St. Isidore Parish                                    Announcements

The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday, August 4th at 6 p.m.  This meeting will be held via a Zoom conference call.  Please let Fr. Paul or any council member know of items you would like addressed.  

Congratulations to the First Communicants from Blanchardville and Hollandale who received their first Holy Communion on July 26th at St. Patrick’s!

Question on Singing at Mass and State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1 – I’ve received a couple of inquiries from priests regarding singing at the Holy Mass in light of the recent State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1 from Governor Evers. Per the diocesan guidelines, there is not to be any congregational or choir singing, but a cantor may sing and may also have organ/piano accompaniment. The priest should avoid chanting any portion of the Mass that would elicit a chanted response from the congregation. Parishes outside of Dane and Rock Counties would fall under Section of State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1, with no additional county order requirement. As such, in those nine counties, only one single individual at a time may remove their face covering for a religious or musical presentation at Mass. Thus, if the priest in one of those parishes is reciting or chanting without a face covering, the reader and cantor must wear face covering at that time (in addition to everyone else except the priest). If the reader is reading without a face covering, the priest and cantor must wear face covering at that time (in addition to everyone else except the reader). If the cantor is chanting without a face covering, the priest and reader must wear face covering at that time (in addition to everyone else except the cantor). This would also include the necessity of adequate physical distancing, etc… For parishes in Dane or Rock Counties, there is no such exception in Dane County Emergency Order #8 or Rock County Phased Reopening Plan-Phase Two (dated July 10, 2020) for a single individual at a time to remove their face covering for a religious or musical presentation at Mass. Thus, the more restrictive measure of Dane County Emergency Order #8 would apply in Dane County, and the more restrictive measure of the Rock County Phased Reopening Plan would apply in Rock County, vis-à-vis the State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1.

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

A Teacher's Influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preacher's Illustration Service, # 969

A woman attended her 20-year high school reunion. There she encountered her freshman year art teacher. She told him that she decided to go to college as a result of his inspiration, and that she was an art professor, now, at a large state university.

At the end of the evening's festivities, the teacher searched out his former student, shook her hand and said, "Thank you for saying those nice things about my teaching. You've really made my day."

"You're welcome," said the woman as she hugged him, "But let me thank you--you've made my life!"

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,Carol Tourdot,Roger Tourdot,Max Fox, Bob  Ihm, Debbie Coffey, 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.


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