February 1. 2015 - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2150 Cunningham Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Website: www.icchampton.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (757) 826-0393
Fax: (757) 825-0855
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Liturgies
Sat at 5:30 p.m., Sun at 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Liturgies
Tues-Thurs at 8:30 a.m.
First Sat of the Month, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
or by appointment
From the Desk of the Pastor
There is information below in the Social Ministry section concerning Diversity Circles, which the parish participated in two
years ago. Please read more about this great opportunity to work with others in the Hampton community.
Just a reminder that next Saturday, February 7th is our Haitian Cultural Awareness Dinner. Tickets are still on sale in the
Commons, and please consider attending!
Please check out the information on page 6 concerning an upcoming Music & Liturgy workshop sponsored by the Diocesan
Liturgical Commission and Office of Worship. The workshop is entitled The Future Present: Ministering in the MultiCultural Church and is open to all. Please consider attending. Registration is now open! For more information, please contact
Cass Hooker.
Peace and God bless,
-Fr. Prince
Parish Happenings
Social Ministry
Black History Month Celebration - Feb 14, 7-9 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Black History Month here at Immaculate
Conception with two wonderful musical presentations and
refreshments of wine and cheese. Sterling Elliott, cellist,
and the Choir of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church
will be with us. Come and relax and be entertained for this
wonderful evening of music, fellowship and refreshments.
Help our parish celebrate our rich culture, as well as
Valentine’s Day! Sign up in the Commons.
Haitian Culture Dinner & Dance - Feb 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Come experience a touch of Haiti, “the Pearl of the Antilles,”
on Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m. There will be music,
authentic Haitian food, fellowship, dancing, fun facts about
the island nation of Haiti, and information about ways
that we can be in solidarity with some of the poor in Haiti.
Tickets are on sale ($20) in the Commons after every Mass.
Pancake Breakfast - Feb 15
Love pancakes? Come and enjoy a wonderful pancake
breakfast put on by the ICC Youth Group! Sunday, February
15 after the 8:30 AM Mass and before the 11 AM Mass.
Contact Steve DeLaney for more information.
Lenten Retreat - Saturday, Feb 21, 2-5 p.m.
God’s Plan: Reconciliation and Joy! What is God Up to
in My Life? Robert Feduccia will be with us to reflect on
our call to follow Jesus more closely this Lent. So consider
what you are doing this Lent to set time aside for Jesus. Say
“yes” to this invitation. Robert combines his unique set of
experiences as a parish youth minister, retreat leader, and
keynote presenter with his graduate degree in theology, and
is able to express spiritual depth in ways that are relevant
to real concerns we face today. He enjoys opportunities
to draw people into a relationship with the Lord and the
Church. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and 4
children. Mark your calendars and join others in the parish
as we consider the path to “Come back to Me, With All Your
Heart.” We ask you to sign up in the Commons or email
Cass Hooker at [email protected]
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Diversity Circles - Beginning this Lent
We have been invited to join, this Lent, with 4 other faith
communities in the city of Hampton's Circles of Diversity.
Those who have participated in the past have often said
that it was one of the most meaningful experiences. Please
stop by the table in the Commons to sign up or if you have
questions about the program. Milton McDonald is serving
as one of the coordinators. We are still in need of another
coordinator, 3 facilitators and 20 participants to join with
our brothers and sisters across Hampton Roads to learn
more about one another and share our common humanity.
Sunday Suppers Update
“Many hands make the load lighter” (a Haitian proverb)
applies here. Thanks to the generosity of time, talent and
treasure, we continue to provide a place of community and
nourishment for the guests of our Sunday Suppers. Last
Sunday (1/25) we served 139 people. There are a number of
ways that you can serve in this ministry. We need folks to:
make phone calls, set up, cook, greet and register our guests,
eat and fellowship with Sunday Supper diners, clean up, read
to the children, clean the dish towels, make donations, etc.
Please stop by the Sunday Supper Table in the Commons
and see how you can be part of this very rewarding ministry.
Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
Volunteer Schedules
Sunday, 2/1 Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28
8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Anointing of the Sick
9:45 a.m.
ICCU: Spirituality 101
Family of Faith
11:00 a.m.
Mass - John Lynch +
1:00 p.m.
Sunday Supper
6:30 p.m.
Life & Edge Night
Monday, 2/2 Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
7:00 p.m.
ICCU: Theology 201
Women Listening to Women
Tuesday, 2/3 Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43
8:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Michael Miller; Karen Miller
8:30 a.m.
