CHRISTMAS WAFER – OPLATKI
Oplatki is now available at the church entrances.
Donations accepted. Thank you!
Mon, Dec. 19 – Advent Confessions 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.
During Advent, we hear John the Baptist call us to “Prepare the Way of the Lord”. For our Catholic faithful, the best way for us to prepare the way of the Lord and prepare for Christmas is going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All parishes in the Archdiocese of New York are expected to provide the Sacrament of Reconciliation for all our faithful from. Be sure to make this a part of your Advent preparation!!!!!!!
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
“As the journey of Advent continues, as we prepare to celebrate the nativity of Christ,
John the Baptist's call to conversion sounds out in our communities. It is a pressing
invitation to open our hearts and to welcome the Son of God Who comes among us
to make divine judgement manifest. The Father, writes St. John the Evangelist, does
not judge anyone, but has entrusted the power of judgement to the Son, because
He is the Son of man.
“And it is today, in the present, that we decide our future destiny. It is with our concrete everyday behavior in this life that we determine our eternal fate. At the end of our days on earth, at the moment of death, we will be evaluated on the basis of our likeness or otherwise to the Baby Who is about to be born in the poor grotto of Bethlehem, because He is the measure God has given humanity.
“Through the Gospel John the Baptist continues to speak down the centuries to each generation. His hard clear words bring health to us, the men and women of this day in which even the experience and perception of Christmas often, unfortunately, reflects materialist attitudes. The 'voice' of the great prophet asks us to prepare the way for the coming Lord in the deserts of today, internal and external deserts, thirsting for the water of life which is Christ.” — Benedict XVI
FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASS SCHEDULE
This is a Holy Day of Obligation
Masses: Vigil, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 PM;
Thursday, December 8 – 8 AM and 7 PM.
Retired Fund for Religious
Second collection November 11th is an appeal that benefits nearly 25,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests.
ROSARY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
All ladies of the parish are welcome to the Rosary Society Christmas Luncheon, Sunday, December 4 at Christina’s after the 11 AM Mass. Please contact Eileen Reis at 845-338-5767 to make a reservation.
FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
In honor of the Patroness of our Parish, the Parish Council will be hosting a dinner on Saturday, December 10th after the 4:30 PM Mass in the Parish Center.
We ask for a donation of $5 per person. You may either contact Eileen at 338-5767 or put an envelope in the offertory basket with the number attending.
Reservations must be made by Monday, December 5.
ALL SAINTS DAY – CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE
During the month of November, we remember all those who have died or have been buried in our Mt. Calvary cemetery since November 2021. We remember the following in our prayers:
Dorothy Ann Bahruth Alice M. Houghtaling
Mary Ann Bahruth Robert Kozlowski
Mary M. Berardi Jillian M. Lind
Paul Berish Lucille Ann Mangiagli
Mary Virginia Blum Patrick Manley
Robert J. Buddenhagen Peter F. Matera
Judith Celuch Stanley Melnik
Anna Barbara Cwill Charles T. Murphy
Donald Gardeski Anne M. Nalepa
Michael A. Gilyardi William C. Niles, Jr.
Mary K. Giovenco Catherine O'Brien
Joseph A. Gregory, Jr. Rosalie A. Raichle
Joseph Gregory Mary Regina Cicale
Judith Haber Arna Jo Schwark
Francis "Pat" James Houck
ANNUAL FALL BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
Your spare change can help the lives of mothers and their unborn children. Please take a bottle, available at the entrances to the church, and fill with your spare change. This is to help support the Pregnancy Support Center.
Thank you for your generosity.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHURCH MINISTRIES
Volunteers are needed for the following ministries -– Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers and Altar Servers (which can include adults), Choir and Rosary Society. Volunteers are crucial to the success of our parish.
Please contact Fr. Mirek if you would like to participate.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
The Knights will begin their annual winter clothing drive the third week of September. New or cleaned gently used items are needed.
A box for donations will be placed in the back of the church. We had a very successful drive last year. Thank you for your generosity.
MT. CALVARY CEMETERY
Water has now been turned off for the season. Please remove
all seasonal decorations but do not leave the waste in the
cemetery. We do not have any trash cans so you must take
what you remove with you. Thank you.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Already Baptized, but never received Communion or Confirmation? RCIA is the process the Church uses to bring adults into the Catholic Faith.
To find out more call the parish office at 845-331-0846 to speak to Fr. Mirek
THURSDAY EVENING NOVENA TO
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Please join us every Thursday evening
for mass at 7 PM followed by Novena to
Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
We ask all families to be registered in the parish.
Registration forms are available in the back of the church
or view online.
The Pre-K Program at
Kingston Catholic School
The Kingston Catholic School Day Program is available daily
Five Full Days 7:45am - 2:45pm
Three Full Days 7:45am - 2:45pm
An Extended Day Program is available daily from 2:45-6:OOpm
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Pre-registration for the Fall of 2022 is ongoing; there are applications available at the entrances to the church and also online. Any child not baptized at Immaculate Conception needs proof of Baptism. Please return these forms as soon as possible by placing them in the collection basket along with the registration fee or mail them to the church at 467 Delaware Avenue.
Families whose children are presently enrolled have already received their registration forms and are asked to return them as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPEL
The Divine Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel of Ulster County is open and welcoming new adorers to help worship, accompany and adore Jesus.
Please commit to a weekly hour and become a registered adorer to receive a key fob. You may obtain more information by visiting our
Formed.org is a great and free resource for Catholic
living! Registration link is on our website –
NEW – CHILDREN’S ADORATION
Children’s Adoration has begun. Each month we will meet in the Chapel to adore on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 PM. Children of all ages are welcome with their parent or guardian.
REVIVE – YOUNG ADULTS
ULSTER & NORTHERN DUTCHESS COUNTIES
A group of college-age to 39 year-old young adults from Ulster and Northern Dutchess Counties whose goal is to REVIVE the Catholic faith in the hearts of young adults in their region. Events are taking place every month. Monthly meetings at St. Joseph’s, New Paltz every 2nd Tuesday from 7-9 PM which includes Holy Hour, social/fellowship & a speaker. www.facebook.com/groups/Revive YA or email: ReviveYA@gmail.com
ST. JOSEPH’S BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
St. Joseph’s parish is restarting the Bereavement program for those who have lost a loved one. This 6-week program will provide a safe and confidential venue where individuals can share their sorrow with others who are going through similar experiences. The program will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Parish Center Meeting Room starting at 7pm and will last about an hour. All COVID-19 protocols will be observed. Registration is required because space is limited. To reserve your place, please contact Deacon Joseph Doherty at (845) 633-2584 or email email@example.com or Dorothy Winrow at (914) 388-7395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – RIP VAN WINKLE COUNCIL
Rip Van Winkle Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 7
will be holding their meetings in our school. Anyone interested in joining can contact Randy Copeman, Scoutmaster.
Phone: 845-853-6203 or email: email@example.com.