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  • We at Immaculate Conception are a group of people bound together by our belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior. When we were baptized, we were called to share in His work. Therefore we pledge ourselves to build a community where

    all are welcomed, loved, needed and appreciated. Armed with the faith in the Immaculate Conception of Mary, we will celebrate the gift of life together in word and sacrament.

    December 23 & 24, 2017 4th Sunday of Advent

    CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

    God of every nation and people, from the very beginning of God of every nation and people, from the very beginning of God of every nation and people, from the very beginning of God of every nation and people, from the very beginning of creation you have made manifest your love: when our need for creation you have made manifest your love: when our need for creation you have made manifest your love: when our need for creation you have made manifest your love: when our need for a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin Mary. To our lives he brings joy and peace, justice, mercy, and Mary. To our lives he brings joy and peace, justice, mercy, and Mary. To our lives he brings joy and peace, justice, mercy, and Mary. To our lives he brings joy and peace, justice, mercy, and

    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!MERRY CHRISTMAS!MERRY CHRISTMAS!MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • Church of the Immaculate Conception, Greene, New York Page 2

    Mass Schedule SATURDAY 12/23/17

    4:00 pm For Parishioners SUNDAY 12/24/17

    10:15 am † Lusuriello & Mulvey Family by Tom & Janice Mulvey 4:00 pm † Ted Urda by Parish Family

    MONDAY 12/25/17 The Nativity of the Lord

    10:15 am † John S. Trepa by Trepa Family TUESDAY 12/26/17

    8:30 am Communion Service THURSDAY 12/28/17

    8:30 am Communion Service SATURDAY 12/30/17

    4:00 pm † Stella Trepa by Trepa Family SUNDAY 12/31/17

    10:15 am † Ted Urda by Gary & Kathy Ives MONDAY 1/1/18

    Solemnity Mary, the Holy Mother of God 12:00 Noon For Parishioners

    ICC WEEK AT A GLANCE SUNDAY 12/24 3:30 Carols with the Choir 4 pm Family Mass followed by Christmas Pageant and Reception MONDAY 12/25 The Nativity of the Lord, Parish Office closed Holy Day of Obligation 10:15 am Christmas Mass TUESDAY 12/26 Office Closed 8 am Rosary WEDNESDAY 12/27 Office Closed NO Mass THURSDAY 12/28 Office Closed 8 am Rosary FRIDAY 12/29 Office Closed SATURDAY 12/30 3:30 pm Confession SUNDAY 12/31 MONDAY 1/1/2018 Office Closed 12:00 Noon Mass

    Sacrificial Giving and Expenses for the month of November 2017November 2017November 2017November 2017 Total Income: $ 9,179.85 Total Expense: $ 7,500.60 Income includes: Collections Expense includes: funerals, utilities, supplies Remember St. Paul’s advice: “God loves a cheerful giver”. (2 Cor 9:7).

    Each Sunday during Advent we will light a candle on the Advent Wreath during Mass. The ribbons and candles are the color of rose and violet. Violet is the color of royalty and was used to welcome the coming of a king. We use it during Advent to symbolize both the impending birth of the Messiah and also foreshadow his death. The color of Rose is used on the third Sunday of Advent to reflect our joy that the cele- bration of Jesus birth is almost here.

    The Parish Office will be closed for the holidays/vacation the following dates: December 25-29; January 1.

    Christmas Cookies—Please bring your cookies/treats to social hall be- fore the Annual Christmas Eve Family Reception following 4:00 pm Mass on Sunday, December 24.

    LAY PERSONS SCHEDULE

    This Week Next Week Saturday 4:00 pm Saturday 4:00 pm December 23, 2017 December 30, 2017 E. M.’s: S. Carlin S. Northrup D. Barden J. Trepa Lector: C. Moxley C. Gibbons Servers: Adult Volunteer Adult Volunteer Sunday 10:15 am Sunday 10:15 am December 24, 2017 December 31, 2017 E. M.’s: L. Detweiler B. Doughty C. Gibbons B. Norton E. Browning Z. Urda Lector: B. Norton D. Heisler Servers: K. Browning N. Erickson J. Browning A. Erickson A. Browning T. Morrison Counters: E. Browning D. Brown B. Norton J. Norton

  • Page 5 Church of the Immaculate Conception, Greene, NY

    Time for a Change It's time to replace the folding chairs in our social hall. If you are interested in being on the planning committee for this project, please call the church office and let us know. We will be gathering to investigate the many options and prices, and then presenting the plan to the parish family. If you would like to make a special donation to help us kick start this project, we would welcome any amount.

    An Eight-Part Bible Study Featuring Jeff Cavins “Wisdom is seeing with God’s eyes.” Pope Francis, Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church

    provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life. This winter Adult bible Study will begin Sunday, January 7 at 9 am and Thursday, January 11 at 10 am. Registration is by sign up in the vestibule.

    Here is an update to Rita Kroon’s address: 11500 Fallbrook Dr. Room 507, Houston, TX 77064. She would love to hear from her parish family & friends.

    December 24, 2017

    Circle of Friends is a special ministry for the senior members of our parish offers two events; Simply Social and Cards and Conversation. Please spread the word about these two opportunities for catching up with friends.

    A Bequest in Your Will, no matter what the amount, can help the parish continue its mission of spreading the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Church He founded & serving God’s people. Everyone should have a will no matter what your financial circumstances, to assure that your possessions will be distributed as you desire. When making your bequest, please use the full legal name and address: Church of the Immaculate Conception 1180 State Highway 206, Greene, NY 13778

    Do you have an elderly family member or neigh- bor who isn't able to get to Mass? Our Eucharistic Minister Team has a weekly schedule of bringing communion to those who can't get to Mass. They read the scripture, pray and offer Holy Commun- ion. Please call the church office if you have any questions.

    Volunteer Opportunities Greene Food Pantry - We collect non-perishable foods for our local food pantry. May & November we cover the hours at the Pantry. Meals On Wheels Our volunteers make the deliveries for August & February: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:15am. Call the Parish Office to join our team! Bottle & Can Drive - drop off your refundable items n the bin next to the Rectory garage. St. Pauly Textile collection shed in our parking lot. Donate your unwanted clothes & fabric items & ICC receives 4 cents per pound collected.

    If you are so kind to clear and/or salt the sidewalks, please note it on the Snow Removal Log conveniently located on the bulletin board in the hall vestibule, right next to the closet door where shovels, brooms & salt are kept.

    For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2018 draws attention to the fact that each of our families have a migration story, some recent and others in the distant past. Regardless of where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another. Bishop Cunningham will begin National Migration Week here in our Diocese by celebrating the 9:45 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concep- tion on January 7, 2018. All are welcome and in a special way those who are migrants and refugees. Please come and join your brothers and sisters at this special celebration.

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