Parish of Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady

The Churches of Eastchester and Tuckahoe

53 Winter Hill Road   ·   Tuckahoe, NY 10707   ·   (914) 961-3643   ·   fax: (914) 961-0283

53 Winter Hill Road   ·   Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 961-3643   ·   fax: (914) 961-0283



Annunciation by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Parish News Highlights


A Special Christmas Gift for You

at Our Christmas Masses

Who am I? Why am I here?
We all grapple with these questions from time to time. When you come to Mass this Christmas, you’ll receive a special gift from our parish that will help you find the answers so you can start living the amazing life God created you to live.


Important Update for ParishPay Users and Any One Who Would Like to Set Up Online Giving

If you were using ParishPay online, you should verify your account by clicking on this link and selecting the first option, “I’ve Used ParishPay”.

If you have never used ParishPay but would like to make the move to online giving, choose the third option, “This is My First Online Donation.”

Once you have verified or set up your account, you can use the “I’ve Already Verified My Account” option.

You can also get to the WeShare page for our parish from the Electronic Giving page under the Home tab of our parish web site.


Formed Update

We have concluded the first year of the Archdiocesan utilization of the online platform FORMED.org. All parishes received a subscription for the first year. Because of the level of participation in our parish, our subscription has been renewed. You can visit the Formed web site; if you are not already registered, you can register using the Parish Code: W8YK28 and create your account for books, videos and more!


Serve as a Teen Teacher Aide in PREP Grades 1-3!

We are looking for teen volunteers to serve as a Teacher’s Aide in the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP).

Interested teens must:

  1. Serve at a different session than the one you attend. Serve on:
    • Sundays from 10:15-11:45 AM
    • Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM
    • Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM
  2. Commit to one semester.
  3. Complete a Teen Teacher Aide Application form and get it to Sr. Cora.


Announcing the Third Bonanza Lottery

The Bonanza Lottery has been a tremendous success for the parish; our thanks to everyone who has participated!

We are taking a new approach to the Third Bonanza Lottery: instead of following a calendar year, we will follow the academic year. So, the new lottery will begin on October 16, 2017 and end on the last evening of the ICS Carnival: June 3, 2018. That means that, for about a month, we will be drawing weekly winners from both the Second and Third Bonanza Lotteries: 4 winners per week!

Only the dates will change; we will still have two winners of $200 each week and three big drawings of $2,000 throughout the October 16 through June 3 time period: 63 winners in total and more than $18,000 in prizes! We will continue to re-enter winning tickets – so each ticket can win multiple prizes.

Please try to sell tickets to family, friends, and coworkers. Extra tickets are available at the Parish Office, Sacristies, ICS and PREP Offices.

The third Bonanza Lottery will be one of the largest parish fund raising programs of our year and will help defray the expenses of the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) and our Regional Catholic School Tax. Thank you, as always, for your generosity and stewardship. Please continue to pray for our Parish, our clergy, and the staff members who serve you.


Stop & Shop Bonus Bucks Rewards Program

Help Immaculate Conception School

If you shop at any Stop & Shop store and would like to participate in the school Bonus Bucks rewards program, please visit stopandshop.com and register your Stop & Shop card. Then you will be able to include ICS in the Bonus Bucks program. The School ID for ICS is 07066.


Events Celebrating the Centenary of the Miracle of the Sun

The parish celebrated the Centenary of the Miracl of the Sun at Fatima with Solemn Vespers and a Candlelight Procession on Friday, October 13, 2017 followed by a special Mass on Saturday, October 14 with Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan as the principal celebrant. The day began with a talk by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., author of Fatima for Tooday. Fr. Paul Waddell led the parish in praying the Rosary. The Mass was the finale of the celebrations.

A short video of the procession can be seen here.

A short video clip of the parish singing Farewell to Fatima is also available for viewing.


Thank You from Lay Apostolic Ministries with the Poor (LAMP)

Dear Fr. Sorgie

Warmest greetings in the Lord Jesus.

