Pastor's Message

Dear Parishioners,

Peace and blessings!

Wow, our new year if off to a rough start with snow, freezing rain, wind, cold and even power outages for many of you. I am pleased to say that we have been able to go forward and not cancel any of our Sunday Masses, even though our “crowd” at one Mass was just two people. Unfortunately, even though the weather keeps people away, it does not let us forget our regular parish bills. I would encourage you, if you do not already do so, to think about direct deposit or on line giving. This helps us tremendously when weather is bad. It is simple and easy to do and just takes a few minutes. I am not one to ask for money, but if you are able to help balance our monthly budget with giving something for the times you missed, I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you!

Men of the parish, don’t forget about signing up for the February 9th Men’s Retreat. You will be glad you did.

Next weekend we celebrate the feast of St. Blaise. Each weekend Mass will end with the traditional blessing of throats for those who wish. “Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Have a blessed week.

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 (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('cloak9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed = 'myerswjc' + '@'; addy9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed = addy9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed = 'myerswjc' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9d4d4ea8f1d889a6ab7bad4fa23670ed+''; . 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