From the Pastor's Desk

Adoration Holy Hour, Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join us for an hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church. During the Holy Hour, there will be reflective music, prayer time, and Confessions available.
During the month of November we remember All Souls who have departed this world to be with God in Heaven. You are invited to write the name(s) of your loved ones in our Book of Remembrance located by the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in the front left corner of church.
God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell
   Immaculate Conception School
“Business of the Week”

Immaculate Conception School was named “Business of the Week” on Twin Cities radio station AM 1280, The Patriot. If you missed hearing on the station the two interviews that Principal Jane Bona recorded about our school, you can hear them on our parish/school website
Give To The Max For ICS

Give to the Max for Immaculate Conception School at between November 1-16. New this year, donations are being accepted any time from November 1 - 16. We once again have a very generous donor who will match donations up to $10,000.00 total, so please consider making a donation.
On Monday, November 20 th from 3:00-9:00 pm, 25% of the sales at the Columbia Heights Noodles & Company will be donated to our School!
Click on link below to download the Noodles coupon:
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Video of the Week

Siervas – “Hoy Despierto/Today I Awake”

“A rock band like nun other. Siervas, a group of eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and white habits. The band started in a Peruvian convent three years ago and now travels far and wide to perform.” Read full article at:

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Books I Am Reading

“Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith”, by Father Robert Barron.

“The Centurion’s Wife, (Acts of Faith, Book 1)”, by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
For a free checkout of “The Centurion’s Wife” on a parish-owned Kindle, contact Mary Beth Pfeifer, Director of Discipleship and Advancement, at the parish office (763-788-9062, x 203,

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Books I Have Read This Year

“He Leadeth Me” by Father Walter Ciszek. (Audiobook)

“My Sisters the Saints” by Colleen Carroll Campbell
“7 Secrets of the Eucharist” by Vinny Flynn

“Joan of Arc” by Mark Twain
Will You Pray for a Priest Each Day?

 Prayer Suggestion: Dear Jesus, hear my prayer on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him a deep faith, a bright and a firm hope. Be his comfort, his joy, and his strength. Amen. 

November 3 – Rev. Bryan Pedersen
November 4 – Rev. Alvaro Perez
November 5 – Rev. James Perkl
November 6 – Rev. Bruce Peterson
November 7 – Rev. James Peterson
November 8 – Rev. Tuan Pham
November 9 – Rev. Don Piché
November 10 – Rev. Ken Pierre
Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

d) Grace
Upcoming Feast Days:

Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
Mass at 9:00 am

Friday, December 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Mass at 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass at 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Mass at 5:00 pm

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Saturday, December 30
Solemnity of the Holy Family
Mass at 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 31
Solemnity of the Holy Family
Mass at 8:00 am, 10:00 am

Sunday, December 31
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 5:00 pm

Monday, January 1, 2018
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass at 9:00 am


God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell 
Immaculate Conception
Church and School

4030 Jackson Street NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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