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IC-CCW Holiday Bake Sale 2019

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Stock up on delicious home-made treats for the Holidays!

Featuring Holiday Goodies, Breads, Rolls, Kolacky, Zelnacky and MUCH MORE!

Saturday, December 8 after the 5:00 PM Mass

Sunday, December 9 after the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Masses

Immaculate Conception Church Basement

Sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Council of Catholic Women

We welcome you to join us for Mass.

“100 Years of Good Cooking” Cookbooks will be available for sale.


December 5 Event on the The Dignity and Gift of the Elderly

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The Dignity and Gift of the Elderly in our Families and Parish

Please join us for this free event…
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Mass at 8am, followed by refreshments and program

Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office at 507-744-2829

The morning will include:

  • Mass
  • Refreshments
  • Reflections from Saint Pope John Paul II on the Elderly
  • A presentation by Bill Marsella on Legacy Giving

Bill Marsella is the Director of Partner Relations at the Catholic Community Foundation. A certified Legacy Facilitator with nearly 40 years of gift planning experience, Bill has a passion for helping others be remembered for generations to come.

Anyone is welcome to attend this event, however, the focus will especially be on uplifting the elderly through the beautiful words of Saint Pope John Paul II, and for individuals or families interested in estate planning ideas.

Appalachia Christmas Project 2019

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All parishioners are encouraged to participate in this holiday project!

Boxes are located at the side doors of church for your donations.



No war toys or dangerous toys! Items in bold are especially desired. If you prefer to contribute money to purchase additional gifts/food for Christmas dinners for families, contact the Parish Office. Please be as generous as possible. For many families these are the only gifts they receive for Christmas.


Diapers and pins, blankets, sleepers, crib mobiles, powder, lotion, shirts, rattles, teething rings, baby toys, etc.


Pull toys, soft toys, cars & trucks, blocks, balls, dolls, etc.

Age 4-12

Books, games, marbles, jump ropes, coloring books & colors, basic school supplies, cars & trucks, jacks, dolls, markers, socks & underwear, etc.

Ages 12-18

Games, cosmetics, jewelry, sports equipment, batteries, music box, wallet, fishing equipment, camouflage vests, sweatshirts, socks & underwear, watch, purse, belt, hunting clothes, sports equipment, toiletries, etc.

Elderly & Adults

Powder, slippers, billfold, large size shirt, purse, scarf, mittens, sweat suit, knee high socks, lotion, jewelry, nail clipper, blanket, towel, underwear, bedding etc.


Toiletry items, dry detergent, *hard candy, *dried fruit and *nuts, craft kits, Christmas ornaments, wrapping paper/tags. *All candy/dried fruit/nuts should be separate and sealed to keep moisture out.  No canned goods or food items. Use zip lock bags for lotion/shampoo.  Be sure to mark what’s inside!  No articles that can be damaged by freezing.  Coats/blankets are especially needed in the sub-zero temp. Shoes, youth –adult.


Age appropriate. Something fun(toy), hygiene items(toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, etc.), useful (school supplies), warm (gloves, stocking hats, scarves, socks), religious items. You can giftwrap if you choose (Please wrap cover separate from the bottom) and mark if the box is for a GIRL or BOY and what age (2-4) (5-9) (10-14).

Thank you for blessing someone’s Christmas!

Saints and Superheroes Breakfast

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Please join us Sunday, October 13 for the Saints and Superheroes Breakfast! From 8am – Noon we will be serving scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juice.

Kids – come dressed up as your favorite saint or superhero and you’ll be entered to win prizes!

Meet our very own law enforcement, fire and rescue superheroes.

Proceeds will be used to purchase life saving AEDs and first aid stations.

Sponsored by the Lonsdale Knights of Columbus. 

Apple Cider Sunday 2019

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Please join us September 29, 2019 for our 3rd Annual Apple Cider Sunday. Enjoy a potluck lunch and help make the best tasting apple cider you’ve ever had!


  • Apples if you have your own tree (no need to buy them). Any kind of apples will do.
  • A dish to share
  • Jugs to put cider in (milk jugs, pop bottles, etc.)

Held in the Civic Center after the 10am Mass.

Parish Bazaar, Sunday August 4, 2019

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Please join us Sunday, August 4 for our annual Parish Bazaar.

Czech singing before and during 10am Mass.

Food Stands:

  • Hamburgers & hot dogs
  • Shredded chicken sandwiches **NEW**
  • Pulled beef sandwiches
  • Nachos & cheese
  • French fries
  • Pie & ice cream
  • VanDenCookies **NEW**
  • Slushes and Snow cones
  • Beer, pop and water


  • Kid’s games
  • Bingo
  • Big Wheel (tons of prizes!)
  • Chance booth
  • Shop at our Country store or Used-a-bit stand
  • Bakery Booth – Czech baking!
  • Book of prize drawing at 4:30pm
  • Entertainment by Dan Smisek and the Jolly P’s

Please join us!

Confirmation 2019 – Congratulations Confirmands!

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Four confirmands and their families braved the February snowstorm to celebrate Confirmation on Sunday, February 10 at the St. Paul Cathedral. Archbishop Hebda presided over the beautiful Confirmation Mass. Congratulations and God Bless the newly confirmed members of our parish family:

Joseph Daniel Cienciwa

Olivia Helen Gergen

Alexis Ann Gramley

Adam Michael Malecha

Below is a picture, taken together with confirmands from St. Nicholas Church in Elko.

Bingo January 27, 2019

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Please join us for our annual Parish Family Bingo on Sunday, January 27! Bring the whole family for a Sunday afternoon of fun, food and prizes. Invite your family and neighbors – everyone is welcome!

Bingo will be held in the Crusader Civic Center.

Lunch is available for purchase starting at 11am.

Bingo games start at 12:00pm. Play bingo all afternoon for a cover charge of $3.00. Extra cards are available for $0.50 each.

Sponsored by the IC-CCW.

Please enjoy the pictures below, taken from last year’s Bingo (2018):

October 7 – Installation Mass and Apple Cider Sunday

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us on October 7! Fr. VanDenBroeke was installed at the 10am Mass. Afterwards, we enjoyed a wonderful pork and dumpling dinner in the Civic Center. Apple Cider pressing began after dinner was over. Apples were generously donated and everyone enjoyed their turn at the press. Samples were fresh and delicious!