St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements

July 25th will be Grandparents’ Day. Let’s honor our grandparents by inviting them to attend mass.

First Communion at St. Patricks on July 26th, 2020

The sacrament of First Communion for our children is held on July 26th, at Hollandale, Sunday 10.30 am Mass. Prior to that all the children will make their first Penance on Wednesday July 22nd at 5.30pm and followed by a practice on the same evening to prepare for the first communion. Children are required to attend with the parents.

Religious education enrollment forms for Blanchardville and Hollandale students will be mailed August 1. They can be returned by mail to St. Isidore Parish office or in person on registration Sunday, September 12.   


A reminder, please.  Yep, it’s summertime again. The sun is out full blast, air conditioners are working overtime, and we wear less clothing. Off go the closed-toe shoes and sweaters and on go the sandals, flip-flops, sweats, leggings, shorts, tank tops and breezy little dresses. It’s all good. After all, when the temperatures rise, keeping cool and maintaining that relaxed, laid-back feeling of summer is what it’s all about. 

But do you wear them to Sunday Mass? Sadly, many Catholics do.

Church is “a house of prayer in which the Eucharist is celebrated and reserved, where the faithful assemble, and where is worshipped the presence of the Son of God our Savior, offered for us on the sacrificial altar for the help and consolation of the faithful.” (CCC 1181)

A gentle reminder, we should come to the sacred liturgy appropriately dressed wearing clothes that reflect our reverence for God.


St. Isidore uses a program called Flocknote to communicate with parishioners, via e-mail and text message, regarding cancellations that are weather related, etc. If you are not receiving these communications, it is because either Flocknote does not have your correct e-mail address, or cell phone number, or does not have either listed. Please contact Sue Madson at with your updates

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.

                    Food For Thought


Think or Worry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold B. Walker

    "You can think about your problems or you can worry about them, and there is a vast difference between the two.

    Worry is thinking that has turned toxic.…Thinking works its way through problems to conclusions and decisions; worry leaves you in a state of tensely suspended animation.

    When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static.

    The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and anxiety into creative action."

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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

♦ WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER HAS GONE VIRTUAL.   Experience the weekend from the comfort of your home.

♦ Christ gave us a great gift of Himself on Christmas.  He calls us to give of ourselves to everyone, especially our spouse. 

♦ Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn how to be the best gift you can be for your spouse.

♦ Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter experiences on Jan. 12 to Feb 2, in a series of two sessions per week for three weeks of roughly 2 hours each or an experience during Lent, February 18 - March 31 once per week.

♦ 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 815-375-4250

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  

 “God always leads us to where we need to be, not where we want to be.”

Pray For!

Our Church, the Pope, our Diocese, Bishop Hying, Priests, Conversions, the Sick, the Suffering & Dying, Jobs for our area, Religious freedom, Judges, Healing of abortion, Family & children, Mary’s Intensions, Valley of Our Lady.

Irma Collins

Gerald Norton

Dennis Bartow

Dan Tracy

Larry Murphy

Russell Moen

Rose Silver

Trina Williams

Jack Smith

Scarlett Rae Wyss

Sean Leary

Julia Arneson

George Stettler

Lorna Gillespie

Pat Flannery

Kane Burton

Mary Jane Yedinak

Tim Sutter

Riley Sigg

Walter “Doug” Chrism

Maggie Hillson

Caden Thiel

Teresa Swenson

Maureen Burns

Roger Tourdot

Max Fox

Bob Ihm

Steve Zipsie


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