Women’s Lenten Reflection

Women’s Lenten Reflection hosted by IC Women’s Group Sun., Feb. 11 in the parish hall.

Prepare your heart for the Gift presented by Sr. John Catherine Kennedy.

Lunch: 1p.m. Program: 1:30-4p.m.

Reserve by Feb. 5: Sherry Johnson cjdogwalk18@gmail.com, (630) 355-5273

World Day of Consecrated Life

Since 1997, Candlemas Day has also been set aside as a special day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. Just as on Candlemas Day candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world, so too those priests, brothers, and sisters in the various Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. Please pray that God will continue to bless his Church with abundant vocations to these communities (in particular the Paulist Fathers).

St. Joseph School’s 19th Annual Mardi Gras

Sat., Feb. 24, 6 – 11 p.m. in the French Quarter (aka SJS Gym & Performing Arts Center). Enjoy a fabulous dinner buffet (provided by Wilson Catering), silent & live auction, music, dancing & lighting provided by the award winning Ogle Entertainment. Have fun with opportunities to win over $3,000 in Door Prizes, including $2,000 worth of tuition giveaways (good for SJS or KCHS), a CASH giveaway, & a year’s supply of Chop House gift cards.

Proceeds will be used to purchase the furnishings for our new Middle School Wing (which is breaking ground verysoon). Topurchaseatableorbuyindividualtickets, please call Tara Herber at 689-3424 ($50/ticket, $400/8- toptable, & $500/10-toptable). To sponsor the event or donate auction items and/or door prizes, please call Howie Sompayrac at 804-8977. We appreciate your support!

Mass and Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows with Bishop Stika – Sat., Feb. 10

The Diocesan Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment has planned a special Mass and lunch for couples married in the Catholic Church and their families. The Mass will be at Immaculate Conception on Sat., Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. Couples will reaffirm their vows and receive a blessing at the Mass. Commemorative certificates will be distributed at the luncheon and a photo of each couple with Bishop Stika will be taken and mailed to your home.

To register, contact Marian Christiana at (423) 892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org, by Thurs., Feb. 1. (When registering, indicate your names as you want them to appear on the certificate, how many years you have been married, and the total number in your party for the luncheon.) Space is limited for this event, so please register right away.