Category: Community Discussion

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Therapeutic counseling

Counseling is available for individuals and couples coping with concerns such as depression, relationship problems, grief, anxiety, and life transition/adjustment issues. Fees are based on a sliding scale, determined by income and other variables. Services available regardless of religious affiliation. Contact Fr. Michael Maples, PhD…

College Opportunity

The office of Hispanic Ministry, along with Maryville College, invites high school students and their families to a dinner on Tues., Feb. 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Sacred Heart School Gym, to explore resources and opportunities for immigrant youth and to talk…

Pilgrimage to Ireland: Deposit due by Mar. 20

Come join Pope Francis in Dublin, Ireland, for the World Meeting of Families and then tour the Emerald Isle, the Land of Saints and Scholars, with Fr. Mike Nolan as our spiritual guide. This pilgrimage is sponsored by the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Marriage…

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Drive out any marriage doldrums by finding the joy God wants you to experience in your sacrament! Consider a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! Talk it over with each other between commercials during the Super Bowl. You and your spouse lead the team that really matters!…

Video Messages for Fr. Jim Haley

In preparation for the May celebration of Fr. Jim Haley’s 50th Anniversary of his ordination, we would like to record video of parishioners as they relate brief stories of their encounters with Fr. Jim, or just give a message from their family to him….

No 12:10 Mass Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

All the priests of the diocese will be attending the Annual Diocesan Study Days with Bishop Stika in Gatlinburg on Mon.Feb.5throughWed.,Feb.7. Thethemethisyear will be The Suffering Servant, Mirror of the Priesthood. In her presentations, Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, will focus on Holy Week’s prophetic…

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…

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…

Choir! Choir!

The next rehearsal for our parish choir will take place Thurs., Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.inthechurch. Formoreinfo,contact Karl at karljake@gmail.com.

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…

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, which is distributed to needy families and individuals on the second Monday of each month. Food donations are also sorely needed from our parish members. We are calling our…