Greetings!
 
From all of us here at Immaculate Conception Parish, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ fill your heart with joy.
 
God Bless You,
Father John Mitchell
 
Join us for Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession . This 5-part video series explores the grace and healing of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will meet here at church on Mondays at 7:00 - 8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall on February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 and also on Wednesdays at 1:00 - 2:30 pm in Fellowship Hall on February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21. You can choose either the Monday sessions or the Wednesday sessions. Or you can create your own small group of 3-6 people and watch the 30-minute videos online at home from the Forgiven series. The videos and discussion questions for Forgiven can be found at www.FORMED.org. To register for FREE, go to Formed.org , enter our parish access code VKQPF9, then enter your email and create a password.
 
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Suggestions for December
Watch:
Listen:
Read:
 
Pope Francis celebrated his ____ birthday on Monday, December 17, 2017.
a) 80th
b) 81st
c) 82nd
d) none of these
 
Books I Am Reading

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

“Joy to the World”, by Scott Hahn.

The Gospel of Matthew, one chapter per day, started on December 1.
 
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

" The Centurion’s Wife" by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
 
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.  

December 22 – Rev. Leonard Siebenaler
December 23 – Rev. Martin Siebenaler
December 24 – Rev. Thomas Sieg
December 25 – Rev. Earl Simonson
December 26 – Rev. Bob Sipe
December 27 – Rev. Anthony Skaria
December 28 – Rev. Michael Skluzacek
December 29 – Rev. Greg Skrypek
December 30 – Rev. Stan Sledz
December 31 – Archbishop Bernard Hebda  
January 1 – Pope Francis
January 2 – Rev. John Mitchell
January 3 – Rev. Michael Slusser
January 4 – Rev. David Smith
January 5 – Rev. Larry Snyder
January 6 – Rev. Walter Sochacki
 
Upcoming Feast Days:

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
 
Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

b) 81st
              
 

God Bless You,
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Father John Mitchell 
 
Immaculate Conception
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Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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