All Are Welcome...

Message from the Pastor

Welcome to the website of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Mary), the only Catholic Church in the city of Richland Center. Our parish was founded in 1892 and belongs to the Diocese of La Crosse. I encourage you to learn about the various components that make up our parish by browsing this website.  If you are new to Richland Center or you would like to make a visit here, please know that you are welcomed to join us.  Those of you who have been members of Saint Mary’s for many years, I hope you enjoy this website and that it helps all of us in serving our Lord Jesus Christ through our shared parish life.  May God bless you and all the parishioners of Saint Mary Parish.

Monsignor Roger J. Scheckel, Pastor



Christ Our Cornerstone...Our Cathedral is aging and is in need of our help. I am eager to invite you to join with your fellow parishioners to repair and restore this iconic place of worship and prayer. The Christ Our Cornerstone campaign will do just that, but we need your participation. Please join me, the Cathedral Parish, and the tens of thousands around our Diocese in this new and exciting chapter to restore the Cathedral to full vigor!  For more information, please click here  Christ Our Cornerstone.   Monsignor Richard W. Gilles, Rector, St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral...Please donate on line at Christ Our Cornerstone

COVID-19 VACCINES...With the release of COVID-19 vaccines for distribution to the public, many are asking questions regarding the morality and ethics of receiving the inoculation. The Committee on Doctrine and the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have released a document entitled Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines. The document can be accessed via this link. COVID-19 Vaccines

• EWTN A Sacred time of reflection and prayer

• The Cathedral Live Stream Schedule is available at


You can give your tithe online…


Parish Festival Saturday, October 9, 2021

following 4:00 pm Mass

Food, Beverages, Auction, Bake Sale, Games etc.

Grand Prize, $5,000.00 total of $11,500.00 in prizes



Sportsman's Extravaganza April 30, 2022

We look forward to an in-person gathering !

More information to follow

Thank you for your participation in this year’s Land Drawing. It provides important income for our Catholic Elementary and Middle School that despite COVID has been educating our students in person since September 1, 2020.



Calendar Drawing & Land Drawing

The Grand Prize Winner for the 2021 Land drawing was Bruce J. Barnum of Lake City, MN. Congratulations Bruce!                       

After contacting Mr Barnum, he has indicated that he is taking the $25,000.00 prize. This means that the hunting land will be available for next year’s drawing that is scheduled for April 30, 2022. Thank you for your participation in this year’s land drawing. If you would like to observe the drawing , please click on this link:

All proceeds benefit Catholic Education.

Thank You and God Bless you!

Past Calendar Drawing Winners

Message from the Principal

Welcome to St. Mary School! We are a 3K-8th grade building, bound by our academics, our worship, and our service. Our new website offers just a glimpse of this! We invite you to look around.

We believe St. Mary School is a pretty special place. It starts with our dedication to the Lord - our days begin and end in prayer, and our students find ways to serve Him and others each day. Our staff is warm and friendly, with dedicated teachers who care about the success of every child who enters this building. Moreover, we understand that the education of a child is truly a collaborative process. The role of a parent is significant in a child's education, and communication between school and family is important to us.
Whether you are familiar with our school or not, if you have not been here in awhile, we invite you to reach out for a tour and witness the learning, laughter, and love that is found within our walls.
Mrs. Stacia Kohlstedt, Principal

St. Mary's School

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:15 pm                             (Confessions 4:30 -4:50)

Sunday - 8:00 am Mass                                        (Confessions 7:30 - 7:50)

Sunday - 10:30 am Mass                                      (Confessions 9:30-10:20)

Tuesday through Friday - 8:15 am

Adoration and Holy Hour following Thursday 8:15 am Mass


More Information

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Scrip are gift certificates issued by many stores in our community where you already shop regularly. We buy these certificates at a negotiated discount and exchange them for your cash at full face value. The discount ranges from 2% to 40% and is an automatic contribution retained by St. Mary’s Parish. And your Scrip purchases can qualify you to earn tuition credit for your participation (contact the school office for details).

You may print out our Family Scrip Order Form.. Fill out the order form and make checks payable to St. Mary Scrip. Mail this form to St. Mary’s School, at 160 W. 4th Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Or drop it off during normal school hours, or bring your completed order form to Mass when Scrip is being sold to have your order filled. Scrip is also sold after each Saturday evening and Sunday Mass in St. Mary Parish foyer.