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
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!
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Video of the Week

William Boyce Voluntary in D Major

From the Organ Recital here on September 24, 2017 with Dr. Ray Bannon, our Director of Liturgy and Music

Did you miss the organ recital here on September 24? Or would you like to listen to the selections again? Click on this link to go to our parish website: Selections from the Organ Recital on September 24, 2017
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 10 – Rev. Ken Pierre
November 11 – Rev. James Pillar
November 12 – Rev. Thomas Pipp
November 13 – Rev. Robert Pish
November 14 – Rev. Gene Pouliot
November 15 – Rev. Frank Pouliot
November 16 – Rev. Michael Powell
November 17 – Rev. John Powers
Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

b) stoup

The word “stoup” comes from the Old Norse word “staup”, of Germanic origin; related to the Middle English verb “steep” which means to soak food in water or another liquid so as to extract its flavor or to soften it; or to soak or saturate a cloth in water or other liquid.
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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