FEBRUARY 3, 2019
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Day for Consecrated Life
“Amen I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.”
New Rectory Chapel
I’m so delighted to announce that the chapel in the rectory has been completed! Shortly after I arrived at IC, we began construction in one of the spare bedrooms of the parish house to turn it into a chapel. The project is now complete, and the result is wonderful.
As many of you know, when the nuns lived in the parish house there was a chapel in the room that is now our Lourdes meeting room. And since that space is now an important part of the parish office, I decided to put in a new chapel using a different room in the house.
So many people helped work on the chapel. In particular I want to thank:
- Jake Tupy – heading up construction projects
- Jake Simones for construction, painting, and staining assistance
- My dad for help with drywall mudding
- Paul Simon for donating the wood for the altar from trees he had personally milled
- Dave Stepka for constructing the altar and re-finishing the cabinet
If I missed anyone, I apologize. So many people helped over this past year that it’s hard to remember.
It is a great privilege to have the Blessed Sacrament in the rectory, where I pray daily. Receiving permission to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in a chapel like this actually requires asking permission from the Archbishop, which I received.
My daily prayer time with Jesus in the Eucharist is the core of my life. Know of my constant prayers for you. And thank you for your prayers for me.
May God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke