April Fool’s……

This Holy Week, please plan to participate in as many ways as you can.  Click here for Holy Week Schedule 2015.

Coming up after Easter:

April 8: Baby Shower in support of the Sweet Babies Organization, sponsored by our Ladies Auxiliary #903.  Join us from 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Hall for party games, snacks, and fun.  Bring new or gently-used baby items.  RSVP to Kathy at mrskathybus5@gmail.com or Linda at 781-1488.

April 11: Knights of Columbus BBQ at the Shell Station (corner of Manchester and Big Bend) from 10:00am-6:00pm.

April 12: Green Social for Seniors (50+) from 12:00-3:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Join us for lunch, bingo and prizes!

April 18-19: ACA Speaker, Dr. Michael Meehan, will be at both Masses.

April 19: Free Harp Recital in the church at 2:00pm.

April 25: Volunteer to help the Food Pantry sort the Girl Scouts April Showers Collection from 10:00am-3:00pm in the gym. RSVP to Anne at 645-3307 if you are available any time that day.

April 25: Anointing of the Sick at the 4:00pm Mass.

April 26: Celebrate our PSR students’ First Eucharist at the 9:30am Mass.

March 2015

Lent continues here at IC.  Join us for Daily Mass at 8:00am, Stations of the Cross every Friday at 8:30am, Adoration every Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm, Saturday Mass at 4:00pm, and Sunday Mass at 9:30am.

New: Follow us on Twitter at @ICmaplewood

Fish Fry is every Friday during Lent from 4:00-7:00pm in the gym at 7240 Anna Avenue.

All Seniors are welcome to attend the Senior Luncheon being held in the gym on March 9th at 11:30am.  The program is being sponsored by Cooperative Healthcare.  Our own Larry Nations will present stretching exercises that can help you stay healthy and mobile.  To RSVP call 314-644-6805 by March 6th.

There will be a Reconciliation Service on March 15th in the Church at 10:45am.  All are encouraged to attend.

Join us at our Annual Irish Arts Dinner and Performance on March 21st.  Gaelic Mass begins in the Church at 4:00pm with a tour of St. Louis Irish Arts at 5:00pm, Dinner at 5:30pm, and the Performance at 7:00pm.  Tickets are available at both masses or online at http://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1357

Palm Sunday services are March 28th at 4:00pm and March 29th at 9:30am.

Holy Week Schedule 2015

Other Events Coming Up:
March 14th:
Knights of Columbus BBQ from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Shell Station at the corner of Big Bend and Manchester
March 29th: All bottles for the Baby Bottle Brigade are due back.  Even if you haven’t collected funds, please return your bottle.  Checks can be made out to Ladies Auxiliary #903.  All funds collected will be used to purchase ultrasound equipment to allow women considering abortion to see their unborn child.
March 29th: Free MRH High School Choir Concert in the Church at 3:00pm


February 2015

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood!

We hope you join us at one of our masses; Monday-Friday at 8:00am, Saturday at 4:00pm, and Sunday at 9:30am.

Coming up in February….

February 14/15 – Mass for Peace and Justice, Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am

February 18 – Ash Wednesday Masses at 8:00am and 6:00pm

Fish Fry – Starting Ash Wednesday from 4:00-7:00pm and continuing every Friday throughout Lent in our Parish Hall at 7240 Anna Avenue.

Sales for the Annual St. Louis Irish Arts Dinner and Dance begin this weekend at both masses.  Pre-sale prices until February 28th are $10/adult and $8/child and include Gaelic Mass at 4:00pm, Irish Arts Open House at 5:00pm, Dinner at 5:30pm, and Irish Dancing and Music at 7:00pm.  On March 1st ticket prices rise to $15/adult and $10/child.  Call Cori at 314-691-2136 or email at nationscori@gmail.com for ticket purchases or more info.  Event tickets and raffle tickets are also available at our Online Giving website at http://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1357


Happy New Year!

Welcome to a New Year at Immaculate Conception!  We hope you will join us all year for Mass, Adoration, PSR, Fish Fry, Special Events….you name it!

Ring in 2015 with attendance at the New Year’s Eve Mass at 6:00pm and the New Year’s Day Mass at 9:30am.

We are collecting socks the whole month of January for Good Shepherd Home in University City.  Any size and color of sock will be appreciated!  There will be a box in the back of church.

The Ladies Auxiliary #903 kicks off the New Year with the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Supper in the IC Parish Hall.  Dinner begins at 5:30pm with music by parishioner Gary Gray and dancing until ????  Dinner is $10/adults, $5/6-10yrs. and Free/5 and under.  All are welcome.

Most importantly, get your photo taken for inclusion in the 2015 Immaculate Conception Picture Directory.  Portrait sittings are January 14-17 in the church.  All who sit for a portrait get a free directory and free 8×10 portrait!!  Register by calling Anne in the Rectory at 645-3307, signing up after mass on the weekend, or going to https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/immaculateconceptionchurch8/index.php?page=10

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!


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.

Help out IC this holiday season….When you shop at Amazon.com, click on AmazonSmiles and .5% of your purchase will go to IC.  Click here to see how it works: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0653350

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.