(Note: Nov. 1 is not a Holyday of Obligation this year)
On the occasion of these two great fall festivals, we focus our remembrance of the saints and all the faithful departed in order to reflect on the rest and security the saints now enjoy in God, as well as pray for our loved ones’ journey toward the heavenly realm of God. Even though they have died, “The souls of the just are in the hands of God, and no torment shall touch them” (Wisdom 3:1). They are now removed from the world in which their steadfast fidelity often led to pain and suffering. This truth can be a comfort to us who remain behind in this world, but more importantly, their lives serve to encourage our own greater fidelity.
ICC All Souls Novena-Envelopes Available in Church
Our parish’s annual All Souls Novena begins Tuesday, November 2 with the 8:00am Mass and ends with the 8am Mass on Wednesday, November 10. If you would like your deceased family members, friends or neighbors remembered throughout this novena (9 days of Masses), please fill out the “All Souls Novena of Masses” envelope you will find in the pew or at the back of the church. Fill in the names of those you wish remembered and drop the envelope in the collection basket at weekend Masses or drop by the Parish Office. Envelopes will be placed before the altar throughout the novena.
Our Monthly Brown Bag Book Café is a relaxing time for fellowship, conversation & enjoying a good read!
David turns his poet’s eye for evocative imagery and a philosopher’s reflection toward 52 ordinary words – coincidentally and somehow appropriately, a deck of cards. Beginning with Alone, and concluding with Withdrawal, the collection inspires and nourishes, offering deep consolation and a profound sense of belonging and connection to the world.
All are invited to attend our Third Annual Mass of Remembrance on Saturday, November 13 at the 9:00am Mass. At this liturgy, we honor members of our parish family who have died since November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021, as well as all of our beloved deceased whom we commend to the Lord’s mercy and pray for their eternal life in heaven. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
Please pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the following parishioners & friends of the parish who have died since the start of 2021. On behalf of our Immaculate Conception Church family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to all those mourning these death of loved ones. May they rest in peace.