CYO Volleyball games • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Mass Fr Chris • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 31st
12N Mass Fr Chris
Fr Hollis • 8:00am - 9:00am
Mass Fr Hollis • 10:00am - 11:00am
Monday, September 1st
Parish Offices and Mother Teresa closed
Mass Fr Chris • 9:00am - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 2nd
St. Peregrine Novena • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
VolleyBall Practice • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Knights of Columbus • 7:00pm
Volleyball Practice • 7:45pm - 8:45pm
From the Pastor
This past week I had an opportunity to make a retreat; I try very hard to make a retreat every year. This year for the first time I made my retreat at St Emma's Monastery in Greensburg PA just outside of Pittsburgh. St. Emma's is a community of Benedictine Nuns and it was wonderful visiting their monastery. I had the pleasure of making this retreat with two priest friends of mine. Being a priest I know how valuable it is to be recharged spiritually - I enjoy my time away on retreat because it allows me to regain the spiritual strength I need to be your priest here at IC. But retreats are not only for priests & religious sisters. If you can plan a retreat; even a short one I highly recommend it. To retreat means just that - we retreat; we take a step back & remove ourselves from the regular routine of life. To restore & recharge ourselves for the pace & demands of our lives. We all need to do this from time to time. Please be assured that I thought of and prayed for you often while away on retreat. May we all find the time to retreat; to take a step back to recharge ourselves & to pray for one another often!
The American Red Cross will be here in the gym again on Sunday 9/21/2014 for our bi-monthly blood drive! Come to donate blood and receive an Atlas Cinema 2 for 1 movie pass (while supplies last). Hours are from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m.
You say you “believe” every Sunday as you recite the Creed. But do you know what you’re saying you “believe” in? Do the truths of the faith—listed in the Creed—really permeate your life? Learn how these ancient truths contain the promise of peace, joy and happiness for our lives.
Pillar I: The Creed is a 12-Part program that will launch you on an amazing journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in a compelling and inspiring learning experience that is sure to draw you closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of the teachings of His Church.
Join us for Pillar I: The Creed at Immaculate Conception beginning September 24 – December 17 at 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. in St. Joseph Hall and continuing every Wednesday through December 17. Please visit the parish website (www.immaculate.net), parish office, and the southwest vestibule for registration information. God bless! Deacon Paul
Flyer and Registration Form available under Parish Documents
Have you ever looked into your family tree to learn of the people and events of your ancestry? How interesting and fun was your search to see how history has evolved in your family and its effect on you today! The same is true with the Church “family tree”! If you’ve ever wondered what Acts is really about, how the Early Church relates to our Church today or about your role in the Kingdom of God, then join us for Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom on Monday evenings, beginning September 15 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. in St. Joseph Hall!
You are invited to join the growing number of parishioners and non-parishioners who meet at our parish each week to share in the blessings of the Scriptures, and to experience how your life too, will be transformed by the power and grace of God’s word! As an added incentive, through a generous donation from a parishioner who has been attending the Scripture sessions, the fee has been significantly reduced!
The parishioner has stated, “It is really important to me to help take the cost of parishioners that might not be able to pay the price because these classes have had such an impression on me! They are so inspirational and they have really helped me to feel closer to God. I would like as many people in the IC community to have that opportunity.”
Registration information can be found on the Immaculate Conception website (www.immaculate.net), the church entrances, and the parish office! Registration deadline is September 8.
For any additional information please contact Deacon Paul at 440-942-4500. God bless!
Flyer and Registration Form available under Parish Documents to the left