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.

See the new link to the right “AmazonSmile Donations” for a new way to donate to IC.

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

 

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!! 

See the new link to the right “AmazonSmile Donations” for a new way to donate to IC.

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

 

Easter Season

Hope everyone got a chance to attend Mass over the Easter weekend.  The church looked beautiful with all the spring-time flowers!

This past weekend we celebrated First Eucharist with our PSR 2nd graders.  Congratulations to Cole Bircher, Amelie Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Marie Daugherty, Flora Joyce Eidson, Cheyenne Marie Long, Gabrielle Miller, Jada Marie Pickens, Huck Simmons, Andrew Patrick Strong, and Callan Sukanek.

It’s ACA time.  Click on the ACA link to the right to make an online donation.

May 17th….support our 8th Grade PSR students as they celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica at 1:30pm and May 18th …. we have one student getting confirmed a the Cathedral at 2:30pm.  Congratulations to Anthony Bene, Shawn Faulkingham, Jr., Ruby Grein, Beth Gustafson and Anna Izaguirre.

Support our KofC Ladies Auxiliary #903 as they sponsor a SWEET BABIES shower on May 21st in the Parish Hall.  Bring an unwrapped baby item to help support new mothers in need who give birth at St. Mary’s Hospital. The shower begins at 7:00pm.

We are sponsoring a concert by the Arioso Choir from Rochester, MN. on May 28th at 7:00pm in the church.  To find out more about Arioso and listen to recordings, go to http://www.raachechoirs.org.

Rescheduled!!  New this year….the First Annual IC Ministry Fair…join us after Mass on May 31 and June 1st to learn about all our different Parish Ministries and to enjoy a FREE meal of fried chicken, sides, soda and iced tea!

 

Holy Week Schedule

Confession, April 14, 15, 16, 6:30-8:00pm

Morning Prayer, April 17, 18, 19, 8:00am

Christian Passover Supper, April 17, 6:00pm (Be there at 5:45pm and bring wine/grape juice for your family and a dish to share)

Holy Thursday Mass (Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper), April 17, 7:30pm
(Bring a bell or phone app to ring during “Gloria”)

Stations of the Cross, April 18, 12:00pm

Fish Fry, April 18, 4:00-7:00pm Fish Fry Flyer 2014

Good Friday Liturgy (Celebration of the Lord’s Passion), April 18, 7:30pm

Decorate Church for Easter, April 19, 8:30am

Easter Vigil Mass, April 19, 8:30pm (Party immediately following in Rectory.  Please bring hors d’oeuvres to share.)

Easter Sunday Mass (Easter Sunday Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord), April 20, 9:30am

Easter Egg Hunt, April 20 (Immediately following Mass in Lohkamp’s yard)

Lent

Fish Fry  is every Friday from 4:00-7:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Click on the link below to see our Fish Fry Menu!  See you there!

Fish Fry Flyer 2014

Stations of the Cross will be held in the church every Friday evening during Lent at 6:00pm.

For Reconciliation opportunities throughout the entire Archdiocese during Lent, go to http://www.archstl.org and click on “The Light is On”.

IC has just begun an EScrip program.  Gift cards will be available after Mass every weekend or by turning in your order form and cash/check in the collection basket or to the Rectory office.  Click attached for a printable order form.  EScrip Merchant List and Order Form Sheet

Join us at the 2nd Annual IC Women’s Retreat on April 5th from 8:30am-3:30pm in the LaSalette Room.  The topic this year is “Personalities of the Gospels” and the presenter is Kathryn Robbins.  The $15 fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials.  To RSVP or for financial assistance call Kathleen or Arlene at 314-644-6805.

February 2014

Thank you to Cardinal Timothy Dolan for visiting and celebrating Mass with us!

To see photos of his visit, go to http://hardyphoto.zenfolio.com/.  From there, click on ‘Photographs,’ then the ‘Cardinal Dolan Visit’ gallery, and the ‘IC 2/2/14′ group.

Our next big event is our Annual St. Louis Irish Arts Mass, Dinner and Performance on March 1st, 2014.  Mass will begin at 4:00pm with dinner at 5:30pm and the performance at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Tickets for the event are available at both masses or you can purchase them through our Online Giving website.  Tickets are $15/Adult or $10/Child (10 and under).  There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  See flyer below for more info!

Irish Arts 2014

See you all at Mass!

Happy 2014!

Hope your New Year has started out well.  We would like to invite you all to join us this year at Immaculate Conception Church for Mass and all our parish activities.  Here is a bit of what is happening here in January:

January 4: Feast of the Epiphany Mass 4:00pm (bring your socks for Good Shepherd Children’s Home all month!)

January 5: Feast of the Epiphany Mass 9:30am
All Parish Open House 2:00-5:00pm in the Rectory.  All are welcome to join the staff for snacks and drinks to ring in the New Year!

January 11: Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper, 5:30-7:30pm in the Gym.  Meat and Meatless Spaghetti, Salad, Bread and Dessert with Water, Tea, Coffee and Milk for a $1.00 Wine, Beer and Soda;  Ticket Price: Adult/$10.00, Children 6-10/ $5.00, Children 5 and under/Free.  Please RSVP by January 7th to Eileen Lencz  781-9506 or Maria Gray 781-7207.

January 15: Mystagogy Class, 7:00pm in the Rectory.

January 29: Mystagogy Class, 7:00pm in the Rectory.

Coming in February…..Welcome Cardinal Timothy Dolan!  Cardinal Dolan will be celebrating mass with us on February 2nd at 9:30am.  Hope to see you all here!