On behalf of the Propagation of the Faith Office and all those in need served by LAMP Catholic Ministries, we want to express our deep gratitude to you and the generous parishioners of Immaculate Conception / Assumption Parish. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity when you welcomed Samantha and Hailey to speak at the Sunday Masses. Your parishioners were indeed very generous in providing LAMP $3,672, for which we are humbly and deeply grateful. This is of great help in LAMP’s ministries of evangelization among the materially poor here in the Archdiocese of New York.

We at LAMP ask the Lord to return the generosity of your parish a hundredfold, and to continue to bless you and the parishioners of Immaculate Conception / Assumption.

Respectfully, in His service,
Tom & Lyn Scheuring, Ph.D.s


RCIA Update

Our RCIA program began on Monday evening, September 18, with 14 adults and 2 teens who hope to receive all the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Communion, at the Easter Vigil 2018. Please pray for each of them as they journey toward full initiation in our Roman Catholic Church.

If there is anyone you know who wishes to convert to our Catholic faith or finish their Sacraments of Initiation, this year’s group will close and take no new converts or candidates after October 16. There is still time to join and make up the classes you may have missed. If interested, call Fr. Sorgie 914-961-3643.


Gift Bearers at Mass

Bringing the mass offerings, or the gifts to the altar to be given to the celebrant is indeed a privilege and an act of charity.

Our ushers generally ask worshipers to fulfill this function before the beginning of the mass. If you are asked, and you accept the honor, please be prepared to go to the rear of the church at the offertory table at the proper time. You will then follow the altar servers up the center aisle, bow to the celebrant and deacon, hand them the gifts and then return to your seats down the center aisle.

By all means, if you wish to carry the gifts, it is perfectly proper to ask the usher as soon as you arrive for mass. It is suggested that you be dressed appropriately to perform this task. Most importantly, if you are a family member present for a memorial mass of the deceased, you should also ask the usher on duty to be given the honor before he or she chooses someone else.


Call to be a Catechist or Volunteer

God just might be calling you! If you hear the call to be a catechist, don’t be afraid; you are not alone! We will be using textbooks with Teacher’s Manuals that are excellent, with plenty of activities and ideas for you to “pick and choose”. Part of what we will do will be to change activities often. The textbook helps focus on the message. We will tell the story, discuss the story, act out the story, sing a song about the story, create a drawing of the story, etc.

If you hear God call you to be a catechist, complete the Application for Prospective Catechists and return it to Sr. Cora as soon as possible.

We need other volunteers as well! Consider being a Teacher’s Aide or Hall Monitor. Use the same application as for Prospective Catechists.

Print out the application form. Then drop it off at the Rectory, in the collection basket, or at the PREP Office (open through August from Noon until 6:00 PM on Wednesdays). Please, do not e-mail them to Sr. Cora – she cannot print them.


Mini-Courses from Bishop Robert Barron
Available via Flocknote

Bishop Robert Barron has developed five video mini-courses which will be available through our Parish’s Flocknote system. We will be sending these weekly to parishioners who sign up here or on Flocknote.

Sign up for
What Did Jesus Really Teach?
(September 12 – October 3):


Sign up for
Who is God and How Do We Know?
(October 10 – November 7):


Sign up for
Who is Jesus and Why is He Different?
(November 14 – November 29):


Sign up for
Why the Church Matters!
(December 5 – December 26):



Spanish Mass Time Change

Effective Sunday, September 10

After Labor Day, the Spanish Mass celebrated at the Church of the Assumption will begin at 11:30 AM instead of 12 Noon. This change is done for two reasons:

  1. To better accommodate the schedule of Fr. Dan Ulloa, who is the Principal celebrant of our Spanish Masses, and
  2. To afford him time for special needs of the community for some time after Mass.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated the flour, eggs salt, sugar, yeast, and oil that we will use to make Grandma Sorgie’s Famous Sicilian Zeppole at the Carnival! Don’t forget to come to the Carnival and see how everyone enjoys those zeppole.

