St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements




We know this is a challenging time for all our parishioners. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families that you stay healthy and safe.  While Masses are currently suspended at St. Isidore Parish churches, there are options for televised Mass and other spiritual outreach:  

  • The Madison Diocese’s website,, announces televised Mass by Bishop Hying and other clergy and lists the readings for every day.  (Similar to our Daily Readings link at the top of our Home page).  It also provides other important church updates.

  • Televised Sunday Mass is normally at 6 a.m. on WISC-TV Channel 3.  

  • For those with cable or satellite television or Sirius XM radio, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has round-the-clock Catholic-themed programming.  


We hope you can take advantage of these and other spiritual activities such as reading the Bible and saying the rosary during this time.  Fr. Paul also remains available via email (, cell phone (608) 482-2024, or parish office (608) 967-2344.


We are working with the Diocese to implement soon a more timely way to be in contact with you.  The new system is called Flocknote.  We will be inputting all parishioners’ cell phone numbers and/or email addresses into Flocknote in order to advise you of important matters.  However, in the interim, please continue to look on our website for any important updates or messages from Fr. Paul and the Parish Council.


With the suspension of Mass, collection of parishioners’ weekly contributions are also not occurring.  Regardless, the Parish still has expenses to pay during this time.  We are taking action to ensure we have sufficient liquid funds to pay all our bills in the immediate future.  However, we are hopeful those parishioners who are able can mail their weekly contribution envelope to the parish’s Hollandale address.  We fully understand that not all our parishioners may be in a position to do this as they may be facing difficult personal challenges such as job loss, reduction in hours, or other financial strains.   For those who can, please only send checks made out to St. Isidore in your weekly contribution envelope to:


St. Isidore

P.O. Box 37

Hollandale, WI  53544


A final note - we do have some parishioners who have generously offered their help for others during this trying time.  If you or someone you know needs help getting groceries, medicine, or some other assistance, please contact Fr. Paul or one of your Parish Council members and we will do our best to find someone to assist them.  


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

Cleaning Out Our Closets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous

    There comes a time when we must clean out the closets of our life so that we may have room for items that will enhance our life. Let’s search the closets of our lives and make a trip to the wastebasket.

    Throw away any hatred that may be lurking there and be sure to toss out jealousy, bad attitudes, dishonesty, complaints, sin and hypocrisy.

    Before you finish, throw away that grudge you’ve been carrying against someone. Make room to add love, honesty, forgiveness and kindness–not to mention thankfulness for all God’s blessings. Go on and make room for reverence and respect for God from whom all good gifts come.

    Stand back and look: Your life’s closet is looking better, isn’t it? Take a moment today to spring clean your heart. Ask God to come in and if He finds anything else that should not be there, to take it out so that you can live holy and right!

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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

March 14-15, 2020

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.”  Let Jesus fill your thirst for a blessed marriage.  Participate in the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on April 17-19 in Brookfield, WI; June 26-28 in Rockford, IL or Sept. 11-13 in Geneva, IL.

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. 

March 21-22, 2020

“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall Want.”  Let the Lord be the shephers of your marriage.  Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on April 17-19 in Brookfield, WI; June 26-28 in Rockford, IL or Sept. 11-13 in Geneva, IL.

Visit our website at: or call (888) 574-5653. 

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


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.


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