Welcome to Immacolata Parish and School!
New Parish App is Here!
You can now download our new parish app, just click here
The season of
is a welcome gift that helps us experience the spiritual meaning of the Christmas season:
Jesus Christ Himself. The joy of this holy time comes from
the grace which the Lord gives us, the grace of His very life
within us. Try coming to
daily morning Mass
during Advent; read the
the night before as part of
your prayer. (It’s easy now with our “ParishApp.”) Spend some time in prayer before the
here at Immacolata (open till 3:00 weekdays) or at the beautiful Carmelite monastery nearby (open till 8:00 every night).
Through our parish
“ministry of charity”
there are many opportunities to help
people in need—works of mercy which
imitate the merciful love of the Christ Child to the world.
Advent prepares us to celebrate the birth of Jesus in history; it
awakens us to be ready for His coming at the end of time
or at any unexpected moment; it opens our hearts to receive
Him each day. Through repent
ance from sin, especially in the
Sacrament of Reconciliation
, we receive Christ’s unlimited mercy, forgiveness, and love. A spiritual
Advent will bring us a spiritual Christmas.
WHAT IS A PARISH MISSION?
It is three nights to come together to pray and learn as a parish community
and to have our faith revived!
Join Immacolata’s parish-wide celebration of faith with
Father David Meconi, S.J.
who will lead the Parish
March 5, 6, and 7—Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings, the first week of Lent, 2017
you already know Fr. Meconi from Mass here
the last couple years. We are grateful for his inspiring, exciting homilies,
his personal faith, and knowledge of Scripture and Church teaching. Each evening will be one hour long, beginning at
7:00 p.m. in Church
. There will be time for silent prayer,
instruction from Fr. Meconi, Benediction, and then an opportunity for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Mark your calendars; more information will follow.
One another topic, our country has just finished a contentious election season, (not the first in our nation’s history). Below is a beautiful prayer composed by our first President,
, in 1783. His prayer reminds us
how much we depend on God’s grace, not just on our own human efforts. As Washington himself said very often, a
democracy is unique in that it needs the presence
of religion and morality to insure its survival.
“Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that
Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a
spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one
another and for their fellow citizens of
the United States at large. And finally
that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us
all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with
that charity, humility, and pacific
temper of mind which were the characteristic
s of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in
these things we can never hope to
be a happy nation. Grant
our supplication, we beseech Thee,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Msgr. Vernon Gardin