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  • Immaculate Conception Parish Parish Office: 869-2244 Mailing address: 145 St. Joseph Dr, Oneida, WI 54155 www.imconeida.org Physical address: N5589 County Rd E, De Pere, WI 54115

    Mission Statement Empowered by the Holy Spirit to deepen our faith, through the joyful celebration of the sacraments, lifelong faith formation,

    generous sharing of our time, talent and treasure in service to one another and the larger community.

    Nativity of the Lord

    December 25, 2016

    And the Word became flesh, and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14

    Pastoral Team

    Administrator: Fr. John Chrysostom Katamba

    Office Hours: Tue. Thur.

    920-530-6226 email: jckatamba@yahoo.co.uk

    Deacon: Jim Heider

    920-360-8950 (cell) email: jpheider@att.net

    Deacon: Don Coenen

    920-639-1874

    Secretary/Mass Intentions: Brenda Rybicki-Smith

    920-869-2244 Email: parishsecsjic@gmail.com Mass Intentions need to be paid within a week of making it.

    Coord. of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry:

    Sue Meyer Email: joensue46@yahoo.com

    920-851-0358

    Website: www.imcffinformation.weebly.com Can also be accessed through IC website

    Prayer Network:

    Sue Gehring 920-739-3767

    Donna Laabs 920-788-5473

    Sacrament of Penance (Confession)

    Saturday: 9:00 am - Noon

    Anytime by appointment, call 869-2244

    Homebound, Nursing Home or Hospitalized:

    Please let us know when a loved one would

    like a visit or the weekly bulletin. Call the

    Parish office at 869-2244.

    For all the following:

    Baptism (classes required)

    Change of Address or Phone

    Funerals

    Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

    Marriage (call 8 months in advance)

    Please call the parish office, between 9 am & 1 pm,

    at 869-2244 for assistance

    mailto:jckatamba@yahoo.co.ukmailto:jpheider@att.netmailto:parishsecsjic@gmail.comhttp://www.imcffinformation.weebly.com/

  • EMBRACE THE CHILD

    WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING

    Today, the Son of God is born, and everything changes. The

    Savior of the world comes to partake of our human nature;

    no longer are we alone and forsaken. The Virgin offers us

    her Son as the beginning of new life.

    If we take him in our arms and let ourselves be embraced by

    him, he will bring us unending peace of heart. This Child

    teaches us what is truly essential in our lives. He was born

    into the poverty of this world; there was no room in the inn

    for him and his family. He found shelter in a stable and was

    laid in a manger for animals. And yet, from this nothingness,

    the light of Gods glory shines forth. From now on, the way

    of authentic liberation and perennial redemption is open to

    every man and woman who is simple of heart.

    In the society so often intoxicated by consumerism and

    hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and

    narcissism, this Child calls us to act in a way that is simple,

    balanced, consistent, and capable of seeing and doing what is

    essential. We need to cultivate a strong sense of justice, to

    discern and to do Gods will. Amid a culture of indifference

    which not infrequently turns ruthless, our style of life should

    instead be devout, filled with empathy, compassion and

    mercy, drawn daily from the wellspring of prayer.

    -Pope Francis ****************************************************

    Merry Christmas to You All

    I would like to offer all of you Staff members, Parish

    and Finance Council, Lay Ministers and Parish

    Community ------- my prayerful good wishes for a holy

    Christmas and Happy New Year. I want to thank you

    most heartily for your daily commitment in the service

    to the Church in our Parishes.

    Fr. John C Katamba

    FAITH FORMATION

    Creator of Time is Born in Time Leo The Great

    Saint Leo says the genealogy of Jesus given us in Luke and Matthews gospels shows that Jesus was truly one of us, possessing a complete human nature. He did not merely appear in human form, as in the biblical types and scriptural symbols of the Old Testament. The mystery of our reconciliation with God could not have occurred unless he had stooped to assume our lowly nature even while fully possessing the divine nature of his heavenly father. The Creator of time was born in time. To speak of our Lord, the son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as true and perfect man is of no value to us if we do not believe that he is descended from the line of ancestors set out in the Gospel. Matthews gospel begins by setting out the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham, and then traces his human descent by bringing his ancestral line down to his mothers husband, Joseph. On the other hand, Luke traces his parentage backward step by step to the actual father of mankind, to show that both the first and the last Adam share the same nature. No doubt the Son of God in his omnipotence could have taught and sanctified men by appearing to them in a semblance of human form as he did to the patriarchs and prophets, when for instance he engaged in a wrestling contest or entered into conversation with them, or when he accepted their hospitality and even ate the food they set before him.

