The mission of St. Patrick Parish is to be one with Christ in making the reign of God a reality. As a small Catholic community, we depend on God and celebrate His love in Word and Sacraments. Life-long faith formation is a priority and we aspire to be responsible stewards of time, talent, and treasure.
St. Patrick Parish, located in Stephensville, Wis., will be hosting its 44th Annual Roundup Days this coming weekend. Event activities include Mass, dinner, parade, raffles and a live band. As part of these activities is an event called the Pig Rassle.
Pig wrestling, also known as a rassle or wrasslin', is an event that is held in various places throughout the United States. Individuals or teams are given the task to place a pig at a designated location. The challenge is typically set within a fenced area containing water and mud. The Pig Rassle is not unique to St. Patrick Parish and has taken place for many years at county fairs and other community events.
The Roundup Days have taken place for more than 40 years, and the Pig Rassle has been part of this event for several of those years. Consideration is taken to ensure that the pigs are safe and free from any abuse. After consultation with local authorities, it has been determined that there is no illegality associated with this event. St. Patrick Parish does not condone animal abuse.
Thanks to all who are helping the parish to address this situation. Greatly appreciated.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Priest is available before each Mass.