St. Mary’sImmaculate Conception Parish
Faith Formation Registration is Open


Our Faith Formation is very much alive and vibrant at St. Mary's. We have been blessed with wonderful Catechists who share God’s Love and our faith and St. Mary’s is the 4th largest in number of students registered in the Diocese of Superior. We are truly blessed.

Grades PK (age 4) through confirmation (Grade 11) classes are starting on September 7th. If you are interested in registering your children, we would be honored to have your family journey with us. Please contact, Jackie Aune or Pat Klein for more details at 715-796-2241


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Parents, Kids and Pornography: 

The Attack on A Generation


A webinar is being held on November 7 at noon and November 16 at 8 p.m. that will explore the use of pornography by youth within the faith community, the impact of its destructive message on both attitudes and behavior and practical steps that parents and pastors can take in helping young people navigate this minefield of lies and deception.  The webinar will last an hour and is free.  To register, visit:  bit.ly/pornographys-impact-on-youth.  Father Harris encourages parents with school aged children to consider viewing this important topic.

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION


BOOK CLUB: Meets once/month  7:00p.m-8:30p.m.


ONGOING----REGISTER AND JOIN ANYTIME

Contact information: Jeena Norenberg---Adult Faith Formation

JeenaNorenberg@smicparish.org          715-796-2241


The purpose of the parish book club is to build community through the shared experience of great stories. Book club is a great way to get to know other church members who share teh love of reading.  Everyone is welcome at any time to enjoy the discussion, to experience the fellowship and to discuss monthly book selections.


Dates: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8


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SCRIPTURE STUDY (Church Basement)

1st/3rd Thursday @ 8:15a.m.

2nd/4th/5th Thursday @ 8:30a.m.


ONGOING--NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY

Please join us in teh church basement every Thursday morning.  We read the scripture for the upcoming Sunday mass and discuss and gain insights for living out our Christian life together. 


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Beautiful Mess: Motherhood for Every Moment

Meets one Friday/month   6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. (Rectory Basement)


Contact Information: Jeena Norenberg--Adult Faith Formation

JeenaNorenberg@smicparish.org     715-796-2241


As much as we desire to become mothers, sometimes the challenges and circumstances are not what we expected.  Being a mom is wonderful, but it's also hard!  Moms wonder, "Am I enough?"  Motherhood is a beautiful mess and regardless of the season, it requires balance and time management.  This study helps each mom discover (or remember) that she is the mom God chose for her child(ren) and she is a beautiful mom!



Dates: October 13, November 10, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2


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Consoling the Heart of Jesus

Wednesday   9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.   (Rectory Basement)


REGISTER BY OCTOBER 9

Take this extraordinary journey by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  This do-it0yourself retreat combines the spiitual exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Saints Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Louis de Montfort.  It will be done in a 10 week retreat format: reading daily and meeting weekly.  This retreat is the second part of Stage One of the Hearts Afire Program. 


Dates: October 18, 25

              November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

              December 6, 13, 20

  

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Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ's Passion Through the Eyes of Women

Thursday     6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.


REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 9

This book study will take you deeper into your relationship with Jesus by helping you relate to him in a profoundly intimate way.  Looking at six universal gifts of women--receptivity, sensitivity, generosity, prayer, maternity, and the Holy Spirit--through the eyes of women in the gospels, the book guides you on a prayerful and creative journey through Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. 


Dates: February 15, 22

             March 1, 8, 15, 22

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Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

Wednesday    9:0a.m.-10:30a.m.


REGISTER BY MARCH 27


This eight-part study provides the easiest way to understand the Bible.  It makes the complex, siple and gives the "big picture" of the Bible by focusing on the story that ties all of Scripture together: The Father's unfailing love and the call to share that love with others. 


Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25

             May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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RCIA

BI-WEEKLY    SUNDAY     9:00A.M.-11:00A.M.

ONGOING---JOIN ANYTIME


Adults considering entering the Catholic Church follow a process known as RCIA.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding.  "No Obligation" inquiry sessions start Sunday, September 17th.  We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith.  If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic church, either to become a member or as a Catholic to deepen and enrich your knowledge, this is the place for you!


Dates: September 17

             October 1, 15, 29

              November 12, 26

              December 10

              January 7, 21

               February 4, 18

               March 4, 18

                

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WINTER


Women's Retreat


Youth Mass


Tuesday Evening Prayer Service During Advent



AUTUMN


Mass in the Park With Potluck


Children's Vacation Bible School




SUMMER


Mass in the Park With Potluck


Children's Vacation Bible School



SPRING


Knights of Columbus Gala


Graduation Breakfast


Tuesday Evening Liturgy of the Word (During Lent)


First Communion


Confirmation


Youth Mass


St. Mary's Immaculate ConceptionChurch Events


ALL YEAR LONG


Faith Formation for K-10th Grade
(Wednesday and Sunday nights)


Youth Choir/Band


Council of Catholic Women


Knights of Columbus


Thursday Morning Bible Study


RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults