Another pandemic milestone happened this weekend. We had our first After Mass Socials since February 2, 2019. Special thanks to our Social Committee for coordinating and serving these gatherings. It was so good to see everyone together again!
We also had a small Ministry Fair during the gatherings. Thank you to our parishioners who signed up for ministries! Our Church needs each and every one of you!
On July 13 and 14 families with children in Kindergarten through grade 6 gathered for a Family Bible School. The theme was “There’s No Place Like Home” and we focused on our Church as our home.
The first night they learned about Jesus’ parables, miracles and his call of the Apostles in a three-part quest connected to the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Lion from the Wizard of Oz. Each quest gave them part of the combination that opened a treasure chest at the end of the yellow brick road. Inside the chest was a cross for their home. The second night included a Church Scavenger Hunt which taught them more about our building, and they prayed St. Joseph’s Prayer for Families in front of our outdoor St. Joseph Statue.
Each night began and ended with singing and prayer in the Church. It was great to see the children so excited to return the second night. Their joy, excitement and enthusiastic singing voices filled our Church!
We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners! Over $8100 was collected to purchase gift cards for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Collection. We moved to gift cards instead of collecting food due to the pandemic this year.
Today, November 17, Joe and Carole Orlowski delivered over $4000 in Tops gift cards to FISH. Judy Lamb, the director, was so grateful!
Thank you to our parish family for your generosity and care for our brothers and sisters in Christ!
ICY Senior High held their Annual Candlelight Rosary on Sunday, October 11th. We are grateful to the many parishioners who joined us in prayer. Special thanks to Molly Lippert (Kindergartener) for leading the fifth decade of the Rosary for us!
On Saturday, October 10th our Respect Life Committee led our parishioners in the Rosary. We gathered at 12pm and walked the block around our parish as we prayed a Rosary together.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for prayer!
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.