From the Pastor's Desk

Please welcome Father Steve LaCanne next weekend, January 20-21.
He will speak at all the Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Brochures will be provided next weekend if you wish to support this worthy Catholic ministry. Father LaCanne was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1976. After 39 years of ministry as a pastor and a hospital chaplain, Father LaCanne retired from full-time ministry in 2015. He likes to stay active in various ministries such as speaking on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach.
A Lent to Remember

Join us for a four week parish-wide study during Lent on the transforming power of mercy in the Sacrament of Confession. No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you with open arms this Lent.­ The four videos and discussion guides for A Lent to Remember can be found online at . To register for FREE with FORMED, go to , enter our parish access code VKQPF9 , then enter your email and create a password.

Week 1 video (February 18-24): Forgiven - Where Are You?
Week 2 video (February 25-March 3): Forgiven - An Encounter with Mercy­
Week 3 video (March 4-10): Forgiven - Embraced in Mercy, The Rite Explained ­
Week 4 video (March 11-17): Symbolon - The Paschal Mystery ­

Bonus Episode (anytime): Forgiven - For Children, How to Make a Good Confession

You can do this parish-wide study in your home or other meeting place with your family or friends. Or you can join us here at church in Fellowship Hall on Mondays at 7:00 - 8:30 pm starting on February 19 or on Wednesdays at 1:00 - 2:30 pm starting on February 21.

To register for the meetings here at church, or if you have questions, please contact Mary Nawrocki at our Faith Formation Office, 763-788-9062, x 210 or .
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Trivia Question of the Week

When is Ash Wednesday in 2018?
a) February 14
b) March 14
c) None of the above

See the bottom of this newsletter for the answer.

Video of the Week

Paul, Apostle of Christ - The Heart of the Story
Books I Am Reading

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

“Joy to the World”, by Scott Hahn.
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.  

January 12 – Rev. Andrew Stueve
January 13 – Rev. Patrick Hipwell
January 14 – Rev. Michael Sullivan
January 15 – Rev. Aloysius Svobodny+
January 16 – Rev. Ralph Talbot
January 17 – Rev. Harold Tasto
January 18 – Rev. Eugene Theisen
January 19 – Rev. Dennis Thompson
January 20 – Rev. George Thoomkuzhy
January 21 – Rev. Leo Tibesar+
January 22 – Rev. Gene Tiffany
January 23 – Rev. Michael Tix
January 24 – Rev. Patrick Tobin
January 25 – Rev. Adam Tokashiki
January 26 – Rev. Rolf Tollefson
Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

a) February 14, 2018 is Ash Wednesday
God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell 
Immaculate Conception
Church and School

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Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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