Immaculate Conception

Announcements

Christmas Carol Choir

If you wish to participate in the Christmas Carol Choir to sing carols 1/2 hour before the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, please come to rehearsal after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (at around 12:30 p.m.) for the next two Sundays. It is not too late to join if you missed the first practice.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Wednesday, December 12

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patronal feast of our diocese. It is a First Class Feast, and there will be an additional Low Mass scheduled on that day at 6:00 pm. It is not a holy day of obligation.

Rorate Mass - Saturday, December 15

There will be a candle-lit Sung Mass in honor of Our Blessed Mother in the Advent Season at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15th. There will be no 8:00 a.m. Mass on this day.

Day of Recollection - Saturday, December 22

There will be a Day of Recollection all day, beginning with 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, December 22nd. This day will be in complete silence so as to prepare for the true meaning of Christmas. There will be two conferences, one at 10:00 a.m., the other at 2:00 p.m. There will be Exposition from 11:11 a.m. to 12:00 noon and confessions will be heard during this time. There is a plenary indulgence attached to the Day of Recollection.

Mission Trip Bake Sale - Sunday, December 23

There will be a bake sale fundraiser to support the Saint Francis Xavier mission trip to Peru after both Masses on Sunday, December 23rd. If you would like to assist with the baking, please contact Amy Seltzer. Special orders will be accepted, with advance notice.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Please register now, using the registration forms in the vestibule. Classes will begin in January 2019. Along with the registration form, one will need to provide the child’s Baptism Certificate if baptized in a different parish.

Confirmation

We have requested Confirmations for May 9, 2019. Please register now, classes will begin in January 2019. Along with the registration form, the child’s Baptism Certificate will be required if baptized in a different parish.

Internet Filters

The following filters are very useful against the impurity that is invading today’s mass means of communications. These filters can be found on the following web-sites:

chastity.com

covenanteyes.com

The following are downloadable applications:

Apple iTunes

Victory

Google Play

Victory

Hostess Crew Volunteers

We need volunteers to serve as hostesses for the 10:30 a.m. post-Mass brunch. If you could please help out, please contact Mrs. Jill Demian at 719-579-9439.

Seeking Additional Organists

We need more organists to help with the music. People willing to help, who can play the organ or who are decent pianists, please contact the parish office or Mr. James Sullivan.

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARD TO PURITY - Family on-line protection

The following filters are very useful against the impurity that is invading today ' s mass means of communication: These filters can be found on the following web-sites: chastity.com, covenanteyes.com, and thevictoryapp.com.

Choir

Mr. Sullivan is always looking for new members to come and be a part of the Parish Choir. We are especially looking for more male voices be part of the choir. The minimum age requirement for the adult choir is 14 and up. If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Mr. Sullivan.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Library - Fran Rutherford, Librarian

Our parish library is now open between both Masses on each Sunday. The St. Catherine of Alexandria library has multiple copies of Father Peyton ' s Rosary Prayer Book and other books on the rosary available for checkout during the month of October which is the month of the Holy Rosary. Fr. Peyton founded the Family Rosary Crusade after World War II, and his book has been a favorite of countless thousands for inspiration in praying the family rosary. Free copies of St. Louis de Montfort ' s Secret of the Rosary are also available just for stopping in. Come by and take advantage of what your parish library has to offer.

Lost and Found Items

Parishioners please check the Lost & Found box at the entry of the church for any possible lost items that might belong to you. The box is starting to fill up!

Confraternity Newsletter

Copies of Cum Petro, the newsletter of the Confraternity of St. Peter are available in the vestibule.

Confraternity of St. Peter

The Confraternity is a society which gathers those who feel close to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and who wish to support its charism through prayers and sacrifices. Thus the Confraternity contributes to the Service of the Church through supporting numerous vocations, the sanctification of priests and their pastoral endeavors. More information and enrollment forms are available in the vestibule or online.

Parish Clothing Exchange

Anita McCowen is coordinating the parish clothing exchange. Due to limited space, please leave only clothing and no other items. Clean, gently used clothing may be placed in one of the boxes under the table at the entrance of the church. Clothes may be chosen after Mass in the basement in the second room on the right.