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News & Events from our Parish.

October 7 – Installation Mass and Apple Cider Sunday

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us on October 7! Fr. VanDenBroeke was installed at the 10am Mass. Afterwards, we enjoyed a wonderful pork and dumpling dinner in the Civic Center. Apple Cider pressing began after dinner was over. Apples were generously donated and everyone enjoyed their turn at the press. Samples were fresh and delicious!

2018 Parish Bazaar – many thanks!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 Parish Bazaar! We had many, many wonderful people helping to make the day both fun and successful. Thank you also to our very generous donors!

Please enjoy a few pictures from the day:

Parish Bazaar August 5, 2018

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Please join us for our annual Parish Bazaar! 

Many fun activities, including:

  • Czech Baking
  • Country Market
  • Used-a-Bit
  • Children’s Games
  • Chicken Plop
  • Bingo
  • Chance Booth
  • Big Wheel

Food Stands open at 11am. Serving:

  • Pork & Dumplings (served until 2:30pm)
  • Pie & Ice Cream
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hot Beef Sandwiches
  • French Fries
  • Snow Cones & Floats
  • Nachos & Cheese
  • Refreshments

Masses: Saturday 5pm; Sunday 8am & 10am

Entertainment Featuring:

  • The Jolly P’s
  • Colton Tupy & The Sandcreek Connection

Below are pictures from our 2017 Bazaar:

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.