Immaculate Conception (Irvington)
ICC NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 19, 2018
PROGRAMS, PRAYER, PROGRESS
Ordinary Time. Did I mention that there is nothing ordinary about it? Ah, yes. Last week. Although the Parish will be a little quieter over the next 4 weeks than we have been accustomed to, we will begin another Liturgical Season soon. So - while things are still relatively calm -
REFUSE to be calm, and be Catholic
Don't forget about
! Visit the FORMED website, sign up using our
Parish Code WHCP4Z
, and you can get it for free.
Our Rectory elves have tailored the featured content just for you, so that the suggested programming coordinates with our Parish life and the times of our Church - and we will keep updating it for you. Take advantage of this great asset. Go to our website homepage to watch a little clip explaining what it is about, and then click on the "Register Now" image, and prepare to change your life, the lives of those around you, your Parish and the world!
The topic of respect for life is emotional - and it should be. Many people have been misled into believing that supporting legislation that legitimizes the taking of life, is an act of love, mercy, and social justice.
Taking a life is
merciful, and is
The battle for life is more than defending the lives of the unborn, though that in and of itself, is critical. It is also defending the
life of the elderly
, education concerning
adverse prenatal diagnosis
against human trafficking
attentiveness to nature
and protecting the dignity of the
rightful end of life
What can you as a Catholic do?
Tune out those who would have you believe that to pray is laughable and worthless.
It is the greatest weapon that we have against those who destroy life.
By taking just that first step, miracles will follow. Take part in the
9 Days for Life
It's not too late. Or just
CLICK ON THESE TWO IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
As we enjoy the quiet and routine of
, keep growing... keep learning... keep praying. Here are a few suggestions:
Visit our Parish Website, skim the videos, National Catholic Register and Catholic Link headlines, and read an article that appeals to you, or
Add one extra Mass to your week after you drop the kids off at school, or
Add one verified Catholic organization to your social media line up, or
Pray the Rosary every now and then, or
Join one of our Ministries or Societies, or
Speak with a Priest or call the Rectory for ideas!
Have a wonderful weekend! See you at Mass on Sunday!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
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Sent by ICC Irvington on Friday, January 19 at 12:49PM