This page is to provide opportunities to deepen your faith through spirit-filled groups meeting throughout the Grand Valley. Contact information to these groups has been provided. Please notify Sherry Harmon, email@example.com Immaculate Heart of Mary’s web support if a link does not direct you appropriately or information is outdated.
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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Blessing of Candles at the Feast of the Presentation
February 2nd at the 8am Mass. Bring your candles for a blessing on this great feast of the Church!
Blessing of Throats will be after the Masses on the weekend of February 3rd & 4th.
Communal Anointing of the Sick will be on the weekend of February 10th & 11th, there will be an anointing after each of the Masses. This is a
recorded sacrament and so your name will be taken after the sacrament.
The Secular Carmelite group of St. Elijah – Are you called? Do you desire to learn and experience a deeper spirituality?
The mystical tradition in the Catholic Church, inspired by St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and St. Therese of Lisieux, explains how to live in a closer relationship with the living Christ and the practical caring for others that flows from this relationship. We are Secular Order Discalced Carmelites (OCDS), men and women committed to living the fullness of God’s love through prayer and scripture, with the aid and guidance of Our Lady.
We meet once a month at Holy Family Catholic School For more information, please call Evelyn Ardoin at 1-720-290-4277 or Sunny Whilldin at 1- 970-948-2278.
Mesa Catholic Campus Ministry is now a pastoral ministry of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Immaculate Heart of Mary clergy will be spiritual advisors to the student organization at CMU. The Catholic clergy of the Grand Valley will all be taking part in the various offerings of Faith Formation (education) and sacraments, and prayer. Visit Catholic Mesa website or contact Father Don Malin, firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire more about Mesa Catholic Campus Ministry.
Third Order of Franciscans – Want to learn more about St. Francis? Call Tom Hughes, IHM parishioner, for more information at 970-243-8627.
Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. The Catholic Daughter motto is “Unity and Charity”. Our mission statement: Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. Our Court Mount of the Holy Cross was started on March 19, 1925. We have women from Immaculate Heart of Mary, St Ann, St Joseph and Sacred Heart parishes.
We are involved in a number of charitable projects, at the local, state, national and international levels. Locally, for instance, we hand-make bags and fill them with personal items for our women veterans at the Veterans Hospital. We participate in the Pregnancy Center baby shower. We donate to Hope West’s Camp Good Grief, for children who have lost a parent and Compassionate Friends, a group for parents who have lost a child.
We would welcome any Catholic woman interested in being part of the organization to come to one of our meetings. They are usually held on the second Monday of each month at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. If you would like more information, please call Treva on 639-2209 or Rosemary on 242-3338. We look forward to meeting you.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, in 1882, it was named in honor of the Christopher Columbus. The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name as they are a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight. From charity for worldwide causes, to helping closer to home with volunteer activities, to a top-rated insurance program that protects those closest to you, the Knights makes the most of its brotherhood. Make a stand among them, and you can discover how easy it is to make a difference in your life and that of others. Council meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Chuck Olesky at 243-9990 or ask any Knight to learn more. JOIN THE KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS!
Women’s Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus
The women’s auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish offers the opportunity to serve your parish community in the company of friends. All women are invited to join us without affiliation – you don’t need to be related to a member of the Knights of Columbus to join. In giving your time, you’ll receive so much in the way of personal satisfaction knowing that you are making a difference and you’ll have some fun along the way. Women 18 years of age and older are invited to join. Contact Barbara DeLosa ……970-245-6416 to speak to a member who’ll be delighted to tell you more! You are also welcomed to just stop one of our first Tuesday of the month metings at 7:00pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the Seton Room -(double doors by the Chapel).
Mary’s Moms – All moms are cordially invited to join Immaculate Heart of Mary’s moms group, Mary’s Moms. We support the vocation of motherhood in all its forms whether you stay at home, work outside the home, or are a grandmother or caregiver to the children in your life. Mary’s Moms is a ministry about moms serving moms.
We regularly come together through Mother’s Bible Study Group and fellowship nights out to grow in our faith and to support each other in the triumphs and challenges of motherhood and family life. Our Bible study meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 9 am-11 am in the IHM Library. Childcare is provided during these meetings for a nominal fee.
In addition to our regular meetings, we provide ongoing service offerings to our parish community and beyond. Some of our past projects have included meal trains for expectant mothers, care bags for the homeless, sponsoring a meal for the local emergency homeless shelter program, providing volunteers for the Thanksgiving Box program, hosting doughnuts after Mass, and partnering with other volunteer groups within our parish. For a current list of Mary’s Moms Parish Subsidy eligible volunteer opportunities, please contact us.
Spirits Group – Catholic fellowship and fun with Fr. Don at IHM! Bring your own …”Spirits” to share with fellow Catholics and ask Fr. Don your most curious questions about our faith. Meet other singles, couples and families in the parish. To learn more, contact Fr. Don Malin by email email@example.com or call the parish office (970) 242-6121. You can also request to join the “Spirits” Facebook page (you must be logged onto Facebook to utilize this link) and contact Kristy McClary or Ken & Chrissy Wesolowski.
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers – This group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at St. Mary’s Hospital’s Volunteers Conference Room. New members are always welcomed. Contact Carol (245-1952) or Joan (255-9020) for more information.