Parish Events Highlights
Saturday, April 29
The Assumption Altar Rosary Society is planning a trip to Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 29,
to attend Oasis 2017 - A Day of Prayer for Women, hosted by the Religious Teachers Filippini at Villa Walsh.
Spend a day of spiritual reflection and renewal with women from the tri-state area. The day includes
presentations, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, the opportunity for Reconciliation, Rosary, and quiet time for
prayer and worship. The site offers 125 acres of peace, 2 chapels, Outdoor Stations of the Cross, and a
Religious Gift Shop.
There is a $10 registration fee. The bus will leave the Immaculate Conception parking lot
at 8:00 AM. Please park your car in the far lot. The bus will return approximately 5:15 PM.
For questions or reservations, please call Lucretia: 793-6613.
Sunday, April 30
Our special collection for the weekend of April 30 provides vital funding for our brothers and sisters living
in countries that were once under communist rule. Restoring the Church, in both its structures and its
spiritual life, has been difficult; but with your support we can help build a brighter future for this region.
Your generous donations will make the difference for those who are still struggling in the aftermath of
communist rule. Please prayerfully consider how you can help. For more information, visit
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops web site.
Sunday, April 30
Please join us and welcome Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB, who will be coming to Immaculate Conception Church
from Norcia to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:00 AM for the donations from our parish and to give us a
presentation on Rebuilding Norcia, Rebuilding Europe: The Gospel and the Rule . The
presentation will be at 1:30 PM in the Lower Church.
Refreshments will be served.
Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Revive is a three-night event coming to Immaculate Conception Church and other locations throughout the
Archdiocese. We will explore the fundamental questions, “What are we living for? What is God’s purpose
for our lives?” Join us and others in our Catholic community to reflect and listen to diverse voices discuss
their faith journeys – and go home refreshed and ready to put your faith into action.
On nights one and two, we will enjoy music, listen to a special reflection from one of the inspiring priests of
our religious orders, and hear from members of our own communities about overcoming life’s challenges through
faith and perseverance; you also will be invited to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
On night three, we will celebrate a community Mass – and for those in need, offer the Sacrament of the
Anointing (Anointing of the Sick).
Parishioners from three parishes will be participating: Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady,
Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph.
Although the event will begin at 7:30 PM, consider joining us at 7:10 PM to pray the Rosary.
To learn more or sign up, visit FaithEveryDay.com. At the top of the page,
select Westchester County. You will be able to view all the future events, and what parishes are involved in each.
May 4-13, 2017
Fr. Connolly will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will cover Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Stella Maris,
Nazareth, Mount of the Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Jericho, the Jordan River, Bethlehem,
Ein Karem, Bethany, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem (including Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Mount Zion and the Western
Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre).
For complete information, view the brochure.
Sunday, May 7
The Assumption Altar Rosary Society will be having a May Crowning during the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, May 7.
All are invited to join us. Come at 8:30 AM and pray the Rosary with us!
Sunday, May 7
The Rosary Society will host a Bake Sale in the Lower Church on Sunday, May 7 after the 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and Noon
Masses. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a sweet treat!
School Open House
Monday, May 8
Immaculate Conception School is holding an Open House on Monday, May 8th: 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
ICS is a Catholic elementary school offering an exceptional, faith-based education for all students from
Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. Learn about our blended learning program and our many sports and extracurricular
activities. Please come for a tour and see all ICS has to offer.
Monday, May 8
Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. All are welcome to a
showing of a documentary on Our Lady’s apparition to three shepherd children which culminated in
the famous Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people. Her apparitions hold profound
significance for our world today.
Please join the Altar Rosary Society and Fr. Paul at Fr. Fata Hall on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards. All are welcome.
Saturday, May 13
The CYO is holding a Charity Dinner and Talent Show on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 PM in the Lower Church.
All proceeds will be donated to The Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit organization
for the Performing Arts. For more information about this charity,
please visit their web site.
The evening includes dinner (main course, dessert, coffee and soft drinks) and entertainment,
featuring local student performers and artists. The entrance fee is $10 for students and $15 for adults.
There will also be raffles. Please use this form
if you or your company/organization would like to donate a raffle prize.
Please RSVP by Sunday, May 7.
Join Us in Prayer
Sunday, May 14
The members of the Assumption Altar Rosary Society will meet at Assumption Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month
to recite the Rosary prior to the 9 o’clock Mass (except during the summer months).
All are welcomed to join us in prayer.
Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) through Monday, May 22
We have already received envelopes from people who want to honor or remember special women in the Mother’s
Day Novena of Masses.