Izella Ward; Carol Dufresne
11:00 a.m. Hellen Streeter; Dave Okerblom
Eucharistic Ministers
5:30 p.m. Nina Butts; Olivia Oliveira
8:30 a.m. Bob Amante; Bev Amante
11:00 a.m. Teresa Diaz; Kevin Woisard
Altar Servers
5:30 p.m. Robbie Combs; Luke Deconcini
8:30 a.m. Destiny Ejinwa; Nicholas Talton
11:00 a.m. Tyffani Caddy; William Canella
Wednesday, 2/4 Heb 12:4-7, 11-15/Mk 6:1-6
8:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Happy Wanderers
5:00 p.m.
Liturgy Planning Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Sunday Supper Evaluation Meeting
Youth Confirmation Class
7:00 p.m.
Finance Council Meeting
Thursday, 2/5 Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/Mk 6:7-13
8:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
ICCU: Bible 101
Friday, 2/6 Heb 13:1-8/Mk 6:14-29
Saturday, 2/7 Heb 13:15-17, 20-21/Mk 6:30-34
11:00 a.m.
Bag Lunches
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Haiti Dinner
Sunday, 2/8 Jb 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/Mk 1:29-39
8:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
ICCU: Spirituality 101
Family of Faith
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
Sunday Supper
Senior Youth Group at Rebounderz
6:00 p.m.
Junior Youth Group Edge Night
Pat Deconcini; Monica Raynor
Coffee & Doughnuts - Pick up schedule in Commons
8:30 a.m. Jackie Gueretta; Ed & Linda Miller
11 a.m.
Ching Abalos; Kim & Norm Kosin;
Jean Mahoney; Marirose Brase
Food Pantry Stockers
Phil & Renea Wise; Kevin & Patricia Woisard
Morning Ministry
Adrienne Totaro
Jean Paul
Social Ministry Quote of the Week
“…the only way is to learn how to encounter others with the
right attitude… is to accept and esteem them as companions
along the way, without interior resistance. Better yet, it means
learning to find Jesus in the faces of others, in their voices…
There indeed we find true healing… a fraternal love capable
of seeing the sacred grandeur of our neighbor, of finding
God in every human being, of tolerating the nuisances of life
in common by clinging to the love of God, of opening the
heart to divine love and seeking the happiness of others just
as their heavenly Father does. . . . Let us not allow ourselves
to be robbed of community!”
- Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium
Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
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Faith Formation
ICCU - Adult Faith Formation
Lenten Book Recommendation
Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheifer will be
discussed during our Lenten Soup Suppers, and is available
for purchase in the Commons, Feb 7 and 8.
Theology 201 - Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
The Biblical Wisdom Literature series will begin on Monday
February 2nd in the Library/Adult Faith Formation room
at 7 p.m. This course surveys biblical literature by a study
of important scriptural texts, including Proverbs, Job,
Qohelith (Ecclesiastes), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Song of
Songs (Canticle of Canticles), Daniel, Wisdom of Solomon,
and selections from the Gospels as well as from the book
of Psalms. It is taught by Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J.
Ph.D. who is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham
University. Come and join with other parish folks as we seek
to understand the “wisdom” that God offers us that is found
in the Bible and among the people of God.
Spirituality 101 - Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
On Sundays, we continue the six-part series, Priest, Prophet,
King Study program. Explore the biblical archetypes of
priest, prophet and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate
fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will
better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your
own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission. The program
will be on consecutive Sundays at 9:45 – 10:45 (except
February 15th) in the Adult Faith Formation/ Library
(triple) room. Presentations are about 30 minutes in length
with discussion following. Please bring your coffee and join
us. Visit our website or see the flyer in the Commons.
Senior Youth Group
Diocesan Youth Conference - Feb 27 – Mar 1:
Join other teens from our parish and around the Diocese
for a highly energetic, engaging, and faith filled weekend in
Richmond! Contact Steve DeLaney
([email protected]) to reserve a space.
Interested in sponsoring a teen to go to the
Diocesan Youth Conference?
As a parish, we are committed to helping as many teens as
possible to go to the weekend conference. If you would like
to assist financially, please contact Steve DeLaney: [email protected]
ICC Youth at Rebounderz! - Feb 8, 1-4 p.m.
Join the Senior Youth Group for a fun afternoon at
Rebounderz, an indoor trampoline park in Newport News.
Contact Steve DeLaney for more information.
Sacramental Information
Adult Confirmation
If you are an adult who would like to be confirmed, please
contact Cass in the parish office. Classes are now available.
Youth Confirmation
Youth 15 years of age and a sophomore in high school
are invited to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of
Confirmation. Contact Cass at the parish office.
