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Immaculate Conception Church
P.O. Box 1866 • 22 North 13th Street • Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902
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The
Dedication
of the
Lateran
Basilica
Welcome to our Parish!
November 9th, 2014
Pastor: Rev. John Antony
Assoc. Pastors: Rev. Andrew Hart
Rev. Pius Iwu
Deacons: Dc. Greg Pair
Dc. Aroldo Zacarías
Dc. César Villafranca
Dc. Charles Kuehl
Church Office...................................783-7963
I.C. School........................................783-6798
Msgr. Wm. Galvin Parish Center......783-7961
St. Anne’s Hall .................................783-0423
Fax Machine Number.......................783-7865
Cindy McNally, Parish
Business Manager…........................785-7970
Deacon Greg Pair, Director
of Lay Ministry..............................785-7972
Life Teen Youth Office.…….............783-2603
Spanish Office..................................785-7978
Religious Education..........................783-7497
RCIA Office .....................................783-7963
Marriage Advocate...........................783-7963
Short term prayers for the Prayer Chain
452-9464 or 452-8222
“The mission of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church is to proclaim the gospel
message of Jesus through Word, Sacraments
and Works: to form our community in the
traditions and teachings of our Catholic faith, to
care for one another and the community at
large and to bring others to know Jesus by our
witness and example”.
MASS SCHEDULE
Monday, November 10th
7:00 a.m. Lorene Komp †
Tuesday, November 11th
7:00 a.m. Deceased Members of
Wewers Family †
5:00 p.m. Confessions @ Chapel
6:00 p.m. Sp. Mass @ Chapel
Wednesday, November 12th
7:00 a.m. Deceased Members of
Seiter, Moix, Geels
and Wewers Families †
Thursday, November 13th
7:00 a.m. Deceased Members of
Hassler Family †
5:00 p.m. Confessions @ Chapel
6:00 p.m. Sp. Mass @ Chapel
Friday, November 14th
7:00 a.m. Julia Halliburton †
10:00 a.m. Phillip Rogers †
Saturday, November 15th
7:00 a.m. Vincent Gammill †
3:30 p.m. Confessions @ Church
5:00 p.m. Jackie Johnston
Cravens †
Sunday, November 16th
7:30 a.m. James Rogers †
9:30 a.m. Mass @ St. Leo’s
Hartford
10:00 a.m. Int. of Parishioners
12:00 Noon Yaneli Mota’s Birthday
2:00 p.m. Genoveva Aguero †
5:00 p.m. Jean Bogart †
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
November 9th, 2014
The Lord of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the
God of Jacob. — Psalm 46:8
The Temple and Worship
In all of today’s readings, the temple is prominently mentioned. Ezekiel speaks of
streams of living water flowing out from the temple, watering the desert, bringing life to all
living things, offering fresh healing to God’s people.
Paul reminds the Corinthians that their faith rests upon the firmest of foundations, Christ
himself. More than that, Paul reveals that those who follow Christ are themselves
temples, temples of the Holy Spirit; that is, God dwells not only with them, but in them.
For the Jews of Jesus’ time, the temple had come to be identified with the
presence of God and the only place where authentic worship of God took
place. Jesus had a different perception. Jesus identified himself not with
the temple, but as the temple. In so doing, Jesus indicated a dramatic shift in
what it means to worship God, to be in God’s presence. No longer was a
place to be the focus of prayer. Instead, a person, the person of Jesus Christ,
becomes the center of our worship.
What is on our front cover?
Students from IC School working with Monarch Watch!
Every year 5th and 6th grade students participate in a
Monarch tagging program sponsored by an organization
called Monarch Watch. They are associated with the
University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. During the months of
August through November, students learn about the
monarch life cycle and about their migration to an
overwintering region in Mexico.
