Magazines & Books for Adult Faith Formation

The magazine rack includes the newest issues of America, Catholic Digest, Liguorian, St. Anthony Messenger, and U.S. Catholic. Please put your money in the envelope clipped to each magazine, and place in the collection. The parish must pay for all magazines removed from the rack.

We have a small selection of spiritual books for sale at our cost. Please put your money (cash/ check made out to IC) in the book’s envelope and place it in the lock box located on the wall to the right of the book shelves.

The rack itself is located in the Church vestibule.

Longest Married Couple Search!

Our Diocese is blessed with many couples happily married for over 50 years. These strong witnesses to the Sacrament of Matrimony should and need to be celebrated. The Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment is searching for the Longest Married couple in each parish and will send a Certificate of Recognition to the winner as a tie in to the National Marriage Week in February, sponsored by the USCCB World Marriage Day, and Marriage Encounter’s eighth annual search for the Longest Married Couple in the US. For the last two years the Diocese of Knoxville has had the Longest Married Couple in Tennessee. To nominate a couple for this honor please submit the names, how long they have been married and what parish they belong to by Jan. 7, to Marian Christiana at mchristiana@dioknox.org.

ICWG Craft Fair

The ICWG Craft Fair is Coming after all Masses Nov. 11 & 12. The decorated parish hall will be filled with home and visiting vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays.

If you would like to contribute an item for one of our baskets or donate a basket for the fair, contact Pat at paryan6540@yahoo.com or 687-0050.

We are accepting unfinished projects, leftover fabric, yarn, unused craft material, and books—any sewing/ craft related item that you no longer need or want. A basket is available in the parish hall for your donated items. We will gladly accept any donated craft or sewing items to be sold in our booth.

Theme Baskets are available for viewing in the parish hall this weekend.

Attention Bakers & Confectioners: We would be so grateful for your donations of Home Baked Goodies. For information, call Pat Wade at 539-5314.

Buy a 2018 Catholic Schools Calendar!

365 Raffle Tickets at 10 Cents Each! Each year, the Diocese of Knoxville and its parishes contribute to tuition support for Catholic schools. Meanwhile, the widespread need for assistance continues to grow. Support families seeking a Catholic education for their children, help our parish, and have a chance to win a cash prize by purchasing a 2018 Catholic Schools calendar, which is really 365 raffle tickets – at 10 cents each!

Download Our New Parish App! 

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Our new Immaculate Conception Catholic Church app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more. Download our app today at myparishapp.com or search your phone’s app store for myparish.

Our Food Pantry is partnering with the Ladies of Charity!

The Ladies of Charity supplies our food pantry with 55-60 full bags of groceries each month.

Food donations are also sorely needed from our parish members. We are calling our parish food collection drive the “S.T.O.P.Hunger” program. Please bring food when you come for Mass according to the following recommended schedule:

S. – Soups (canned) – the first weekend of each month

T. – Tuna and/or Toiletries – the 2nd weekend

O. – Oranges & other fruit (canned) – the 3rd weekend

P. – Peanut Butter – the 4th weekend

 

Our next delivery date is Mon., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parish hall. For more info, call Karen Blum at 748-5445.