The envelopes will be placed near the Tabernacles of our churches and the intentions will be added to the intentions of
the Masses for nine days, beginning on Mother’s Day. For those who use ParishPay for the Mother’s Day Novena,
your intentions will be included as well. If you do not use envelopes or ParishPay, there are envelopes available on the
tables in the church entrance areas.
Sunday, May 14
On Sunday, May 14, after the 9:00 AM Mass at Assumption, all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and women
of the parish will be honored with a breakfast in Father Fata Memorial Hall. A group of men from the parish
will be arranging, preparing and serving the food. All are welcome!
Encounters with the Risen Christ
Four Tuesdays: May 16 - June 6
Tuesday, May 16
Celebrate the Via Lucis: The Way of Light! On Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 PM in Immaculate Conception
Church. Walk with the Risen Lord as He appears to His apostles and disciples! Gaze upon the eight beautiful
icons of these Gospel events! Listen to the moving chant and process in the glowing light!
Join Fr. Sorgie and the Immaculate Conception Choir directed by Mr. Robert Harvey at 7:30 PM.
The Resurrection Narratives
Study and ponder the Resurrection Narratives for three Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the Lower Church:
- May 23 with Fr. Sorgie
- May 30 with Fr. Paul
- June 6 with Fr. Connolly
Sunday, May 21
Register by Monday, May 8
Couples celebrating 25 or 50 years of marriage will be honored at the 10:00 AM Mass at Immaculate Conception
on Sunday, May 21st. Please call the rectory by Monday, May 8th to register: 961-3643.
6th Annual Mary Festival
Monday, May 22
You are invited to Our Lady’s Festival on Monday, May 22, in honor of our patroness, Our Lady of
the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of the Assumption! Share your love of Mary by inviting family
and friends to join us!
Make reservations; confirm what you will share, choosing from the following: an Appetizer or Entrée or
Salad with Bread and butter, or Veggies or Dessert!
Call to volunteer to help set up, clean up, decorate or serve! To register,
send a message Sister Cora or call 961-3643
We will pray the Rosary and sing to honor Our Blessed Mother with songs in three languages as we ponder the events in Mary’s life!
- Benediction is at 6:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church.
- Serving begins immediately after that in the Lower Church, approximately at 6:30 PM.
- May Devotions: 7:15 - 8:00 PM in the Lower Church.
Sunday, June 11
Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary anytime during 2017 are invited to attend the Annual
Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 PM.
Pre-registration is required. Please call the rectory by Monday, May 8 to register.
This event is sponsored by the Family Life † Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York.
August 1 - 10, 2017
2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances to the children at Fatima.
Fr. Connolly will be leading a group to Fatima, Portugal and Lourdes, France this coming August.
Members of the group will fly into Lisbon and visit Fatima, Salamanca, Burgos and Lourdes.
The pilgrimage will include round-trip airfare from NY, accommodations at 4-star hotels, breakfast
and dinner each day, professional Catholic guides, sightseeing, restaurant and hotel tips and
luggage handling (1 piece per person), and more. Mass will be celebrated daily. For complete details,
see the brochure.
Register May 14 through July 2
Vacation Bible Camp will take place Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 8:45 -11:45 AM in the Lower Church.
This year’s theme is
Maker Fun Factory:
Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Come join us for a week filled with faith, fun and friends! Bible Camp is for children entering
grades 1-6 and the cost is $75 per child. Our Teen Bible camp is for pre-teens & teens entering
grades 7-12; the cost is $25 per teen. Register early! Spaces fill up fast.
The registration period runs through from Mother’s Day (May 14) through July 2. The
forms for Child Registrations, Teen Registrations, and Volunteer
Registrations will be posted on our web site on Mother’s Day
Please see the flyers for complete details.
Pilgrimage to Canadian Shrines
Friday, September 8 - Monday, September 11
We are planning a pilgrimage to Shrines in Quebec and Montreal, Canada for September 8-11.
The trip will include visits and Mass at:
- St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal
- St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec
- Notre Dame de Cap, Cap du la Madeleine
- St. Francis Xavier Mission and Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, first Native American Indian Saint
We are still working on the cost of the trip, which will be by bus. But because of the popularity
of these pilgrimages, it would be helpful if you would let us know of your interest as soon as possible.
Please contact Ronnie (771-7910) or Sr. Cora (961-3643 ext. 114 or send
her a message).
See the flyer for photos and information.
For other news or events items, please refer to a current bulletin.