From the Pastor
My Fellow Parishioners,
It is hard to believe that Lent is already upon us. It seems as if we were just celebrating Christmas.
Yes, Lent is a time of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Yes, it is a time to challenge and stretch ourselves, to go outside of our comfort zone.
But most of all Lent is a wonderful opportunity. The forty days of extra prayer, of fasting, and almsgiving are to draw us closer to our Savior. It is also, and sometimes we tend to forget this, to draw us closer to one another as fellow members of the Body of Christ.
I believe it is very important that we remember whose example we are following during these forty days of Lent. We are following the example, we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus himself. Jesus Christ who after being baptized went into the desert for forty days. It was during this time in the desert that he prayed, fasted, and resisted the Devil’s temptations. It was after these forty days that Jesus emerged from the desert stronger in his faith and in his commitment to serve his Father and all of God’s people.
Please use this time wisely, and truly see it for the wonderful opportunity that it is. Please do not let these forty days come and go; don’t see them as forty days that we have to get through. Don’t simply say when they are over that I am glad I got through that, I am so glad it is over.
I conclude by imploring you to let the forty days of Lent have such a profound impact on you that when you emerge on Easter Sunday you are truly changed and transformed. I pray that the transformation that takes place in you will last beyond the forty days of Lent. Pray that it will last for your entire life and that it will help you share in everlasting life with the one to whom we believe in and follow, Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.
Please continue to check our bulletin and website for the opportunities that our parish will be providing to assist you on your Lenten Journey.
“At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.” (Mark: 1:12-13)
“Jesus, I Trust in You.”
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sunday: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 5pm
(5pm in Spanish)
Weekday Mass Schedule
No Mass Monday
Tuesday thru Friday: 8:15am
Low Gluten Communion available
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:30 – 4:30 pm (except Holy Saturday)
By appointment : 231.946.4211
Monday thru Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
Friday 9 am – noon
Closed 12-1 daily for lunch
Immaculate Conception office is located on Cedar Street, directly across the street from the church.