Fr. Sorgie


A Thank You Note from Fr. O’Dowd

About the Mite Boxes & Lenten Coin Folders

My good friends in Christ,

I was astounded to receive from your beloved pastor, Fr. Sorgie, the Lenten collection of $3,000 that you were so kind in sacrificing for the benefit of our parish, chapels and schools here in Managua. Our parishioners, students and, mostly, the needy of the parish thank you with all our hearts.

Be assured of our grateful prayers for you and please remember us in your own kind prayers.

In the Agonizing Christ,

Fr. Aurelian O’Dowd - Pastor and Principal


Handout from Revive Mission

We thank Fr. James DiLuzio for his wonderful Revive mission. On Wednesday night, he shared with us Steps to Take When I Feel Angry: Charity Toward Ourself and Others (Including Disciples’ Tools for Addressing Angry or Difficult People).

Please feel free to share this advice.


Easter Duty

The Easter Duty is the obligation of members of the Catholic Church to approach the Sacrament of Confession/Penance/Reconciliation and of receiving the Holy Eucharist once a year.

In the United States, the prescribed time for fulfilling the Easter duty extends to Trinity Sunday (June 11, 2017).


Trending Topics on the Formed web site

Visit the Formed web site. If you are not already registered, you can register using the Parish Code:W8YK28 and create your account for Books and FREE Movies!

Videos:
Forgiven: The Transforming Power of ConfessionAs a FORMED subscriber, you have access to all 9 sessions of the Forgiven video series. Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love. By looking at God’s revelation of His mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience His indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The Fourth Cup Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!
Three Days that Changed the World Fr. Perez brings us alongside Jesus in the final hours of His public ministry as He brings to fulfillment the very purpose His Incarnation, the salvation of all mankind. Fr. Perez’s detailed insights of those last three days offer a moving look into the loving heart of the Messiah and detailed descriptions of his intense emotional and physical sufferings as they really were. With this knowledge, our hearts can only love him more.
The Necessity of Divine MercyFr. Chris Alar, MIC, reveals the urgency to live and share the powerful message of Divine Mercy. He explains the basics of the Divine Mercy feast, image, novena, chaplet, and hour of mercy, and how to incorporate them into your spiritual life. Discover God’s transformative message of Divine Mercy.
Opening the WordSee videos and get insights on the Sunday Gospel readings.
Audios:
Our Lady of Fatimaa half hour audio designed for children tells the story of three shepherd children: Lucia and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco..
Audio Books:
Manaliveby G.K. Chesterton - read by actor Kevin O'Brien of the Theater of the Word.
e-Books:
A Tale of Two Citiesby Charles Dickens (514 pages)
7 Secrets of Divine Mercyby Vinny Flynn (247 pages)

Dozens of e-Books are available at the Formed web site. Categories include: Exploring the Faith, Catholic Parenting, Children’s, Inspirational, and Special Topics.
A number of the books are available in Spanish.


Flocknote Communications

Get timely e-mails or text messages about important events

The Archdiocese has subscribed all parishes to a web based communications tool called Flocknote. This tool has replaced the way we used to send our e-Blasts. To sign up, text HailMary to 84576 or complete the form below:





Flocknote is based on using different mailing lists/user groups. You will be given the opportunity to see the various mailing lists that you can join, including the Parish e-Blast, Holy Day Reminders, and Community Notes along with some great formation options:


Conduct in Holy Mount Cemetery

The cemetery is a place of peaceful repose of the mortal remains of departed members of the community of faith. It is one of two sacred places noted in Canon Law (the other being the church). As such, conduct in the cemetery should reflect the dignity and respectfulness that a Catholic cemetery requires.

In order to maintain the dignity and respectfulness of the Catholic cemetery, recreational activities, such as jogging, picnicking, athletic contests and other sports activities are not permitted on the cemetery grounds.

