Parish News and Developments

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Our parish is taking the first steps in working as an Area Catholic Community with the parishes of Opole, Bowlus, Royalton, North Prairie. Fr. Tom has been appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Opole. Royalton will take on the Bowlus parish. For the next year we will operate as 2 units with some programs working with all 5 parishes. Next July will form the five parishes together. The Mass schedule is :

Saturday Masses

5:00pm Rice

8:00pm North Prairie


Sunday Masses

8:00am Royalton

8:30am Rice

10:00am Bowlus

10:30am Opole



The next Baptism class will be 7pm Wednesday, December 2 at Immaculate Conception Church in Rice. Please call the office to confirm your attendance.

If you are homebound and would like to receive communion on Sunday's please call Deacon Carl Nord at 266-0287

For more information about these classes call Ann Marschel at 320-290-6311, or email Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP instruction and follow-up.





  • Please extend a warm welcome to our newly registered members: Isaac & Allison Popp with their son Landon. Welcome to the parish!

  • Also welcome newly registered members: Alex & Kendra Ripka with their daughter Nevaeh. Welcome to the parish!

Please welcome into our parish family Bailey Marie, daughter of Emily & Charlie who was baptized into our faith on November 23, 2019.

Please welcome into our parish family Wesley Matthew, son of Amanda & Devan who was baptized into our faith on November 24, 2019.


Please welcome into our parish family Olivia Jo, daughter of Adam & Kayla Klein who was baptized into our faith on October 19, 2019.

Remember to use scrip cards for all your shopping! We have cards for J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Old Navy, Gap, Shopko, Target & Wal-Mart, local gas stations, many resturant and fast food venues in the area on hand, ready for purchase. Scrip cards are available at the parish office during the week.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Our parish extends our deepest sympathy to:

-The family of John Duea whose funeral Mass was November 23. May his soul rest in peace. 

-The family of Dolores Popp whose funeral Mass was November 27. May her soul rest in peace. 

-The family of Richard Aschenbrenner whose funeral Mass was November 28. May his soul rest in peace. 

Volunteers are being sought as drivers for area seniors to get to their medical appointments. There is an immediate need for help in the Rice area. Please contact the C.A.R.E. office at 320-968-7848.


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