Building Up the Body of Christ
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (ICCCW)
ICCCW meets on 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the St. Joseph Room. All women of the parish are members of the ICCCW. Affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) and so part of the largest organization of Catholic lay women in America, the mission of ICCCW is to empower and educate its members in spirituality and leadership and to provide opportunities for fellowship and Christian service to the Church, family, and community. Here Catholic women can speak and act on their concerns and seek solutions to current problems. Our local chapter is active against abortion, pornography, child abuse, domestic violence, and any movement that tears down the family. Family activities include Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, Covered Dish Suppers, Breakfast with Santa, and an Easter Egg Hunt. They host luncheons for our senior citizens and help with receptions and luncheons for bereaved families after a funeral. Activities are funded with the proceeds from their annual Craft Fair on the first Saturday in December. Contact Carol Buyna at 931-216-2080 or email@example.com.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
KC is a Catholic Men's Fraternal Service Organization that sponsors activities for family, youth groups, and community service. Their mission is to assist the pastor in any manner of his choosing.
4th degree Assembly 2328 meets at Columbus Hall on 1st Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Contact Joe Gunn, Faithful Navigator, at 931-648-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion followed by two hours of definite spiritual work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director. Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include parishioner visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, crowd contact, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaires are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
All who wish to be a member of the Blessed Mother's Army are welcome. Legion of Mary members visit the sick and and meet for prayer and spiritual formation on Mondays at 7:00 PM in the St. Joseph Room. Contact Ellen Bourke at 931-551-8308.
PRAY and PLAY MOTHER's GROUP
Meets Mondays at 9:45 am downstairs in the St. Joseph Center, with childcare available in the Nursery next to the Playground. Pray and Play is a Catholic fellowship group for mothers of Clarksville, Oak Grove, and Fort Campbell. Every other Monday is a book discussion or Bible study. We also meet for play-dates and family fellowship dinners. We are open to mothers of any age and experience, as well as women preparing to start a family who are looking for fellowship with Catholic moms. Contact Anna Bullock at 330-690-2667 or email@example.com or visit us on FACEBOOK.
GREEN MEMORIAL MASS sponsored by VETERANS OF IC
A group of Veterans of Immaculate Conception Church sponsor a Green Memorial Mass to pray for comrades, opponents who have died in battle, and those still suffering from the wounds of war; on a Thursday evening between All Souls (Nov. 2) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and on a weekday between April 23 (St. George) and Memorial Day (Last Monday in May), followed by refreshments in the St. Joseph Room. All are welcome.
IC LGBTQ VESPERS
LGBTQ parishioners and families and friends are invited for prayer, conversation, discernment, and pizza. Our guidelines are confidentiality, respect, compassion, and sensitivity. We begin with Sunday Evening Prayer, hear two short meditations, reflect and discuss, and conclude with Sunday Night Prayer.
First Sundays at 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph Center Conference Room.
Contact Steven Doan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also Fr. Steve Wolf's essay, Gay Respect In the Good News.
CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION AT APSU
The Catholic Student Organization at Austin Peay State University provides an outlet for Catholic students to socialize, pray together, and explore our understanding of the intersection of faith and intellect from the perspective of Roman Catholic theology. APSU students of all denominations and faiths are welcome. Contact Deacon Tim Winters at 931-920-3953 or email@example.com or Kimberly Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 536 meets on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:00 PM at Columbus Hall, for young men after the fifth grade, or ages 11-18 years. The purpose is for the scouts to become better leaders through service to themselves and others. Learning to follow the Scout Law and Promise, scouting helps young men discover that they can make good things happen by planning and setting goals. Contact Pat Doyle at 931-551-9788 or email@example.com.
Pack 526 meets on Wednesdays during the school year from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Family Life Hall, for boys in the first through fifth grades, or ages 6-10 years. The pack strives to prepare young boys to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Contact Ray Runyon at 931-980-6999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 516 meets on the second and fourth Mondays at 6:00 PM in the Immaculate Conception School Gym (1901 Madison Street), for girls in Kindergarten up to age 18 years. The mission of ICC Girl Scouts is to build girls of confidence, courage and good character that can make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Promise and Law, while also giving them the opportunity to develop spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Contact Sylvia Kelly at 931-257-0777 or Yashira Hernandez at 719-359-2769.
This youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America meets on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Columbus Hall, for young men and women 14 years of age or who have completed the eighth grade and are under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to be responsible and caring adults. Contact Andreas Bunjor at 931-561-1260 or 931-552-9983 or email@example.com.
The Nursery is for parishioners age 4 months to their 4th birthday to offers a safe, comfortable, and fun time. Parents may leave their children in the nursery trailer on Sundays between 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Sundays while attending Mass, RCIA, Adult Catholic Explorers, or teaching Religious Education. Contact Cheryl Cole at 931-896-3878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a Sunday afternoon in the Fall in or near September (usually the week after Clarksville Riverfest) we celebrate our multicultural identity in one of our biggest and most popular events of the year. It draws people from Clarksville and beyond to Immaculate Conception to enjoy an array of ethnic foods, music, dancing, exhibits, and a Craft Fair. Volunteers are needed to serve as committee members to organize the event. Marketing, logistics, entertainment, and manning the booths of nations are just a few of the areas for volunteer opportunities. Watch for pulpit and bulletin announcements for more details. Contact Pat Riley at 270-498-2337 or email@example.com.
for LOAVES AND FISHES and URBAN MINISTRIES
On the last Tuesday Evening of February (on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the Family Hall from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm), we participate with other similar gatherings in the Clarksville area to support Loaves and Fishes in their work with God's hungry folks and Urban Ministries in their assistance to our Clarksville neighbors in need. In preparation, parishioners gather some days earlier at Immaculate Conception School to paint new empty bowls.
CLARKSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
The annual Clarksville CHRISTMAS PARADE on the first Saturday of December begins at 5:00 pm and usually begins to pass by the Old Chapel on Franklin Street at about 5:30 pm. The Saturday Evening Vigil Mass on the day of the Christmas Parade will not begin until AFTER the Fat Man has passed by, which happened in 2016 at 6:45 pm.