St. Patrick Catholic Church
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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Thank You From the Women's Care Center

We received a "thank you " letter from the Women's Care Center in response to the Christmas Giving Tree gifts that our parish collected and donated.  A copy of the letter can also be found here.

Dear St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 
Thank you so much for your generous donation of $810.03 along with all the diapers, boppies, wipes, toys, blankets, swings, diaper bags, soap and outfits to the Women's Care Center, Madison. All of your work, contributions, and prayers makes a difference to so many of our mothers! You are such a blessing to our center. I understand your precious time, commitment, and resources involved into living out our mission of serving mothers and the innocent life they hold. Your dedication to the Women's Care Center is truly humbling. 

Women come to the Women's Care Center looking for support in making the ever-life changing decision when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Your partnership with our mission helps enable us to welcome these women with an unbiased love for both them and their unborn babies. Through your support, you have given the opportunity for so many mothers to say, "Yes" to life for their babies. 
On behalf of everyone here at the Women's Care Center, thank you very much!

Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year,
Kila Hagie, Director
Women's Care Center Madison

Thank You From the Port St. Vincent de Paul

We received a voice message from Peter Lewandowski the Director of the Port St. Vincent de Paul.  This is a partial transcript of the voice mail.


This is Peter Lewandowski returning your call from port Saint Vincent. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone at the Saint Pat's Cottage Grove for the Giving Tree gifts. I know that our men are grateful to have something to make the holiday special.  Just wanted to give you a quick call and say thank you.



On Saturday, February 4th, all men are invited to a retreat titled, “Catholic Survival Guide: Keeping the Faith Alive in an Increasingly Secular World” at Durward’s Glen. This year’s featured speaker is Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison. Activities during the day include Mass presided by the Bishop, small group discussion, Rosary, Confession, and free time. The Saturday retreat begins at 8:00am, and concludes by 3:30pm. There is an optional Friday night program beginning at 7:00pm for those who want to extend their retreat. Overnight accommodations are available. To register, visit and click on the Donate icon, or contact Becky at the St. Joseph Parish office 356-5353. The cost for Saturday only is $35 or $40 (after 1/29/16) and includes continental breakfast and a grilled-steak lunch. Assistance is available.

Announcements for Catholic Schools Week

Are You Interested in a Catholic School Education For Your Child/ren?

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Monona invites you to attend our Family Fun Day and Open House! Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -Tour the school and learn about all that we have to offer! Meet our faculty and staff! Enjoy family games and refreshments! We will begin enrolling new families on February 10. For more information, contact Principal Callie Meiller at or 608-222-8831. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (Preschool through 8th Grade), 4913 Schofield Street, Monona; Visit us at:

St. Ambrose Academy High School

Catholic Schools Week Open House-Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4-7 pm—See why students thrive with our unique classical Catholic education, including skits and other presentations, project displays, previews of our Spring musical (“Hello, Dolly!“), extracurricular achievements, and a chance to observe or even join a Socratic dialogue. Meet faculty, staff and families to receive answers to your questions. Light refreshments provided. Visit or call (608) 827-5863 for more information.

Edgewood Campus School Open House

Edgewood Campus is hosting an Open House for students entering grades 4K through 8 on Sunday, January 29, from 2 – 4pm in the Edgewood Campus School building. The Campus School is a private Catholic school founded by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters 135 years ago, and located on the shared campus with Edgewood College and Edgewood High School. For more information contact Admissions Director Sally Drea, 608-663-4126 or, or go to

Don't Give Up Chocolate

Rather than making some arbitrary sacrifice like giving up chocolate, why not participate in a retreat as your Lenten sacrifice? Please join us as we study "Consoling the Heart of Jesus" beginning Tuesday, February 7. This is a "do-it-yourself retreat inspired by the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius" focused on the Divine Mercy of our Lord and his Sacred Heart. This retreat is sure to be more effective for spiritual growth than forgoing chocolate. We'll meet every Tuesday in the parish center at 6:30pm for a DVD presentation and discussion. The retreat ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23. Any questions? Call Melodi Mari 241-2975

Spaghetti Dinner St. Patrick Hall

You and yours are invited to join St. Patrick’s youth and the social committee for a delicious all you can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner. Friday, February 17 4:30-7:30 pm. Serving spaghetti with or without meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Adults $6.50, kids age 5-11 $5.00, under 5 eat free. Takeouts available. Mark your calendars

Workshops for Extraordinary Ministers

For those interested in the Eucharistic ministry role, Workshops for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion scheduled for Thurs., January 26, 2017 –Our Lady Queen of Peace, Madison, 6:30 – 8:00 pm; also Wed., Mar 15, 2017, Blessed Sacrament Church, Madison, 7:00 – 8:30 pm; please register at least one week prior to workshop; call the Office of Worship, 821 3080 or email:; please provide name, parish, phone number, email and date/location of workshop


Plan to attend the All-You-Can-Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, February 5, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Christ the King Parish in McFarland. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under the age of 5. This event is sponsored by Christ the King Men’s Club. The net proceeds will be donated to McFarland St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Luke House and Port St. Vincent.

Our Next Luke House...

is Wed., Feb. 15 -Thank you to all who purchase and prepare food, help load and transport. We are in great need of people who can make a commitment to serve at Luke House once a month. Servers are also invited to have dinner with the other guests. For questions or more information please call Bernice, 837-8220.

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is for all married couples who want to enrich their marriage. It offers married couples an opportunity get off the treadmill of life and focus on each other. The Weekend teaches a technique of loving communication that you can use for the rest of your lives. It is a chance to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Feb. 10-12 in Geneva, IL; March 17-19 in Madison, WI or April 21-23 in Brookfield, WI. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: or call (888) 574-5653. Para un fin de semana en Espanol por favor llamen a Andres y Maria al 630-229-2600. Las fechas son Febrero 24-26 y Junio 9-11.

Office of Safe Environment-Diocese of Madison

Office of Safe Environment-Diocese of Madison is pleased to announce a special session of Protecting God’s Children for Parents! This session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bishop O’Connor Center Auditorium Conference Room. Please note, while this session is geared toward parents/ guardians, it also satisfies the compliance requirement for employees and volunteers. Registration is open! Please register at

Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Group will not meet in February.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

The Liturgical Ministry Schedule can be found at any time by going to our website and hovering over "Resources" and clicking "Liturgical Ministry Schedule".  You can also find the schedule by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jan 25 Children’s Choir, 5:30 pm-6:00 pm-Church Religious education classes-grades- 1st-8th–6:00 pm-7:15 pm Adult Choir-6:15 pm-7:15 pm-Church

Sunday, Jan 29 Religious Education classes-9th grade-6:30 pm-8:00 pm-Parish Center

This Week's Mass Intentions

PLEASE NOTE: Fr. Michael will be away on vacation from Jan. 9 until February 16. During that time we will have daily Mass on Wednesdays

Wednesday-Jan 25-The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Rosary–7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM– Eternal Happiness of Fr. David Runde

Saturday –Jan 28—St. Thomas Aquinas Rosary—4:40 pm 5:00 PM-Eternal Happiness of Cleo Moreth

Sunday–Jan 29-4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 AM-For the People of the Parish 10:00 AM-In Thanksgiving for Mary Hebert’s birthday

Our visiting priest for January 28/29 weekend will be Msgr. Gerald Healy.
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