ICC NEWSLETTER - October 26, 2018
Right To Life Month, BINGO, Thanksgiving
You know what is happening this coming week, don't you? No, Halloween is not the answer. I was looking for
All Saints Day.
I know you know that I mentioned it in last week's email, but I think it is worth a reminder. You're coming to Mass for it, right? Not sure?
Do you need a little convincing?
How about on the Feast of All Saints we remember the Saints and martyrs who served God throughout their lives, and ask for their intercession so that we may join them in Heaven.
If that's not enough of a reason, don't forget it is
a Holy Day of Obligation
. Masses to satisfy the requirement for All Saints will be offered on the
Vigil (Oct. 31) at 7:30PM, and on the Solemnity itself at 8:30AM and 7:30PM.
On to the news...
Can Save a Life
October is coming to an end - Respect Life Month. All of our bulletins were dedicated to the Respect for Life. Did you pick one up after Mass? Did you pray the Rosary every day? Did you pray the prayer to St. Michael?
There are still five days left in Respect Life Month. If you're "not exactly sure you agree" with the Church's teachings, read what it is the Church actually teaches.
USCCB Another Look at Abortion
Speaking of saving lives...
The Dimapalis Family will once again be offering CPR Training right here at ICC for
Registration for the program is first-come-first-served for registered parishioners.
Preference will be given to folks who did not attend last year's training, and only one sign up per family.
Saturday, November 17 at 10:30AM in the VIC.
Please call the Rectory if you would like to attend.
You already know that Immaculate Conception Church is the host of this year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration.
(Tuesday, November 20 at 7:30PM)
. Now for something a little different.
Did you know that you can celebrate Thanksgiving every day?
You did, didn't you?! You great Catholic! Come to Mass. Receive the Eucharist. (If it's been a while, go to Confession first.) It is the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving EVERY day.
TWO PART QUESTION:
I. Do you know someone in town who is hungry?
II. Do you want to help someone who is hungry?
Question number one
is a difficult one here in Irvington. There are people who are hungry right here in town, but human nature being what it is, do not wish to admit it. If you do know someone who could use a hand on Thanksgiving, the Town of Irvington will once again be distributing baskets to people's homes. Let us know.
Question number two
is not so difficult. There are three ways to help:
1. Sign up to help distribute baskets with the Town of Irvington;
2. Drop off non-perishable food in the collection box in the vestibule of the Church;
3. Participate in our Parish's monthly Sharing Community efforts (firstname.lastname@example.org );
4. Pick up a shopping bag and participate in our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Peter's/St. Dennis... coming soon!
Everyone is a winner at our bi-annual Family
... and it is right around the corner! One $10 card entitles you to play every game, but you can always buy more single games.
following the 5PM Mass
) right in the gym, and the place is always full of, well, people of all ages! Pizza, hot dogs, snacks and beverages are all available for sale, so dinner is a no-brainer. Have I convinced you yet?
November 10 at 6:15PM in the gym!
That's it for today. I look forward to seeing you in Mass, and hopefully again one day in the presence of the Blessed Mother on the Feast of All Saints.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Immaculate Conception Church (Irvington-on-Hudson)
on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:35PM