Immaculate Conception Parish https://icchurchea.org Sat, 10 Aug 2019 01:05:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://icchurchea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cropped-IC-Window-LOGO-with-top-32x32.jpg Immaculate Conception Parish https://icchurchea.org 32 32 Annual Prayer for Life https://icchurchea.org/2019/08/09/annual-prayer-for-life/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/08/09/annual-prayer-for-life/#respond Sat, 10 Aug 2019 01:05:07 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=1334 On August 7th our parishioners gathered for a Prayer for Life created and led by our Youth Leaders at the Peace Pole. This year the young people chose the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary as a reminder of what we have to look forward to as disciples. Their intentions included all those impacted by the […]

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On August 7th our parishioners gathered for a Prayer for Life created and led by our Youth Leaders at the Peace Pole. This year the young people chose the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary as a reminder of what we have to look forward to as disciples. Their intentions included all those impacted by the recent tragedies in California, El Paso and Dayton. The service concluded with a Litany of the Saints as we called upon their intercession so that the life and dignity of the human person is respected throughout our world.

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Building Renovations https://icchurchea.org/2019/07/30/building-renovations/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/07/30/building-renovations/#respond Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:46:55 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=1304 The post Building Renovations appeared first on Immaculate Conception Parish.

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Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our parishioners phase 2 of our bathroom renovations are taking place this summer. In 2018 the bathrooms on the first floor of our school were replaced. This summer we are completing the bathrooms on the ground and second floors. You can see the new stall doors in the picture. All of the sinks, toilets and urinals are being replaced. Water saving devices are part of the project too. Our parish’s Upon this Rock funds are being utilized for this project. Make sure you attend a Coffee Social in the fall so you can check out our new bathrooms on the ground floor!

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Welcome to our New Catholics! https://icchurchea.org/2019/05/22/welcome-to-our-new-catholics/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/05/22/welcome-to-our-new-catholics/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 19:32:30 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=1113 It is with gratitude and heartfelt joy that we welcomed our new members Travis Bebee and Benjamin Catlin who were Baptized, Confirmed and welcomed to the Table of the Lord for the first time at our Easter Vigil on April 20th! We We are overjoyed to welcome Alyssa Beaton, Charles W. Olday Jr., Christine Smyczynski […]

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It is with gratitude and heartfelt joy that we welcomed our new members Travis Bebee and Benjamin Catlin who were Baptized, Confirmed and welcomed to the Table of the Lord for the first time at our Easter Vigil on April 20th! We We are overjoyed to welcome Alyssa Beaton, Charles W. Olday Jr., Christine Smyczynski and Richard Cox! They were Confirmed and welcomed to the Table of the Lord for the first time at our Easter Vigil.
These new Catholics enliven the faith of all our parishioners as we share in their joy. May God continue to bless each of them as they walk the journey of faith with us!

  

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RCIA Rite of Election https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/28/rcia-rite-of-election/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/28/rcia-rite-of-election/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:59:40 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=1005 On Sunday, March 10th our RCIA Candidates participated in the Rite of Election. The first part was done at the 9:30am Parish Mass. The candidates went to the Cathedral at 2pm to complete the Rite of Election with Bishop Malone. We have six adults preparing for full initiation into our Church at the Easter Vigil. […]

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On Sunday, March 10th our RCIA Candidates participated in the Rite of Election. The first part was done at the 9:30am Parish Mass. The candidates went to the Cathedral at 2pm to complete the Rite of Election with Bishop Malone. We have six adults preparing for full initiation into our Church at the Easter Vigil. Two of them are elect which means that they will receive all three Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Please keep them in your prayers!

