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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 To register for FREE, go to , enter our parish access code VKQPF9, then enter your email and create a password.
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For the Feast of the Epiphany, Matthew, Chapter 2 doesn't give the names of the Magi (the three Kings). However, in the Western Christian church they have been identified by the following names:

a) Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
b) Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar
c) Daniel, Melchizedek, Joshua
d) None of these

See the bottom of this newsletter for the answer.
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 5 – Rev. Larry Snyder
January 6 – Rev. Walter Sochacki
January 7 – Rev. James Spahn
January 8 – Rev. Edward Sthokal, SJ
January 9 – Rev. James Stiles
January 10 – Rev. William Stolzman
January 11 – Rev. James Stromberg+
Answer to the Trivia Question of the Week

b) Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar


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

4030 Jackson Street NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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