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Immaculate Conception Parish
June 28, 2015—The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Alphonse
God bless you!
We give thanks to God for your
ministry among us. We wish you
well in your new assignment.
On Saturday, July 4th after the
4:00pm Mass, & Sunday, July 5th,
after all Masses, please join with us in showing
Fr. Alphonse our appreciation for his dedication to our parish and community.
This Week in the Parish
Sunday, June 28th—
The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00am, 9:00am, & 11:00am Sunday Masses
12:00 NOON: Confirmation Mtg. (Lunch Provided) cra
12:00pm—4:00pm Adoration/3pm—4pm Holy Hour
Monday, June 29th
6:20am Mass chpl
8:30am Mass chpl
Noon—1:00pm Prayer Intercessor chpl
6:30 PM: Confirmation Mtg. cra
Tuesday, June 30th
6:20am Mass chpl
8:30am Mass chpl
Noon—1:00pm Prayer Intercessor chpl
Wednesday, July 1st
6:20am Mass chpl
—Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help after Mass
8:30am Mass chpl
Noon—1:00pm Prayer Intercessor chpl
Thursday, July 2nd
6:20am Communion Service chpl
8:30am Mass chpl
Noon—1:00pm Prayer Intercessor chpl
Friday, July 3rd
6:20am Mass chpl
8:30am Mass chpl—(Rosary for Vocations after Mass)
9:00am Eucharistic Adoration chpl
Noon—1:00pm Prayer Intercessor chpl
Saturday, July 4th
8:30am Mass chpl
3:00pm—3:45pm Reconciliation ch
4:00pm Sunday Mass
- Reception for Fr. Alphonse & Fr. Mark
7:00pm—7:30pm Reconciliation ch
Sunday, July 5th—
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00am, 9:00am, & 11:00am Sunday Masses
- Receptions for Fr. Alphonse & Fr. Mark
Mass Intentions
Monday, June 29th—St. Peter, and St. Paul
The Greenwood Family (Int.)
8:30am + Madonna Peterson
Tuesday, June 30th—First Martyrs of the Holy
Roman Church
Fr. Alphonse’s Intention
8:30am + Dr. Richard Loeb
Wednesday, July 1st—Blessed Junipero Serra
Religious Liberty
8:30am + Dr. Pete Alcancia
Thursday, July 2nd
Communion Service
8:30am + Mary Frerking
Friday, July 3rd—St. Thomas
Those Experiencing Depression
Will Pearson (Int.)
Saturday, July 4th
8:30am + Robert Willenbrink
4:00pm + Brent Rice
Sunday, July 5th—
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00am + Louis Rackers
9:00am + Dan Erbert
The Parish Family
Msgr. Raymond Orf
60th Anniversary of
priesthood ordination
Great Attendance at
Mass & Reception last Sunday!
Bishop Leibrecht & Bishop Johnston
in attendance. Msgr. Orf
sang to Fathers’ for Father’s Day!
The Parish Office will be closed
Friday, July 3rd.
Mission Co-op Annual Appeal This Weekend
Fr. Al Benedick Taguinod, M.S.
THANK YOU for your support
of the Missions last weekend.
To activate the EMERGENCY prayer chain,
please call Elizabeth at (417) 882-6161
Scripture Readings for next Sunday
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
From Father Tom’s Desk
July 5, 2015
Ezekiel 2:2–5; Psalm 123:1–2, 3–4;
II Corinthians 12:7–10 & Gospel: Mark 6:1–6a
Born into new life through death
Please remember in prayer our faithful departed,
Robert Willenbrink, father of Kay Van Pelt; and Ed
Parishioners Who Need Special Prayers
Lorraine D’Alessandro, Irene Dunne, Robert Gerhardy,
Norma Herrera, Sid Kiely, Mary Jo Laurin, Carl Mentgen,
Mary Miller, Sandy Murphy, Sandra Robinson,
Jan Royster, Jackie Schmidt, Mary Shanahan, Finnegan
White, and all who need more prayers.
People are listed for 4 weeks, then transferred to the
Prayer Intention book, unless family notifies us otherwise.
Fortnight for Freedom
June 21st—July 4th
The U.S. bishops have called for a two-week
period of prayer and action to address many current
challenges to religious liberty. This year, the theme is
Fortnight for freedom: Freedom to bear witness,
stemming from the Gospel message that Jesus came to
the world to bear witness to the truth.
Educational materials and a series of examples of
current threats to religious liberty are available at
The freedom to
love, believe, hope,
worship, serve in
charity, care for the
suffering, comfort
the sick, feed the
hungry, shelter the homeless, proclaim the Gospel,
walk in chastity, live in peace, work in good conscience, stand in solidarity seek justice, reject sin, reject coercion, reject falsehood reject evil temptations
and to reject injustice. (Taken from the Litany for Liberty for use during the Fortnight for Freedom, United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops.)
Copies of the Litany for Liberty are available in the
Gathering Area by the statue of Mary and the
American Flag.
