December at IC

It is the season of Advent.  Join us at IC as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming into our world.

Dec. 14th – 12:00-2:00pm – Brunch with Santa in the gym.  $8/attendee includes brunch, a holiday craft, and photos with Santa.  RSVP to Laura Miller at miller72laura@gmail.com.

Dec. 14th – All Giving Tree Gifts are due!

Dec. 20th – 9:00am-1:00pm – Parent’s Christmas Break in the gym.  Do you need some free time from the children before the holidays to shop, clean house, bake cookies, or just put your feet up and relax?  Drop your kids/grandkids at Parent’s Christmas Break. All kids should bring a sack lunch.  Games, movies, crafts and a snack will be provided. Donations to the IC Youth will be accepted.

Dec. 21st – 11:00am – PSR First Reconciliation Mass in the church.  Join us for PSR First Reconciliation and an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to Christmas.  Because this is a regular class day, all PSR students should meet in their classrooms at the regular time of 10:45am

Dec. 24th – 5:30pm – Caroling in Church, 6:00pm – Christmas Eve Mass.begins

Dec. 25th – 9:30am – Christmas Day Mass

In other news…..
Don’t forget to purchase your holiday ESCRIP after mass every weekend or by stopping in the Rectory during the week.
Faith Sharing takes place every Sunday at 10:45am in the Annex.  All are invited to come and talk about the weekend Mass Readings.
Are you shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season?  If so, register at AmazonSmiles to donate .05% of all your purchases to Immaculate Conception.  Click on this link for more info http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0653350

Lifetouch will be photographing our parish from January 14-17th, 2015.  Every family who schedules a session will receive a free IC Directory and a free 8×10 Family Portrait.  Please schedule your appointment at https:/www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/immaculateconceptionchurch8/index.php?page=10

 

November 2014

Happy November!

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November 8: Parish Club Sausage Supper from 2:00-7:00pm in the gym.  Click for menu. SAUSAGE DINNER 2014

November 15/16: All grocery items for Thanksgiving dinners for our SVDP Food Pantry are due!  Deliveries can be made from 3:30-4:30pm on November 15 and from 9:00-10:00am and 10:45am-12:00pm on November 16th to the food pantry. Click for list of items needed. Thanksgiving meal letter 2014

November 17: Health Ministry Senior Lunch and Learn from 11:30am-1:30pm in the gym. Come have lunch and learn about Legal Assistance Programs for Seniors.  To reserve your seat and lunch, send $5 to Immaculate Conception Health Ministry, 2934 Marshall Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143 by November 14th.

November 23: Free Magic Show after Mass in the gym, featuring our own parish magician, Paul Rygelski.  Enjoy some coffee and donuts and a little bit of magic.

November 23: 1:00-5:00pm in the gym – help us distribute Thanksgiving groceries to our Food Pantry clients.  To help, call Anne in the office at 645-3307 or by email at icmaplewood@gmail.com.

November 27: Thanksgiving Mass at 9:30am

November 29: Parent’s Christmas Break from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  Drop off your children to be entertained while you take time to do some holiday shopping, clean house, or just put your feet up and relax!  We will also wrap your gifts for you! Donations to our IC Youth group will be accepted. Parents Christmas Break 2014

November 30: Advent Wreath Potluck in the gym at 4:00pm.  All are welcome, just bring a side dish to share.  Wreath making items will be available.

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October 2014

The days are getting shorter….the leaves are changing….Fall is here!

We see signs of summer’s passing in golden leaves,
shortening days, misty mornings, autumn glow.
We sense its passing in rain that dampens,
winds that chill, Harvest’s bounty placed on show.
Creator God, who brings forth
both green shoot and hoar frost,
sunrise and sunset,
we bring our thanks
for seeds that have grown,
harvests gathered,
storehouses filled,
mouths fed.
And, as your good earth rests
through winter’s cold embrace,
we look forward to its re-awakening
when kissed by Spring’s first touch.

October 24th: 7:00-9:00pm All 4th through 7th graders meet in the gym for our first youth group meeting and hang-out time.  Any questions or if you are an adult who would love to volunteer to assist, call Cori at 314-691-2136 or nationscori@gmail.com

October 26th: 12:00-3:00pm All seniors are invited for a free afternoon of lunch, bingo and prizes.  RSVP to Anne at 314-645-3307.

