Pastor's Message

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

I received a beautiful thank you from Elizabeth Moss, the Executive Director of IAM. A few weeks back we had an appeal weekend and because of your generosity over $10,000 was collected. She said in her letter, “Thank you for providing hope to so many in great need.”

 

Still looking for a way to get involved? We are in need of ushers at some of the Masses, in particular the 5:00 on Saturday. Please see one of the ushers for more details. What a great feeling to give back to God for all he has given us. This position is open to men, women and teens.

 

Immaculata School will be opening this coming week. As always, please use extra caution around the school during school hours.

 

Lastly, I will be taking my summer visit to see my Mom and family this week. I’ll be back next week, God willing.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Wednesday, August 15th is the feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be at 6:30 Vigil on the 14th and at 8:30 and 12:10 in English and 7:00pm in Spanish on the 15th.

 

It is difficult to pick up the paper or turn on the news and not see or hear of some kind of scandal going on. Seems we are surrounded by it. The Devil is having a field day with all this. At the same time, while all seems to focus on the negative, the positive seems to be pushed aside. We need to turn more of our focus on the good and positive things going on within the Church and the world and not give the Devil so much attention. Take a moment each day in thankful prayer for those doing good with little or no recognition. While the good outweighs the bad, the bad makes the news. Whoever you are, thanks for your encouraging notes to us. They are appreciated.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

Wednesday, August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be at 6:30 Vigil on the 14th and at 8:30 and 12:10 in English and 7:00pm in Spanish.

 

Thank you for your kind hospitality to Fr. Huver last weekend. It was a pleasure having him with us. Special thanks for your generosity to the second collection.

 

Things are moving along with the St. Joseph Center. A number of adult groups have been meeting there. When those who are leasing their offices finish, some of our youth/faith formation meetings will move into the building.

 

Have you bought your script cards for Ingles and Fresh Market yet? Give $50 dollars (other denominations available too) and get a $50 gift card and spend it like cash. Immaculata School will get a percentage of your purchase. Simple, easy, and no extra cost to you.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

We welcome this weekend Fr. Huver Navarro from Huánuco, Peru. Posted on the parish Facebook page is a photo album of his mission in Peru.

 

Monday, for the first time, we will celebrate the feast of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. As you may recall, Fr. Solanus was beatified this past November. Special blessings upon his family members, especially those who are parishioners here at ICC.
Next Saturday at the 5pm Mass will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with the Wolf Family.


Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation. Mass schedule will be in the bulletin next weekend.


If you are joining us for the first time or visiting for the summer, our parish family welcomes you to our church. We’re glad you are here to celebrate the Eucharist with us.


Have a blessed week.


In His peace,


Fr. Martin

Dear Parishioners and friends,

 

Peace and blessings!

 

This is a reminder that next weekend will be our Diocesan Mission Appeal weekend. We welcome Fr. Huver Navarro from Huanuco, Peru. (See page 5 for more details.) Posted on Facebook is a photo album of his mission in Peru.

 

We continue the work of preparing the St. Joseph Center for our needs. Presently, we have a number of clients with offices in the building and we are awaiting their leases to end. In the meantime, we will be collecting their rent which will help us with the cost of the center. We are using the center for some meetings now.

 

We are grateful to an anonymous family from our school who have purchased a new fence for both the school and the new playground. What a blessing! Thank you!!!

 

If you are joining us for the first time or visiting for the summer, our parish family welcomes you to our church. We’re glad you are here to celebrate the Eucharist with us.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

In His peace,

 

Fr. Martin