The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

by Brant Pitre at Catholic Productions

In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as:
  • Why do you we use ashes?
  • Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent?
  • Is Lent just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?

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Marian Consecration Dec 25 2018

Immaculate Conception

As we enter into a New Liturgical Year, we enter into Advent which is to renew our minds. Renewal is true repentance for repentance as St. Paul tells us it to but on the Mind of Christ. The Marian Consecration is the most effective and sure way to put on the mind of Christ. No better gift exists than to consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary. This Advent, I invite you to once again go through the Marian Consecration using these videos to help you. Please click on the link and begin your Marian Consecration so you put the Mind of Christ in your heart!

If you want to do this for Christmas, begin Nov 22, Thanksgiving Day

Playlist of daily meditations:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdESOVDQz8cmEhdepOWFVImMBa3Bqh9bS

Daily Prayers and reading from St. Louis: https://totalconsecration.newevangelizers.com/schedule/#part-i

Liturgical Day

Things to Think About

The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
~ Pope Francis

CD of the Week

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CD of the Week: Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows: Kimberly Hahn, a convert to the Catholic faith, found honoring Mary difficult to initially understand. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ.
   Preview the CD of the Week and more at Lighthouse Catholic Media

Contact Us


2 Doyon Place
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 907-452-3533
Fax: 907-456-3336
Email: iccsecretary2@cbna.org

Parish Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parish Schedule


Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Monday – Friday 12:10 pm & 5:30 pm

Reconciliation


Mon-Fri Mass 11:45 – 12:00pm in Church Confessional
Sat 4:00-5:00pm downstairs Reconciliation Room or by appointment

All Night Eucharistic Adoration

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception is having their monthly First Friday Devotion with Mass at 5:30 PM on Nov. 30 and all night adoration till 7:00 AM with Mass following. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Patriotic Rosary at 6:00 AM and confessions will be offered. Please sign up to spend time with our Lord in meditation this Nov 30 – Dec 1.

First Friday/First Saturday All Night Eucharistic Adoration- Nov 30-Dec.1 @ ICC
www.volunteersignup.org

https://www.volunteersignup.org/9LFYC

Liturgical Day

Things to Think About

The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
~ Pope Francis

CD of the Week

cd-disc

CD of the Week: Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows: Kimberly Hahn, a convert to the Catholic faith, found honoring Mary difficult to initially understand. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ.
   Preview the CD of the Week and more at Lighthouse Catholic Media

Contact Us


2 Doyon Place
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 907-452-3533
Fax: 907-456-3336
Email: iccsecretary2@cbna.org

Parish Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parish Schedule


Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Monday – Friday 12:10 pm & 5:30 pm

Reconciliation


Mon-Fri Mass 11:45 – 12:00pm in Church Confessional
Sat 4:00-5:00pm downstairs Reconciliation Room or by appointment

College Missions Company

Immaculate Conception

Kaitlin Davis, chair of College Missions, has organized a Mission trip from Louisiana to come to Alaska. She will spend time in Anchorage at ACYC June 3 – 7 and then her group of 10 college students and one priest will fly up to Barrow for a mission trip. To help her with expenses related to the mission trip she is asking for any donations to help her team win souls for Christ here in Alaska. Please click on the link below if you want to help her with expenses: $800.00 for food; $500.00 for van rental in Anchorage, $1200.00 for lodging while in Anchorage at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center.

 

 

Liturgical Day

Things to Think About

The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
~ Pope Francis

CD of the Week

cd-disc

CD of the Week: Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows: Kimberly Hahn, a convert to the Catholic faith, found honoring Mary difficult to initially understand. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ.
   Preview the CD of the Week and more at Lighthouse Catholic Media

Contact Us


2 Doyon Place
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 907-452-3533
Fax: 907-456-3336
Email: iccsecretary2@cbna.org

Parish Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parish Schedule


Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Monday – Friday 12:10 pm & 5:30 pm

Reconciliation


Mon-Fri Mass 11:45 – 12:00pm in Church Confessional
Sat 4:00-5:00pm downstairs Reconciliation Room or by appointment

Prayer: How To!

Immaculate Conception
ICC Blog

Most of you know petition prayers. We have a list of requests that we impose on Christ for Him to do for us. As did Mary, at the Wedding Feast of Cana, she petitioned Jesus to do something about the lack of wine; so too we ask Jesus to do something for us when we have a need.

In fact, we describe to Jesus exactly what He should do by giving Him the most obvious solution. Yet, is this really prayer?

Of course, we can petition Jesus as Bartimaeus did. Sometimes Jesus will answer our prayers directly, but notice the first prayer of Bartimaeus. It was not to cure his blindness, but to ask for pity — mercy.

He wanted Jesus to understand his plight. But that is exactly what Jesus does:

“Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is beset by weakness and so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people” (Heb 5:1 –2).

Jesus comes foremost to offer sacrifice for our sins. He offers Himself as the acceptable sacrifice that takes away sins. So we pray:

Lord Jesus, Son of God have mercy (pity) on me a sinner.

First, we repent and ask to be free from sin. Once we are free from our sins, we thank Him, for we have received this wonderful gift of grace. We recognize He is well pleased with us for accepting his gift.

We adore Him because He adores us in our grace filled lives. He delights in us for we responded to his gift. Then, we petition Him knowing we are His beloved son or daughter, brother or sister. Finally, we ask for forgiveness for our failures and help to use this gift properly.

Liturgical Day

Things to Think About

The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
~ Pope Francis

CD of the Week

cd-disc

CD of the Week: Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows: Kimberly Hahn, a convert to the Catholic faith, found honoring Mary difficult to initially understand. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ.
   Preview the CD of the Week and more at Lighthouse Catholic Media

Contact Us


2 Doyon Place
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 907-452-3533
Fax: 907-456-3336
Email: iccsecretary2@cbna.org

Parish Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parish Schedule


Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Monday – Friday 12:10 pm & 5:30 pm

Reconciliation


Mon-Fri Mass 11:45 – 12:00pm in Church Confessional
Sat 4:00-5:00pm downstairs Reconciliation Room or by appointment