Monarchs are the only butterflies known to migrate, so
scientists have been observing them for years to learn more
about their patterns of migration. Students and teachers plant
specific plants in our schoolyard habitat to attract the
butterflies and then they participate in the tagging program
where the students become citizen scientists collecting and recording data used by the
scientists to analyze the monarch population. Students also look for monarch caterpillars
and bring them into the classrooms to observe the stages in their life cycles and then
they tag and release them, so that they can fly to
Mexico.
“The kids absolutely love the project! I've been doing it
for several years and they never seem to tire of looking
for the caterpillars and the adult butterflies!” says Mrs.
Ann Hill, 6th Grade Teacher. The first butterflies
arrived to Mexico last Thursday. Students can keep up
with what goes on in Mexico through a website called
Journey North and they can also report their
observations on this website.
Readings for the Week
Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29;
Lk 17:7-10
Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19
Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25
Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18;
Lk 17:26-37
Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8
Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5;
1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]
I.C. Ladies Auxiliary Raffle Winners
A big thank you to everyone for
your support! Special thanks to the
Men’s Club volunteers for their
hard work in making this event
such a success!
•Handmade Quilt: Jean Shields
•Nativity Set: Betty Etzkorn
•Afghan: Gary Aleck
•Doll, Doll Clothes and Doll Quilt: Missy Toon
•Framed Picture of IC Church: Marilyn Boyd
•Christmas Tree Skirt: Ron Weisenfels
•Christmas Santa: Ann Sparks
Catholic Schools Scholarship Appeal
Even with parish subsidies and constant fundraising,
cost is a barrier to hundreds of families
who can’t afford a Catholic education for
their child. Increased
enrollment improves the outlook for our
schools.
Can you help close the gap?
¨ 941 students applied for scholarship
assistance through parishes and
schools for 2014-15
¨ $2.4 million is the calculated need for 2014-15
¨ Parishes and schools have contributed $1.7 million
¨ $700,000 is needed to close the gap for 2014-15
Donations can be mailed to Diocese of Little Rock,
P. O. Box 7565, Little Rock, AR 72217-7565
Long Term Prayer List. Olivia Neuman, Joe Mellott, Leon Beland, Mark Hubbard, Joanne Brandow, Cory Parker, Jack Borengasser, Regina Buergler,
Ivy Ruth Miller, Bill Rosendahl, Patricia Brown, Maria Zacarias, Fred Seiter, Brett Robinson, Nancy Weaver, Mark Nicholson, Janice Kaelin, Stephanie
Fudge, Judy Sosebee, Irene Belcher, Stacy Caldwell, Tom Hotz, Sr., Louis Ferrari, Marian Lindquist, Savannah Sosebee, Ruth Tinder, Andrea Williams,
Olivia Wilbanks, Betty Wasson, Vera Moreton, Catherine Cabrera, Ryan Gammon, Tina Wollek, Debbie Shownes, Olga Portillo, Carroll Willey, Cathy
Riggs, Don Shafer, John Armstrong, Mary Drake, Ron Udouj, Esther Lopez, Michael Kramer, Mackenzie Campbell, William Millar, Robert Sanford, Leroy
Peer, Virginia Olsson, Doug Brown, Charlie Aboloc, John Barnes, Jr., William Timothy Barry, John Gaffney, Anne Marie Richards, Mary Memmolo, Dottie
Hunter, Marcie Beland, Harold Willie, Radley O’Neal, Jean Hendricks, Tina Mayfield, Katie Reith, Janet Curry and family, Lenice Meyers, Kenneth Wille,
Kyle Mann, Aiden Alder, Rosewitha Goodman, Anthony and Fran Schneider, Kim Borengasser, Rutilio Marín, J. B. Meyers, Diane Hart, Mark Gabbard,
Idris Marcotte, Fr. Blas Hernández, Linda Bordeaux, Mary Carolyn Borengasser, Amy Valley, Kelsey Parr, Albert Burger, Thomas Huber, Nancy Cox,
Jessica Wilson, Marina Martínez, Ryan Barbar, M. J. Tulbure, Liz Schneider, Carrie Gray, Dahilia Gray, Betty Garth, Marilyn Branlett, Carlene Ewing, Troy
Hatfield, Lola Hatfield, Paula Lloyd, Tami Casey, Mary Williams, Joe Buergler, Mel Dupire, Tony Scherrey, Catherine Englehart, Betty Chaney, Peggy
Sutterfield, Scott Koch, Claudie Higgins, Tim Danciu, Riley Beck, Mildred Coleman.
WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 9th Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 A.M. Babysitting during Mass in St. Anne’s Building
1:00 P.M. Sp. Confirmation Parent Meeting at Parish Center
1:30 P.M. English Virtus Class meets in Green Room
3:00 P.M. Eng. Confirmation Parent Meeting at Parish Center
6:30 P.M. PRE Classes meet in St. Anne’s Bldg.
6:30 P.M. Study of “Acts” meets in Bishops’ Room
Monday, November 10th
6:00 P.M. Study of John meets in Green Room
6:30 P.M. “Amistad” Ladies Group meets in St. Anne’s Hall
6:30 P.M. Bingo Night in the Parish Center
7:00 P.M. Spanish Choir Practice meets in the Church
Tuesday, November 11th
10:00 A.M. Catholicism Bible Study meets in Common Room
12:30 P.M. 1 Corinthians Study meets in Common Room
3:30 P.M. Reading Program meets in St. Anne’s Bldg.
6:30 P.M. Spanish School of Leaders meet in Green Room
7:00 P.M. Life Teen Band practice in the Church
7:00 P.M. English RCIA meets in Parish Center
7:00 P.M. Spanish RICA meets in St. Anne’s Hall
Wednesday, November 12th
9:00 A.M. Ladies Auxiliary meet in St. Anne’s Hall
6:30 P.M. Confirmation/PRE Classes meet in St. Anne’s Bldg.
6:30 P.M. English Choir practice in the Church
Thursday, November 13th
7:00 P.M. Sp. Choir (2 pm Mass) meets in the Church
7:00 P.M. Sp. PG Leaders meet in St. Anne’s Hall
Friday, November 14th
6:00 A.M. Men of Faith meets in St. Anne’s Hall
3:30 P.M. Divine Mercy Chaplet at the Chapel
Saturday, November 15th
Parish Annual Thanksgiving Potluck
9:00 A.M. English Baptism Classes meet in
Bishops’ Room
11:00 A.M. Spanish Baptisms in the Chapel
4:00 P.M. Nuevo Amanecer 18+ meets in St. Anne’s Bldg.
4:00 P.M. F.N. 14-17 meets in Common Room
7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group meets in St. Anne’s Hall
Sunday, November 16th
10:00 A.M. Babysitting during Mass in St. Anne’s Building
6:30 P.M. PRE Classes meet in St. Anne’s Bldg.
6:30 P.M. Study of “Acts” meets in Bishops’ Room
Perpetual Adoration Chapel in St. Boniface
The Perpetual Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, for Prayers and Adoration. We are in need of
volunteers willing to join the adorers group. Please call
Rudy and Dorothy Gramlich at 452-7595 or John and
Joyce Becker at 783-8569 if you are interested.
Adorers are needed for Tuesday 3:00 am,
Friday 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and
Saturday 1:00 am.
SEARCH #135 RETREAT
Registrations are now being accepted for Search #135, a retreat to help juniors and
seniors in high school get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with
Christ, and find support in living out their faith. It will be held at St. John Center, Little
Rock, December 12 – 14. The fee is $120. For more information and registration
forms visit our website at: http://www.dolr.org/offices/youth/documents/search135.pdf.
Scholarship applications may be found at the following link: http://www.dolr.org/
offices/youth/documents/diocesanscholarshipapplication.pdf
New Youth Group for 7th and 8th Graders at 4:12 @I!
We will meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm in the worship
side of the 4:12 @IC Youth Center. The dates are:
•
November 9th and 23rd
•
December 7th
Treasures from our Tradition
For several weeks, we have considered penance as a sacrament of forgiveness, and
yet there are two other sacraments in this category. The first, of course, is the
Eucharist itself. The other is the sacrament of the sick, long associated with penance.
The Letter of James sets out the deep tradition for caring for the sick: sending for the
priests, who will pray and lay their hands on the sick ones, anointing them with oil,
and giving them forgiveness. Long before other rites of penance developed, the
sacrament of the sick was therefore a profound experience of forgiveness. Jesus
often healed the sick, nearly always as a visible sign of forgiveness of sin. The
tradition didn’t unfold smoothly, however, and within a few
centuries the oil of the sick was taken home to be applied by
caregivers as a salve, or even to be drunk as a medicine. As early
as the second century, bishops were therefore urging that priests
should be the ones to visit those separated by illness from the
Sunday assembly. Thus the practice of consigning the Eucharist
and the oil of the sick to the non-ordained faithful to bring home
was relatively short-lived.
This week we want to recognize Loretta Collins for being a member of
Lifeteen’s Core Team, leading a weekly Adult Bible Study, and being a
member of the Spiritual Life Committee.
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Please join our school and parish community to pray for vocations from our
parish. We invite families to meet in the Chapel on Friday afternoon from
3:30 to 3:45 pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
For more information, please contact Allison Montiel at 832-549-0977
We need volunteers!
We are in serious need of some adults with big hearts. We currently
have 40+ elementary school children enrolled in our Reading
Program. We need some loving adults on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 to
listen to them read. If you are interested in helping, please contact
Surennah Werley at the Church Office 479-783-7963
Reflecting on God’s Word
It’s true that we often want others to be what we ourselves cannot be, and so we look to
the Church, except that the Church is us, and if we are sinful, so too is the Church. We
Pictures are ready!!
waged war with the Crusades. We reveled in the power of ruling over civil states. We
If you had your picture taken in the past
became intolerant during the Inquisition. We were a storehouse of wealth. And most
photo sessions and asked for your picture recently we were too proud to admit the sexual abuses taking place in our midst.
to be sent to the Church Office please
If we are the dwelling place of God, a temple made of living stones, then we are also in
come by the office to pick them up.
need of being swept clean just as Jesus once cleansed the temple in his day. The good
news is that the Church is being swept clean, in every age, because sin slips through in
St. Sabina & Mary Church
every age. And so the Church, that living temple, is constantly being made new, painful
Invites you to their Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday
as it may be.
November 15th (before and after 4:00 pm Mass) and on
It would be wonderful if the Church were all that the gospel professes. The fact that it is
Sunday November 16th (after 8:00
not may be disappointing, but God’s reign has not yet arrived—at least not fully. The
am Mass).
Lord Jesus continues to cleanse us and renew us and the river that flows from that
The church is located on 14304 Old
temple of living stones is still bringing life to all it touches—in spite of our sinfulness.
Jenny Lind Loop, Jenny Lind, AR
Pictorial Directory Pictures
Religious Education
Dear IC Parishioners,
Last week, in our study group, as we discussed a chapter from I
Corinthians, someone made the comment, “The more things change
the more they stay the same”. So many times when we read Sacred
Scripture, it is immediately apparent that the situation being
addressed is very much a reality today. The passages and stories
have meaning and purpose that are intended to give us comfort and
also to help us grow in holiness. The first reading today (Phil 2:1-4)
got my attention and gave me pause.
“Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly
regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out
not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others.
I was immediately compelled to consider my own choices and
behaviors over the past week. When I did something intended to
help, was I really looking for praise and attention? Do I respond to
the needs of others before my own comfort and desires? Do I stop to
examine my real motives, or make excuses when I refused to help?
How do I wear my faith in front of others? Is it with pride, or humility?
Lord Jesus, humblest of all, help me to become more aware of my
real motives so that I can let go of those things in me that hold me
back from following your loving example.
