September 25, 2016


The Pastor’s Journal…                        


Fr. William P. Felix



25 September 2016 + Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time




Important Information for All Saints Parishioners


          Last week we received permission from the Diocese of La Crosse to begin the capital improvement projects for St. Joseph Church in Boyd. With this permission it means that for the next several months, perhaps into March 2017, St. Joseph Church in Boyd will be closed for the renovation. The effective date will be Monday, October 17, 2016.




Schedule of Masses during the Renovation


         Weekend Masses (Beginning October 22-23, 2016)


  • Saturday Masses will remain the same.

  • Sunday Masses will be 8:30am at St. Rose of Lima, Cadott and 10:30am at Holy Family, Stanley.

              Weekday Masses (Beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2016)


  • Tuesdays: 8:30am in the school gym at St. Joseph School, Boyd

  • Wednesdays: 8:30am at Holy Family, Stanley

  • Thursdays: 8:30am at St. Rose of Lima, Cadott

  • Fridays: 8:30am at Holy Family, Stanley

              Please check the bulletin each week for details and any changes, if necessary. St. Joseph Church will be closed for all funerals as well. Families will have to choose one of the other two churches during the time of renovations. The church basement will be open for funeral dinners, however. Tuesday Masses will be in the school gym so that we continue to have a Mass for the school children. Parishioners are of course invited as well. Please park in the parking lot in back of the school nearest the east door. There is easy access to the gym from there. As the project moves forward we will be posting pictures and updates on our parish website and on our parish Facebook page. Make sure that you bookmark these sites so that you can keep updated on the progress of the renovation.


    Volunteer Help Needed!

              As the project goes forward we will need volunteers to help with certain things not included in the work of the contractors. There are two upcoming opportunities. On Monday, October 17, when the project begins, we will need a group of volunteers to help store all of the items in the church for use when the church reopens (such as candles, candle holders, vestments, sacred vessels, books, etc.). Secondly, we will need to dismantle the organ pipes in both the Stanley and Boyd churches and remove the consoles in preparation for the new organs. If anyone is interested in the materials (pipes or console) please contact me.


    A Special Note about Christmas

              While Christmas is a ways away, it is important to note that St. Joseph Church will not be open. We do plan on being in the church by Easter. Because of this all Christmas Masses will be celebrated in Cadott and Stanley. Because Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall this year on Saturday and Sunday, we will have the first Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00pm in Stanley because of the size of the church, and a later Christmas Eve Mass at 8:00pm in Cadott. Christmas day will be the same Sunday Masses at 8:30am in Cadott and 10:30am in Stanley.


    Here we go!