8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sunday Morning: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Weekdays: Please consult the bulletin (click on Bulletins in the menu above)
Penance and Reconciliation
Thursday before First Friday -- 9:00 am
First and Third Saturday -- 3:00 pm
Other times by appointment
Tie Dye Party
TIE DYE PARTY — There will be a Tie Dye Party for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Immaculate Conception Parish School Gym. Those wishing to attend must sign up no later than July 31st by contacting Teresa Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-8433, Ext. 103. The cost is $6 for the t-shirt. Hope to see you there.
Catholic Rural Ministry
Sister Tina Geiger, RSM
Sister Marian Wehler, OSB
Pray for the Intentions of the Holy Father
General Intention -- The Treasure of Families. That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
Parish Prayer for the week of August 12
Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Pirates Game Outing
Our annual family Pirate Game Outing will be held on Sunday, August 19th. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing the Chicago Cubs in a 1:35 PM game. That Sunday is a “Kids Day”, which features Family Fun Zone on Federal Street from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 14 years old and younger will receive a Pirate item and can run the bases after the game. All altar servers are invited to attend as guests of the Knights at no charge. The Knights of Columbus sponsored baseball team is also invited as our guests. All other family members and parishioners may purchase tickets on a first come basis for $40, which includes $10 loaded value at the ball park. The Knights will be providing a hot dog picnic and beverages. Others are welcome to bring salads, desserts or other snacks. You may sign up by calling Rick Tote at 814-764-5050, during the day, or 229-2018 evenings.
This year, tickets will be distributed in advance of game day as payment is received. If you wish to sit with others as a group, please arrange to make payment and pick up all tickets for the group at the same time.
Download the Parish App
The new Parish App is a great and easy way to keep your Catholic faith alive throughout the day. Besides having information about our church and Mass times, there are daily scripture readings, videos of inspiring homilies, and so much more. Get ready to tell people, "I'm not texting, I'm praying!"
Text APP to 88202 to download our parish app. Download the app and then select our Parish after opening.
Readings for the Week of August 12, 2018
- Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [9a] / Eph 4:30—5:2 / Jn 6:41-51
- Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c / Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 / Mt 17:22-27
- Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4 / Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 [103a] / Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
- Wednesday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 / Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14  / 1 Cor 15:54b-57 / Lk 11:27-28
- Wednesday: Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 [10bc] / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56
- Thursday: Ez 12:1-12 / Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 [cf. 7b] / Mt 18:21—19:1
- Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [1c] / Mt 19:3-12
- Saturday: Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 / Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 [12a] / Mt 19:13-15
- Next Sunday: Prv 9:1-6 / Ps 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 [9a] / Eph 5:15-20 / Jn 6:51-58
ARE YOU A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE PARISH?
You may come to Mass every Sunday, but are you a registered member of Immaculate Conception Church? At I.C., membership includes active participation in the sacramental life of the church, involvement in the activities of the faith community and financial support of the parish.
An adult child of a registered parishioner, after graduation from college, during their military service, or after moving out of town, is no longer a member of this parish. In order to schedule a wedding or baptism at Immaculate Conception—or to obtain permission to be a godparent or Confirmation sponsor—you must be registered in a parish. To schedule an appointment for registration or for more information call the parish office.
Faith Formation Registration 2018-19
Registration for children in Kindergarten through grade 11 will take place on Sunday, August 26th in Immaculate Conception Parish School Cafeteria from 9:30 – 10:45. Registration materials were mailed to families the first week of August. Please bring completed paperwork on the 26th. Additional forms can be found on the parish website at icclarion.org under the heading of Faith Formation. Contact Teresa Frederick with any questions at email@example.com or 226-8433 ext. 103.
Saintly Sojourn 2018
Immaculate Conception Church
November 13 - 15, 2018
Join Father Monty on a pilgrimage to sites in and near Washington, DC.
November 13, 2018
- Visit the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and learn about the first citizen born in the United States to be given the title of "Saint"
- Mass with Father Monty
November 14, 2018
- Group tour and free time at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- Mass with Father Monty
- Visit the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
- Driving Tour of Washington, DC
November 15, 2018
- Visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine
- Meals -- 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts
- Hotel accommodations for two nights in Alexandria, VA
- Motor coach transportation
- Faith -- an opportunity to grow your lifelong faith formation!
Cost: $500 per person based on double occupancy. Single room rates available -- call for more information.
Reservations needed by July 13, 2018. $250 due by August 13th to hold seat -- balance due by October 15. 2018.
For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact Kim at (814) 226-8433, Ext. 101 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Confirmation Sessions
Are you or someone you know interested 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. Please contact Linda Summerville by phone