Pastor's Message

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Within the next two weeks all registered parishioners will be receiving a letter from me concerning St. Joseph Center and much needed updating for our school. If you do not receive a letter it is because you are not registered or we do not have your updated mailing address. Jim Welter and Jay Thorndike have stepped forward as the co-chairs for this campaign.

 

Interested in some history about the Capuchin Friars who minister here at Immaculate Conception? Wednesday, July 18th after our 5:30 pot luck dinner I will give a presentation on the Capuchins, and in particular, the Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis. The presentation will be at 7:00 in the St. Francis Room.

 

Our Diocesan Mission Appeal weekend will be July 28/29. We will welcome Fr. Huver Navarro from Huanuco, Peru. More information next weekend.

 

Lastly, if you park in the bank parking lot on Church Street, please cross at the light, the crosswalks. This is for your safety and protection. Be sure to say thank you to the Hendersonville police officers who are hear each weekend for your safety.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

During the summer months many of you will be traveling for vacations. May you use this time to relax with family and friends, but please don’t forget about God. We don’t take a vacation from God during the summer. You can always go to:
CatholicMassTimes.org to find a church and Mass times near you.

 

We continue to work on making sure that all who volunteer at the church or school have taken Protecting God’s Children and have had a Background Check. This are required by not only the Diocese of Charlotte, but the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. An individual must complete both before getting involved in a ministry.

 

Enjoy your summer and be safe.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

July 4th we will have Mass at 10:00 in the main church. Come, give thanks to God for the gift of our independence.
Our covenant group with Grace Lutheran Church will meet on Wednesday, July 11th for dinner at 6:00. All are invited to this covered dish dinner to pray and enjoy a meal together.

 

Interested in some history about the Capuchin Friars who minister here at Immaculate Conception. Wednesday, July 18th after our 5:30 pot luck dinner Fr. Martin will give a presentation on the Capuchins and in particular, the Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis. The presentation will be at 7:00 in the St. Francis Room.

 

Nothing new to report of St. Joseph Center. We continue to work with those presently leasing the building and have begun a plan on our personal use of the rooms. More details coming.

 

Have a blessed week.


In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Have you signed up for the pictorial directory yet? Not too late. Sign up in the month of June and pictures will be taken throughout July.

 

Have you or someone you know thought about a vocation to the priesthood or religious life? Monday, July 16th at 7:00pm I will host anyone who has questions about consecrated life. It will be an informal informational meeting. No expectations. Just come to pray, reflect, question. Call me if interested so I know how many to prepare for.

 

July 4th we will have Mass at 10:00 in the main church. Come, give thanks to God for the gift of our independence.

 

While we have taken over the former Biz611, now the St. Joseph Center, we are organizing who will be meeting there and at the same time allowing those who lease rooms there to complete their lease contracts. More details coming.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Blessings to all of our Fathers as we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend. May God continue to give you His guidance and wisdom as you embrace this special gift. Eternal rest to those who have died.

 

This coming weekend will be the Women’s Guild annual rummage sale in the school gym. Thank you for your support in the past and hope to see you there finding that special item you always needed but didn’t realize.

 

Have you signed up for the pictorial directory yet? Not too late. Sign up in the month of June and pictures will be taken throughout July.

 

Vacation Bible School will be taking place this week at Trinity Presbyterian Church from 9:00 to noon. This will be an ecumenical week focusing on God’s creation.

 

I will be away this week to be with our novices in California. Continue to pray for vocations.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin