Pastor's Message

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Peace and blessings!

This week we are celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In keeping with our Covenant with Grace Lutheran Church, we will meet there on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00pm for a joint prayer service. All are invited and bring a friend.
We are having a special “Couples Dinner” with the proceeds to go toward Malachi’s Playground. It will be February 2nd. Check the bulletin for details.

While the family wishes to remain anonymous, we are grateful to the school family who donated and had installed the new fence around Immaculata School. It is beautiful. Thank you!!

This Sunday we begin the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. For many Sundays in this lectionary cycle (Cycle C), our readings will be taken from the Gospel of Luke. Occasionally, however, we will read from John's Gospel. This is true of today's Gospel reading, which describes the beginning of Jesus' ministry and his first miracle.

Have a blessed week.

In His peace,

Fr. Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Peace and blessings!

As we continue to celebrate this great feast of Christmas (it officially ends today, the feast of the Baptism of Jesus) I want to offer a special thank you to Juan Ramirez for the trees he donated, to Joe Lee and his Northside Greenhouse for the beautiful poinsettias, the musicians and choirs, the children who participated in the Children’s Mass, the decorating committee and who labored with love, time and talent to bring this season of joy and peace alive in so many hearts. Those along with all the liturgical ministers, Thank You!

Men of the parish, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 9th. This will be a Men’s Retreat beginning at 8:30 and ending at 3:00. To register: email Bill Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloaka5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7 = 'myerswjc' + '@'; addya5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7 = addya5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_texta5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7 = 'myerswjc' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloaka5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta5dc283db8bedb4f6d0c2c1fbcdc40c7+''; . Cost is $15 to cover meals. Checks should be made out to Knights of Columbus Council 7184 and mailed to Bill Myers, 47 Lake Pointe Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28792-2842.


Today we are reminded that we, the children of Adam and Eve, are again made children of God through Baptism.

Blessings of the New Year!

In His peace,

Fr. Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Peace and blessings!

This week we are celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In keeping with our Covenant with Grace Lutheran Church, we will meet there on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00pm for a joint prayer service. All are invited and bring a friend.
We are having a special “Couples Dinner” with the proceeds to go toward Malachi’s Playground. It will be February 2nd. Check the bulletin for details.

While the family wishes to remain anonymous, we are grateful to the school family who donated and had installed the new fence around Immaculata School. It is beautiful. Thank you!!

This Sunday we begin the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. For many Sundays in this lectionary cycle (Cycle C), our readings will be taken from the Gospel of Luke. Occasionally, however, we will read from John's Gospel. This is true of today's Gospel reading, which describes the beginning of Jesus' ministry and his first miracle.

Have a blessed week.

In His peace,

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Peace and blessings!

As we continue to celebrate this great feast of Christmas, on behalf of the Friars I would like to thank you for your many cards and gifts. It all comes together this weekend as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family. We are grateful to be a part of the family of Immaculate Conception and are grateful for all of you. May this New Year fill you with many choice blessings.
Let me use this time as well to thank all of you who are involved in many of our ministries here. Often the ministry that you are involved in can seem to go unnoticed. Yes, you are noticed and appreciated more then you realize. So, as we bring this year to a close, a big THANK YOU to all of you. God bless you!!

Reflect, today, upon your own family life.  Some families are strong in virtue, some struggle with basic communication.  Some are faithful day in and day out, some are broken and deeply wounded.  No matter the case, know that God wants to enter more deeply into your family life just as it is right now. 

Have a Blessed New Year!

In His peace,

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Peace and blessings!

Our Advent journey has come to an end with this 4th Sunday of Advent. Monday will be Christmas eve. On behalf of the Friars and staff here at Immaculate Conception, let me wish each of you a very Blessed and Happy Christmas. May the newborn Jesus find a welcome home in your heart and your homes. Be assured of our prayers for all of you during this holy season of Christmas.

Bounty of Bethlehem will be held Christmas day in our school gym. If you will be alone for Christmas or just want to celebrate with others, please join us for dinner. We would love to have you.
On this 4th Sunday of Advent, Mary is a model and symbol of the Church. May we be like Mary, open and cooperative in God's plan for salvation as we welcome Jesus Christ.

Have a Merry Christmas!

In His peace,

Fr. Martin