Southwest Wisconsin Catholic Parishes: St. Mary's, Bloomington; St. Charles, Cassville; St. Mary's Help of Christians, Glen Haven & St. John's, Patch Grove
Welcome to our joint parish website!
Our website is easy to use and is compatible with new devices like smart phones and tablets.
Our "Home" page provides a quick overview of what's happening in our Parish without requiring you to "dig" for our most current information.
Our Mass Schedule for the upcoming seven days is now available on every page of our website.
Parish events have been organized into our new Events Calendar.
Lent begins on February 26
The liturgy schedule for Ash Wednesday is:
7:00 a.m. Prayer Service at St. John’s Church, Patch Grove with distribution of ashes
8:15 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s, Bloomington
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Charles Church, Cassville
5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Charles Church, Cassville
7:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s, Bloomington
A list of Lenten prayer times is available to pick up at each church. Please plan to attend as many services as possible. Also, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the best way to allow the message of Lent to become a part of our lives.
Fast and Abstinence Regulations:
1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 60 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
3. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.