Join Incarnation’s Pastoral Care Ministry!

We bring Eucharist to nursing homes and to homebound parishioners, stay a while to visit and pray with them, and try to make them a little happier. The number of homebound parishioners that we visit is increasing, and we need more help so we can minister to all those in need. We’re looking for men or women, old or young, willing to give several hours monthly. If you’d like to help, please call Peggy Rush at 434-985-7169. And please pray that our Ministers can continue to serve the needs of our brothers and sisters.

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing marital disillusionment and misery. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with a weekend on July 7 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Amoris Laetitia

June 21, 7:30- 9:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

Our Holy Father Pope Francis published an Apostolic Exhortation titled Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family) on March 19, 2016, as his authoritative teaching following the 2015 World Synod of Bishops on the Family. Our parish is having a discussion group on this important instruction by Pope Francis. It is beautiful teaching on living the Sacrament of Matrimony and on Christian family life. Our next meeting is June 21, 7:30- 9:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. The text that we are using is the edition published by The Word Among Us Press, which can be obtained at The Sycamore Tree. At our meeting on June 21, we will be discussing #231-240 of the document, using the discussion questions #5-6 found on page 265. All are welcome.

Middle School Lock-In

All rising 6-9 graders are invited to join us Friday-Saturday, June 16-17 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. for an evening of fun and games and fellowship with some awesome people. The cost is $10 per person and a snack or drink to share. Come after eating dinner, and we will finish with breakfast Saturday morning. Spread the word! Bring a friend! Contact Patrick with any questions or to sign up.

Theater ‘N’ Theology- June 16

We marvel at how God’s mercy, presence, and grace breaks in to the lives of ordinary people in good times and in crisis. That is what we see in the films that we view and discuss at our parish TNT (Theater ‘N’ Theology). Our next TNT takes place on Friday, June 16, beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come to our Incarnation Movie Theater (the “Stone Chapel”) with comfortable seating and large projection. After the movie (the “Theology” part), we discuss the film’s relevance to our life in Christ and note the action of God’s mercy. Our June feature is the 2016 French film The Innocents. In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. Rated PG-13. Facilitated by Fr. Gregory. All are welcome. Come watch a great movie with your brothers and sisters in Christ!

Youth Mission Trip July 12-19!

All students who just finished grades 8-12 are invited to join us in Farmville, VA July 12-19 to serve God by serving our brothers and sisters in need through home repair projects (you can join us for the whole time or any part you can make). We also learn about our Catholic faith and how God is calling us to serve everyday. And, to be honest, we have an insane amount of fun, too. The cost is $140 for the whole week ($30 per day if you can’t make the entire week), if you register by June 4. Interested? Contact Patrick with questions. Print this form to register.

VBS = Vacation Bible SAINTS!

Vacation Bible Saints will be held at Incarnation Monday-Friday, July 24-28 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day. Learn about some of our beloved Catholic Saints through crafts, music, games, and other activities. All rising kindergarten through 5th grade children are invited to participate. Suggested donation of $25 per family to attend. We are also looking for middle and high school students and adults to serve as leaders. Please contact Patrick with questions.

Summer LITNIC

Summer is coming at Incarnation and that means it’s time to get your house ready for a LITNIC. A venerable Incarnation tradition, a LITNIC is a LITurgy-picNIC. An interested household signs up to host a litnic and Catholics in the neighborhood are encouraged to come. Fr. Gregory comes and presides at Mass at the host home, those who come bring something to share at the meal that follows. Although especially intended to bring Catholics in a neighborhood together, litnics are open to all parishioners who want to attend. Litnics are family events. If you are interested in hosting a litnic and want to find out more about them, contact the Parish Office for LITNIC GUIDELINES. Dates for litnics are published each week in the bulletin; for those who want to host, sign up for a date with the Parish Office, first-come, firstserved. Litnics ordinarily begin at 6:30pm, but the time is negotiable with Fr. Gregory.

Litnic dates for the 2017 season are: June 29, 30, July 7, 12, 18, 26, August 4, 22. Call the Parish Office (973-4381) now and sign up!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Join us every other Saturday at 10:30 am in room 19 to knit and crochet prayer shawls.

Meeting Dates:

June 24
July 8

 

Flower Donations

The Parish accepts donations for the weekly flowers that adorn the altar and ambo in honor or memory of a loved one! The cost is $90.00. Your name or a “memorial” name will be printed in the bulletin as a “thank-you” for your donation. Flowers are needed for the following Sundays and feast days:

Sundays during the Easter Season
June 18 (Corpus Christi — Liturgical color is white)
• and for Sundays during the Summer Ordinary Time.

Thank you to all who have made such generous gifts, which allow us to decorate the liturgical space.