Conduct in the cemetery should be respectful and dignified. Loud, boisterous activities are not permitted. Children under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by a responsible adult parent or guardian. Please put trash in proper waste containers and keep the cemetery neat and clean.


Ten New Vestments from Rome

A Memorializing Opportunity

Our thanks to everyone who took the opportunity to honor or memorialize someone and to keep our vestments in good order.

If you missed this opportunity but would like to Memorialize or Honor someone special, please speak with Fr. Sorgie.

Here is a recap of the Vestments:

White, Red, Green, Advent Purple, and Lenten Violet Vestments

Vestment Colors: White, Red, Green, Advent Purple, and Lenten Violet


For Those Who Attended Our Advent Day of Prayer

A follow-up quote to the workshop on St. Bonaventure’s Five Feasts of the Child Jesus: Bringing Forth Christ, is offered for your reflection from the biblical scholar and Passionist priest, Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, in his Biblical Meditations for Advent and Christmas (page 90):

Each new grace in ourselves and in others
can be compared to a new birth of Jesus.
It may not be improper
to continue the image of Jesus’ birth as an infant.
An infant is to be touched and handled,
it is to be carried and fondled,
it is to be seen and heard continually
for it needs uninterrupted attention.
As Jesus is born anew in ourselves or in others,
we can tenderly touch, see and hear the word of life.
We must listen carefully,
for it whispers the deepest desires of God.
We must look intently,
for there is an ever new revelation of life and growth.
There must be continuous attention to this word of life,
who is Jesus in our midst.

During the Day of Prayer, Fr. André mentioned a YouTube video discussing something that happened at Newark Airport. Here is the video:


Faith Based, Values Oriented, Academically Excellent Education

Apply to Immaculate Conception School

Searching for a faith based, values oriented, academically excellent education for your child? Consider Catholic School; visit the web site for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York web site. Financial Assistance Scholarships are available for qualifying families of new applicants.

Call to schedule a tour of our school: 961-3785 ext. 122.


Volunteers Needed at Cabrini of Westchester

Volunteers are needed at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. If you have a few hours to give to this rewarding experience, please contact Simone Smith (Director of Human Resources and Volunteers) at 693-6800 extension 571 or Yvonne at extension 592.


Church Bells of Iraq Ring Again!

Since 2003, with the rise of Islamic extremists and ISIS, Iraq has tragically lost 80% of its Christian population, a 2,000-year-old community. Christians in Iraq have been forced to convert to Islam, pay a heavy tax, or die at the hands of ISIS. 119 churches have been attacked or bombed in Iraq since 2004. Yet, through this, our courageous Christian brothers and sisters of Iraq have maintained their love of Christ and their homeland. And now, the tide in the war against ISIS is turning! As the Iraqi army nears Mosul, the second largest city of the Iraq captured by ISIS two years ago, Christian villages surrounding the city are being liberated. Church bells are ringing again; thanks be to God! Let’s continue to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters of the Middle East. May they all soon be free to live and practice their faith in peace!


Thanks from the Little Sisters of the Poor

Dear Fr. Sorgie,

... your parishioners were extremely generous this year! The collection totaled $9,163 and many envelopes were given out, so I am sure we will even approach $10,000. Almost like your days in Carmel!

Please thank your dear parishioners for us, and assure them that the sisters and the elderly here at Jeanne Jugan Residence will keep them in our daily prayers and once a month we have that Mass offered for the benefactors - I always remember the wonderful Catholics in the pews who keep us going! I hope to call you again soon about 2017, if that would be possible. Thanks so much for your goodness to us!

Sincerely in Jesus Christ,
Sr. Mary John, l.s.p.


Update on Monks of Norcia

February 2017
As you know, the parish sent donations to the Monks of the Monastery of St. Benedict in Norcia, the birthplace of St. Benedict. Earthquakes were hitting towns in Umbria and damage was done to the Basilica and Monastery of this small, wonderful community. I brought $8,500 to them for repairs and we celebrated Mass in the Chapel of the Birthplace and saw the damage to the Basilica.

