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Enroll in Religious Education by August 20!

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Now accepting online registrations for the 2017-18 Religious Education session!

Click here to register online

Registration is open until August 20. Register by August 10th to receive the early bird discount! 

Once you have created an account on TADS, certain fields will fill-in automatically for you. If you already have a TADS account from previous years, please login and you will have the option to choose LNMV Religious Education and the 2017-18 SY in your account.

Please note that registrations are not complete until payment has been submitted.

2017 Parish Bazaar – Sunday, August 6

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Our annual Church Bazaar will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017
Everyone is welcome!

8:00am Mass

10:00am Polka Mass,
featuring the IC Church Choir

Many fun things to do:

  • Games for kids
  • Try your luck at the Chance Booth or Split the Pot!
  • Book of Prizes – drawing at 6:00pm
  • Bingo
  • Homemade Czech baking goods
  • Country Market and Crafts
  • Used-a-Bit stand
  • Knights of Columbus Raffle for a 2017 Polaris Sportsman 570
  • and more!!

Live Entertainment featuring the Jolly P’s and the Whitesidewalls
Bring your lawn chairs!

Many food choices (food stands open at 10:30am):

  • Pork and Dumplings
  • Brats and Hot Beef Sandwiches
  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Pie and Ice Cream
  • Nachos and Cheese
  • Ice cream stand

Please join us!

Our New Priest – Father Nick VanDenBroeke

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Our new Pastor as of July 1, 2017 is Father Nick VanDenBroeke

Ordained: May 26, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. Paul

Home Parish: Guardian Angels, Chaska

Parents: Bob and Julie VanDenBroeke

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Catholic studies and philosophy from St. John Vianney College Seminary, St. Paul

You can read Fr. VanDenBroeke’s full bio here

Please pray for our Parish as we say goodbye to Fr. Dennis Thompson and welcome our new pastor Fr. VanDenBroeke.

Food for Kidz Packaging Event May 4 2017

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We are once again hosting a packaging event for Food for Kidz.

When?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Where?

The Crusader Civic Center in Lonsdale

What Time?

Two shifts:
4 – 5:30pm    &    5:30 – 7pm

No sign up needed!
Come when you can; leave when you need to!

We hope you are able to come! When you do, please bring your cash/check donation with you to cover the cost of food. If you are unable to come, please mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Food for Kidz
c/o Immaculate Conception Parish
PO Box 169
Lonsdale, MN  55046

Checks can be made payable to Food for Kidz

100% of the money raised is used to buy food!!

The mission of Food for Kidz is to package and distribute nutritious meals to hungry children and their families where crisis has struck and there is an immediate need. People like you, coming together with friends and family to package food, donate money and offer compassion MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Change has to start somewhere, and it’s often with the simplicity of a meal.

Please see the flyer for more details and pass on the word!

Sponsored by the Parish Pastoral Council

Catholics at the Capitol 2017

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MINNESOTA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

Catholics at the Capitol 2017: Protect Life and Human Dignity

Thursday, March 9
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saint Paul RiverCentre / State Capitol, St. Paul

Minnesota faces real challenges to life and human dignity. Catholics are called to respond.

Join Minnesota’s bishops, dynamic Church speakers, and over 1,000 Catholics from across the state for Catholics at the Capitol, a day of inspiration and advocacy in St. Paul. We’ll be informed about the issues, inspired to bring our faith into the public square, and equipped to have meaningful conversations with our legislators.

  • Kids and students 22-and-under are free.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • A great opportunity to see the newly renovated Capitol!

View the flier Catholics at the Capitol Flier

To learn more and register, please visit catholicsathecapitol.org

9 Days for Life 2017

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The U.S. bishops annual novena 9 Days for Life takes place Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 29. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, email, text message or an app. Join at www.9daysforlife.com!

Catholic Faith Study January 30 – April 3

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Symbolon is a 10-part series that explains the teachings of the Church in easy-to-understand short lectures by dynamic Catholic speakers. See how Scripture is so closely connected to the Catholic faith and how to better understand Scripture in light of Catholic doctrine.

We will study….

  1. The Journey of Faith
  2. Divine Revelation
  3. The Bible
  4. The Story of Salvation
  5. Who Is Jesus?
  6. The Paschal Mystery
  7. The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace
  8. Why do I Need a Church?
  9. Mary & the Saints
  10. The Last Things

WHEN
Mondays 7pm – 8:30pm
January 30 – April 3

WHERE
Meeting Room, Civic Center

COST
$22 (Includes participant guide)

SIGN-UP DEADLINE
JANUARY 15th

To sign up or if you have questions, please contact: 

Ashlee Rickert via text at 952-292-6231 or email aarick13@gmail.com

Call the Parish Office at 507-744-2829 OR email icparish@lonstel.com

Sign-up dues can be mailed to the office or put in the collection basket

Sponsored by the Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Family Bingo – January 15, 2017

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Please join us for Parish Family Bingo on Sunday, January 15th! Bring the whole family for a Sunday afternoon of fun, food and prizes. Invite your family and neighbors – everyone is welcome!

Bingo will be held in the Crusader Civic Center.

11:00am – lunch is available for purchase

Bingo games start at 12:00pm. Play bingo all afternoon for a cover charge of $3.00. Extra cards are available for $0.50 each.

Sponsored by the IC-CCW.

All parish families are asked to donate two NEW $2.00 prizes for Bingo Sunday. There is a box in the back of church for your donations.

2016 Giving Tree

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lafs-christmas-gifts-2016-smallOnce again, we will be participating in the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf Christmas Gift Program by sponsoring 4 families. This provides us the opportunity to provide Christmas joy to several families most in need within our community!

✢Wish list gift “bulbs” will be hung on a tree in the back of Church.

✢Each “bulb” lists an item to buy, along with age, male/female, suggested price range, and clothing size (if appropriate).

✢Please take a bulb (or several)!

✢No time to shop? Take a bulb and donate the money instead. Or donate to the general program to offset costs for families that aren’t adopted

✢Return unwrapped gifts & gift bulb(s) by December 4

Questions? Please contact Parish Life Ministry