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Entries for October 2018

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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Few people feel comfortable with discussions of death or illness, but talking with family about your wishes for the end-of-life issues that will arise and developing your plans in advance can provide peace of mind and prevent undue burden on your loved ones. The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues is a seminar designed to provide you with the tools you need to give the gift of planning to your family. This free seminar is for people of all ages and life situations: singles, parents of young children, those caring for aging parents and those facing illness or death. The Conversation offers you the ...

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Mass of Remembrance

Posted on October 19, 2018 in: General News

November 2, 2018 7:00pm ALL are invited to this evening Mass on All Souls Day, to remember our loved ones who have gone before us, whether recently or some time ago. A special invitation has been extended to those who have lost a loved one in the past year and whose funeral was at IHM. Join us in remembering loved ones, and offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for them. Please pray with us Friday, November 2 in the big church.

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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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Next Sunday, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, we are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. As Catholics around the world—here at home and in the Missions—gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, let us… PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work OFFER financial HELP through The Society for the PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. 

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On Tuesday, November 6 the Office of the Permanent Diaconate will be holding informational meetings for men who are interested in exploring the possibility of a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate. Interested men are invited to attend one of the sessions which will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center starting at 7pm. Wives of interested men are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Fr. Tom or visit the Diaconate website at www.archstl.org/diaconateoffice, or contact Deacon Dale Follen at the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 314-792-7433 or by email at dalefollen@archstl.org.

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