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 diolc.org/live
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.
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!
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.
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The St. Mary Scrip program gives financial support to our parish and school. Gift cards and E-cards are purchased at discounted prices from businesses with a discount from 1% to 20%. These cards are then sold at face value and the profit is passed on to the parish. The gift cards are then used as cash to make purchases at the businesses.There is nothing to join and you can earn credit toward St. Mary School tuition.
There are many ways to purchase Scrip: Stop by the church foyer after each weekend Mass and buy cards from one of volunteer sellers; weekdays, Scrip can be purchased at the school office, and in the summer, it can be purchased at the parish office. Or shop the convenient way on the “Raise Right” app on your phone for over 750 brands. Contact your Scrip coordinator at email@example.com to get signed up for the app.