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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

Carefree Years Stepping On Series

7-Week Series - Fridays, September 15 - November 3, 2023 (no class September 29)
12 - 2 p.m.
Parish Hall

All parishioners 60+ in our Pastorate 20 are invited to participate in our Stepping On Series. This is an evidence-based 7-week series focused on Fall Prevention. It will be facilitated by trained personnel from the Safe Community Coalition. The program is free and requires a minimum of 10 participants. To register, call 608-271-7421 by September 5.

Carefree Years Mass & Muffins

First Friday of the Month
October 6 and November 3, 2023 and February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2024
Following the 8 a.m. Mass

All parish members 55+ are invited to socialize in the Parish Hall, following the 8 a.m. Mass. Muffins, fruit, coffee, tea and water will be served. There will also be time to play games if desired.

Carefree Years Game Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
1 - 3 p.m.
Parish Hall

Carefree Years members and guests are invited to the St. Maria Goretti Parish Hall for an afternoon of games and socializing. Some games will be available, but please bring along any of your favorite games. Light refreshments will be served.

Carefree Years Pizza Party

Friday, November 10, 2023
5 - 7 p.m.
Parish Hall

Parishioners of Pastorate 20 aged 55+ are invited to a pizza party in the St. Maria Goretti Parish HallPizza, salad, desserts, and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. You may bring your own wine or beer. Annual dues of $10 may be paid at this event. We hope you will join us for an evening of good food and fellowship. To RSVP, please call the Parish Office at 608-271-7421 by Tuesday, November 7.

Past Events

2022-2023 Events

  • Pizza Party - September 23, 2022
  • Monthly Mass & Muffins - October, November, February, March, and May
  • Wine Tasting Event - November 11, 2022
  • Game Day - February 21, 2023
  • "Souper" Potluck Lunch - March 15, 2023
  • Falls Prevention Education - May 2, 2023
  • Carefree Years Spring Brunch - May 24, 2023


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

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In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.