Shortly after our parishioners and I came home, we heard that a 7.1 earthquake hit Norcia; the monastery, Chapel of St. Benedict’s Birthplace, and Basilica had been buried and the world watched it turn to rubble as the stone cross fell through the roof. The monks are living in a tent city set up outside the walls for protection and assistance to the needy. The rumblings continue each day. We have raised more money, and I wrote the following letter to the Prior, Fr. Benedict, OSB and the Founder, Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB; both are Americans, and they both responded. I want to share it all with you. Thank you for making our faith translate into real help for this community, still reeling from the devastation but hopeful.
Fr. Sorgie

October 2016
On my recent trip to northeast Italy with 32 priests and parishioners, we went to Norcia, the site of a town rocked by the earthquake in August. The dormitory of the Monks and the Basilica of the Birthplace of St. Benedict’s had suffered. I had the humble pleasure of giving our generous gifts of $8,500 in a single check to the Prior with a promise of more that was coming in to help with the restoration.

Since I was there another earthquake struck the region on October 26 and more damage has been absorbed in Norcia and the Benedictines in particular.

A third earthquake measuring 7.1 in the Richter scale hit central Italy again the last weekend of October and has now collapsed the entire Basilica of St. Benedict and the buried the Monastery in Norcia. Now the Monks will have to restore an old Capuchin Friary that was abandoned on Mt. Sibilla above Norcia so they can both live their Monastic life and serve the Lord’s heartbroken people in Norcia.

I already have collected more money for the relief effort and I cooked in a restaurant as fund raiser. We will also raffle off a Dinner Set for 8 of all Tuscan Ceramics with the profits going to the Monks of Norcia. More to come.

God Bless you for your generosity,
Fr. Sorgie


NYS Assessments for
Immaculate Conception School

We couldn't be more proud of our students and teachers!

ICS English Language Arts Scores

ICS Math Scores

Because of our high scores Immaculate Conception School will be working with other Catholic Schools in Westchester to help them improve their scores. Good work everyone!


New Pricing for Mass Cards and Memorials

In keeping with Archdiocesan Guideline, our Mass Card pricing has been chnged:

Unannounced Mass$15
Announced Mass$20
Bread & Wine Memorial$25
Sanctuary Candle Memorial$25

Parishioners may also memorialize the flowers that are placed on the altar.
Please call the rectory (961-3643) for information.


ICS Featured in Superintendent McNiff’s 2016 Back to School Welcome Video

Dr. Timothy McNiff, in his Back to School Welcome, spoke of the excellence of our Catholic schools using ICS to illustrate the many positive aspects of our regional schools.


A View From the Pew

Based on a Parishioner E-Mail on September 12

The 9:00 AM Mass at Assumption, always beautiful, was different this past Sunday; it included the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard – a sign that something special would happen. At the Mass, Fr. Sorgie spoke about the earthquake victims in Italy and his desire to take donations from our parish to the monks in Norcia. I realize that there is an overwhelming need for grieving and for rebuilding; but I know that whenever pervasive tragedy occurs, our comfort is in the Lord. Even people who do not keep Him uppermost in their minds and hearts, turn to Him in their distress. My heart breaks for them in the magnitude of their losses, and for the fact that they need to go to a tent and not a church – at least for now.

Following Mass, the Honor Guard led the ministers of the Mass, Fr. Sorgie, and those who could make the short walk, to the statue of the Blessed Mother at the entrance to the church driveway. The statue had been restored; Our Lady looked like the Middle Eastern woman that she was. Lovely! Father Sorgie, surrounded by the Knights and the parishioners, blessed the statue lovingly.

Fr. Fata Hall was the next to be blessed. Although not 100% completed, it was ready enough to greet us all and looks beautiful! It has always been a place of gracious hospitality, but it is even more welcoming now: bright and cheerful. A truly lovely renovation! I realize a lot of people were involved in all aspects of the planning, funding, and implementation of the beautiful transformations that have taken place! I know they will be a beacon of hospitality for our community for many years!


Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption

August 15, 2016

On the Patronal Feast of the Assumption, we had 4 Masses and each of them was very well attended. Our Blessed Mother must have been very proud of her children to give such wonderful worship to the Heavenly Father for the Assumption of Jesus’ mother.

A special word of thanks for all the help with the Solemn Mass in the evening at the Church of the Assumption. Thanks to all of our concelebrants who joined our pastor, the parochial vicars, the deacons and the many altar servers who attended. Our Lector, Ushers, Adult Choir and organ made a beautiful and joyful Holy Sacrifice unto the Lord.

The outdoor celebration in our Piazza at Assumption was a wonderful sight. When more than 360 parishioners began to exit the church at the end of Mass, they met up with over 100 people already out there. They listened to the DJ, waited for a scoop of gelato, took a pastry or some delight baked by our parishioners. Despite a sparking electric line and no AC in Fr. Fata Hall, our crew went into immediate action with the help of the fire fighters, police and of course Con Ed. I could never thank by name all those who helped, you know who you are. Grazie!

The Town allowed us to use the Trolley to transport people from Immaculate Conception’s parking lot to Assumption and back. What a treat!

May the Lord bless our parish and all of its people!

Fr. Anthony D. Sorgie

This first video depicts the Entrance Hymn after the clergy has entered the Sanctuary:
Death Defeated, Love is Reigning



This video depicts the Recessional Hymn: Immaculate Mary


Thank You to our Summer Priests

I want to thank Fr. Dermot O’Connor who has helped us by celebrating Masses weekdays and Sundays for a few weeks while he visits his family in the parish. Father returned to Galway where he serves as a Redemptorist priest. We were glad to be able to celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, who founded his Religious Community, while he was here with us.

A second round of applause to Fr. Randy Soto, native of Costa Rica, Central America who is presently Professor of Sacred Scripture at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. From July 21 to August 9, he has been of full-time assistance here in the Parish and we are going to miss him very much and hope he returns at other breaks in his teaching schedule to share his priesthood with us.

A new face for some of you is Fr. André Cirino, OFM, who is a Franciscan Friar who lives in our community in the Siena Friary in Mt. Vernon. Last Lent he gave us a Mission and now he has agreed to help out when he is not preaching and teaching in Assisi, Italy or England. Fr. André will become a familiar face in due time.


New Stewardship Information

We have a new page for our web site: Stewardship. The purpose of the page is to keep parishioners informed on how the parish is using its financial and physical resources. It contains a comprehensive list of maintenance/custodial projects impacting our buildings and grounds, financial reports, beginning with the last report before the forming of the new Parish of Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady, a status report for the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal, and current information about the Mortgage on the Gym.

The link to the Stewardship page can be found under the Information menu item.


Web Site Menu Changes

The menus for our parish web site have been changed. The changes include the order of menu items as well as the options. The most noticeable change has been the combining of the churches and cemetery into one top-level name: Parish Churches & Cemetery. This underscores the fact that we are now one parish.

Our bulletin archive can now be found under both the Home and the Info menu items.

If you have bookmarked any of our web pages, please know that all of your bookmarks will continue to work. We have simply made certain items easier to locate.

If you haven’t visited our new Stewardship page yet, now is a good time to take a look. It can still be found under the Info menu.


Priest Assignments and More

Thank You, Fr. Lino

Cardinal Dolan has informed us that he has given Fr. Lino a new assignment, as Administrator of St. Theresa of Avila Parish in lower Manhattan. His address will be: Parish of St. Teresa, 141 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002.

We have been truly blessed by his priestly ministry here at Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady Parish and wish him the choicest of God’s blessings in his new assignment.

Welcome, Fr. Connolly

Cardinal Dolan has assigned Fr. Sean Connolly to our parish. We extend to him our warmest welcome.

Fr. Connolly grew up in the Parish of St. Augustine in Ossining, NY. He was ordained in 2015 and spent the first year of his priestly ministry at the Parish of St. Mary in Fishkill, NY.

