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.

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.

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.
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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!! 

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)