!

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

Around the Diocese 


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

For more info go to: or call (888) 574-5653.

Para un fin de semana en español por favor llamen a Candelario y Emilia al 815-375-4250. 

KCs Now Have Tables/Chairs/Tents for Rent

For Rent: The KCs now have 8 tables and 72 chairs that are available for rent.  These will go along with he 3 tents they already rent out. Any of these can be rented for birthday parties, graduations, First Communions, picnics,  Confirmations, garage sales, a sales presentation, weddings, shade on a hot summer event, or any other thing you might need any of these items for.  Contact Gary Gruenenfelder 214-6743  

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.


St Patrick & Immaculate Conception




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