April 2016

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood, Missouri!  Join us for daily mass at 8:00am every Monday thru Friday and at our weekend masses on Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.

The Archdiocese offers some great resources for the Year of Mercy. The Year of Mercy Calendar of Events and Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Sites as well as a great website with updates and other information http://www.archstl.org/mercy

Please be sure to stop by the rectory office and welcome Eva May, IC’s new Administrative Assistant.

Join us for these events at IC in April.

April 3, 3:00pm in the church: MRH High School Community Concert — FREE!!

April 12, 6:30pm in the gym: Sweet Babies Baby Shower hosted by Ladies Auxiliary #903.  Bring new or gently used newborn baby items to be donated to St. Mary’s Hospital Sweet Babies program.

April 16, 10:00am-2:00pm in the gym: April Showers Service project.  We need volunteers to help sort, organize, and stock our food pantry with toiletry items collected by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

April 23, 4:00pm in the church: Irish Mass  5:00pm in the gym: Irish Arts Dinner and Performance.  Tickets will be available soon!

April 24, 9:30am in the church: PSR First Eucharist Mass

 

 

March 2016

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood, Missouri!  Join us for daily mass at 8:00am every Monday thru Friday and at our weekend masses on Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.

The Archdiocese offers some great resources for the Year of Mercy which started on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015.  The  Year of Mercy Calendar of Events and Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Sites as well as a great website with updates and other information http://www.archstl.org/mercy

Make this your Best Lent Ever!!  Don’t give up chocolate this Lent.  Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life? What matters most and what matters least? Then it’s time to rediscover Jesus.  Based on Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus, Dynamic Catholic’s free Best Lent Ever email program will take you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—and yourself—in a deeply personal way, and begin (or nourish) a habit of daily prayer.  Join at dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/

Here is what is happening in March.  Make note of the Holy Week Schedule!

March 2: Lenten Lunch at Christ Church UCC at 12:00pm

March 4, 11, 18: Fish Fry from 4:00-7:00pm in the Parish Hall Fish Fry Menu Flyer 2016
 Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm in the church

March 6: PSR and All-Parish Reconciliation at 10:45am in the church
Zip Rzeppa Live!!  2:00pm in the church
https://vimeo.com/matermedia/immaculateconception

March 9: Lenten Lunch at Maplewood United Methodist at 12:00pm

March 12: Reconciliation and Mercy Retreat from 8:00-11:30am in the church – Breakfast will be provided Reconciliation and Mercy Retreat 2016 Please RSVP to Anne at 645-3307.

March 16: Lenten Lunch at Immaculate Conception at 12:00pm

March 18: Deborah Lee in Concert in the church at 7:00pm

March 23: Lenten Lunch at Evangel Temple at 12:00pm

March 24: Christian Passover Supper at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall (rsvp to Anne at 645-3307)
Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30pm

March 25: Stations of the Cross at 12:00pm
Good Friday Service at 7:30pm

March 26: Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm
Easter Party in Rectory immediately following Mass

March 27: Easter Sunday Mass at 9:30am
Easter Egg Hunt in Lohkamp’s yard immediately following Mass

 

 

 

February 2016, Lent begins.

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood, Missouri!  Join us for daily mass at 8:00am every Monday thru Friday and at our weekend masses on Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.

The Archdiocese offers some great resources for the Year of Mercy which started on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015.  The  Year of Mercy Calendar of Events and Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Sites as well as a great website with updates and other information http://www.archstl.org/mercy

Make this your Best Lent Ever!!  Don’t give up chocolate this Lent.  Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life? What matters most and what matters least? Then it’s time to rediscover Jesus.  Based on Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus, Dynamic Catholic’s free Best Lent Ever email program will take you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—and yourself—in a deeply personal way, and begin (or nourish) a habit of daily prayer.  Join at dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/

Here’s what’s happening at IC in February.  Join us!!

February 10 – 8:00am and 6:00pm – Ash Wednesday Mass

February 10-March 23 – 12:00-1:00pm – Maplewood Clergy Cluster Lenten Lunches       Lenten Lunch Schedule 2016

February 12, 18, and 26 – 4:00-7:00pm (in the gym) – Fish Fry  
Click here for Fish Fry Menu Flyer 2016 We have a great new updated menu and some other exciting changes to our fish fry, so if you haven’t tried us out before, this is the time!

February 13 – 11:00am – Guided Tour of the Cathedral Basilica – meet in the parking lot at 10:45am to carpool over or meet us at the Cathedral for our own personal tour of the Cathedral.  Suggested donations are $1/child, $2/adult

February 13 – 5:00-9:30pm – Sweetheart Dance (in the gym) – sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary #903 and featuring music by “The Stubborn Kinda Fellas”, an exciting 6-Piece R&B Dance Band.  Appetizers: 5pm to 7pm, Music and Dancing: 7pm to 9:30pm, $15 per person or $25 per couple in advance. $20 per person at door (Appetizers Included). Cash Bar. Sweetheart Dance 2016

 

 

New Year! 2016!

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood, MO.  Join us for daily mass at 8:00am every Monday thru Friday and at our weekend masses on Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.

The Archdiocese offers some great resources for the Year of Mercy which started on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015.  The  Year of Mercy Calendar of Events and Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Sites as well as a great website with updates and other information http://www.archstl.org/mercy

Coming up at IC:

New Year’s Vigil Mass – December 31 – 4:00pm

New Year’s Day Mass – January 1 – 9:30am

Spaghetti with Elvis – January 2 – (in the gym) Dinner will be served from 5-7pm with entertainment by Gary Gray at 6:00pm, Joe Miller at 7:00pm, and Elvis (Steve Davis) at 8:00pm.  Tickets are available by calling Eileen Lencz at 314-781-9506 or Karen Bish at 314-645-1089.  A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit ALS.

