To all parishioners and friends of the parish who made donations to our We Give Catholic project on Tuesday, November 28th, thank you. Because of your generosity, we raised $2525.00 towards making our dream of cleaning up and beautifying the area between the school and Waldeisen Hall a reality. If you missed the online campaign, but would like to help, you may write a check to Immaculate Conception with WeGiveCatholic on the memo line and mail it in or drop it off at the rectory. We are truly grateful.

The Muslim, Jewish, Christian Prayer for Peace

From Pax Christi USA, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Diocesan Catholic Commission:

O God, you are the source of life and peace. Praised be your name forever. We know it is you who turns our minds to thoughts of peace. Hear our prayer in this time of war.

Your power changes hearts. Muslims, Christians, and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm, that they are the followers of the one God, children of Abraham, brothers and sisters; enemies begin to speak to one another; those who were estranged join hands in friendship; nations seek the way of peace together.

Strengthen our resolve to give witness to these truths by the way we live. Give to us: Understanding that puts an end to strife; Mercy that quenches hatred; and Forgiveness that overcomes vengeance. Empower all people to live in your law of love. Amen

Community Meal – January

There will be NO Community Meal in November and December as the the team takes a 2 month break. On November 21st, the Kenmore Ministerial Association will be offering FREE Thanksgiving meals from 5-7 pm. You may drive up using the 11th St. entrance, come through the big parking lot and pick up meals or you can come into Goss for a sit-down meal. Know someone who is shut-in or who would love a meal – pick one up and deliver it. Menu: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll and dessert. There will be NO Community meal in December. The next meal will be available on January 30, 2024

Pizza & Pumpkin Decorating 2023

A good time was had by all at our recent October 15th event. Many thanks go out to Lorie Papp, the Parish Activities Committee, Acme Stores, Rocco’s, Papa John’s, Papa-Roni’s & Marco’s Pizza restaurants. We have lots of fun-loving, creative people in our parish!

A visit from Mayor Horrigan

We received a call from Mayor Horrigan’s office letting us know that the Mayor wanted to come to the parish to present a proclamation honoring our 100th anniversary. WOW, what a surprise and an honor!! The Mayor along with Mr. Chris Ludle, Director of Public Service, and photographer Kyle Reynolds came on Wednesday, August 16th. The Mayor presented the proclamation, we presented him with one of our 100th anniversary cubes and a 100 Fun Facts booklet and then had him and Mr. Ludle sign our banner. The Mayor even took off his personal city lapel pin and presented it to Fr. Mike. The proclamation is on display under the hymn board so please come up to see it. Thank you, Mayor Horrigan!