Your Servant in Christ,
Mrs. Surennah Werley
Director of Religious Education
Virtus Training Sessions
Every volunteer (including Ministers at Mass) and employee in
Immaculate Conception Church and School, that has any contact
with children, is required by our Diocese to participate in this
program. The next opportunities for this training are:
Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm in the Common Room (Eng.)
Saturday, December 6th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room (Eng.)
Please contact the Surennah Werley at 783-7497
if you plan to attend.
Confirmation News
Parent meetings have been scheduled, to discuss the plans for the
candidates being confirmed in April 2015. One
parent is required to attend. We will meet in the
Parish Center.
Sunday, November 9th at 1:00pm (Spanish)
Sunday, November 9th at 3:00pm (English)
Baptism Preparation Session (English)
Parents and Godparents planning to have a child under the age of 7
baptized into the Catholic Faith are required to attend a session
which is intended to help them better understand the responsibilities
toward the child’s upbringing in the faith community.
The next session will be held on: Saturday,
November 15th at 9:00am in the Bishop’s Room
If you plan to attend please contact Surennah
Werley by email; [email protected] or
phone; 479-783-7497
Parish E-Newsletter
We have created a Parish E-Newsletter. We send it out
once a week. If you would like to receive our E-Newsletter,
please e-mail Ana Garcia [email protected]
Upcoming Retreats at St. Scholastica Retreat Center:
November 14-16
Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB
“Walking With Jesus to the Heavenly Jerusalem”
Cost: $175.00. Commuter $120.00
December 4
Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB
“The Womb of Advent: Birthing the Holy”
Cost: $50.00
Parent Life Meeting
We will be learning the same material as the teens, but it will be geared
towards us as parents. We will meet at 6:30 at 4:[email protected] There is no
charge to attend, and babysitting is provided for young children. (You will
need to RSVP for babysitting!) Please mark your calendars and help us
spread the word!
Sunday, November 16- Mission
Statement- Mass and the Mission of our homes
A Message from Dc. Greg Pair
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
The bible says we should feed and cloth the homeless and those in need.
I know this parish is very generous in helping the less fortunate. But, I
would ask you to please don’t give money to those who approach you after
Mass or after you have attended a function here on our church campus.
Many of these people are in need and we want to help them, so please tell
them they can come and see Dc. Greg on Monday or in the morning. Most
people’s needs are very real but we have a few who will deceive you. I
would ask you to please put the money that you would have given them in
the poor box located at the North entrance of the church. This way I can
help them in your name. When you give them money in the parking lot, it
brings more people to the masses asking for help. So,
please be generous and give to the poor box. I will do
my best to help them as you would.
God Bless,
Dc. Greg
I.C. Church Parish Advent Missions
Rediscovering the treasures of our Faith
The Parish mission in English will begin on Wednesday December 10th,
and conclude on December 11th on Thursday. We will begin at 6:00 pm,
questions and answers at 7:15 and conclude with confessions on
Thursday. On December 12th, we will have a Mass for the Feast of
Guadalupe. Everybody is welcome!
The Catholic Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children
and young people. If you are aware of abuse or have been abused by Clerics,
Church volunteers or Church workers, please contact the Vicar General for the
Diocese of Little Rock at (501)664-0340 ext. #361, and the State of Arkansas
Hotline for crimes against Children at 1-800-482-5964. For pastoral assistance
please contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Little Rock,
Drs. George and Sherry Simon at (501)766- 6001. Diocesan Offices, 2500 No.
Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR 72207.
PARISH STEWARDSHIP INFORMATION — 11/02/14
Last Sunday
YTD Weekly
YTD
Amount
Contributions Income Budget
Contributions
Over (Short)
Sunday Collections
$46,147
$526,154
$504,400
($21,754)
Building Repair Fund
$1,641
$20,500
$16,648
($3,852)
Total Attendance: 2178 Envelopes sent: 987 Total Envelopes Used: 446 Electronic Giving: 182
St. Leo’s, Hartford: $253.00
All Saint’s Day—$23.00
IC
La Dedicación de la Basílica de Letrán
9 de Noviembre de 2014
El Dios de los ejércitos nos cuida, y es el Dios de
Jacob nuestra defensa. — Salmo 46 (45):8
El Templo y la Adoración
Ganadores de la Rifa de las Damas Auxiliadoras
En todas las lecturas de hoy, el Templo es mencionado predominantemente.
