St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements

Father Paul Gone in January and February

Father Paul will be traveling back to India.  He will leave January 13th and return February 20th.  Please pray for safe travels for him.

Outreach Committee – Help Needed

The parish is looking for a CCW member to represent St. Pat’s for the Outreach Committee meetings held in Blanchardville. Pam Anderson represents it for the Religious Ed. Part of it.  Please call Ann Johnsrud 967 2265 is interested.      


2020 Diocese of Madison Annual Catholic Appeal Begins-Please Make a Generous Pledge

This week, parishioners throughout the Diocese will receive a mailing asking for a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal to support the ministries of the Diocese of Madison.  Please prayerfully consider making a pledge payable over 6-months to the appeal.  Your gift will help enable the diocese to reach its goal and provide for many ministries, education and services throughout the Diocese.  Thank you for your continuing support of our parish, diocese and the work of the Church throughout the world.  


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.

Thank you for your contribution of $299 to Ole’s Cupboard, a backpack program coordinated through Argyle schools and booster club to provide a weekend supply of nutritious food for children.

Offertory Envelopes for 2020 are in the back of Church.

If you have any questions, or comments, please contact

Lisa Sikora at or 523-4071.

KC Card Party

The KCs will be holding a card party Sat Jan 25th at IC Church in Blanchardville starting at 7:30 PM. All are invited, with or without a partner. Drinks will be available and a lunch will also be served after cards.  Tell your family and friends to come and enjoy the fun.


Diaper Drive

There is a diaper drive for the Women’s Care Center . There are boxes in the back of each church until the end of January.


2019 Contribution Statements

2019 contribution statements are at the back of Church

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


A Year of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven B. Cloud, Pulpit Helps, Vol. 14, # 2

"Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea – especially at the beginning of a new year.   As we look into 2020 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life.  The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak – every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day.  Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on.  And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it.  Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it in the kingdom of God.  The new year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?

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Pray For!

Lois Gifford, Gloria Marhol, Paul Davis, Gerald Norton, Dean Flannery, Dennis Bartow, Betsy  Gavigan, Sue Beckman, 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, Hank Frankowski, Mark Garvey, 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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

February 1-2, 2020

Just as Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, present your marriage to the Lord.  Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on February 14-16 in Geneva, IL; March 13-15 in Madison, WI or April 17-19 in Brookfield, WI.

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. 

Barneveld Legion Annual Souper Bowl of Soups

8th Annual Souper Bowl of Soups 

Saturday, January 25, 2020  

Serving  4:30 - 7:30 p.m.  (take outs available)

Barneveld American Legion Hall, 102 Wood Street

All You Can Eat Homemade Soup & Chili

Bread Bowl or Homemade French Bread

Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream Toppings

Homemade Dessert Bar

Adults: $10        Children (under 12):  $5

Fun Silent Auction Proceeds benefit cash for camp scholarship fund.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Registration 7:30 a.m.– 8 a.m. Training 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Monroe Clinic

St. Clare Conference Center

515 22nd Ave., Monroe, WI 53566


To register, please mail completed form with $25 check made payable to Monroe Clinic:

Tammie Jamiska Community Outreach Specialist Monroe Clinic/SSM Health515 22nd Ave. Monroe, WI 53566

Questions? Call Tammie @ 608-324-2639 or email

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  

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.


St Patrick & Immaculate Conception




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