Our parish had an impressive turn out for the free Christian Movie Overcomer at the Aurora Theater. We are grateful to the generosity of one of our parishioners for making this night on March 8th possible. Immaculate Conception Youth Ministry was proud to sponsor this event.
Overcomer is available on dvd. If you were unable to join us, you may rent/buy a copy to watch. It is an excellent reflection to include in your Lenten journey.
On Sunday, March 8th our parishioners were invited to join our Confirmation students for their session on Our Call to Service and Witness. Sr. Johnice and Mike Gilhooly from the Response to Love Center shared their faith journeys and the work they do at Response to Love. They are very grateful to our parishioners for their generosity to the ministry at the Center.
Our first two Soup Suppers were well attended. We are grateful to Fr. Bryan Zielenieski and Fr. Peter Santandreu for speaking on Reconciliation and Reflection respectively. We are especially grateful to our Social Committee for the delicious soup suppers!
Next week, March 18th, Fr. Dave Richards joins us to talk about Repentance. We hope you can join us!
On Thursday, November 21st seven young people from our parish leave for NCYC in Indianapolis. They will join over 20,000 Catholic teenagers from across the country to celebrate the theme Blessed, Broken, and Given. Please keep Jack Accurso, Marissa Crowe, Ian Dibble, Vicki Loniewski, Jack Moffat, Katie Schulz and Nathan White in your prayers. All seven are serving at Youth Ambassadors which means they will introduce two of the breakout sessions during the 3 day event too. There are a total of 5 breakout rounds.
You may take part in the event via livestream: http://www.ncyc.info/livestream
Over 85 families from our Faith Formation and School gathered on Saturday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 19th to prepare for Advent. They learned about the many prophets and holy people of Advent. “John the Baptist” opened the evening with Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord. Special thanks to Jack Moffat for portraying John the Baptist. Every family made an Advent wreath together which Fr. Bob blessed before they went home. The parent session included a visit from our “Blessed Mother Mary” portrayed by Samantha Michel. She will repeat her reflective performance at our Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass on Monday, December 9th at 7pm.
Special thanks to the generosity of our parishioners which provided the supplies for the Advent wreaths.
On Saturday, October 5th our sixth grade Faith Formation students received Bibles from the parish to help them as they continue to learn about our Catholic faith. Our school children received their Bibles at the school Mass on October 18th which was the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist.
When Fr. Bob gave out the Bibles he said, “Children we present you the gift of this Bible so that the story of God and God’s people may be with you at home, church, or wherever you shall choose to carry it. Enjoy reading how God is at work in nature and history. Learn about the life and teachings of Jesus. Be open to how God may continue to speak to you through your reading of the scriptures.” as part of the presentation.