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Warm Clothing Collection

Posted on November 09, 2018 in: General News

Warm Clothing Collection
IHM will collect winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves or any warm clothing until November 25. Please put your new or gently used clothing donations in the container by Weber Hall. Thanks in advance for your care and consideration.

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Can you Share a Pie?

Posted on November 09, 2018 in: General News

Can you Share a Pie?
Please consider sharing the gift of Thanksgiving Pie with the people of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry in the city of St. Louis. The pantry volunteers provide Thanksgiving dinner for many people and need some help. Last year they served 1500 Thanksgiving meals! How Do I Help? Please bring your pies (nothing that needs to be refrigerated) to the narthex on Monday, November 19. The pantry also accepts monetary donations. The pies will be picked up early Tuesday, November 20. Thank you for your generosity!

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Marian Council Christmas Celebration
Tuesday, December 11 Grand Hall, doors open at 6pm Festivities commence 6:30pm $5 pay in advance, reservation deadline Dec. 9 Featuring 2 wine tickets per person (additional tickets $2 each) 50/50 raffle Snacks Salad & Dessert Dinner: Cuisine by the Knights of Columbus In the spirit of the season, please donate a personal or paper product for St. Vincent de Paul

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The 3rd Annual New Melle Christmas Community Carolers
Plan to sing with New Melle’s Community Carolers at the New Melle Country Christmas tree lighting event at the Community Club! Date Saturday, November 24 from 5-7pm Music begins at 4:30, be ready to sing at 4:14 under the entrance canopy of the Community Club. Practice 4pm Sunday, November 18 in the sanctuary at Friedens Peace UCC, behind Short Stops. If you can’t make this practice, you can show up at 4:15 on the 24th. There will be extra songbooks for all who want to sing. Costume Wear something that has a Christmas theme and/or color. There ...

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Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary
Each hour-long session will include a short video followed by discussion and prayer. Participants will receive a journal to use daily, recording their thoughts on Mary’s Advent, and making it the center of Advent here and now. There are two session times available: Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in the Grand Hall beginning on November 28, or Thursday mornings at 8:45am in the Grand Hall beginning on November 29. All adults are welcome. Bring your friends from other parishes as well. The $5 charge includes the journal and all videos. This series is presented by Ascens...

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See's Candies for Sale!

Posted on November 09, 2018 in: General News

Marian Council is selling See’s Candy as a fundraiser: $20/lb for Milk or Dark Chocolate, Assorted Chocolate, Nuts and Chews, Toffee-ettes and 1½ pound box of peanut brittle. It’s great for Thanksgiving hostess gifts, Christmas gifts, corporate gifts. Contact Jackie at 314-761-6127 to place your order, or at Masses starting November 17. Proceeds benefit local families’ charities and the Parish.

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Everyone in our community is invited! Tuesday, November 20 @ 7pm Friedens Peace United Church of Christ 3560 Mill St, New Melle, MO 63365 Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/DSMQj2ZpavM2   

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Women’s Advent Prayer Breakfast

Posted on October 25, 2018 in: General News

Women’s Advent Prayer Breakfast
The women of the parish are invited to a morning of prayer and fellowship. We have planned an Advent Women’s prayer breakfast on Saturday, December 1 in the Grand Hall following 8am Mass. Our theme will be Advent: Reflection on the Holy Family. What are the lessons we learn from putting ourselves in Mary and Joseph’s lives? How do we live in peaceful anticipation of Christmas during the busy Advent season? Our presenter is well-known speaker Kathleen Niebrugge. Please sign up in the narthex or call the office . . . you are welcome to bring a friend from anoth...

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Youth Ministry

Posted on October 19, 2018 in: General News

November 24: Country Christmas in New Melle 4pm at New Melle Sports & Recreation. Fun for the whole family. A great way to help out your neighbors and get involved if you would like to do some service and pass out cookies. November 29: Youth Group Meeting 6:30—8pm in the Grand Hall. Game Night Bring your games plus Spoons, LRC etc. December 10: Youth Group Christmas Gathering We will go to Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon to do the walk through and see the Celebration of Lights, then to Pantera’s for Pizza. Leaving IHM at 5:45 and returning at 8:30pm. Contemporary Music Masses: Sign up for ...

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Catholic Group Study Are you interested in: Deepening your relationship with the Lord? Strengthening your marriage and family life? Breaking free from the bondage of consumer debt? Developing a realistic faith-based financial plan for the future? If so, we are offering a 6-7 session study group utilizing the concepts of Christian-based finances in achieving the objectives listed above. The sessions will be limited in size to achieve the benefits and dynamics that are gleaned from a small study work group. Kick-off for this study will be in January 2019. If you are interested, contact Bob Brossette at 63...

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Have You Tried Online Giving?

Posted on February 09, 2018 in: General News

Are you tired of putting checks in your envelope each week? Do you wish you could give more, but when the weekend rolls around you just don’t have as much cash as you’d like? Welcome to ONLINE GIVING! Done this way, your financial offering to the parish is made electronically (and securely) through the parish website. You specify the amount of the gift and how often, and on those dates the funds are automatically transferred from your account to the parish account. We now offer credit card giving options! You have access to your account 24/7 and flexibility to change your financial offering at any time. Simply ...

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Safe Environment

Posted on January 18, 2018 in: General News

ATTENTION: Parish Staff and Volunteers Archdiocesan policy mandates that all who work with children be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program. Compliance involves: Attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop Reading and signing a Code of Ethical Conduct Completion of a FCSR background check before a person begins their ministry, which gets updated each even year. Our parish is in the process of updating all necessary background checks for 2018. If you are no longer active in your ministry, please call the parish Child Safety Coordinator, Karen Wappelhorst, at 636-398-5270. If yo...

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Amazon Smile

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

As a result of the AmazonSmile program, our parish can receive a donation from AmazonSmile Foundation.  You can help us!  Bookmark this link:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1227074 All eligible shopping will directly benefit IHM—Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price. Also on Facebook: #StartWithaSmile. For more information about this program, please sign in to http://org.amazon.com and click on the Help tab to see the FAQ topics. Thanks!! 

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