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What if I told you there is a way to help your children improve their grades; avoid trying cigarettes, alcohol, controlled substances—marijuana and other drugs; protect against eating disorders; and provide emotional stability? The best part is you have all the resources to do this right in your home! You could start today! How, you ask? Three words: regular family meals.
Monday, September 22, 2014 is National Family Day. This initiative, sponsored by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, is a reminder to parents that what your kids really want at the dinner table is you.
Now in its fourteenth year, CASA’s website describes the event like this:
Family Day is a national initiative created by CASAColumbia to promote simple acts of parental engagement as key ways to help prevent risky substance use in children and teens.”
The folks at CASA invite American parents to become STARs!
S - Spend time with my kids by having dinner together
T - Talk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol
A - Answer their questions and listen to what they say
R - Recognize that I have the power to help keep my kids substance free!
I found plenty of information at the following websites:


Oct. 12             Chicken & Biscuit Dinner
Nov. 1              Reverse Raffle
Nov. 3-13        "Best of Ireland" Parish Pilgrimage

BLESSING OF STUDENTS – Next Sunday, September 27-28 at all the Masses all students involved in fall sports and extracurricular activities – basketball, cheerleading, clubs, cross country, football, golf, marching band, organizations, soccer, volleyball – are invited to receive a special blessing. Students from Immaculate Conception, all area school districts and Clarion University are encouraged to participate. Let your parish family bless you, rejoice in your accomplishments and encourage your enthusiasm!

FOOD FOR FRIENDS - Our next days to serve the Food for Friends meals are Wednesday, September 24 and October 1 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wood Street in Clarion. We ask volunteers to be on site by 4:45; dinner is served at 5:00. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please call Sue Leonard (226-9117) or Deb Sarbin (227-2526).

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF OUTING – Come one and come all to the annual Ronn Kozmovich Memorial Golf Outing, Sunday October 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hi-Level Golf Course. This outing is open to everyone—men, women, boys and girls—with fun for all! You pay your green fee and the Knights will provide food and beverages. Call Dave Walters (226-5679) or Dennis Kidney (227-2392) for more information or to register.

CONFIRMATION THANK YOU –Bishop Persico wrote following his visit to Clarion: “Thank you for your hospitality on my visit for Confirmation at Immaculate Conception. I enjoyed my visit to the parish and the students. Please thank the Confirmation class and all those involved in their preparation”.
Ann Enderle Liska extends her thanks as well: When I saw all the helping hands at the Confirmation Mass and Reception, the phrase “community of believers” becomes a living reality. We are not alone in our Christian lives and celebration of the sacraments. Helping Hands for Confirmation: Jean Mitrosky and the Choir; The Knights of Columbus Honor Guard; the Altar Servers: Gavin, Gabby, and Maddy Weaver, Maya and Lindsey Shook, and Kevin Bradley; Leo Aiello, Emily Baker, Riley Fox, Connor Keth, Molly Landfried, Arianne Magallanes, Johnna Rapp, Will Staub, and Sophie Wolf for being greeters and baking cookies for the reception; and CD of A Court 2454, especially Jeanie McLaine for overseeing the reception.

Key Passage: [The landowner] said “Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” (Matthew 20:14–15).
Adult: What lessons do you draw from today’s Gospel? How has God been generous to you in this way?
Child: Who is generous to you, even when you do not always deserve it?

WHAT KIND OF STEWARD AM I? Christian stewardship trains us to become aware that God is the ultimate giver of the gifts we have. To give to God should be from the top”—not what may be left over.


11 Days:  November 3 – 13, 2014 
$2829 Roundtrip from Cleveland 
(Air/land tour price is $2299 plus $530 govt. taxes & airline fuel surcharges) 
Hosted by 
Rev. Monty Sayers 

Roundtrip Air from Cleveland, First Class/Select Hotels, 
Most Meals, Professional Driver/Guide & Comprehensive Sightseeing 

Waterford * Killarney * Galway, 
Connemara * Knock * Sligo * Dublin 
 For a brochure & more information contact Rev. Monty Sayers at: 
Tel: (814) 226-8433 ext. 102     
Email: montysayers@hotmail.com 


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