All Saints Day Mass will be held on November 1st at 8:00am in the Church!

Looking ahead…save the date for the Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast on November 2nd from 8:00am – 12:00pm and the Parish Club Sausage Supper on November 8th from 2:00-7:00pm.

September 2014

Great to finally have some cooler weather.  Fall is almost here!

Significant IC events in September:

September 7: PSR Starts! 10:45am-12:00pm in the school. Click here to Register!
PSR Registration Form 2014-15

September 13: Knights of Columbus BBQ at the Shell Station from 10:00am until 6:00pm.

September 20: St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor 10:00am at the St. Louis University High School Track.  If you are unable to attend, sponsor an IC team-member or drop a donation to SVDP in the collection.

September 27: Ladies Auxiliary #903 Indoor Yard Sale 8:00am -2:00pm in the gym.  Part of the Tri-City Yard Sale, there will be bbq, a bake sale, lots of vendors selling their items, and clean restrooms.

Join us for Mass every weekday at 8:00am and on Saturdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 9:30am!

 

August 2014

DATE CHANGE! Join us for a FREE Pool Party on Friday, August 15th from 8:00-10:00pm at the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center!

The masses for the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th will be at 8:00am and 7:00pm.

PSR Registration will take place every weekend during August.  There is a box in the back of church.  Please fill out your registration for each child and put it in the box.  We will take tuition payments the first Sunday of class.  If you register early, you will receive 10% off your tuition.

If you are one of our Community Neighborhood Network Captains, please plan on attending a short meeting on August 24th immediately following mass.

Last Sand Volleyball match will be Thursday, August 28th at 7:00pm.  We have also reserved the North Pavilion at Deercreek Park for an All – Parish Potluck.  Meat will be ready at 7:00pm, so bring a side or dessert and join us for a meal and some volleyball!  All are welcome.

Congratulations to the newest members of our Parish Pastoral Council: Fr. Jim Gray, Deacon Gerry Quinn, Robert Bott, Arlene Cleary, Deborah Lee, Karen Lightfoot, Justin Lorenz, Teresa Lunte, Marie Mudd, Joe Parker, Pat Richardson, and Ellen Simmons

 Saint Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the day of battle.
be our safeguard against the
wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray
and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

July 2014

And the heat is on……

Join us for Mass on Saturdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 9:30am.  Father Jim always hears confessions at 3:15pm on Saturdays, but if you need another time, please call Anne in the office to schedule an appointment (314-645-3307).

We are serving free kids lunches every Monday – Friday from 11:30am – 12:30pm (except on July 4th) in the gym.

The office will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

Steve’s Seniors vs. Cori’s Crushers will play sand volleyball on Wednesday, July 9th at 7:00pm at Deercreek Park.  All volleyballers and cheerleaders are invited to join in the fun!

There will be a Memorial Mass for Father Pete Kohler on July 12th at 1:00pm in the church.  Father Pete served here with the LaSalette’s for many years.

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Summertime…..

Things should be slowing down around here soon!  Hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy our pleasant June weather so far!

Things to do at IC in the next couple of weeks:

June 2 – August 8 – FREE LUNCH for kids, ages 2-18, every Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm in our gym at 7240 Anna Avenue.

June 14 – 8:00am – Men’s Mass and Breakfast – in the La Salette Room in the school building.  Join the men of the parish for a morning of prayer, good eats and fellowship.

June 16 – 3:00-7:00pm – Red Cross Blood Drive - in the gym.  Please make your appointment to give blood at redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Maplewood or call Kim Kuntz at 660-349-8464.

June 18 – 7:00pm – Game 1 – Steve’s Seniors vs. Cori’s Crushers – Sand volleyball at Deercreek Park 

June 26 – 7:00pm – Game 2 – Steve’s Seniors vs. Cori’s Crushers – Sand volleyball at Deercreek Park

June 27-29 - a truck from the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will be on our parking lot to collect your gently used items.  Our Society of St. Vincent de Paul will receive store credit for our clients for every item packed in the truck.  Clean out your garages, basements, attics and closets for SVDP!! 

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  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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  • Support IC by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.