7176 Esker Road, Custer, WI 54423

St. Mary's Immaculate Conception 

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     Please pick up your 2021 Church Support Envelopes located on the table in back of Church.

If you contribute through Direct Withdrawal, you will still need to pick up your box of envelopes. Included with the weekly offering envelopes are Building fund and Holy Day envelopes. Thank you.

UPDATED Letter from the Bishop - Re: Dispensation From Sunday Mass

Regarding the Dispensation from Sunday Mass: After a great deal of consultation among the    leadership of the priests and inquiry among a number of God’s people, Bishop Callahan has decided    reimpose the obligation to attend Mass throughout the diocese at this time. This is not to minimize the importance of the communal celebration of the Holy Eucharist. While this is a departure from the decision of the other bishops in Wisconsin, it is not mean spirited. Bishop Callahan is considering the high number of new COVID cases in the diocese, the growing number of congregants, and the ability of safely social-distancing in our churches. These factors create a large number of situations that bring us back to the very reason why the dispensation was issued in the first place. While the obligation remains dispensed, the commandment to keep holy the Sabbath remains. If you are unable to attend Mass or join the Mass on radio, TV, or via the Internet, then please keep the day holy through the reading of scripture, recitation of the Rosary, or other spiritual activities.


Governor Tony Evers has issued an emergency order which includes a statewide mask mandate. From August 1st, all individuals over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask in all enclosed spaces except their personal residence. Bishop William Callahan calls on the Catholic faithful to comply with these regulations, given our reverence for life and human dignity. Face masks/ coverings must be worn by all individuals, 5 years or older, present within all churches, businesses, and office spaces, or attending any function associated with the ministry of the Diocese of La Crosse. Face coverings are required even if you are able to maintain proper social distancing. They must be worn to cover the nose and mouth completely and should not include face shields, mesh masks or masks with holes, openings or vents


                   On May 14th Bishop Callahan announced that, parishes in the Diocese of La Crosse may resume the celebration of Sunday public MassesPlease call the parish office 715-592-4330 each week to sign up for Mass.​   All faithful are still dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation. We encourage all those who are vulnerable or sick to refrain from attending  Mass to ensure everyone’s safety.


St. Mary's I.C. is open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm for private prayer.                       

Mass Readings for the Week of January 17th:
Wednesday: Heb. 7:1–3, 15–17; Ps. 110; Mk. 3:1–6

Thursday: Heb. 7:25–8:6; Ps. 40; Mk. 3:7–12

Friday: Heb. 8:6–13; Ps. 85; Mk. 3:13–19

Saturday: Heb. 9:2–3, 11–14; Ps. 47; Mk. 3:20–21

Find the Mass readings online at: www.usccb.org/bible/readings
Watch Sunday Mass on Public Access Cable Channel 984 at Noon and  5:30 p.m. Saturday


Confessions will be heard Fridays,             7:30-8:00 a.m. 

                                              Eucharistic Adoration - on First Friday, February 5th from 9am-3pm.         A sign-up sheet is located on the table          in the entrance of the  church.  There must be  at least one adorer signed up during all hours or the adoration. 

   The Diocese is also offering daily mass at 8 AM. You can stream live on the Diocese Facebook page as well as on their website www.diolc.org/live 

Parish Mission Statement 
  St. Mary's Parish is a practicing 
Catholic Community providing spiritual, social and educational opportunities 
for all God's people that we may 
deepen our love of God and one another through prayer and deed. 


Wednesday & Fridays 8:15 a.m.

10:00 am Sunday  for those who have registered, 715-592-4330


First Fridays 9 am to 3 pm                                


Fridays at St. Mary's  7:30-8:00AM

St. Mary's Immaculate Conception News

Year of St Joseph

 The Diocesan “Year of St. Joseph” has been extended to December 8, 2021

St. Joseph – We need his intercession! Bishop Callahan is inviting all to celebrate a “Year of St. Joseph”. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pius IX’s decree naming St. Joseph Patron and Protector of the Universal Church. Several events, prayers, and novenas will be available throughout the year. Please follow the Diocesan website at diolc.org for further information and future events.


Spiritual Communion 

When we are unable to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.  

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Women On A Mission

The 6 tied quilts and the 6 tied fleece blankets were delivered January 12th to The Kids Closet via Dee.  The blankets were much needed and will be a great hit!  Imagine the smiles on the faces of 12 children who benefit from the love and warmth included while Women on a Mission worked on them!         
                                                                                                                                                                               Thanks to all who participated. Special thank you to Nora for her extra work with the blankets,                           and to Fr. Guanella for “Blessing” the blankets.   

Our next meeting will be February 8th where we will be working on a sweet project! 
Join us at 6:30 P.M.  All women of the parish are welcome.  
We practice social distancing and wear masks.


Pastor:                                      Father Alan M. Guanella

Senior Priest in Residence - Father Roy Witucki

Parish Staff

Secretary- Donna Wierzba

Bookkeeper- Rebecca Jones

CCD Coordinator- Jessica Bielen

Custodian- Jeanne Hintz

Maintenance/Grounds Keeping- Josh Genskow

The Diocese of La Crosse
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