Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Priests make promises at their ordination, one of which is obedience to the Bishop. Bishop Jugis has asked Fr. Jonathan Torres to serve the Diocese at another parish starting in July. We thank Fr. Torres for all the great work he has done while here at Immaculate Conception, and we wish him well in his new assignment; his last weekend Masses with us will be July 3rd and 4th.

This means we will be receiving a new parochial vicar, starting on July 6th. However, due to specific needs in the Diocese this year we will have to share him with another parish in the area, so we will only have a part-time vicar here at IC. This will bring about some challenges, but we must be thankful to God that we will have a priest to assist me and our parish, even if only part-time.

Because of the sharing arrangement, our new vicar will be with us three days a week, and at his other parish three days a week. This will necessitate a change to our weekday and weekend Mass schedules so that we can accommodate this new part-time vicar arrangement.

Beginning on Monday, July 5th our weekday Mass schedule will be as follows: on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, daily Mass will be a 12:10 PM; daily Mass on Wednesday will be a 9:00 AM.

Beginning on Saturday, July 10th, our weekend Mass schedule will be as follows: Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:00 PM (English), 6:00 PM (Spanish); Sunday (all in English): 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 12 Noon.

I will announce the name of the new parochial vicar when that assignment is finalized, and we will all welcome him in July.

Let us be thankful to Almighty God for our priests and take this opportunity to pray for more vocations to the priesthood. If you are traveling this summer, I pray for safe travels for you and your families.

In Christ, through Mary Immaculate,
Fr. Cook