Bulletin-2015-02-01 - Immaculate Conception of Mary Church

HH – Hitch Hall
R – Rectory CH – Church
WH – Waldeisen Hall
MH – Maher Hall
February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Presentation
of the Lord
Blessing of Throats
Blaise, Bishop & Martyr;
Ansgar, Bishop
Virgin & Martyr
Paul Miki &
Companions, Martyrs
Mass Time & Intention
5:30 pm
Antoinette Amedeo
by ICM Parish Staff
5:30 pm
by Joe & Beth Langton
5:30 pm
John Pferschi
5:30 pm
People of the Parish
Joe & Nora Conrad
Fifth Sunday
In Ordinary Time
by Family
11:00 am
Joseph Placanica
by Tom & Eileen Clark
Heb 12:4-7, 11-15;
Mk 6:1-6
Contemporary Choir
6:45 pm CH
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24;
Mk 6:7-13
11:30 am HH
Generations of Faith
6 pm WH
Heb 13:1-8;
Mk 6:14-29
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21;
Mk 6:30-34
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7;
1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23;
Mk 1:29-39
by Albert & Roseann Kungl
8:30 am
Heb 12:1-4;
Mk 5:21-43
Regina Jenkins
Mal 3:1-4;
Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40
9 – 10 am CH
Free Store
9:30 am - Noon MH
Sanctuary Lamp – Frisby, Rister, Reese, Cox & Bodnar Families
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Hours: Mon. & Tues. 9 am - 5 pm.
There were 5.5 Holy Hours last week.
Please come to the
Rectory for entry
to the church.
Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured
every disease among the people. Matthew 4:23
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sunday Offering – $3,675.56
Cap. Improvement - $70.00
Envelopes Used: 116 of 368 sent.
Winter Hardship Collection
Beginning this weekend, a second collection will be taken
up at all weekend Masses to help cover our winter utility
and snow plowing expenses. The collection does NOT
take the place of your usual Sunday Offertory Contribution.
Thank you in advance for your good stewardship.
St. Vincent de Paul Thank you for your generosity!
Requested item for February: toilet paper. Please place
items in the basket behind the last pew in the church.
To receive your 2014 Contribution Statement, call the
rectory at 330-753-8429, Monday - Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.
•SVdP – Thurs., Feb. 5th, 11:30 am, Hitch Hall.
• Generations of Faith – Our next session will be this
Thurs., Feb. 5th. Because we did not meet in January,
we will cover Lesson #4. Menu: chicken & dumplings,
salad & rolls. Prayer: will be assigned to an unsuspecting
steward. Desserts & snacks are always appreciated
and greatly enjoyed by all.
•Blessing of Throats – The Feast of St. Blaise is Tues.,
Feb. 3rd, but since we have no Mass on Tuesdays, we will
bless throats at the 5:30 pm Mass this Mon., Feb. 2nd.
Bulletin Changes – A representative from Dee
Printing will be at the rectory in February to make calls
& visits to local businesses to share information on
advertising on the back of our bulletin. If you’d like to
refer a local business, please contact the rectory.
Please be sure to mention our bulletin ad space when
visiting local businesses and let them know their ads
will be noticed and greatly appreciated.
The Acme Cashback Program - Please place your
receipts in the baskets near the doors of the church.
Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Catholic Catechism – taken from Catechism in a Year
What should you do once you have come to know God? Once you have come to know God, you must put him in the
first place in your life. And with that a new life begins. You should be able to recognize Christians by the fact that they
love even their enemies. After all, to know God means to know that He who created and willed me, who looks at me
every moment with love, who blesses and upholds my life, who has the world and the people I love in His hand, who
waits longingly for me, who wishes to fulfill and perfect me and to make me dwell forever with Him, is there. To nod
with your head at this is not enough. Christians must adopt Jesus' way of life. (YOUCAT question 34).