Ezequiel habla de aguas vivas que fluyen del Templo, regando el desierto,
trayendo vida a todas las cosas vivientes, brindando salud y frescor al pueblo de
Dios.
Pablo recuerda a los corintios que su fe reposa sobre bases firmes, Cristo
mismo. Más que eso, Pablo les revela que quienes siguen a Cristo son templos
ellos mismos, templos del Espíritu Santo, es decir, que
Dios no solamente habita con ellos, sino dentro de ellos.
Para los judíos de los tiempos de Jesús, el Templo era
identificado con la presencia de Dios y como el lugar santo
en donde la verdadera adoración a Dios tenía lugar. Jesús tenía
una percepción diferente. Jesús se identifica a sí mismo no con el
Templo, sino como el templo. Al hacerlo, Jesús mostró un cambio
dramático en lo que significa adorar a Dios, estar en la presencia
de Dios. Ya no sería un sitio el centro de oración. Ahora una
persona, la persona de Jesucristo, viene a ser el centro de
nuestra adoración.
¡Un gran agradecimiento a todos por su
apoyo! Gracias en especial a los
voluntarios de Men’s Club por su arduo
trabajo en hacer de este evento un éxito.
•Colcha hecha a mano: Jean Shields
•Nacimiento: Betty Etzkorn
•Cobija: Gary Aleck
•Muñeca, ropita y manta: Missy Toon
•Cuadro enmarcado de la iglesia: Marilyn Boyd
•Faldón de árbol de Navidad: Ron Weisenfels
•Santa Claus: Ann Sparks
Lecturas de la Semana
Noticias de las Clases de Confirmación
Tradiciones de Nuestra Fe
Tendremos Junta de Padres de Familia en la que hablaremos
acerca de los planes para los candidatos que serán
confirmados en Abril del 2015. Al menos uno de los padres
deberá asistir.
Domingo 9 de Noviembre a la 1:00 pm (Esp.)
Domingo 9 de Noviembre a las 3:00 pm (Ing)
Las juntas se llevarán a cabo en el
Salón Parroquial
Lunes: Ti 1:1-9; Sal 24 (23):1b-4ab, 5-6; Lc 17:1-6
Martes: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Sal 37 (36):3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lc 17:7-10
Miércoles: Ti 3:1-7; Sal 23 (22):1b-6; Lc 17:11-19
Jueves: Flm 7-20; Sal 146 (145):7-10; Lc 17:20-25
Viernes: 2 Jn 4-9; Sal 119 (118):1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lc 17:26-37
Sábado: 3 Jn 5-8; Sal 112 (111):1-6; Lc 18:1-8
Domingo: Pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Sal 128 (127):1-5;
1 Tes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]
Hoy celebramos la memoria de la Iglesia madre de la cristiandad. Por extraña
coincidencia, no está en Jerusalén donde nació la Iglesia, tampoco es la
Basílica de San Pedro en el Vaticano, donde está el sepulcro (o la tumba) de
san Pedro. Esta iglesia es la Basílica que está dedicada a la memoria del Divino
Salvador, a san Juan Bautista y a san Juan Evangelista. Fue la primera basílica
consagrada en el año 324 al culto cristiano en Roma.
De allí ha tenido una larga trayectoria, y aunque es la catedral del obispo de
Roma, el Papa se trasladó al Vaticano en 1377, luego de que el papado estuvo
durante un período de 100 años en Francia.
Al recordar la consagración de la Basílica de Letrán no
debemos olvidar lo que dice san Pablo: “Cada uno de
nosotros somos un templo del Espíritu Santo”
(1 Corintios 6:19). En un sueño, Inocencio III vio que
Letrán estaba por caerse, pero san Francisco pudo
sostenerla en pie. Ojalá que cada vez que nosotros
estemos por caer, llegue alguien que nos pueda
sostener como templos de Dios.
