Immaculate Conception

Announcements

Consecration to Our Lady

Those wishing to do the Consecration to Our Lady, according to the Method of St. Louis de Montfort, we will be doing it as a Parish on December 8th. The 33-day consecration began on November 5th. The books for this consecration can be purchased on the site listed on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

Rorate Mass in honor of Our Lady

On Saturday, Dec. 9, a Sung Mass will commence at 6:00 a.m. Confessions will be at 5:30 a.m.

The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

This is a First Class Feast in this Diocese. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but it is a great Feast in honor of Our Lady. We will be offering 2 Masses on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:00 a.m. and 6:00p.m.

Parish Day of Recollection

On this day, Dec. 16, we will prepare spiritually for the Holy Day of Christ’s Birth. The schedule will be posted on the bulletin boards throughout the Parish. The whole day will be spent in silence. Please bring your own breakfast and lunch. The recollection will begin with Mass at 8:00 a.m., and last until about 3:00 p.m. after the final blessing and las conference.

Christmas Day

This day falls on a Monday this year. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be no potluck after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Christmas Eve (Sunday). The Christmas Day Masses will be at Midnight, 8:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

Calling All Parishioners

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 or via email at JMDemian@aol.com.

Cleaning Crew Volunteers

We are also looking for volunteers to help clean the main level bathrooms on the first or third weekend of the month. If you could please help out, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Villalobos at 719-597-6223 or via email jennv1989@gmail.com.

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.