Congratulations, Fr. Christian

All of us at the Parish of Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady congratulate Fr. Christian Amah, who was ordained on Saturday, May 28.

Fr. Christian has been assigned to the Parish of St. Clare of Assisi in Staten Island. His address will be: Parish of St. Clare of Assisi, 110 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308. Please remember him in your prayers as he begins his new ministry.

Welcome, Mr. Louis Masi

Mr. Louis Masi, who is a 3rd year student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, will be staying with us for six weeks this summer. While here, he will be offering a four week series on Pope Francis’ Amoris Letitia, The Joy of Love. For more information on that series, please refer to our Adult Faith Formation page.


New Web Site for Religious Education

It’s that time of year again! We are now registering families for the 2016-2017 school year.

We will be implementing the new CCD 2.0 program beginning in September 2016.

Please check out the new CCD 2.0 web site for in-depth information and all the forms you need for registration.

These are some of the pages parents will need to review:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 961.1076.


Blended Learning at Immaculate Conception School

See how our students feel about the experience.

ICS has implemented Blended Learning and our students have a lot to say about it. Watch the video to see their impressions.


New Covers for Our Missalettes and Hymnals

An Inexpensive Memorial

The blue Missalette and Hymnal covers are falling apart in both of our churches. We will be replacing all of them and want to give you an inexpensive opportunity to remember a loved one, honor someone or some event. Please cut out this form and place it in an envelope with your Memorial or Honorarium and $10 per cover. Send it in, drop it in the collection basket, or bring it to the office.

As of May 9, all 800 new covers have been put in service.


Touring Tuesdays at Immaculate Conception School

When school is in session

The School of the Immaculate Conception participates in Touring Tuesdays, offering tours every Tuesday from 9 AM to 11 AM. This is an opportunity for prospective families to see our school in action and gain a personal snapshot from an “insider,” one of our dedicated parents. We encourage you to visit ICS and see what amazing things are happening at our school.
Please call Mrs. Ranallo in our Admissions Office to schedule a tour: 961-3785 option 2.

Central Westchester NEWS12 March 31-April 21

Thanks to the Central Westchester Regional Board of Trustees for underwriting this NEWS12 student recruitment commercial, as well as radio spots on WHUD and Pandora.

Posted by Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Parking Problems

We have noticed a marked decrease in the parking problems in the lots of both Churches, but especially at Immaculate Conception. Even with added crowds during the First Communion weekends, we have had very few cars parked incorrectly. We want to thank all of you and both our Fire Department Captains who walked with us and described the problems and offered some solutions.

Let us keep trying for real diligence in the following:


Donations of Clothing

The Salvation Army Clothing Drop Containers have been moved to the right of the large maintenance garage in the upper parking lot. If you find both of the containers filled, please do not leave clothing outside where the elements and animals can get to them. Please bring them to another container in town or bring them back when there is room. You could also try the new Goodwill storefront at 19 Mill Road in Eastchester. Call 337-3749 to see when it is open. To find Salvation Army Drop boxes and/or stores, visit their web site.


Donations of Canned Food

There are bins in the back of Immaculate Conception Church for donations of canned food. Please place your food donations properly in the bins and do not donate anything that has expired.


Mass Times Web Site

If you will be travelling in the United States and want to find the nearest Roman Catholic Church and its Mass schedule, you can visit the Mass Times web site (you may want to sort the results by distances) or call Mass Times at 1-858-207-6277. Many foreign cities are also included.


The Joy of Love

Pope Francis’ document, Amoris Laetitia, has been translated into English. Read about The Joy of Love.


Brother Cancer Article from our Lenten Mission

Those who have been fortunate enough to attend any of the meetings with Fr. André and are looking forward to the opportunity to read Brother Cancer: Beyond Survival by the late Robert Stewat, OFM. A copy of the article is available here.


For other news or events items, please refer to a current bulletin.

 

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