First Communion
Preparation begins on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Parish Finances
Budget Needed
January Financial Information
Income Budget: $758,584
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Month of January
Actual Received
Over (Under)
Families using Envelopes/Checks/Online Giving in November: 348 out of 651
Collection for the Respect Life on January 17 & 18: $1,752.05
January 18th bulletin correction:
The YTD total should have been $1,542.55 Over Budget
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Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
Living Our Mission Campaign
Mailing Information
New and ongoing contributions
may be mailed to:
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Living Our Mission Campaign
P.O. Box 28450
Richmond, VA 23228
Diocesan & Community Happenings
Pensinula Catholic High School Open House - Feb 4
Peninsula Catholic High School will hold an Admissions
Open House for prospective students and their families
for the 2015 – 2016 school year on Wednesday, February
4, starting at 6:00 p.m. The program will provide an
opportunity to see our facilities, meet our students and
staff, tour our school, learn about our academic, athletic
and co-curricular offerings, and get a glimpse into what the
“PC Experience” is all about. The school is located at 600
Harpersville Road in Newport News and serves students in
grades 8 through 12. For additional information call (757)
596-7247. Visit our website: www.peninsulacatholic.com
Join Catholic Charities for Mardi Gras! - Feb 6
On Friday February 6, 2015, Catholic Charities of Eastern
Virginia will host a Mardi Gras Gala at the Westin Hotel
at Town Center in Virginia Beach, sponsored by Bon
Secours Virginia Health System. Please bring your friends
to celebrate a great evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing to
live music from the band “Hotcakes” and enjoy game tables,
and a live auction to raise funds for Catholic Charities’
important work in our community. Visit www.cceva.org for
more information or to purchase tickets to this great preLenten celebration!
A Knight of Fellowship and Love! - Feb 14
5480 Knights of Columbus is hosting a St. Valentine’s
Dance, February 14 at 100 Columbus Way, NN 23606. DJ
Reco Cotton, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and lots of fun!
Tickets are $15/person or $25/couple and can be purchased
from Colleen Messier at [email protected] or 757344-7630.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The Responsorial Psalm today says, Teach me your ways, O
Lord! Do we allow the Lord to teach us His ways so that we
can love and honor our spouse more each day? Let the Lord
strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament
by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
on 17-19 Apr 2015 in Fredericksburg or 26-28 Jun 2015
in Richmond. For more information or to apply, visit our
website at www.renewmarriage-vasouth.org or contact us at
[email protected] or 757-483-3209.
Rainbows Program - Prince of Peace, Chesapeake
Rainbows is a grief guidance and growth service open to
children of all ages who have experienced loss due to life
changing events such as: death, bullying, deployment,
divorce, blended families, foster care, etc. The program
actually began as a Catholic program but has expanded
nationwide and now accommodates all religious
denominations and cultures. Now Rainbows is “guiding
kids through life’s storms” on a huge scale. Prince of Peace
Catholic Church in Chesepake will host this program
beginning in February and is now accepting referrals from
parents, Catholic schools, Parish leaders, and public and
private school counselors. Please visit the corporate website
for more information: http://rainbows.org/
Pilgrimage to Spain - April 13-22, 2015
Fr. Gregory Kandt, Pastor of Church of the Incarnation
in Charlottesville, is leading a pilgrimage to Spain for the
fifth centenary of the great Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa
of Avila. It will be during the Easter season of 2015, April
13-22. We will be going to holy places associated with St.
Teresa and St. John of the Cross, and Father Gregory will
lead you on a journey into deeper prayer and love of Christ
with the help of the teachings of these two great masters.
Among other places, we will visit Avila, Segovia, Toledo,
and Madrid. It will be a wonderful spiritual experience and
a great way to ponder the risen Christ among us! For more
information or questions or to indicate your interest, please
contact Father Gregory at 434-973-4381.
Richmond Vocations
“Let each of you lead the life that the Lord has assigned, to
which God has called you.” If you are considering a vocation
to the consecrated life or priesthood, Call Father Michael
G. Boehling at (804)359-5661, or write: [email protected]
Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
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The Future Present:
Ministering in the
Multi-Cultural Church
Diocesan Liturgical Commission 2015 Workshop
Join us as we focus on the growing cultural diversity of the Church
in the United States, by exploring opportunities to acknowledge
and celebrate that reality in our worship, sacraments, catechesis
and parish life.
With Featured Speakers:
February 16, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church
9505 Gayton Road
Henrico VA 23229
Lunch provided.
Open To All:
Msgr. Mike Clay
Priest of the Diocese of
Raleigh, Clay currently
teaches in the School of
Theology and Religious
Studies at The Catholic
University of America in
Washington, DC., where
he offers a course on
Dr. Bob Hurd
Teacher, composer and
liturgist, Hurd currently
teaches in the Graduate
Pastoral Ministries Program
of Santa Clara University.