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Lenten Series Begins This Week! https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/24/lenten-series-begins-this-week/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/24/lenten-series-begins-this-week/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:08:52 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=992 You are invited to explore Lent with three dynamic ladies on three Wednesday evenings! This Wednesday, March 27th Eileen Warner, Adjunct Faculty Member of Canisius College, will speak about Almsgiving. Eileen has served in diocesan youth ministry offices in Boston and Buffalo. She was a Pastoral Associate at St. Gregory the Great Parish for many […]

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You are invited to explore Lent with three dynamic ladies on three Wednesday evenings! This Wednesday, March 27th Eileen Warner, Adjunct Faculty Member of Canisius College, will speak about Almsgiving. Eileen has served in diocesan youth ministry offices in Boston and Buffalo. She was a Pastoral Associate at St. Gregory the Great Parish for many years and most recently served as the Director of Mission Advancement at Christ the King Seminary. She is a noted speaker throughout our diocese. We look forward to being inspired by her words and experience. The talks will be held in the school cafeteria.
Ann Marie Eckert will be speaking on Fasting on April 3rd.
Kathy Heffern will be speaking on Prayer on April 10th.
These evenings are open to both men and women. We hope you’ll join us!

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Three Receive Manus Christi Award https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/24/three-receive-manus-christi-award/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/03/24/three-receive-manus-christi-award/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:55:59 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=982 At the Diocesan Youth Convention on March 3rd three of our young people received the Manus Christi Award. Usually parishes only nominate one graduating senior, but we could not select only one of these three amazing young people. The Awards Committee agreed with us! We are very proud of Anna Brach, Aidan Doyle and Blaise […]

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At the Diocesan Youth Convention on March 3rd three of our young people received the Manus Christi Award. Usually parishes only nominate one graduating senior, but we could not select only one of these three amazing young people. The Awards Committee agreed with us! We are very proud of Anna Brach, Aidan Doyle and Blaise Doyle! All three of them serve as Youth Leaders for our youth ministry programs. Anna is also a member of our youth retreat team. Anna and Blaise served as Youth Ambassadors at the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2017 too. Congratulations Anna, Aidan and Blaise!

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Altar Server of the Year https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/18/altar-server-of-the-year/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/18/altar-server-of-the-year/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:47:51 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=553 Congratulations to Taylor McClure who received the Altar Server of the Year Award! She received her Altar Server Medal from Bishop Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral on February 16th.

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Congratulations to Taylor McClure who received the Altar Server of the Year Award! She received her Altar Server Medal from Bishop Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral on February 16th.

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Sr. Johnice & Response to Love https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/18/sr-johnice-response-to-love/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/18/sr-johnice-response-to-love/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:47:09 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=550 On Sunday, February 10th Sr. Johnice, Founder and Director, and Mike Gilhooly, Assistant Director of Response to Love Center spoke to our Confirmation students and parishioners about the work they do at the Center. Sr. Johnice shared how she met St. Mother Teresa and asked if she could return to Calcutta to learn how to […]

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On Sunday, February 10th Sr. Johnice, Founder and Director, and Mike Gilhooly, Assistant Director of Response to Love Center spoke to our Confirmation students and parishioners about the work they do at the Center. Sr. Johnice shared how she met St. Mother Teresa and asked if she could return to Calcutta to learn how to serve. St. Mother Teresa challenged her to find her own Calcutta, and she did on the east side of Buffalo.

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Annual SOUPer Bowl Party https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/08/annual-souper-bowl-party/ https://icchurchea.org/2019/02/08/annual-souper-bowl-party/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:56:24 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=530 Our Social Committee hosted a wonderful party again this year. Over 100 cans of soup were collected for local food pantries. Theresa and Ed Belter won the tray of decorated Super Bowl cookies! Arlen Adams won the second prize treat. Thank you to everyone for their donations!

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Our Social Committee hosted a wonderful party again this year. Over 100 cans of soup were collected for local food pantries. Theresa and Ed Belter won the tray of decorated Super Bowl cookies! Arlen Adams won the second prize treat. Thank you to everyone for their donations!

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First Faith Fests https://icchurchea.org/2018/11/11/first-faith-fests/ https://icchurchea.org/2018/11/11/first-faith-fests/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:14:35 +0000 https://icchurchea.org/?p=145 On November 7th and 10th we had our first Faith Fests for families with children in grades 1-5.

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On November 7th and 10th we had our first Faith Fests for families with children in grades 1-5. The goal of the Faith Fests is to help weave faith into family life. Advent was the focus of these first gatherings. Each family made a goal for each week of Advent focused on hope, peace, joy and love. These goals were written on a gift box that they cannot open until Christmas!!!!

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