April, 2017

WELCOME TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH IN MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI!

Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

 

Immaculate Conception Parish extends a warm welcome to Deacon John Flanigan.   Deacon Flanigan joined us on April 1, 2017 as Parish Life Coordinator.  

We will miss Deacon Ken Clemens, Parish Life Coordinator as he retired on April 1, 2017.

Last Fish Fry:  Friday, April 7th!!!

Holy Week Schedule 2017

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Information
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738

ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

The Safe Environment Program requires all adult employees and volunteers with a likelihood of working with or near children or youth on a regular basis to comply with the following:

1.  Complete a state criminal record and child abuse or neglect check.
2.  Sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
3.  Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Eva May at icmaplewood@gmail.com or call the rectory at 314-645-3307.  You may also contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org or call 314-792-7540.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule
http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0

Worker Registration

Code of Ethical Conduct for Employees Clergy and Volunteers

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March, 2017

WELCOME TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH IN MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI!

Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

Men’s Prayer Group Time Change:  The Men’s Prayer Group is now meeting on the first and third Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the rectory.

Fish Fry is here!!!  Fish Fry begins the Friday after Lent, March 3rd and ends on April 7th.

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Information
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738

ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

The Safe Environment Program requires all adult employees and volunteers with a likelihood of working with or near children or youth on a regular basis to comply with the following:

1.  Complete a state criminal record and child abuse or neglect check.
2.  Sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
3.  Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Eva May at icmaplewood@gmail.com or call the rectory at 314-645-3307.  You may also contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org or call 314-792-7540.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule
http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0

Worker Registration

Code of Ethical Conduct for Employees Clergy and Volunteers

February, 2017

WELCOME TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH IN MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI!

Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

Men’s Prayer Group Time Change:  The Men’s Prayer Group is now meeting on the first and third Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the rectory.

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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 which began on January 19, 2017.  Participants may enroll until February 2nd.  Contact Kathleen or Paul at icmaplewood@gmail.com for more information or by calling 644-6805.

Fish Fry is coming!!!  Fish Fry begins the Friday after Lent, March 3rd.

 

An Imminent Threat to Religious Liberty
Board Bill 203 was recently introduced to the Board of Alderman for the City of St. Louis. The goal of this bill is to change the city’s anti-discrimination law by adding pregnancy and reproductive health decisions as protected classes. 

We ask that everyone, particularly those who reside in the city, phone, email or send a letter to the St. Louis City Board of Alderman and urge them to defeat Board Bill 203. 

Board of Alderman/City Hall, Room 230/1200 Market Street/St. Louis, MO  63103
314-622-3287   

To locate contact information for a particular alderman go to:  https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/Wards-1-28.cfm

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Information
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738

ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

The Safe Environment Program requires all adult employees and volunteers with a likelihood of working with or near children or youth on a regular basis to comply with the following:

1.  Complete a state criminal record and child abuse or neglect check.
2.  Sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
3.  Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Eva May at icmaplewood@gmail.com or call the rectory at 314-645-3307.  You may also contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org or call 314-792-7540.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule
http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0

Worker Registration

Code of Ethical Conduct for Employees Clergy and Volunteers

January, 2017

WELCOME TO IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH IN MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI!

Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

Men’s Prayer Group Time Change:  The Men’s Prayer Group is now meeting on the first and third Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the rectory.

smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0653350

Support Charity While Shopping for Valentine's Day

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 which began on January 19, 2017.  Participants may enroll until February 2nd.  Contact Kathleen or Paul at icmaplewood@gmail.com for more information or by calling 644-6805.

Fish Fry is coming!!!  Fish Fry begins the Friday after Lent, March 3rd.

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Information
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738

ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

The Safe Environment Program requires all adult employees and volunteers with a likelihood of working with or near children or youth on a regular basis to comply with the following:

1.  Complete a state criminal record and child abuse or neglect check.
2.  Sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
3.  Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Eva May at icmaplewood@gmail.com or call the rectory at 314-645-3307.  You may also contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org or call 314-792-7540.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule
http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0

Worker Registration

Code of Ethical Conduct for Employees Clergy and Volunteers

December, 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.

 

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Gift Guide Link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D12745394011&ein=43-0653350

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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.

The Rectory will be closed on Monday, December 26th, in observance of Christmas.  

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.

Meinard-retreat-book-2016-2017-updated

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

October

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.

Meinard-retreat-book-2016-2017-updated

Fall Green Social:

The Green Social will be held on Sunday, October 30th from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to the rectory by October 26th. 314-645-3307.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Walk for Hunger Update:

The Walk for Hunger raised $3,400.00!  Thank you to everyone for their service to make this possible.

 

We are celebrating World Mission Sunday on October 30th.

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

Upcoming in November:

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.