Saturday 5:15 PM
Sunday 7:30, 9:00,
11:30 AM 5:15 PM
6:15, 7:30 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM
On behalf of the Family of Faith of our parish, it is my pleasure to welcome you. Since 1876 IC has been a community of believers that has worked to build the Kingdom of God. Our parish has a rich history that we continue to build upon. Our Liturgical celebrations, educational opportunities and outreach efforts are amongst our many efforts of active parish life.
If you are already familiar with IC, I hope the information on this site helps to keep you updated of our activities. If you are new to the area and are looking for a community to join, I hope our information encourages you to consider either visiting or joining our parish. You are most welcome to do so, and to also contact our office with any questions.
Welcome to Immaculate Conception! I hope to see you soon.
Very Rev. Thomas Paul, Pastor
LENTEN PROGRAMS FOR 2015
Lenten Giving Project—St. Mary’s Mission School
Once again, our alms will benefit St. Mary’s Mission School in Red Lake, Minnesota. St. Mary’s Mission School offers a quality education to the children on the reservation. More than that, it offers them hope for their future. Father Jerry’s dream is to add a seventh grade classroom this year, an eighth grade classroom in 2016, separate space for 3 year olds in 2017 and “baby space” in 2018. His promise to the school children was that he would add space once the sixth graders’ educational skills had improved to those of sixth grade. Their skills have improved to their respective grade levels due in large part to the IC’s past Lenten contribution which was used to purchase classroom computers. Through our Lenten alms, we can assure a quality education for the Ojibwe children who live n the reservation, thereby enabling them to make a difference on the reservation. According to Father Jerry, “the goal is not to get people to move off the reservation; the goal is that they stay and do what they can to change what needs to be changed. "As we pray and fast during this holy season of Lent, let us also “give back” to God, who has given us so much, by helping the lesser of our brothers and sisters at St. Mary’s Mission School.
On Palm Sunday we will invite you to return these bags to mass.
Parish Mission - Church
March 8-10 Father Thomas McCarthy to speak at all Masses
March 8 “The Sacraments of Initiation-”
7:00 pm. (Benediction)
March 9 “The Sacraments of Healing”
7:00 pm (Reconciliation)
March 10 “The Sacraments of Vocation”
7:00 pm (Mass)
Reception in the Agnesian Room following Mass
March 9 IC Catholic Prep
March 17 Grade School Students
March 26 7:00 pm Communal Penance Service in the Chapel
will be held together with Visitation,
Mary Queen of Heaven & St. Charles Borromeo.
Individual Reconciliation will also be held on the following dates
from 4:00 to 4:45 in the Chapel
February 28 March 7 (Church)
March 14 March 21
March 28 from 3 to 4:45 pm ~ Chapel
March 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm ~ Church
Join Anne Hohbein on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
to pray the Sunday gospel.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
March 14 from 8:30 – 9:30am in the Agnesian Room
Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am
in the Marian Room—beginning February 21
10 Minute Egg Timer Catechism
Father David will present a “10 Minute Egg Timer Catechism”
after the 9:00 am Mass on the five Sundays during Lent.
February 22- The Domestic Church
March 8- Divorce & Annulment
March 15-Theology of the Body
March 22-Gospel of Life
Veneration of Relic
March 23 - Veneration of the relic of St. John Paul II,
an opportunity to view and to revere this precious element of the Saint.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick will be available for all in need
following all weekend Masses on March 21 & 22.
Following 7:30 am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed
and the Church will remain open for private prayer before the Eucharist.
At 7:00 pm we will have Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction.
Journeying with St. Paul
Evening Prayer and Exploration of the
Letters of St Paul
Presented by Mr. Matt Pozen
(Visitation Director of Parish Faith Formation)
February 23, (Vis.) March 2, (St. CB) March 16 (IC) and March 23 (Mary Queen)
Stations of the Cross
Immaculate Conception Grade School students will pray at 2:30 p.m.
in the Church on the following dates:
February 20, February 27, March 6,
March 13, followed by Benediction
All are encouraged to pray the Stations at
7:00 P.M. in the Church on the following dates:
February 25 March 18
March 4 March 25
Living Stations of the Cross
March 20 —2:00—Grade School—Church
LENTEN REGULATIONS AND THE EASTER TRIUDUUM
1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on
Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed.
Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according
to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.
Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including
milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be
seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
4. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
5. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. All of the faithful are
strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial
(in addition to following the Lenten regulations),
serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.
A Note from Mr Keith Wolfe, Seminarian
Our seminarian Keith Wolfe will be on pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Jerusalem) with his classmates from Saint Mary of the Lake seminary until March 21st, 2015. He writes, "Although it is a few short months until I am ordained a Deacon with my assignment at IC beginning in June, I would like to serve the parish community on my pilgrimage. I will be visiting many of the holy sites from scripture. I am offering to pray for any of your intentions at these sites. For example, maybe someone is sick in your family, I can pray for them at the site where Jesus healed Lazarus. these locations have a special grace because of their connection to the life of Our Lord. So, if you are interested in prayer, please send an email to email@example.com. You may be as specific or anonymous as you desire. I look forward to continue to serve all of you as a
Deacon when I return."
Reflecting on great spiritual literatur can be a means of experiencing god in our lives. Join in the lively conversation on nine Sundays from January 11 - April 2. We meet from 10:15 - 11:15am in the Media Center (High School Library) of the Parish Administraion Center. Call Len Hohbein at (708) 544-7928 if you have any questions.
|Join Wednesday morning Bible Study
from 9:30am - 11am
In the Parish Administation Building.
Facilitated by Beth Fisette.
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||Parish Office Hours
Our Rectory Office hours are:
Monday thru Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 3pm
RE Office Hours are:
Monday thru Thursday
9am - 4pm
Fridays 9am - 3pm
Saturday 5:15pm Chapel
Sunday 7:30am Church
9am & 11:30am Chapel
Monday thru Friday
6:15 & 7:30am
4 - 4:45pm Church