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Cross Rock News & Events

North Prairie Christian Women will meet on Thursday March 23rd, starting with the Rosary at 6:30pm and the meeting will follow.

Fish Fry’s: Immaculate Conception will once again be hosting Fish Fry’s each Friday during Lent, serving from 5-7pm. Thank you to all who have signed up to help with the Lenten Fish Fry’s. We appreciate all of the help. The fish fry’s wouldn't be able to happen without all of you.

The Rice Knights of Columbus will be showing the Movie (Documentary) Mother Teresa No Greater Love on March 26th at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church in the dining area. This is far more than a documentary film. It is a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times, filmed on five continents. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this movie.

March is Food Share Month: Please consider making a donation to the Rice Food Shelf. We are accepting food items as well as cash donations. All donations go right to the Rice Area Food Shelf. We have a drop off area set up in the back of church. Please know that each donation is much appreciated.

Tickets for the Life Renewed Brunch/Jean Abbott on April 1st will be on sale for the next couple weekends after Masses in Rice. Jean Abbott has an amazing journey to share with you. Tickets for the Brunch and Speaker are $20.00 or a table of 6 for $100.00. This is a great event to gather your friends and family and enjoy a morning of fellowship.

Rice Bowls are due back at church during Holy Week. You can place them in the basket. We thank everyone who has been filling their Rice Bowls to support our local brothers and sisters as well as our brothers and sisters across the globe. The Rice Bowls help overcome hunger and malnutrition across the world. Check out their website to see the many great things happening.

Holy Trinity Palm Sunday Bake Sale on April 2, 2023, after 8:00am Mass. All parishioners are welcome to donate items for the bake sale. No early sales please. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Christian Mother/Catholic Women. Group 7 will work this event.

The Royalton Lions will be hosting their Annual Senior Citizens Dinner on Palm Sunday April 2nd at the Royalton American Legion. This dinner is free for all Senior Citizens in the Royalton Area/School District. Social Hours starts at 11:00am followed by the meal at Noon, no RSVP is needed to attend. However, if you would like to have meals delivered and/or take-out please contact the Royalton American Legion at (320)
584-5135 or Neil at (320) 248-6521 with details by 10am on that day.

ACC All Parishes
Marriage Sponsor Couples - We are currently looking for Married Couples to help with Marriage Prep. Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others? Being a Marriage Sponsor Couple includes meeting with engaged couples preparing to get married in the church, to go through the inventory they completed with Father and then walking through Marriage in the Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert in any area, materials and training are provided to help you along the way. This is a great opportunity to help make a difference in those preparing to be united in marriage. If you are interested or would like more information, please reach out to Ben.

If you are interested in Studying the Bible, there is a group that meets on Wednesday Nights. Please reach out to Catie Daly @ 320-584-8171.

*Confession / Evening Prayer / Benediction* at Royalton: 4:30pm Confessions, 5:00pm Evening Prayer on Thursdays, March 16th, 23rd & 30th.

Extra Lenten Confession Opportunities
March 23rd Royalton 4:30-5:30pm
March 27th Rice 7:00 pm
March 28th Royalton 6:00-8:00pm ACC Penance Service (note Date Change)
April 1st Royalton 4:00 pm
April 3rd North Prairie 7:00 pm

St. Stan's Spring Church Cleaning, Thursday, March 30th at 9:00 am or 6:30 pm Please come and prepare the church for Holy Week, Easter, and beyond. Bring a pail and cleaning cloth and check the list in the Gathering Space for tasks to be completed. Men, we need your help too! Hopefully the weather will be warm and sunny that day! Any ??, call Bob or Jan Maciej at 584-5283. Thank you!

Holy Trinity, Royalton March Food Shelf Drive: The Holy Trinity Christian Mothers/Catholic Women are sponsoring a food drive for the Morrison County Food Shelf in month of March. Monetary donations can be placed in the regular collections with envelopes marked food shelf. For your convenience, we have labeled envelopes in each pew. If donating by check, please make checks out to Morrison County Food Shelf. Thank you!

ACC Stations of the Cross
On March 31st, the final Friday of lent (before holy week), we will be having traveling stations. Starting in Rice, we will gather at 6pm to pray the first three stations of the cross before hopping on a bus and traveling to Opole, North Prairie, Bowlus, and finally Royalton. At each stop we will pray another three stations until Royalton where we will pray two and end with benediction. We will then return to Rice to drop off any bus riders who have cars parked there. The ACC has chartered a bus for this event, but participants are welcome to drive their own cars if that is their preference.

The Diocese has asked us to take up a special collection for the devastation in Turkey and Syria. If you would like to make a donation please place your donation in an envelope and mail it to the office or put it in the collection basket by April 2nd. We as the Catholic Church are part of the Global Church and any help for our brothers and sisters is greatly appreciated.

Ham Bingo/Bake Sale - Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30pm at St. Stanislaus Church basement, Bowlus. All parishioners are encouraged to bring baked items for the Bake Sale. You may drop off the baked goods in the church basement on Saturday April 1st. The Bake Sale will take place after the 8pm Mass on Saturday. This is a fundraiser for St. Stanislaus Community Outreach Ministry. If you are interested in helping or making a donation towards the bingo, it is greatly appreciated. We are looking for monetary donations, workers, raffle prizes, and food for the luncheon. Please contact Rita Trettel (360-6767) or Tom & Joanie Fussy (584-5670).

*ACC Youth Group*
Reminder... Youth Group meets on Monday nights. Contact Nicole if you have questions. Youth Group is open to all parishes in our ACC.

Have you ever been interested in joining in on a Bible Study? Are you interested in deepening your faith? Have you wanted to learn more about your faith? If the answer is yes…...check out our ACC Bible Studies at Immaculate Conception Church. There is a morning option, a couple evening options, and a men’s group that meets on Saturday mornings. If you are interested in a structured Bible Study (books, videos, topic based) check these options out: Monday Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm and Thursday Evenings 6:30pm-8:00pm.

If you are interested in a Men’s Bible Study Group, they meet on Saturday mornings at 8:15am in Opole. You can contact Michael @ 320-333-4937 for more information.

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