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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.”

 

 

June 4th, 2017 – Pentecost Sunday

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June 4th, 2017

Pentecost Sunday

 

“Receive the Holy Spirit. 

Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,

and whose sins you retain are retained.”

10 things you should know about Pentecost Sunday…

  1. Pentecost Sunday marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.
  2. Pentecost Sunday occurs 50 days after Easter.
  3. The Bible records the Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13.
  4. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
  5. Pentecost is also known as “the birthday of the Church”.
  6. Pentecost fulfills Jesus’ promise to send the “Counselor” and “Spirit of Truth” in John 16-5-15.
  7. Pentecost launches the large-scale spreading of the Gospel after Jesus’ Ascension. Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd after receiving the Holy Spirit, some 3,000 people were baptized.
  8. The Pentecostal movement derives its name from the New Testament event in Acts 2.
  9. Jews also celebrate Pentecost, but not for the same reason as Christians. The celebration by Jews of Pentecost is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. The Pentecost in Jewish tradition takes place 50 days after Passover.
  10. In Western Churches, Pentecost is usually represented with the color red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.

 

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.

May 28st, 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord

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May 28st, 2017

The Ascension of the Lord

 

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

 

MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

as we remember those

who have made the ultimate sacrifice

for the freedoms we enjoy every day,

we think of how they have followed

in the footsteps of your Son,

our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

May the members of our armed forces

be supplied with the courage

to face each day

and may they trust

in the Lord’s mighty power

to accomplish each task.

 Let our military brothers and sisters

feel our love and support.

Amen.

 

 

 

May 21st, 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter

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 May 21st, 2017

6th Sunday of Easter

 

“And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

 

Congratulations and God Bless

the Newly Confirmed Members

of Our Parish Family

Andrew  Cienciwa

Son of Michael & Allison Cienciwa

Joseph Conway

Son of Timothy & Anne Conway

Elizabeth Malecha

Daughter of Christopher & Stacie Malecha

Jenna Novak

Daughter of Anthony & Patricia Novak

Hunter Voracek

Son of Alan Voracek & Jean Troska

These students received the Sacrament of Confirmation

From Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens on Thursday, May 18th

at the Cathedral of St. Paul

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GOD BLESS OUR GRADUATES

Today we are honoring and celebrating

our Immaculate Conception Parish 2017 High School Graduates

at our 10:00AM Mass

We wish them well, & offer our prayers for their success in the future.

Mariah Hager

Daughter of Jon & Selena Hager

Skyler Harper

Son of Mark & Angie Harper

Luke Malecha

Son of Steve & Heather Malecha

Isaac Pint

Son of Greg & Marilyn Pint

Andy Sibenaller

Son of Mark & Nancy Sibenaller

Brookelyn Skluzacek

Daughter of Bruce & Lisa Skluzacek

AJ (Alan) Voracek

Son of Jean Troska & Alan Voracek

Kyle Yetzer

Son of Mike & Barb Yetzer

Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing Who holds the future.

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We offer our special prayers and Congratulations to the following students,

who will graduate from HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Larissa Anderson, daughter of Ron & Andrea Anderson

Joseph Cienciwa, son of Mike & Allison Cienciwa

Allie Heselton, daughter of Dan & Kelly Heselton

Joshua Kassa, son of Ron & Betty Kassa

Daniel King Jr, son of Dan & Lori King

Tyler Langford, son of Lance & Cheryl Langford

Rebecca Meger, daughter Leon & Rachel Meger

Katherine Moening, daughter of Mike & Sherry Moening

Karley Vochoska, daughter of Joel & Deanna Vochoska

Seth Weitzel, son of Jeff & Dawn Weitzel

 

May 7, 2017 – 4th Sunday of Easter

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May 7th, 2017

4th Sunday of Easter

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

 

 

Welcome To The Table of the Lord

 

Congratulations

To the following children who are receiving their

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Today, Sunday, May 7, 2017at the 10:00 AM Mass

 

Cora Crow

Daughter of Jason & Roxanne Crow

Lilly Duban

Daughter of Brian & Patricia Duban

Blake Durbin

Son of Robert & Pamela Durbin

Kirra Flicek

Daughter of Joseph & Jamie Flicek

Brandon Geer

Son of Shannon & Kristen Geer

Abigail Grant

Daughter of Jeffrey & Heather Grant

Andrew Hauge

Son of Joel & Amber Hauge

Kellen Jirik

Son of Michael & Margaret Jirik

Karson Keilen

Son of Nathan & Amy Keilen

Garid Meyer

Son of Tad & Nan Meyer

Gabriella Pavek

Daughter of Joseph & Sarah Pavek

Annie Rynda

Daughter of Allen & Kimberly Rynda

Milo Simon

Son of Paul & Cassy Simon

Landen Walgrave

Son of Brad & Halle Walgrave

April 30, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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April 30, 2017

3rd Sunday of Easter

 

“Were not our hearts burning within us

while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

 

People of faith across the nation will join in intercessory prayer for our governmental leaders, local communities, and the most vulnerable among us.

As Catholic Christians, Jesus invites all of us to be vibrant witnesses of trust in God and love for one another.

All are asked to be a part of this landmark day!

 

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A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

God our Father, Giver of life,

we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.

You are the rock on which this nation was founded.

You alone are the true source of our cherished rights

to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Reclaim this land for Your glory

and dwell among Your people.

Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s leaders.

Open their minds to the great worth of human life

and the responsibilities that accompany

human freedom.

Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land,

grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.”

Lead us into a new life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.