Are you looking to connect to the calling God has for you? Are you needing someone to talk with about the challenges and concerns you may be experiencing in your life? As a community grounded in Jesus Christ, we believe none of us should “go it alone.” We’ll walk with you on your journey. Whether you are facing a spiritual crisis or simply want to know and follow God more closely, come and talk – you’ll find a warm welcome and understanding.

 

Pastoral Care and Reconciliation

Come and talk to one of our Priests. It will change your life. Through the love and mercy of Jesus Christ, Fr. Martin, Fr. Roberto, and Fr. Basant are available to listen and provide wise counsel. Let these caring men offer the healing and grace that our Lord is waiting to bring you. Call or stop by the church office to make an appointment 828-693-6901.

 

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is available at Immaculate Conception Parish with Four Directors currently available. Our Parish is now one of the very few Parishes in the Diocese with Spiritual Direction being offered by certified laity. Spiritual Direction, through regular meetings with a Spiritual Director (one on one relationship) is primarily about growth in one’s spiritual life. It encourages a personal relationship with God and how He is working in one’s life through the use of scriptures, prayer, and journaling. It employs the use of the Spiritual Exercises and Rules of Discernment developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. All discussions are held in confidence. Pete Greko (954-682-7183), Sherry Glatzer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Susan Murphy (553-8415), and Woodley Murphy (553-8414).

 

Ministries for Addictions

The Ministries for Addictions was formed to help parishioners have an understanding of how substance abuse affects individuals and their families. If you have an addiction, know someone who is addicted, or have a family member who is suffering from this terrible disease, contact Raymond. He is an Addiction Specialist who has been in recovery for 45 years. We meet at 7pm Monday evenings in the Cenacle House. The first and third Mondays are for family members or friends who are interested in learning about substance abuse. Teens are welcome. The second and fourth Mondays are for individuals with substance abuse problems. Addiction Specialist: Raymond Messina, 551-7404. ALL discussions are strictly CONFIDENTIAL

 

Catholic Divorced & Separated

You are not alone. Come and connect with those who have experienced the pain and loss of divorce and separation. We’re here to help get you started–and keep you going–on the path to recovery, rebuilding, and renewal from divorce. We’ll provide information to separated and divorced Catholics on their standing within the church, information regarding annulments, connection with clergy and most of all - healing. Meetings: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month in Meeting Room 1 from 6 to 7pm. Contact Lu Costa, 329-0246 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Widows Ministry

Sometimes widows isolate themselves, even within the Body of Christ. Not "wanting to be a burden," they can easily become invisible. The scriptures teach that God cares greatly for the widow, the fatherless and the alien. For the widow, God is their defender. As a caring Christian community, we are called by God to plead for the widow's cause, to care for her (and others in need) and there are blessings for those who do. Please come and join us. Share your story and know that you are not alone. Contact Jane Lombardo, 693-9014