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Bulletin for the Week of January 1, 2012

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Immaculate Conception

Beginning in January, the CCW (Altar Society) will place a can in the back of the Church to collect money for Food For The Poor.  For many parents throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, there is a grim reality that parents there tell their children that they have nothing to feed them.  Malnutrition can devastate a child’s physical and mental development, and in extreme cases lead to death.  Poverty should not be a death sentence.  The need is real and immediate:  your gift for food for the poor, can literally save a person’s life.  Our responsibility is to care for and nurture those who are struggling for survival.  Your gifts will help supply food, medicine and other vital items necessary to save children’s lives. Every child is precious and every gift is appreciated.  Any amount, even your loose change will be appreciated.  Thank you.

Immaculate Conception Religious Education will begin again in 2012 on Wed. Jan. 18

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Bulletin Briefs for All Parishes

We will be starting the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). If you would like to join the Catholic Church, please call the office or talk to Fr. José or Deacon Bill. Classes will start soon.

I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful cards and gifts that I received this year. Your generosity and words of kindness is truly a wonderful gift. I am blessed to be pastor of three great parishes and hold you all close to my heart. May the Lord Bless you in the New Year, with health, love and peace. Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year,  Fr. José

I want to thank everyone for their kindness and warmth, not only during this Christmas season, but throughout the year. The opportunity to serve you is a great blessing, but it is made easy among so many good people – Dcn. Bill & Judy

Your 2012 Collection Envelope boxes are available to be picked up at the back of the Church.  If you don’t find one with your name on it, please call the office or let Father know.  New church calendars from the Funeral Homes are also available.  Please thank them for these nice Religious Calendars.

Worldwide  Marriage Encounter-Married CouplesIt has been said that the greatest gift you can give your children is two parents very much in love with each other.  Polish up this gift and put a bow on it at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  You deserve the best and your children need to see you reaching for it. For more information call Pat & Janelle Benson 308-946-3568 or at pbjbben@yahoo.com Upcoming Dates:  Jan. 27-29 North Platte, Feb. 10-12 Lincoln, April 27-29 Omaha, August 3-5 Schuyler, October 19-21 Grand Island

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Author: icelmcreek

Ordained in 2001 and currently serving the parishes of Immaculate Conception, Elm Creek, NE and her missions, Holy Rosary in Overton, NE and St. John Capistran in Amherst, NE.

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