ICC NEWSLETTER - May 25, 2018
Rededication Ceremony and Celebration, Summer Plans, You
It actually looks like Spring has arrived just in time for Summer! Our lawns have never looked better. Now if we only had grass in front of the VIC...
Speaking of the VIC, here is some Parish news to brighten your day!
REDEDICATION OF "THE VIC"
Sunday, June 3rd at 4PM
, our Parish will celebrate the
Rededication of our Parish Center
, better known as "
". It's been a while in the making, but as the saying goes "Good Things Are Worth Waiting For!"
...And time is exactly what we will be celebrating - past, present and future. ...And time is exactly what we hope to get from her. We've already begun to host meetings there, and with our Parish activities growing
(you heard about our
), we hope to see it get plenty more use! (Think
Holy Name Society
... more to come on that.)
But as the seeds of our Parish community germinate (it is Spring, after all) plan on coming to the ceremony and celebration.
lergy and m
embers of St. Barnabas and Irvington Presbyterian
have been invited and
will be joining us; it is part of their history, too. Irvington's
Mayor, Brian Smith
, has placed it on his calendar, and many of our Village leaders and directors will be there, too. Stay for the speeches and then enjoy some light fare and refreshments.
After all, ICC is part of two larger communities - the Village of Irvington, and the Universal Catholic Church.
Be in it
Even a smaller donation during the summer is better than no donation.Click the image above to schedule your donations for the summer.
The day after Labor Day, you can go back-to-the-basket. We like it better when you're here, anyway!
STEWARDS AND SUMMER PLANS
This summer, I want to ask for two favors from you.
Wherever you are, whether in a warm climate or cold, whether on this continent or another -
attend Mass on Sunday
. Be a part of that Universal Catholic Church
Don't forget that your Parish home is here, waiting for you when you get back, planning and preparing for your return, and ready to hit the ground running.
Help make all these good things keep happening year round. Be a Steward of ICC. Please support it year round.
Catechists and Other Ministries
I saved the best for last.
As you rest and recuperate this Summer, I would like you to consider one more thing. (
*Yes, I know I said I would only ask two things of you. I fully intended to when I started writing this, but
the will of the Holy Spirit
is greater than mine!)
It takes more than two priests
to tend a flock of 800 families. It takes more than one full time employee and two part time employees to teach our children, reach out to the sick and elderly, organize pilgrimages, coordinate groups and events, etc.
We are all called to the table, and we are all called to serve.
If you are reading this
, you are an interested, caring member of our church.
Here is what this Parish needs:
- ICC is nothing if we don't teach our children
to bring the Host to the sick and home-bound
Individuals willing to organize to pray for special intentions
Women to grow the
and expand its mission
Men to form a
Holy Name Society
Read the list again,
Now find a quiet moment and pray.
Well this was a long email, but before you go don't forget this
Saturday at 10AM is our Anointing Mass
, and this
Sunday at 10AM is our Memorial Day Mass
for those who have fallen in the service of this country.
Make sure to go for a walk today. It's going to be a beautiful day, and it is always great to be a part of ICC!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Sent by ICC Irvington on Friday, May 25 at 8:00AM