All the praying, planning, and organizing will be worthwhile as we begin VBS Week, Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, from 8:45 A.M. – 12:15P.M.! We are anxiously awaiting the blessing of welcoming and sharing our love for Jesus with your children with all the fun and friendship that VBS offers! Parents who have registered their children are asked to pick up the T-Shirt “Iron- Ons” at the PARISH OFFICE, Monday through Friday, June 10-14, from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. You will also receive information on reporting times and procedures. We ask that you keep the VBS Team and volunteers in prayer, as we, too, have been praying for the children! God has certainly blessed this awesome ministry! We give thanks to the Lord to be His witnesses through VBS!
Pre-Oktoberfest Price is $15 ... Price during Oktoberfest is $20
Early Bird Special – buy 3 tickets by the end of June for $40 (save an additional $5)
Purchased pre-Oktoberfest Ticket to be redeemed for one All Day Ride Wrist Band at the Oktoberfest. Good any of the 3 days. Tickets are non-refundable. Last day available: Thursday, July 18, 2013 by 4:00 pm.
Oktoberfest in July is Friday, 7/19, Saturday 7/20 and Sunday 7/21
We have recently been able to add 2 new Abitibi Recycle bins exclusively for cardboard, one at each of the locations on the church property where we have 2 paper retriever bins. The locations are at the back-end of the main parking lot closer to the Rectory, and the other is next to the garages as you enter from Wilson Ave. Please be careful to only put cardboard in the specific bin that is signed for cardboard; paper products, including phone books, should be placed in the other 2 adjoining bins.
A reprint from Bishop Lennon’s column in the latest issue of the Catholic Universe Bulletin is available. There is more than a little confusion among Catholics about the opposition we as Catholics have to the Health and Human Services mandate regarding health care in our country. Forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees is an action that forces us to violate our own church teachings. The information in the reprint will help you understand what this argument is about. The information in the reprint will help you understand what it is NOT about also.
Reprint is available under Parish Documents in the left sidebar.
Starting on the weekend of March 30-31st, we will be asking parishoners to pick up a new Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry bag in the basement of the church after all masses. Donations of food and paper items are needed to support the parish Food Pantry program. In the bottom of the bag is a list of recommended items. Your support is appreciated to help us help those in need.
The bags can be brought back the first weekend of the month, April 7-8th (Easter weekend) and deposited on the tables in the church basement. This will be an on-going problem, where all who are able are asked to take a bag after mass on the last weekend of the month, and return it with the donated items on the first weekend of each month.
Beginning Monday 1/2/12, the daily mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. There will be no daily mass on Thursdays. The Friday evening mass at 7:30 p.m. is a Tridentine mass (Latin), and there is no daily mass on Saturday, but there is a 5:00 p.m. mass of anticipation for Sunday. All masses are celebrated in the church.
The parish has received the approval from the Bishop to renovate that portion of the former school building known as St. Joseph's hall (The old church). Bob Fiala, a member of our Parish, has generously donated his time and the efforts of his associates at Then Design here in Willoughby, to design the renovation of the hall for use as a Parish life center. The project will be managed by Jeff Mitchell from Hamann construction.
The hall will be used for many different parish functions, including coffee and donuts after Sunday masses, general parish meetings; and it will be available for rental purposes for different events. The hall will seat approximately 200 people at tables, and 350 in a lecture mode. The hall will have handicapped accessible restrooms as well as a warming kitchen. It will be handicapped accessible via a concrete ramp on the east side of the building, and there will be a covered walk-way from the church's southeast vestibule to the hall. If everything goes according to plan, the hall should be completed sometime in May. We will post timely updates to this web site as we progress to keep everyone informed!
The former school offices and adjoining classrooms will also be renovated and updated to house the Parish rectory offices, which we expect to move into sometime in August 2011. The current rectory office space will become the Parish outreach center, and the Mother Teresa Society kitchen and food pantry will continue to operate out of the basement.
The 2011 Financial Summary report is available for your review. Simply go to Stewardship Handbook & Ministry Catalog, Admin Comittee and click on the Finance Council site. Click on the report on the right hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Prelee at 942-4500 on ext. 104 or Ron Felter on ext. 103.
Would you like to support Msgr Ngindu and Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Clinic?
Please view the "Congo Clinic" slide show on the home page to view the construction of the health center in Msgr Ngindu's parish, Sts. Peter & Paul, in the Congo. While much has already been accomplished, there is still much to be done! Costs have risen, and there have been unexpected expenses incurred. You can help, if you wish, by donating to the clinic.You can make the check payable to Immaculate Conception, but notate in the memo section "Congo Clinic". Drop the check in the weekly offeratory collection or into the Rectory mail box, located on the right hand side of the entrance.