Deborah Lee in Concert – January 9 – 7:00pm (in the church) – Come hear singer/songwriter Deborah Lee as she sings her songs of life and faith. Her husband, Gary Lee, will join on cello for a portion of the concert. A free will offering will be taken to go toward the continuation of this music ministry. For more information go to www.deborahleemusic.net or call (314) 690-3322.

Community Prayer for Peace – January 10 – 4:30pm (in the church) – Join the Maplewood Richmond Heights Community for 30 minutes of quiet prayer for peace.  All faiths and non-faiths are welcome.

Blessing of the Candles/Blessing of Throats (Feast of St. Blaise) – January 30/31 at Mass.  Please bring candles to be blessed.

 

Happy Advent!

Thanks for visiting us at Immaculate Conception Church in lovely Maplewood, MO!  Mass is Monday – Friday at 8:00am in our daily mass chapel and on Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.  Hope to see you there!

IC is busy in December.  Please keep these dates available so you can attend as many of these events as possible. Check back for updates!

Click on the link for a really cool Advent resource from Dynamic Catholic, “Best Advent Ever”, a simple reflection for every day of Advent.  http://dynamiccatholic.com/year-of-mercy/best-advent-ever/

The Archdiocese offers some great resources for the Year of Mercy which starts on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015.  The  Year of Mercy Calendar of Events and Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Sites as well as a great website with updates and other information http://www.archstl.org/mercy

PSR First Reconciliation – December 6th – 10:45am.

Brunch with Santa – December 6th – 12:00-2:00pm.  Check out the attached flyer for more details!! 2015 Brunch with Santa

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8th – Join us in church for Mass at 6:00pm and then in the gym for our Annual Chili Supper to celebrate our Feast Day!!

“Run on Faith” Free Christmas Concert – December 13th – 3:00pm. Check out the attached flyer for more details!!  Run on Faith

All – Parish Reconciliation Service – December 20th – 10:45am.

Nick Gantz Boy Scout Eagle Ceremony – December 20th – 3:00pm.

Help us decorate the Church for Christmas – December 23rd – 9:00am

Christmas Eve Caroling – 4:00pm in church

Christmas Eve Mass – 4:30pm

Christmas Day Mass – 9:30am

New Year’s Vigil Mass – Dec. 31 – 4:00pm

New Year’s Day Mass – 9:30am

 

November at IC

All Saints Day!

All Saints Day!

Happy November!  Join us at Immaculate Conception for daily mass every Monday thru Friday at 8:00am in our Daily Mass Chapel, on Saturdays at 4:00pm and on Sundays at 9:30am.

Important dates to remember!

November 7: Last Knights of Columbus BBQ of the year!! 10:00am – 6:00pm at the Maplewood Shell Station on the corner of Big Bend and Manchester.

November 8: Mass of the Bereaved Join us at the 9:30am mass to remember all our deceased loved ones.

November 8: Green Social Seniors are invited to this FREE lunch and bingo from 12:00 – 3:00pm in the IC gym.  RSVP to Anne Arias in the office (645-3307) if you plan to attend.

November 14: Lector Training for New and Seasoned Lectors A training and refresher for new and seasoned lectors will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 am in Church.  This will be led by Ellen and Tom Simmons.  This is open to any youth and adult parishioners who are interested.  Please contact Anne Arias at the rectory office to sign up as soon as possible.  Come and develop your skills and gift of proclaiming the Word.  You are greatly needed!

November 14: Thanksgiving Grocery Drop Off 3:30 – 4:30pm SVDP Thanksgiving Groceries 2015

November 15: Thanksgiving Grocery Drop Off 9:00am – 12:00pm SVDP Thanksgiving Groceries 2015

November 22: Thanksgiving Grocery Give-Away – Volunteers are needed from 9:00 – 11:00am to help setup the gym and from 2:00 – 4:00pm to help give-away the groceries.

November 26: Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00am  – Bring an item of food from your meal to be blessed and bring cash or food donations for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

November 29: Kick off your Advent at our Annual Advent Wreath Making Potluck at 4:00pm in the gym– Bring a dish to share and your wreath base (let the staff know if you need a wreath base).  We will share a meal, make our wreaths (greens, candles and ribbon provided by IC), and participate in a short wreath blessing service.

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October is here

Welcome to Immaculate Conception Parish, home to Maplewood (and beyond) Catholics for 111 years.

Be sure to check out our new Parish and Community page for faith stories and parishioner news.

Here is what is going on at IC in October!

October 3: Ladies Auxiliary #903 Indoor Yard Sale – 8:00am-1:00pm in the gym.  There will also be a bake sale with all proceeds going to support our SVDP Food Pantry.

October 4: PSR Teacher Commissioning – 9:30am Mass

October 18: FREE Cathechetical Artistry Concert at 3:00pm in the church. IC Maplewood MO

 

October 23: “Halloween Themed” IC Social – 7:00-9:00pm in the gym.

Halloween 2015

 

October 25: Presentation of PSR Sacramental Candidates – 9:30am Mass

 

October 26: Blood Drive  3:00-7:00pm in the gym. To pre-register please contact Kim Kuntz at kim.kuntz@yahoo.com