Coffee and Conversations Jan. 22nd at 3pm

On January 22, we will have another chance to get together with our diverse parish community through Coffee and Conversations. Come to the Parish Hall between 3:00 and 4:30pm, where there will be light refreshments and interpreters. This event occurs between the Spanish Mass and the last English Mass, so it is accessible to members of both language groups, and it’s a great way to build our parish identity.

New Parishioner Welcome Dinner Jan. 26th at 5:30pm

A New Parishioners Welcome Dinner will be held Thursday, January 26, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. All recently registered parishioners are invited. If you have joined the parish in the past year and have not attended a welcome reception, please call the Parish Office (973-4381)for more information. We would be happy to have you attend the reception and meet Fr. Gregory, our Parish Staff, and other members of this very special Incarnation family! Children welcome! Please don’t miss this event, you’ll be glad you came!

Parent Workshop: Social Media January 26th 7pm

Join us on Thursday, January 26 from 7:00-8:30pm in the PAC for practical tips on how to navigate social media usage with our children. Though the talk is specifically designed for parents of middle school students and younger, parents of older children are certainly welcome! Contact Patrick with questions.

Faith and Safety:  through the eyes of technology (USCCB) – useful resource

March for Life on January 27th

The March for Life 2017 is on Friday, January 27, in Washington D.C. If you are interested in being a part of the March for Life this year, there is room for you on the bus ($15 per adult), which will depart from Incarnation at 8:30am and return around 7:30pm. Contact Delia Laux at delia929@comcast.net to make your reservation.

March for Life website

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Feb. 17-19

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for healing after abortion: A Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat will be held February 17-19 at The Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center in Toano, VA sponsored by St. Joan of Arc Church. The weekend retreat includes: spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of Entrustment and is available to women, men and any person who may have been adversely impacted by an abortion. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion. To register, contact Linda Riva at 757-887-3144 or email lindajr2@yahoo.com. The cost is $185 for meals, room and all retreat materials. Financial Assistance is available.

Rachel’s Vineyard website

 

Your Help Needed at Parish

Parish is looking for sponsorships for the following projects. Please contact Izzy at the office if you are able to help:
Izzy Menchero: izzy@incarnationparish.org
Sponsorship Opportunities
• 60” TV set and stand for Parish Hall to allow projection for meetings, ministry programs, overflow of Masses, etc. $1,000
• Children’s Workshop Bulletin – Used weekly during weekend Masses. $100 annually
• Parish Webpage – $49month/$588 annually – CLAIMED – Thank you to 7 Seekers Cursillo Group
• Active Network Software & Subscription for Parish Calendar. $105 monthly/$1,250 annually
• ACS Software Subscription and support for parish financial and office management. $136 monthly/$1,632 annually.
• Comcast for telephone, internet and television services and technical support. $375 monthly.
• Cobb Technologies – Service contract for copiers (2), which provide leases, copying, scanning, faxing for administrative and
Christian Formation offices. $850 monthly
• Republic Services – Trash removal services. $145 monthly/$1,740 annually
• Copy paper – includes paper for parish bulletin, ministries, special color paper, administration, and other activities. $150 per
month/$1,800 annually.
• Special Needs Adaptive Learning packs for First Eucharist and Reconciliation. $150.
• Carpet steam-cleaner. Commercial grade. $1,110.

 

Parish Maintenance & Repairs for 2017

Major Maintenance/Repairs to be Scheduled in 2017:

• Replacing original electrical panels on the Parish Hall stage. Code updating, identification and labeling areas serviced. $9,103.02

• Removing, replacing and/or repairing 2,500 sq. ft. of sidewalk around the PAC, main building and parking lots, as well as 15’ of concrete steps in front of the PAC. $13,607

• Installation of safety iron hand rails in the Worship Center in the altar area and in front of the Baptismal Font. $1,550

• Installation of acoustical panels in the Reconciliation Room. $2,335

Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) Feb. 10-12

All 9-12 graders are invited the annual DYC in Richmond on Friday-Sunday, February 10- 12. DYC is a super fun event with 1000 students from all over Virginia. There are great talks about our faith, opportunities to worship God, praise music, and lots of fun–full of Jesus and shenanigans. If you register by December 20, the cost is $125. You can pay in full or a $60 non-refundable deposit. After December 20, the cost rises to $185.

DYC Website

Parish Winter Reading

All adults in the parish are invited to read Falling Upward by Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest, prolific author, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The book seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Falling Upward challenges readers to examine their life experiences and reevaluate their path. It is about human spiritual growth and the journey toward contentment.  Book available locally at The Sycamore Tree.

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Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. – talking about his book Falling Upward

Food Ministry – Saturday Help Needed

Our food ministry is blessed to receive donations from many local businesses. We are expanding our pickups from Trader Joe’s to be every Saturday morning. Please contact Sheila if you are interested in helping with these pickups. Usual time commitment is 10:00am to noon. We have a rotating schedule, so you can pick weekends in a month work best for you.

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