|Pastors Desk |
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MONTY –
With Pope Francis' visit
to the United States just weeks away, you might want to visit the web site of
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. You will find the complete
schedule of the Holy Father's visit to Washington, DC where he will address a
joint session of Congress and canonize Blessed Junipero Serra; New York City and
his visit to the United Nations; Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families
plus a variety of resource materials and downloadable items. The address is:
http://www.usccb.org and click on the LOVE IS OUR MISSION icon.
ATTENTION FUNERAL TEAMS – Our parish funeral teams will meet
Monday, August 31 for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and a meeting will follow at Noon
in the OLCC. Any parishioners interested in participating in this important
parish ministry are encouraged to attend this session.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHOIR - Choir Rehearsals have resumed
on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the church. Consider offering your time, treasured
voice and talents to your parish by becoming part of the Music
Instrumentalists are welcome. See Jean Mitrosky, Choir Director, for more
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ARE NEEDED! Volunteers are needed to
take Holy Communion to Clarion Hospital, Golden Living Center (Heidrick Street)
or to our shut-ins? Our parish serves Clarion Hospital daily, our shut-in on the
first Friday of the month and our local nursing home residents would love to be
visited weekly. Will you be volunteer a volunteer? The time commitment is only
an hour or two a month!
PARISH PICNIC REPORT: 302
people attended the annual parish picnic on August 16 at Wolf’s Camping Resort.
The crowd enjoyed the traditional chicken, pulled pork, corn on the cob, the
pool and the arcade! Special thanks to picnic chairs Randy and
Rhonda Shook. Here is the list of prize winners for the 2015 Parish
$500. to—Judy Beichner, Linda Duffee, Jim and Patricia Luton,
Dana Troese, Randy Cyphert, and Mary Helen Senard. Our 50/50 winner: Sue
HAS SOMEONE YOU KNOW EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BECOMING
CATHOLIC? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group
setting to learn more about the Catholic faith. Sessions focus on the teachings
and tradition of the Church, and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments
of Initiation--Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. You are welcome to
participate in this process with your questions, insight, and faith story. For
additional information, contact the parish office at 814-226-8433, Ext 100. (Do
you or a member of your family need the Sacrament of Confirmation? We are
planning a special series for adults who have not been Confirmed. Call for more
CATHOLIC RURAL MINISTRY FAITH FORMATION
PROGRAMS – Two opportunities to deepen your relationship with God are
being offered by Sister Tina Geiger, RSM and Sister Marian Wehler, OSB of
Catholic Rural Ministries.
- An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer – Beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception’s OLCC. (Free Will Offering)
- “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” – An overnight retreat beginning at Noon on Tuesday, October 27 and concluding on Wednesday, October 28 at Olmstead Manor, Ludlow, PA. Registration is required. Total cost: $50.00 ($25.00 due at the time of registration.) Call 814-677-2032 as soon as possible to secure your reservation.
FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION –
August 29—After the 5:30 Mass in
August 30—After the 8:30 a.m Mass in Church
August 30—After the
11:00 a.m. Mass in Church
Sept. 9—6:00 p.m. in Church
Sept. 12—After the
5:30 Mass in Church
Sept. 13—After the 8:30 Mass in MC
HELP WANTED! Looking for a way to share your time and talent
with our parish? Immaculate Conception’s 9th Grade Faith Formation students are
looking for someone to guide them in their faith for the 2015-16 year.
Classes will meet Sunday mornings 9:30 AM—10:45 AM from October through May in
the newly remodeled Out Lady of Clarion Center. Call the office for more
information 226-8433, ext. 101
QUESTION OF THE WEEK FOR FAITH SHARING –
"Welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves" (James
Adult Which words of Jesus provide the
most inspiration for the Christian work that you do?
How do you welcome the words of Jesus into your heart?
WHAT KIND OF STEWARD AM I? Kids are back in school.
Principals and teachers worked over the summer planning for this new school
year. Did you know that the Catholic Schools Office also worked over the summer,
year round, assisting teachers and principals in their work? This office
provides services such as ongoing teacher training, supervising curriculum,
strategic planning and general operation of the Catholic School system. This
cooperative effort helps ensure schools provide the best possible education for
our children. Your contribution to the 2015 Catholic Services Appeal helps
support these services provided to our parish school by the Schools Office.
SAVE THE DATE:
October 11 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner
November 7 Reverse Raffle
BEST OF ITALY AND SICILY PILGRIMAGE
12 Days: November 9 – 20, 2015
$3689 Roundtrip (Air/land tour price is $3059 plus $630 government taxes
and airline fuel surcharges)
Rev. Monty Sayers
Roundtrip Air fare from Cleveland, First Class/Select Hotels,
Most Meals, Professional Driver/Guide and Comprehensive Sightseeing
Palermo * Agrigento * Siracusa * Taromina * Mount Etna
Amalfi Coast/Sorrento * Pompeii * and 3 nights in Rome with a Papal Audience
For a brochure and more information, contact
Tel: (814) 226-8433 ext. 102 Email: email@example.com