November, 2016

Please join us for daily Mass Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m., weekend Mass on Saturday at 4:00 p.m., and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

The Archdiocese offers 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/merc

 

Guest House and Retreat Center at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana offers the following retreats throughout the year.  The retreats are given by monks on various topics.

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November Events:

Please join us for our Mass for the Bereaved on Sunday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m.  This will be a time when we pray in a special way for our loved ones who have gone before us.

The weekend of the 20th is our last weekend of the Church Year and we end the Year of Mercy,  we have a new flyer on Eight Ways to Live a Merciful Life at the doors of the Church.  This little flyer has very practical suggestions to help us continue our practices of mercy as we move into our next Church Year.  Please take one, reflect  and share with your family for your prayer and life of discipleship as a Catholic.

Thanksgiving Meal Gift Cards

The past several years the parish has very generously donated turkeys and canned goods for our St. Vincent DePaul food pantry clients at Thanksgiving. This year we are trying something new.  We are asking for $25 gift cards to Aldi or Shop-n-Save to give to the clients during the month of December.  Because we serve as many as 140 families a month, we are attempting to collect 140 gift cards by December 1st.  Please put gift cards/cash/checks (made out to IC SVDP) in an envelope, labeled SVDP, and put them in the collection basket during the month of November.  Thank you so much!

Thanksgiving Day we will have a collection for the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.  Please bring your donation to church for the 9 am Mass.

On Thanksgiving Day we will have a blessing of food, so bring a food item to be blessed for your meal at home. 

The Advent Wreath Making Potluck will be Sunday, Nov. 27th, at 4 pm in the gym.  Everyone is invited.  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 Evening Prayer service in the gym.  We need to know how many families are coming and what you will bring for the dinner.  Please sign up in the back of church or call the office to let Eva know how many are coming.  

The rectory will be closed on November 24th and 25th, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving.

Upcoming December Events: 

The Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be on Thursday, Dec. 8, a holy day of obligation, at 8 am and 6 pm.  There will be a chili supper for our feast day celebration in the gym.

Invitation to Divorced and Separated Catholics 

The holidays can be difficult for divorced and separated families.  Make your healing a priority in the new year by attending the Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide.  Whether you’re in the courts now or divorced for many years, you CAN find hope and healing. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a new 12-week DVD program featuring Catholic experts, and lay men and women on the journey to healing.  Topics include denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the kids, the ex-spouse, spirituality, annulment and much more.  Immaculate Conception is hosting the program beginning January 12, 2017.  Contact Kathleen or Paul at icmaplewood@gmail.com for more information.

 

Organist/Song Leader Position Available:

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking an organist/song leader to provide sacred music for Sunday Mass @ 9:00 a.m. at Mother of Perpetual Help Assisted Living and 10:15 a.m. Mass at Mary, Queen and Mother Skilled Nursing Facility. Both residences are on the same campus.  Responsibilities include:  planning, leading and accompanying sacred music for Sunday Eucharist.  Qualifications include:  professional education and experience in liturgical theology, liturgical planning and music; experience with senior adults in skilled and assisted living.  Position includes a stipend.  Resumes may be sent to Sr. Suzanne Giblin, Pastoral Care Director, 7601 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119 or online @ SGiblin@crssstl.org

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