Advent and Christmas at IC

December 3/4 – Second Sunday of Advent

*Pick up tags from large “Giving Tree” with gift suggestions for Homebound

December 7 – Parish Feast Day Mass and Chili Supper @ 6:00pm

December 10 – Breakfast with Santa, 9:00-11:00am in the Parish Hall.  Call Laura at 647-1935 to RSVP.

December 10/11 – Third Sunday of Advent

*All Giving Tree gifts due

*Sign up for individuals and/or families to deliver gifts to MRH ECC families

December 12 – Leisure Club Christmas Party @ 12:00pm

December 16 – Delivery of gifts to MRH ECC families from 10:00am-12:00pm

December 17/18  – Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 17 – Parish Cluster Reconciliation

*9:00-11:00am @ St. James the Greater

*11:00am-1:00pm @ Immaculate Conception

*3:00-4:45pm @ Little Flower

December 19 – Secretary’s Luncheon @12:00pm

December 20/21/22 – Confession from 6:30-8:00pm

December 22 – Christmas Caroling for the Homebound

December 24 – Christmas Caroling @ 4:00pm with Christmas Eve Mass beginning @ 4:30pm

December 25 – Christmas Day Mass @ 9:30am

December 31/January 1 – Feast of Mary, Mother of God

*Blessing of Calendars

January 7/8 – Feast of the Epiphany

*Give out Home Blessing Kits

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November at IC 2011

IC’s Service Commission is sponsoring a sock drive throughout the whole month of November, to benefit the children at Good Shepard Children and Family Services in University City.  There are currently about 125 foster kids in the care of Good Shepard, from infants to the age of 21 and they need all kinds of socks.  All socks are being collected in the box in the back of church.

Thanksgiving Mass will be held at 9:00am on November 24th.  Families are encouraged to bring an item that they will be serving at their meal to be carried in the entrance procession and blessed during Mass.  Please join us!

Need to get some Christmas shopping done?  Black Friday, November 25th, we are hosting a Parent’s Day Out  from 2-4pm in the LaSalette Room.  Drop your kids off for a movie and get some secret shopping done!  Email Cori at nationscori@yahoo.com for more info.

The Advent Wreath Potluck will be held on November 27th at 4:00pm in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome!  Bring a dish to pass and your wreath base.  Greens, candles and ribbon will be available for creating a family advent wreath.  A short wreath blessing service will be held after dinner.  Call the rectory at 645-3307 if you need a wreath base.

The Giving Tree will be up in the church starting the weekend of November 26/27.  Please pick one or more tags off the tree to help provide a gift or food item for a local MRH Early Childhood family.