Eucharistic Adoration
in the Chapel
after the 11:00am Sunday Mass
Holy Hour from 3:00pm–4:00pm.
Mindy Pfaff
Full-time Staff Member for
Youth and Parish Volunteers
After consultation with the Parish Council and the
Finance Committee we will be bringing Mindy Pfaff on
full-time to our staff. Mindy will be responsible for
Youth & Volunteer Ministries.
Mindy has been a part-time employee of
Immaculate Conception as a Youth Minister for six
years and will begin her full-time responsibilities on
August 1, 2015. Along with Youth Ministries she will
help to invite and coordinate volunteers who are so
vital to our parish ministries.
With all its imperfections, sins, blemishes, and
warts, the Church of Jesus Christ is the intended
healer of the world’s wounds. Christians are called to
be compassionate, wounded healers.
Perhaps, Henri Nouwen, the Roman Catholic
theologian, has said this better than anyone else. The
author of many books, Nouwen speaks of Christians
as "wounded healers" who have compassion.
Compassion is not pity. Pity lets us stay at a
distance. It is condescending.
Compassion is not sympathy. Sympathy is for
superiors over inferiors.
Compassion is not charity. Charity is for the rich to
continue in their status over the poor.
Compassion is born of God. It means entering into
the other person’s problems. It means taking on the
burdens of the other. It means standing in the other
person’s shoes. It is the opposite of professionalism.
It is the humanizing way to deal with people. "Just as
bread without love can bring war instead of peace,
professionalism without compassion will turn forgiveness into a gimmick."
Ron Lavin, Alone/Together, CSS Publishing Co., Inc.
St. Vincent de Paul needs for those in need.
NEEDS: Hot Cereals, Dry cereals,
Rice, Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Tomato Sauce,
Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter, Jelly,
Dried Beans, Sugar, Flour, Oil, Tea Bags,
Coffee, Fruit Juices, Soups, Tuna, Canned
Meats, Canned Fruits, Laundry detergent,
Dish Soap, Cleaning Supplies, Bar Soap, Shampoo,
Conditioner, Men & Women’s Deodorant, Toothpaste,
Toothbrushes, all sizes of Diapers & Wet Wipes, Toilet
Paper & Paper Towels. Please bring unopened &
recently dated items place in the deck box located
at the South entry to the Gathering Area.
Have you Been CONFIRMED???
Anyone going into their sophomore year
of high school and later, we will have a
Parents and Confirmation Candidate
meeting on Sunday, June 28th at noon
(after the 11:00am Mass). If, however, you
can't make it to this meeting, we will also
have one on Monday evening, June 29th,
6:30pm, in Community Room A. You will
need to attend ONE of these meetings, not BOTH.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to attend one of these
meetings if you are interested in being Confirmed. We
will be discussing our Confirmation Program and the
requirements for next year. These will be new
requirements, since we will be using a new program for
Confirmation this year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Mindy Pfaff, at (417) 496-0769 (call or text) OR by
email: [email protected]
Dear Friends in Christ,
I am truly grateful for the many
expressions of love and kindness
surrounding the recent celebration of
my 25th anniversary as a priest. The
thoughtful support and congratulations
bouquets, among other things, are true gifts which I will
always cherish. Thank you for joining me in thanking
God for the gift of priesthood to the Church. Continue
to pray for me, our priests and seminarians, and for an
abundance of priestly vocations from our diocese-"ask
the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his
harvest" (Mt 9:38). May God continue to bless you!
Gratefully yours in Christ,
Employment Opportunities – ALL Employment
Opportunities and applications are available on the
Springfield Catholic School’s website at Click on the ABOUT link at the top
and scroll down to Employment Opportunities.
Enrollment for 2015-2016 – Enrollment in grades
Preschool thru 12 is currently taking place. We are a
system made up of three (3) elementary schools
(Preschool – 8th grade) and one (1) high school (grades
9th–12th). For information or to check availability at
various grade levels, please contact the school(s) in
which you are interested:
Immaculate Conception: (417) 881-7000;
St. Agnes: (417) 866-5038;
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: (417) 887-6056; and
Springfield Catholic High School: (417) 887-8817.
Under the Stars Summer Concert
A Fundraiser benefiting Springfield Catholic Schools
A fun summer night out with great music and good
people supporting our Catholic Schools! Saturday,
July 11th, doors open at 6:30pm. Entertainment by
Machine Gun Symphony with guests Mark Bilyeu and
Cindy Woolf at Springfield Catholic High School Football Field. Admission $20 Cash Bar & Concessions 21+
dwosunderthestars, or contact Angie Sachse (417)
894-5780 for more info or tickets.
Diocesan Announcements
Teaching Positions Open in Catholic Schools:
+ James V. Johnston, Jr.
Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Dancing with OUR Stars-Season 8 is scheduled for
Saturday, August 22nd, at the Ramada Oasis Convention
Center. Beginning June 30th general reservations can
be made online at or by calling the
Central Office at (417) 865-5567 Ext. 30. Admission
cost for an individual reservation is $75 or tables
(for 10) at four (4) varying levels can be purchased.
Reservations must be made prior to the night of the
event. This event has sold out several weeks prior to
the event in past years. All net proceeds will benefit the
renovation of Springfield Catholic High School. For
further information visit our website
or call the Central Office at (417) 865-5567.
St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Springfield
full-time kindergarten teacher. Practicing Catholic
Candidate and Early Childhood teaching experience
preferred. St. Joseph Catholic Academy also seeks a
part-time Physical Education teacher who is
energetic and creative, with the ability to encourage
and involve students in physical activities. Must
be able to design, plan, and execute lessons to
motivate and engage students in developmentallyappropriate individual and team activities. Interested
candidates should submit a resume, cover letter,
at least two letters of reference, transcript copies,
to [email protected], or call
(417) 866-0667.
St. Denis Catholic School in Benton - Full-time
teacher. If interested, please contact Karen Powers at
(573) 545-3017.
Part Time Elementary Principal Opening at
St. Mary’s School in Pierce City, MO Requirements: Active Catholic Missouri Certification, Master's
degree in School Administration (or working towards
it), administrative experience preferred, 3–5 years of
Catholic school experience. Contact search committee
via email at [email protected]
St. Teresa Catholic School in Glennonville
3rd/4th grade elementary teacher; 7th/8th grade
teaching position available with an emphasis in Math
and Science. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, teaching 5th–8th grade Math and Science.
Applicants: Missouri certified and qualified to teach
Pre-Algebra and Algebra. Practicing Catholics are
preferred. Information or an application: contact
Peggy Ogden at (573) 328-4197.
St. Francis Xavier School in Sikeston 5th–8th
grade English and a Science teacher Part-time Music
and P.E. Teacher. If you are interested, please contact
Debra Pollock at (573) 471-0841.
St. Ann Catholic School in Carthage 3rd/4th grade
teacher seeking applications from practicing Catholics
certified to teach at the Elementary level. Interested
applicants: possess love for teaching children and a
Information: Bonnie Schaeffer at (417) 358-2674.
Re-NEW-All has camper openings available. Have a
golf cart to loan? Staffers at Camp Smokey in
Cassville need to borrow a golf cart for Camp
Re-NEW-All. Contact: Rosie Francka, camp office,
[email protected] or phone (417) 866-0841.
St. Joseph Annual Parish Garage & Bake Sale
Friday, July 10th & Saturday, July 11th, 8:00am–
3:30pm in St. Joseph Parish Hall located at 1121 N.
Campbell. Lots of handmade & miscellaneous items,
garden produce, and baked goods. A taco lunch will be
available. The money raised will be used for improvements to the school, church, and rectory, as well as for
donations to local and national organizations. If you
have any questions, please contact Velma Wagner at
(417) 742-7459.
Volunteers needed for The PRO-LIFE BOOTH
at the Ozark Empire Fair July 30th–August 8th.
The booth location is #328 and the shift hours are
10:45am–2pm; 2pm–6pm; & 6pm–9pm. Training:
Springfield Library Center, S. Campbell, Tuesday,
July 28th, 7:00pm. For information or to volunteer, call
(417) 496-1235, or Email [email protected]
Gardener Help Welcome at LifeHouse! Please join
us for our July workday at Catholic Charities/
LifeHouse on Thursday, July 23rd, from 8:30am–
10:30am. We will be trimming bushes and continuing
with other ongoing projects in their courtyard,
vegetable garden, and berm. Please bring gloves and
appropriate tools. Students needing service hours for
SCHS or Confirmation are encouraged to come! Our
next workday will be August 20th from 8:30am–
12:00 where we will participate in United Way's Day
of Caring. If you are interested in helping in any way,
please contact Jana Hukriede at 831-3240.
VIRTUS—Safe Environment In-Service
Schedule: Friday,
August 6th, Noon–3:00pm,
Springfield, St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton. Pre-registration mandatory;,
click “registration.” Session for adults only.
Peter’s Pence Collection
In the collection today, we are
supporting Pope Francis in his
charitable works. The Peter’s Pence
Collection is taken up worldwide to
support the most disadvantaged:
victims of war, oppression, and natural
disasters. This is an opportunity to join
with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and be a witness of
charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be
generous in today’s collection.
Diocesan Development Fund Appeal
Thank you! If you have
not yet made your
pledge, please add your
amount, in unity with
those who have already
given by returning a pledge card.
Parish Goal: $168,006.00
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Your Contributions received on the Weekend of June 20–21, 2015
& in the Mail are Greatly Appreciated.
Parish Repair & Maintenance
Missionary Co-op
$ 13,339.00
Building Fund $
901.89 Yearly Budget
Year-to-date Envelope & Plate
$ 945,802.94
Weekly Need to Meet Budget: $20, 210.00