His widely used liturgical
music is published by OCP
and featured in numerous
Parish musicians
Choir members
Eucharistic ministers
Liturgy directors
Parish staff
Learn More and Register Online at:
or contact Gerry Mancuso, (804) 622-5264
Sponsored by the Office of Worship and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Diocese of Richmond
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Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
Staff Information
Pastor, Fr. Sean Prince, ext. 215
[email protected]
Director of Human Concerns, Carol Dufresne, ext. 214
[email protected]
Business Manager, Ann Hart, ext. 211
[email protected]
Director of Evangelization, Cass Hooker, ext. 222
[email protected]
Asst. Director of Evangelization, Steve Delaney, ext. 221
[email protected]
Communications Coordinator, Greg Thompson, ext. 210
[email protected]
Pastoral Musician, Teresa Yoder, ext. 220
[email protected]
Accompanist, Mark Smeland
Custodian, Lance Warner
Prayers & Praise
Kathy Abers, Scott Batchelor, Dee Berube, Lucie Birkhofer,
Constantino Bristol, Linda Brown, Msgr. Tom Caroluzza,
Frances Clark, Andria Crockett, Cecil DeLong,
Vallee DeLong, Peggy Dever, Karen Fagelman,
Kerry Fagelman, Thomas Fisher, Edgardo Franceschi,
Peter Gorecki, Janeth & Bill Garlette, Lorrie San Giovanni,
Greyson Greene, Lisa Grose, Pat Harrell, Richard Hudgins,
Janice Jarvis, Thomas Jarvis, Ron Johnson, Margarita Jones,
Rebecca Jones, Brianna Karchner, Bill Kessler, Meg Kessler, Fr.
Dan Klem, Heather Krance-Kellner, Scott Lancianese,
Judy Latourneau, Lena Lednick, Kim Levi, Judy Lund,
Barbara Mashley, Amanda Maule, Wanda McErlean,
Harry Meirs, Jack Meirs, Br. Jim Mullen SVD,
Charles Nicholson, Jr., John Nunnold, Elisabeth Palmer,
Joe Pardi, Rose Pardi, Tomi Perreault, Ronnie Perry,
Blanche Rhodes, Fleurette Romprey, Lorrie San Giovanni,
Anna Marie Schauer, Elfriede Seidel, Lillian Shearin,
Elaine Stamper, Isabella Strohlein, Nancy Tennien,
Dorothy Thornton, Jim Thornton, Molly Villano, S. Paul Wills,
Jim Yoder
John Baab, Dillon Bruce, John Christian,
Rev. Mr. Daniel Cogut, Anthony Ferguson,
Benjamin Fleser, Taylor Hall, James Hickman,
Rev. Mr. Matthew Kiehl, Mark Kowalski, Martin Lonart, Rev.
Mr. Nicholas Mammi, Christopher Masla,
Miguel Melendez, Daniel Molochko, Jason Morrison,
Kyle O’Connor, Andrew Oehmann, James O’Reilly,
Nicholas Redmond, Justin Shuma, Cassidy Stinson,
Riley Winstead
Ministry Contacts
Altar Servers
Arts & Environment
Steve Bove
Bereavement/Funeral Carol Dufresne
Building Use /
Ann Hart
Cass Hooker
Children’s Liturgy
Cass Hooker
Teresa Yoder
Greg Thompson
Family of Faith
Cass Hooker
Eucharistic Ministers Bev Amante
Gayle Fronkier
Finance Council
Joe Paulus
Health Ministry
Linda Ribakov
Hospital Visitation
Barbara Morgan
Dave Okerblom
Cass Hooker
Parish Life
Mary Ellen
Bob Amante
Pastoral Leadership
Dave Okerblom
Council (PLC)
Greg Thompson
Terri Weaver
Cass Hooker
Youth Ministry
Steve DeLaney
Social Ministry
Carol Dufresne
Jonathan Behun
Wedding Preparation Fr. Sean Prince
Young Adult
Steve DeLaney
Visit our website at www.icchampton.org
Phone #
826-0393 x214
826-0393 x211
826-0393 x222
826-0393 x222
826-0393 x220
826-0393 x210
826-0393 x222
(804) 402-7781
826-0393 x225
826-0393 x222
826-0393 x210
826-0393 x222
Immaculate Conception Church
In Service to One In Service to All
For more information:
Contact David Brin, ICC Knights of
Columbus Round Table Coordinator
at 757-851-0907
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