In the first reading, Moses, speaking as a prophet,
foretells the coming of a prophet raised up by the Lord
who will tell the people all that God commands. In the
Gospel we see Jesus, the greatest of all the prophets,
teaching in the synagogue. The people were astonished
because he was teaching with authority, a gift he
handed on to the church. At baptism we were
anointed priest, prophet and king. Being anointed
means being given a mission by God. We live out
this anointing as priest by praying for God’s people
and carrying on the sacrifice of redeeming the world
through our worship and our service. Anointed king,
we’re called to be in communion with one another in
the Holy Spirit, to listen to the cries of the poor, work
for justice and to share our stewardship to strengthen
the common good of all. As prophet, we’re anointed
to witness to Christ in our daily lives, to speak the
truth, to live in faith and to hear and proclaim God’s
message to others. How well do you live out your
anointing? How effective are you at proclaiming
God’s word and sharing your faith? We’ve been
offering an outstanding opportunity for you to grow in
your knowledge of the faith through Generations of
Faith & video series taught by Fr. Robert Barron, one
of the church’s top theologians. Come, see, learn.
In His Name: We are collecting new warm socks for
homeless children, men & women to be distributed
through Project Hope at Hoban H. S. Donations may
be placed in the basket at the main doors of the church.
Service Day: Once again our parish will team up
with St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton for
a Lenten Service Day. The date is Sat., Mar. 7th and
the project will be painting the vestibule (entrance) of
the church. If you have some experience painting,
then this is a stewardship project for you! Please call
the rectory to sign-up. The project is estimated to go
from 10 am until 4 pm.
Free Store: Ministry Partners (workers) are most
welcome. Join others from our parish & community
in serving our neighbors. Call the rectory for info or
stop by on a Saturday morning in Maher Hall or the
3rd floor of Waldeisen and check it out. Household
items may be brought to the front doors of Waldeisen
on Saturdays between 9 am & noon. Someone will
come out to get them from your car. Clothing only
donations may be placed in the shed anytime. Thank
you for your support.
Lent - Believe it or not, Lent is only 2 ½ weeks away!
Watch the bulletin for more information on Lenten
practices, Stations of the Cross & more. Sign-ups for
helping with Stations begin next week.
Catholic Charities Annual Appeal
Through the grace of God & the generosity of donors, Catholic
Charities, Diocese of Cleveland is a beacon of hope, helping
people in need. There is joy in serving & joy in giving.
Please give generously to the 2015 Catholic Charities
Annual Appeal & prayerfully consider an increase over
your last year’s pledge. The in-pew appeal will be held
the weekend of February 14-15. We invite you to view
stories of inspiration & find more information at
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week & support the
value of a Catholic education, Ohio Catholic FCU is
awarding fifty $1,000 scholarships to assist families
in paying for Catholic school tuition. To apply, visit
www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships between Jan. 25
and Feb. 28, 2015 & follow the instructions to fill out
the required information. These scholarships are
open to all Ohio students in grades K-11 in Catholic
schools. For more info, call 888-696-4462.
Off-Site Events
• XLT! (Exalt): Wed., Feb. 4th, at 7 pm, St. Hilary. An
evening of prayer, praise, song & Eucharistic Adoration.
• National Day of Prayer for Victims & Survivors of Human
Trafficking: Sun., Feb. 8 (Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita,
a victim of human trafficking), 2 - 3:30 pm, in the “Commons”
at Our Lady of the Elms. St. Hilary Parish has partnered
with the Dominican Sisters of Peace to respond to the
USCCB’s call for us to pray for the emotional, physical, &
spiritual healing of those affected by trafficking & make a
personal commitment to work against human trafficking.
There will be a presentation offering more information.
• Hungarian-English Mass: Sun., Feb. 15th, 1 pm. Nativity
of the Lord Jesus Church.
• Fat Tuesday Dinner & Lenten Reflection: Tues., Feb. 17,
Loyola Retreat House, Clinton. Registration & Social 5:30 pm;
dinner 6:15 pm; Lenten Reflection: 7:30 pm. Directed by
Abbot Clement Zeleznik, OSB. $25 per person/$50 per
couple due with registration. Registration form & info at
www.loyolaretreathouse.com or call 330-896-2315.
• Pre-Cana ~ Engaged Couple Retreats: Feb 22, Apr 19,
May 31, Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 23, or Sep 13, 10:30 am – 6 pm,
(Mass 11:00 am), Loyola Retreat House, Clinton. $75 per
couple with registration (includes lunch). Registration form
& info at www.loyolaretreathouse.com or call 330-896-2315.