This Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, the St. Mary’s Parish Office will be closing at 4:00pm instead of 8:00pm. Have a safe and happy Halloween and All Saints’ Day!
To thank Father Thelen for such an amazing year of service in our parish, we are hosting a parish social on July 1st after the 11am and 1pm Masses. Please join us for cake and fellowship, and to wish him well in his new assignment!
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
My name is David Nowicki. I am a seminarian for the Diocese of La Crosse. I am currently attending Mundelein Seminary in Illinois and have just finished my first year of Pre-Theology. I have five more years of classes to go before, God willing, I am ordained a priest. I am from St. Anthony Parish in Athens, Wisconsin, a rural parish community just west of Wausau. The parish includes a Pre-K through eighth grade school, which I attended from first grade onward. Following St. Anthony, I attended Athens High School. Since I enjoyed math and science classes most, I decided to attend UW-Platteville for a degree in civil engineering.
The Reverend Daniel J. Sedlacek, has been appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Altoona and St. Raymond of Peñafort Parish in Southern Eau Claire County, and Chaplain at Regis High School and Middle School in Eau Claire, effective July 5, 2018.
Fr. Daniel Sedlacek was born on August 21, 1989 and was reborn in the Sacrament of Baptism on September 24, 1989 at his home parish of Holy Cross in Cornell, Wisconsin.
He grew up on a dairy farm with his parents and three brothers and 5 sisters. He was educated at home K-12. One of his favorite things to do while growing up was to serve Mass at his home parish.