¿Sabías que?
¿Sabías que en la Inmaculada Concepción tenemos un
sitio web completamente en Español?
Visita http://www.icchurch.com/EnEspanol.htm
La voluntad de Dios
Señor, si tu pueblo me necesita, no me opondré a trabajar. Que se
haga tu voluntad.
Esquema para rezar el Santo Rosario
Noviembre 16 José Martínez
Noviembre 23 Josafat Alvarez
Noviembre 30 Juan Orozco
Si deseas rezar el Rosario en los próximos meses
llama a Mariella Araujo al (479)785-7978.
Capilla de Adoración en San Bonifacio
Esta capilla es compartida con todos los feligreses Católicos en
Fort Smith y sus alrededores. Necesitamos voluntarios que
estén dispuestos a unirse al grupo de adoradores. Por favor
comuníquense con Rudy y Dorothy Gramlich al 452-7595 o con
John y Joyce Becker al 783-8569 si están interesados.
Necesitamos adoradores para el
Martes 3:00 am, Viernes 10:00 am y 3:00 pm
y Sábado 1:00 am.
La Capilla está ubicada en el lado Oeste de la
Oficina Parroquial de San Bonifacio.
Directorio Fotográfico
¡Las fotografías ya están listas! Si te
tomaste las fotos y pediste que te las
enviaran aquí a la iglesia, por favor pasa a
recogerlas en horas de oficina.
Para más información, por favor llama a
Ana García al 479-785-7982
¡Ayúdanos a Alimentar al Hambriento!
Estamos pidiendo a nuestras familias de IC que traigan
alimentos no-perecederos cada Domingo y que los pongan en
los contenedores que se encuentran en las
puertas de la iglesia. Estos alimentos se irán a
la Clearing House de Fort Smith.
Nuevo Grupo de Jóvenes para 7mo y 8vo Grado
en 4:[email protected]!
Nos reuniremos los Domingos de 3:30 a 4:30 pm en Salón
de Alabanza del Centro Juvenil 4:[email protected] Las fechas son:
•
Noviembre 9 y 23
•
Diciembre 7
Friendship/Amistad
Por años, varias mujeres han propuesto que encontremos una
manera de reunirnos semanalmente en las tardes para compartir
nuestros talentos, recetas, culturas, idiomas y corazones. Tenemos
al maravilloso grupo de las Damas Auxiliadoras que se reúnen los
Miércoles en las mañanas y por ende, muchas no podemos asistir.
Así que hemos creado un grupo similar que se reúne los Lunes de
6:00 a 8:00 pm en el Salón Santa Anna. Si estás interesada en
tejer, hacer joyería, hacer Rosarios, bordar y en
compartir tu cultura, ¡ven y únete a nosotros! Ven
cuando puedas y por el tiempo que puedas. Los
fondos que recaudamos los utilizamos para
alimentar familias necesitadas de la parroquia,
especialmente en Acción de Gracias y Navidad.
Campaña de Becas para las Escuelas Católicas
Aún con los subsidios parroquiales y con las constantes
recaudaciones de fondos, el costo es una barrera para cientos de
familias que no pueden pagar por una educación católica para su
hijo/hija. El aumento en las inscripciones mejora la perspectiva para
nuestras escuelas. ¿Puedes ayudar a cerrar la brecha?
• 941 estudiantes solicitaron ayuda de becas a través de las
parroquias y escuelas para el 2014-15
• $2.4 millones es lo que se calcula que necesitamos
para el 2014-15
• Las parroquias y escuelas han contribuido $1.7
millones
• $700,000 es lo que se necesita para cerrar la
brecha para el 2014-15
Puedes enviar tus donativos a la Diócesis de Little
Rock, P. O. Box 7565, Li-le Rock, AR 72217-7565
Mensaje del Diácono Greg Pair
Hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,
La Biblia dice que debemos alimentar y vestir a los que no tienen
casa y a todo aquél que lo necesite. Yo sé que nuestra parroquia es
muy generosa cuando se trata de ayudar a los menos afortunados.
