On Fri., Dec. 8, the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the patronal feast of the United States of America and of our parish and a holyday of obligation. Masses will be at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7 p.m. Confessions will be heard as usual at 11:45 a.m.
Contribution envelopes are now available in the vestibule. Donors and memorials will be acknowledged in the bulletin after Christmas.
All Ladies of the parish are invited to our annual ICWG Christmas Dinner on Tues., Dec. 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at The Foundry. Reservations can be made with Rosilyn Flanagan at email@example.com or 680-6545. Cost of dinner will be approximately $15. It is optional to bring a gift to share.
Mass cards for the special Christmas Novena of Masses, nine Masses which will be celebrated at IC from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, are available in the parish office.
The Second Collection on Fri., Dec. 8, will be to assist Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Your gift will help Catholic Charities in this important work throughout our diocese.
The 6th Annual Parish Appreciation Epiphany Brunch for Parish Volunteers (and their spouses) will be held on Sun., Jan. 7, at 1 p.m., at The Foundry’s Southern Depot site (318 West Depot Avenue). If you volunteer in any capacity in any parish ministry, this event is for you!
Christmas Wheat Packets are available in the vestibule this weekend. This Advent tradition was started in our parish by former parishioners, †Dr. Fred & Judy McHugh. They prepared the wheat for distribution to our parishioners, along with the explanation for planting the wheat, in order for it to be ready to place in the manger at Christmas.