St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Looking for a Church? We’d love to have you visit us.
Whether you are a member of our parish, a visiting Catholic, a fallen-away Catholic, or a non-Catholic,
you’re welcome here! Céad míle fáilte!
Weekday Masses are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am. On Fridays, there is Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00am until 8:00am with the availability of Confession from 7:30am until 8:00am. Sunday Mass is offered at 10:00am. Please check the parish bulletin for times for Holy Days and special feast days. During the winter months, if either the Stevens Point or Rosholt School Districts cancel school due to weather, the daily Mass that day (and any Adoration and/or Confessions) will also be cancelled. Any scheduled evening events in the parish will also be cancelled. Sunday Mass is not affected.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do when I arrive?
We invite you to arrive early and spend a few minutes in prayer before Mass begins! In your pews, you’ll find a hymnal to follow along with the music, and a missalette to follow along with the readings and music. We hope you find our Sunday Masses to be solemn, prayerful, and reverent. Each Mass is a celebration of the heavenly liturgy, joining together with the angels and saints, and with every member of the Body of Christ throughout the world, past, present and future. Our goal at Mass is not to entertain an audience, but to draw all present into this eternal mystery of Jesus Christ so our lives can be totally transformed by Him!
What about kids?
Kids are always welcome at Mass! They might ‘make a joyful noise unto the Lord,’ but they’re in good company at St. Mary’s. Childcare is not provided as we want children to learn the Faith by watching their parents and participating in the liturgy, as much as they’re able to. Feel free to use the entrance vestibule space for children who need some time and space. Restrooms are located down the stairs in the vestibule.
Who can receive Communion?
Near the end of every Mass, Catholics receive Holy Communion, the Body and Blood of Christ. This is a holy moment, and should only be received by practicing Catholics in good standing and who are properly disposed. Many of our visitors are young children, non-Catholic guests, or Catholics who need the Sacrament of Confession. Although they should not receive Holy Communion until they are ready, they are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing from the minister if they so choose. To receive this blessing, fold your arms over your chest (in the shape of a “W”) and bow your head when you approach the front of the Communion line.
When can I go to Confession?
If you’re a Catholic who’s been away from the Church, we cannot encourage you enough to take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession. Father is available in the Confessional every Friday from 7:30am until 8:00am, and is happy to assist you in making a good Confession and receiving God’s abundant mercy. Father is also available after Sunday Mass to hear confessions by request.
Do I need to become a member in order to participate in Mass?
You are always welcome to attend Mass! However, if you are Catholic, it is important to have a spiritual home by registering in a parish. Sometimes Catholics hesitate to do so, waiting for the “perfect” parish to come along. The fact is, none of us are perfect, but we would love it if you joined St. Mary’s. You can register by filling out our Registration Form available from the parish office. Feel free to register by phone or in person at our parish office (715-592-4330).