St. Patrick Catholic Church
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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From the Desk of Fr. Michael

A big thank you to St. Patrick’s Shamrock Spree Committee, the Councils, the Social Committee, the volunteers for setting and cleaning up, all the parishioners, all those who attended, all who made cash donations and contributed silent auction items; thank you to all the businesses who donated silent auction items. A big thank you to all for making the event a great success. God bless you all.

Communal Reconciliation Service This Wednesday at 6:00 pm

We will be having a communal reconciliation service this Wednesday night at 6:00 pm in the church.

When you were growing up, did your mother ever tell you to say you're sorry to your friends or your brother or sister?  Like your loving mother, the Church, in her wisdom, tells you that you need to say you're sorry to God. The 2nd precept of the church is:

The second precept ("You shall confess your sins at least once a year") ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness. (CCC 2042)

So what is a precept anyways?

The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. The obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the very necessary minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor (CCC 2041)
CHOSEN: Lesson 10, Seg. 3: The Power of Confession
The Power of Confession

Do you have Shamrock Spree Pictures?

Do you have Shamrock Spree pictures?  We could use your fun pictures.  Especially those of Father Michael in the Irish cowboy hat.  You can send them by replying to this email or posting them on our facebook page.

Liturgy Basics

Have you ever wondered why Catholics pray the way that we do? The Office of Worship is offering a seminar on Liturgy Basics on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish (at St. Victor Church) in Monroe. The event is free and open to all. For more information or to register, please go to or call (608) 821-3080.

Eucharistic Day at Sacred Hearts

St. Teresa of Avila once heard someone say, “If only I had lived at the time of Jesus…If only I had seen Jesus…If only I had talked with Jesus…” St. Teresa replied, “But do we not have in the Eucharist the living, true, and real Jesus present before us? Why look for more?” Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 221 Columbus St., Sun Prairie will hold its annual Eucharistic Day, Sunday, March 26. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins at the end of the 11 a.m. Mass. Private prayer and adoration take place until 3 p.m., when Evening Prayer and Benediction will be held. A reflection, “Eucharist Feeds the Hunger of the Soul”, will be offered by Msgr. Terry Connors, who was the Pastor of St. Albert the Great parish before his retirement last year. Following Benediction, a reception will be held in the Gathering Room of the church. All are welcome to attend this special event; the church is handicapped accessible. For more information contact Naomi at or 608-837-2488.

THE CATHOLIC HERALD - Issue of March 23, 2017

This week, the Catholic Herald features its County Connection section with a focus on Green County. The Catholic Herald always keeps readers up to date locally with coverage of events happening around the Diocese of Madison. Learn more about your Catholic faith by reading the Catholic Herald. If you do not subscribe but wish to receive the Catholic Herald print or new e-Edition in your home, contact the parish office.

An Evening of Reflection on the Eucharist with Bishop Morlino

The Office of Worship is hosting an evening of reflection on the Eucharist on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Holy Name Heights (formerly the Bishop O’Connor Center). Bishop Robert Morlino will lead the evening’s reflections. This provides a unique opportunity during Lent for liturgical ministers, liturgy committee members, and all who wish to reflect more deeply on the cornerstone of our faith. The event is free and no pre-registration is necessary. For more information, please visit or call (608) 821-3080.

Gala for the Glen

5:30 pm, Friday, May 19, Durward’s Glen Retreat Center, W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo; Dinner tickets $50; Raffle tickets $10 Prizes include 1-week stay on the ocean at Carolina Beach, queen-size handmade quilt, 2 night stay at Artist Cottage at the Glen, Spring Pond Series children’s books, and hand-made silver chain mail bracelet (values from $75 to $1,850) email or call 608-356- 8113;

Registration for the Walk to Mary is Now Open! Saturday, May 6, 2017

It is only fitting that registration opens for the 2017 Walk to Mary pilgrimage on a Marian Feast Day - the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! We expect that several thousand pilgrims will join us for this day long journey starting at the Shrine of St. Joseph and ending at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Bishop David Ricken of the Green Bay Diocese will celebrate Mass starting at approximately 4:45pm (the conclusion of the pilgrimage). Register now at!

Spring Grief Group

Immaculate Heart of Mary Bereavement Ministry is offering this grief series on Tuesday afternoons, March 21, 28 and April 4, from 1:00 to 2:30. This is a time for information on healthy grieving, reflection, prayer and sharing memories. Sessions will be facilitated by Peggy Weber, RN. All are welcome, regardless of the length of time since the death occurred. We will meet in the conference room of the parish offices located at 5101 Schofield Street, Monona. There is no fee but space is limited. Please call Kathy at 222-0376 to register or with questions.

Cancer Group

PLEASE NOTE: The Cancer Group will meet this Monday, March 20, 6:00 pm-Parish Center

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

Sunday, Mar 19 Religious Education classes-9th grade-6:30 pm-8:00 pm-Parish Center

Monday, Mar 20 Cancer Group, 6 pm—Parish Center

Tuesday, Mar 21 Retreat—”Consoling the Heart of Jesus”-6:30 pm-Parish Center

Wednesday, Mar 22
Children’s Choir, -will not meet
Adult Choir-5:30 pm-6:15 pm-Church-Please note change in time
Religious education classes-grades- 1st-8th–6:00 pm-7:15 pm
Communal penance service, 6:00 pm-Church

Thursday, Mar 23 Adoration—following 8:00 am Mass until Noon

Friday, Mar 24 Stations of the Cross, 6:30 pm-Church

Sunday, Mar 26 Religious Education classes-Will Not meet

This Week's Mass Intentions

Tuesday-Mar 21 Rosary–7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM– Eternal Happiness of Vernon Grosse

Wednesday-Mar 22 Rosary-7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM-Eternal Happiness of Frank and Margaret Petraszak

Thursday-Mar 23 Rosary-7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM-Eternal Happiness of Barbara Jurcin

Friday-Mar 24 Rosary–7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM– For Healing of the Sick

Saturday –Mar 25-The Annunciation of the Lord Rosary—4:40 pm 5:00 PM- Eternal Happiness of Kenneth Miller

Sunday–Mar 26-4th Sunday of Lent 8:00 AM-For the People of the Parish 10:00 AM-Eternal Happiness of John Morschauser

LENTEN SCHEDULE: Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent-6:30 pm
Communal Penance Service, Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 pm
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