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Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish

The Oldest Parish in the Diocese

St. Mary’s Church is located in Lyndon Station, WI. It is known as the Upper Cathedral of the dells. It was built by hundreds of Irish immigrants in 1899, and dedicated on May 8th 1900. St. Mary’s parish began in 1853 as St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. St. Bridget’s was formed in 1853 and was located at the present day St. Mary’s Cemetery; west of Lyndon Station on Highway J. St. Mary’s is the oldest parish in the Diocese of LaCrosse.

We are located just north of the Wisconsin Dells on Interstate 90/94, exit 79.
In the Lyndon Station area, 153 families currently call St. Mary’s their home parish.

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Whether you’re visiting Lyndon Station, passing through or planning to move here, we welcome you!

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REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE

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MASS INTENTION
✝ Leo & Florence Drea
By: Drea Family

MASS INTENTION
† 8:30am Gene Delmore
By: Betty Delmore

7:00pm Janet Jungsten
By: Mike & Darlene Gruszka

MASS INTENTION
✝ Leo Schneider
By: Family & Friends

MASS INTENTION
✝ Fr. Clayton Elmhorst
By: Mike & Darlene Gruszka
MASS INTENTION

✝ John Hall
By: Hall Family

MASS INTENTION

✝ Walter Postana
By: Family

MASS INTENTION

✝ Parishioner Mass

Liturgical Schedule Nov-Dec. 2021

Upcoming Events

Christmas Brunch
December 5th
10:30 a.m.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 8th
Mass 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Finance Council Meeting
December 14th
6:30 p.m.

Pastoral Council Meeting
December 14th
7:00 p.m.

Christmas Decorating
December 20th
6:00 p.m.

THIS WEEK

NEWS & NOTES

Collection for Retired Religious – Next Weekend!

Give in thanksgiving. “I shall always be grateful for my Catholic education” writes a donor. Please join in thanking the thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who worked tirelessly to educate the young and serve those in need. Next week’s second collection is for the Retirement Fund for Religious, which helps hundreds of religious communities care for aging members. Please give generously. There are envelopes in the vestibule.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias

If you would like to donate to the flowers in memory or honor of someone, we are now taking donations. Be sure to have your donation into the parish office by December 15th. This will give the office time to compile the list of donors and get it in the Christmas Bulletin. Thank you!

December’s Featured Memorial

This month we focus on the baptismal font. You’ve heard of Times New Roman font. You’ve heard of Arial font. But have you ever heard of baptismal font? In the Christian world, a baptismal font not a fancy script or style or writing. It’s a piece of furniture. Specifically, the baptismal font is the receptacle in which water is held for the baptism, one of the most important rituals in Christian churches. Baptism signifies the washing away of sins and incorporation into the Christian Church, forgiven of past indiscretions through faith in Christ. So, while some fonts are used to write things down, the baptismal font is used to erase. We thank those who donated our beautiful Baptismal Font in the name of Joe Doyle.

Upcoming Area Advent Penance Services

St. Cecilia’s – Wis Dells – Wed, Dec. 15th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, St. Patrick’s – Mauston – Thurs, December 16th at 7:00 pm

Kayla Young

celebrated the Rite of welcoming in our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Let’s pray for her as she journeys towards reception into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil!

Food Pantry Donations

$1,920 was collected from St. Mary’s parishioners which equates to $3,840 total for the Food Pantry since the Bank of Mauston matches our donation! Thank you very much for your generous donations which will be used to purchase food/necessities for those in need!

Pick Up the Free Book

Life is Messy by Matthew Kelly on the table in the church vestibule! “Based on his own heart-wrenching personal journals, Matthew Kelly shares how the worst three years of his life affected him, by exploring this question: Can someone who has been broken be healed and become more beautiful and more lovable than ever before? The answer will fill you with hope. There has never been a more urgent need for us to attend to what is happening within us. This is quite simply the right book at the right time.” THANK YOU to John & Angela Miller for this wonderful donation!

A Brief Profile of Fr. Cryton Outschoorn

I am Fr. Cryton Outschoorn. I come from Sri Lanka, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is also known as Ceylon. The country is surrounded with beautiful beaches. The climate in the country can be described as tropical and quite hot. We experience with year –round warm weather, moderated by ocean winds and considerable moisture. The average yearly temperature for the country as a whole ranges from 28 to 30 C. (82 – 86 F).

The population of the country is closer to twenty one million and the majority are Sinhala Buddhist. There are four ethnic groups live in the country namely, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers. There are four main religions exist. They are, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The percentage of the Christianity in the country is 7% – 8%. I come from the Diocese of Batticaloa which is in the Eastern part of the country.

I was born on the 05th February 1975. We are two boys in the family and I am the eldest. I joined the junior seminary in the year 1991. I started my philosophy and Theological studies in the year 1995. I was ordained on the 01st August 2002.

I have served as a pastor in three parishes and engaged in Caritas Sri Lanka which is the social arm of the Catholic Church. Through which I got engaged in helping the needy and projects in community building and integral development of the people. In the mean time I was in charge for the finance section in Diocese as well.

In the year 2014 I went to Canada for my Masters. I did my Masters on Conflict Studies in Ottawa, Canada. I returned to my country in the year 2016 and I was entrusted the task of promoting vocations.

Even though I supposed to come to USA last year, due to pandemic situation my coming got delayed. I landed the Diocese of La Crosse on the 21st of October 2021 to work for the time of five years. I hope and pray my stay will be fruitful to me and the Diocese as well.

Thanks,
Fr. Cryton

Confessions

Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Adoration

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Rosary

Saturday 6:35 p.m.
Sunday 8:35 a.m.

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