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Carefree Years

Carefree Years is a group for parishioners who are 55-years-old and older. We provide activities for fellowship, recreation, spiritual development, and education in a relaxed, social setting. We host multiple social events every year, including potlucks and game days, and attend various plays throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Fruit of the Vine - Wine Tasting Event

Friday, November 11, 2022
5 - 7 p.m.
Parish Hall

This event will be hosted by Carefree Years but is open to all parishioners 55+. Please join us for an enjoyable evening of hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, and socializing. Fr. Scott will share his expertise about wines from a particular region or a particular varietal.

RSVP by November 8

RSVP to Barbara Brown at 608-497-0954 or by Tuesday, November 8. If you'd like a ride, please tell Barbara when you contact her.

Cost $25 per person

Payment can be made online, sent to the parish office, or at the door. Make checks payable to SMG with Carefree Years Wine Tasting in the memo line. Cash payments should be placed in an envelope with your name and Carefree Years Wine Tasting written on the outside.

Carefree Years Mass & Muffins

First Friday of the Month
Fridays, November 4, February 3, March 3, May 5
Following the 8 a.m. Mass

All parish members 55+ are invited to join us in the Parish Hall, following the 8 a.m. Mass for social time and to enjoy a muffin, coffee, and orange juice. There will also be time to play games if desired. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 608-271-7421.

Grumpy Old Men - Dinner & Show at The Fireside Theatre

Sunday, April 16, 2023
1:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Fireside Theater

Join us at the Fireside Theater on Sunday, April 16. We will enjoy a fabulous meal at 3 p.m. with the show at 5 p.m. We will meet in the SMG parking lot at 1:15 p.m. to carpool and convoy there together. Estimated return to SMG is 8:15 p.m. This event is open to all members of SMG as well as your neighbors and friends. 

Each ticket costs $81.25 and includes your multi-course meal as well as tax and gratuity. We will have great seats in the first two rows.

Please send your check (payable to SMG memo Carefree Years) to trip leader Joan Horinek, 1414 Stemp Terrace, Madison, 53711 by March 13 to reserve your seats. For more information, please contact Joan Horinek at or 608-235-3550.

Past Events

  • Carefree Years Pizza Party - September 23, 2022
  • Games & Social - June 21, 2022


If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 608-271-7421.

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