    But these appearances were only types, signs that mysteriously foretold the coming of one who would take a true human nature from the stock of the patriarchs who had gone before him. No mere figure, then, fulfilled the mystery of our reconciliation with God, ordained from all eternity. The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon the Virgin nor had the power of the Most High overshadowed her, so that within her spotless womb Wisdom might build itself a house and the Word become flesh. The divine nature and the nature of a servant were to be united in one person so that the Creator of time might be born in time, and he through whom all things were made might be brought forth in their midst.

    For unless the new man, by being made in the likeness of sinful flesh, had taken on himself the nature of our first parents, unless he had stooped to be one in substance with his mother while sharing the Fathers substance and, being alone free from sin, united our nature to his, the whole Continued next page

  • FAITH FORMATION Continued

    human race would still be held captive under the dominion of Satan. The Conquerors victory would have profited us nothing if the battle had been fought outside our human condition. But through this wonderful blending the mystery of new birth shone upon us, so that through the same Spirit by whom Christ was conceived and brought forth we too might be born again in a spiritual birth; and in consequence the evangelist declares the faithful to have been born not of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

    This excerpt from a Letter by St. Leo the Great (Ep. 31, 2-3: PL 54, 791-793) on the meaning of the genealogy of Jesus as found in the gospels of Luke and Matthew.

    https://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/media/articles/creator-of-time-is-born-in-time-st-leo-the-great/

    Our joy comes from the confidence we have that the Lord is close to us with his tenderness, mercy, forgiveness and love.

    Pope Francis Tweets 12/18/16 @pontifex

    Yours in Christ, Sue Meyer ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOOKING FOR A 6th GRADE CATECHISTS

    We are looking for someone interested in sharing their faith with the youth of our parish. We are in need of a catechist for

    6th grade (six students). If you might be interested in sharing your faith with our youth or know someone that might be, please feel free to contact Sue Meyer (contact information on the front of bulletin). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Be a Joy Prayer Partner! (JOY - Jesus for Our Youth)

    We all need prayers at one time or another, and intercessory prayer is a powerful way of praying for each other. Would you consider joining our youth in prayer? Each year the West Side Parishes (includes IC) collect prayer intentions from the youth and pray with and for them. Can you help us? We will send you a newsletter enriching your spirit as well as guiding you in praying for our youth. Please joyfully consider this opportunity. If you are interested, please contact your Youth Minister Sue Meyer and she will get you signed up.

    Weekly Mass Schedule 12-24 (Sat) 4:00 pm Mass for Evelyn Shilka 12-25 (Sun) 8:00 am Mass for Rose Mary Nienhaus & Family 12-27 (T) 8:10 am Rosary 8:30 am Mass for Baby Jesus to guide our new president & America to end Abortion 12-28 (W) 8:10 am Rosary 8:30 am Mass for Baby Jesus to guide our new president & America to end Abortion 1-01 (Sun) 8:00 am Mass for World Peace +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    UPCOMING EVENTS Dec 28 (W) No FF Classes Christmas Break Jan 3 (T) 6:30 pm Adoration & Benediction Jan 4, 11, 18 (W) 6-7:15 pm FF Classes, Gr. K-10th 6-7:30 pm FF for Confirmation Class Jan 12 (Th) 7:00 pm KCs Meeting at St Joes Jan 17 6:30 pm Monthly Holy Hour Jan 24 (T) 6:00 pm Finance Council Meeting 6:00 pm Social Concerns Meeting 7:00 pm Parish Council Meeting Jan 25 (W) No FF Classes Catechist In-Service Jan 29 (Sun) Rite of Enrollment Sunday grades 2 & 11 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++