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Food for Kidz 2018 Packaging Event

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We are hosting a packaging event for Food for Kidz – this is our 5th year!

When?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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
116 Alabama St. SE
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!

Bingo – Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

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Please join us for our annual Parish Family Bingo on Sunday, January 21! 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.

Advent Penance and Mass Services for Christmas and New Years

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Following is the schedule for special Advent Penance Services, and special Masses for Christmas and New Year’s. For the full Mass schedule, including regular weekend masses, daily masses and memorials, please visit our Mass Schedule page at churchoftheimmaculateconception.net/mass-schedule/

Monday, December 18
7:00pm – Penance Service at Most Holy Trinity, Veseli

Tuesday, December 19
7:00pm – Penance Service (here at Immaculate Conception)

Wednesday, December 20
7:00pm – Penance Service at St. Nicholas, New Market

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Sunday, December 24
4:00pm – Christmas Eve
9:30pm – Czech & English Christmas Carols
10:00pm – Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25
9:00am – Christmas Day

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Sunday, December 31
4:00pm – Vigil Mass, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Monday, January 1
9:00am – The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Immaculate Conception Mass with Archbishop Hebda

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On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Friday, December 8, we were pleased to welcome Archbishop Hebda to our church! The feast of the Immaculate Conception is our Parish’s Feast Day.

Archbishop Hebda presided at Mass, with Father VanDenBroeke. After Mass, parish families and friends were invited to the Civic Center for coffee and goodies. Archbishop Hebda partook in the festivities, enjoying the treats and fellowship.

Please enjoy the pictures from this very special event!

1st Annual Apple Cider Sunday October 1

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Much fun was had by all who attended our 1st Annual Apple Cider Sunday on October 1. While it was raining outside, we were busy pressing inside. We pressed over 1,250 apples and made about 30 gallons of apple cider! Fresh pressed cider was given out to those who wanted a tasting, or take some home. In between the “work” of pressing, we enjoyed a yummy potluck lunch. As we finished pressing the last of our apples, we were entertained by the musical talent of our very own Fr. VanDenBroeke and special guest, Fr. Brandon Theisen.

Enjoy the pictures and we hope you can join us next year!

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!

June 18, 2017 – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

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 June 18th, 2017

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Father’s Day

 

“…whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

 

 

 

A Father’s Day Prayer

 

God our Father,

you govern and protect your people

and shepherd them with a father’s love.

You place a father in a family as a sign

of your love, care, and constant protection.

May fathers everywhere be faithful to the

example shown in the Scriptures: steadfast

in love, forgiving transgressions, sustaining

the family, caring for those in need.

Give your wisdom to fathers

that they may encourage and guide their children.

Keep them healthy so they may support a family.

Guide every father with the Spirit of your love

that they may grow in holiness

and draw their family ever closer to you.

Amen

 

June 11th, 2017 – The Most Holy Trinity

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June 11th, 2017

The Most Holy Trinity

 

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

 

 

Saint of the Month

 

Saint Anthony of Padua   When you lose something, who do you pray to? Yes, St. Anthony, patron saint of lost items.

What’s the prayer? “Tony, Tony, come around. Something’s lost and can’t be found.” Remember that! It really works.

So who was St. Anthony? He was born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal, and became a priest at the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, the then capital of Portugal.   Eventually, he left and joined a small hermitage outside Coimbra dedicated to Saint Anthony of Egypt.

When he was admitted to this new Franciscan order, he changed his name to Anthony.

Anthony traveled to Morocco to spread God’s word, but he became ill and had to return to Portugal. Unfortunately, his ship was blown off course and he arrived in Sicily, making his way to Tuscany.   Here’s where his story gets really interesting.

While recuperating, he ends up spending time with some Dominican friars, eventually learning how to present an exquisite homily at their joint services.   News of this young orator reaches none other than Francis of Assisi, who becomes his best friend, convincing him to become a legitimate teacher.

Anthony had a book of psalms he gathered, and one day, the book was stolen!   Anthony prayed for its return, and the thief brought it back.   The book is said to be preserved in the Franciscan friary in Bologna today.

Anthony’s Feast Day is June 13. He’s typically depicted carrying his book and the Infant Child Jesus. And now you know why he’s called the “finder of lost articles.”