Sin embargo, les tengo que pedir que por favor no les den dinero a
aquellos que se acerquen a ustedes después de Misa o después de
algún evento aquí en la parroquia. Muchas de estas personas
necesitan ayuda y nos gustaría ayudarlos, así que por favor díganles
que pueden venir a ver al Diácono Greg el Lunes o en la mañana. La
mayoría de las necesidades de la gente son genuinas, pero hay
algunos que los pueden estar engañando. Les pido que por favor
pongan el dinero que les darían en la caja de los pobres ubicada en
la entrada Norte de la iglesia. De esa manera puedo ayudar en su
nombre. Cuando les dan dinero en el estacionamiento, atraen a más
personas a pedir ayuda después de Misa. Así
que, por favor, sean generosos en la caja de
los pobres; yo haré mi mayor esfuerzo en
ayudar como ustedes ayudarían.
Dios los bendiga,
Dc. Greg
Evangelización
Iré adonde sea y haré cualquier cosa para comunicar el amor de
Jesús a quienes no lo conocen o lo han olvidado.
¿Qué está en la portada?
¡Alumnos de la Escuela IC y su proyecto Monarcas!
Cada año, estudiantes de 5to y 6to grado participan
en un programa de monitoreo de la mariposa Monarca
patrocinado por una organización, asociada con la
Universidad de Kansas en Lawrence, KS., llamada
Monarch Watch. De Agosto a Noviembre, los
estudiantes aprenden acerca del ciclo de vida de las
Monarcas y su migración invernal a México. Las
Monarcas son las únicas mariposas que migran, por lo
que los científicos las han estado observando por
años para aprender acerca de sus patrones de migración.
Los estudiantes y los maestros plantan, en nuestro patio escolar, plantas
especificas que atraen a las mariposas y participan en un programa de
monitoreo en donde se vuelven ciudadanos científicos recolectando y
almacenando información utilizada por los científicos para analizar la
población de las Monarcas. Los estudiantes también observan a las orugas
monarcas y las traen a los salones para observar las etapas de su ciclo de
vida, las etiquetan y las sueltan para que puedan volar a México.
“Los niños adoran este proyecto! Lo he estado haciendo por varios años y
¡nunca parecen cansarse de ver a las orugas y a las mariposas adultas!”
dice Mrs. Ann Hill, maestra de 6to grado. Las
primeras mariposas llegaron a México el jueves
pasado. Los estudiantes pueden seguir el
proceso de lo que pasa en México a través de
un sitio de internet llamado “Journey North” y
pueden también reportar sus observaciones en
este mismo sitio.
Misiones de Adviento de La Inmaculada Concepción
Redescubriendo los tesoros de nuestra Fe
La misión parroquial en Español comenzará el Lunes 8 de
Diciembre y concluirá el Martes 9 de Diciembre.
Comenzaremos con Misa a las 6:00 pm, después una
conferencia a las 6:30 pm y una sesión de preguntas y
respuestas a las 7:15 pm. Concluiremos con Confesiones
el Martes después de la sesión.
El 12 de Diciembre tendremos una Misa en honor a la
Virgen de Guadalupe.
Esta semana queremos reconocer a Loretta
Collins por ser miembro del Equipo Central de
Lifeteen, por liderar un Estudio de la Biblia para Adultos y
por ser miembro del Comité de Vida
Espiritual.
Venta de Comida
El Comité Hispano estará vendiendo platillos de comida después de las
Misas de 12:00 pm y 2:00 pm el Domingo 16 de Noviembre.
El platillo consiste de: Pollo, arroz o espagueti, ensalada, frijoles, salsa,
tortillas y agua fresca. El costo es de $6.00.
Todo lo recaudado será destinado a la
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