Immaculate Heart of Mary is a community whose members, called by Baptism and formed by life long education, grow in faith and holiness through worship, prayer, and service guided by the Gospel and traditions of the Catholic Church.
It's time for another "55 & Better" outing!
Plan to join fellow parishioners for a fun day at the Old Log Theater on Thursday, February 12th.
We reserved 30 tickets for dinner and the performance of Outside Millingar. Dinner begins at 11:30 a.m. and the play at 1:30 p.m. The cost for both is $45 (including tax & service fees).
Outside Mullingar is a romantic comedy about Anthony & Rosemary, neighbors in rural Ireland, who are nearing their middle years. It is poetic, uplifting, dark and funny. When Anthony's father threatens to disinherit his son, Rosemary steps into the middle of a land feud and family eccentricities beyond what one might imagine.
PLEASE SEND/BRING $45 PLUS YOUR MENU CHOICE TO PAM IN THE PARISH OFFICE BY FRIDAY, JAN. 30TH. If you need a ride or can give a ride, please let Pam know. As always, invite neighbors, friends and family to join us!
First Eucharist sessions for 2nd graders and older begin on Tuesday, February 3rd, with a parent only session. If you have not already registered, please do so as soon as possible. The registration form can be printed off or picked up in the Parish Office.
Feel free to call Marianne Charbonneau at 952-935-7077 ext. 1213 or
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tues., Feb. 3 Parent Session #1 7-8:30 PM Fireside Room
Tues., Feb. 24 Parent Session #2 7-8:30 PM Fireside Room
Tues., Mar. 17 Parent Session #3 7-8:30 PM Fireside Room
Tues., April 14 Parent & Child 6:30-8:00 PM Activity Night Church/Fireside/ Fellowship
Sun., April 19 Group Celebration 8:30 AM Mass OR 10:30 AM Mass
The IHM Men's Club hosted a spectacular January Thaw Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 17th. The cafeteria was turned into a fine dining establishment complete with great food, fantastic service and lovely piano music from our very own Milton Stephens. A memorable evening was had by all in attendance! A huge THANK YOU to the Men's Club volunteers and the students from Benidle-St. Margaret; your hard work was much appreciated!
Please join us for a special Valentine social hour of wine, punch, cheese and crackers after the Saturday 4:30 PM Mass on February 14th. Let's raise a glass to toast the faith, hope and love we share in our IHM community.
For the next several weeks there will be a Valentine gift box in the Gathering Space. Please RSVP by placing a Red, White or Pink heart in the box indicating your preferred beverage:
Red Heart = Red Wine
White Heart = White Wine
Pink Heart = Punch
We look forward to seeing YOU on Saturday, February 14th
The Lineamenta received through the USCCB from the Vatican Office for the Synod will serve as the agenda for the October ordinary Synod on the Family.
There has been an expressed desire for broad consultation to be engaged in this survey process. All components of the particular Church should be present, including: academic institutions, organizations, lay movements, and other ecclesial associations. Everyone’s response is important. All responses gathered either through this electronic format or through a scheduled parish listening session, or comments mailed in to the Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will be included. The deadline for submitting a response is March 10, 2015.
archspm.org Marriage Survey
The survey is quite lengthy and refers frequently to the document “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World,” which is posted here. We advise reading the document before answering the questions.
Many of the questions utilize annotated references back to the document. Both the document and the questionnaire were initiated through the synodal process. The Archdiocese is not the author of either document. We have no authority to change any of the questions.
Even if you cannot answer all of the questions please respond to as many as you can. All responses are important.
Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and relate your concerns. God bless you.
You may have heard that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
While this news is difficult, we want to assure you that our parish is not affected and we will continue to provide support to our parishioners and to our community.
There are flyers available in the Gathering Space.
Letter From Archbishop Nienstedt
Questions & Answers
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