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April 4, 2020 update: All new information is in green below.

Blessed Palms are available just inside the doors at the covered drive-up entrance of church.  Additional blessed palms are located in the center aisle.  More palms will be put out as needed.  Feel free to stop by and pick some up!  Of course, please practice appropriate social distancing.

You can now click the button above to be taken directly to our YouTube channel.

The Knights of Columbus is offering a free coloring book as a gift for families and young children unable to leave their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The printable Stations of the Cross coloring book features mosaics from the Via Crucis at the Church of the Mother of God in Mengore, Slovenia. Designed by Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik and the artists of Centro Aletti in Rome, these mosaics are a beautiful way to meditate on the passion and death of Jesus Christ.

Download and print your Stations of the Cross coloring book here.

God bless and thank each and every one who has mailed in their financial contribution. Your attentiveness and extra effort is very much appreciated!

A new option for financial giving is our online contribution form. Click the “Contribute” button above and fill in the confidential form. This is different and in-addition-to EFT (electronic fund transfer).  By doing this you will receive full credit and our parish will receive the whole amount in a timely manner.

In light of continued concern surrounding spreading the coronavirus COVID-19, and the advice of medical experts across the country and especially in our State, Bishop Callahan has directed that all public Masses in the Diocese of La Crosse will be cancelled until further notice

Fr. John’s weekly 10:30 Sunday Mass is now being broadcast LIVE on YouTube at

In addition to Masses, all Religious Education (CCD) classes and other Parish gatherings are also canceled. 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available with private confession only (behind the screen, not face-to-face) as follows:

  • St. Alexander Parish – 10:00am – 11:00am on Saturday, April 4th.
  • Sacred Heart Parish – 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, April 4th.

Please note that the church will remain open for private prayer.  Along with Bishop Callahan, we urge the faithful to remember in their prayers all of our brothers and sisters whose personal lives and the lives of their families have been affected by this disease.  Visit to send Bishop Callahan your personal prayer intentions.

At this point we are hopeful to resume public Mass by May 1, 2020.  As you know, plans and regulations change every day and this date is very much subject to change.

It is important that parish stewardship continues during this time.  Please mail your weekly contribution envelope to your respective parish.

The COVID-19 outbreak is unprecedented in our lives and we rely on the providence of Almighty God and His Holy Mother.  Please stay well and take every precaution to do so.  Along with Bishop Callahan, we hold you in our prayers, confident in our protection under the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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