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Immaculate Conception Monastery Newsletter

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Monastery Hosts the Passionists Province Meeting


     St. Paul of the Cross Province holds an assembly of all the members of the Province every 4 years.  It is held two years after the Province Chapter, where the leadership was elected. 

     The Assembly’s purpose is to evaluate the     decisions of the Chapter, making sure they are being followed and determining if there are any new issues that must be considered by the Province as a whole.


Mother's and Father's Day Novena Completed

     Each year, the Monastery offers the Mothers and Fathers Novena to pray and offer Masses for the repose of the souls of our deceased or pray for our living parents.  

     Nine Masses are offered prior to Mother’s Day in May and the Novena is completed with nine Masses prior to Father’s Day in June.  We pray for Mothers and Fathers who are deceased and those who are living, asking God to care for them as they so lovingly cared for us, during our lives. 



Two Monastery Priests Celebrate Sixty Years of Priesthood


     Father Victor Hoagland, CP and Father Theodore Walsh, CP celebrate 60 years of dedicated service to the Church and the Passionist Community.  We wish them both well as they begin the next 60.  

High Quality Mass Cards


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The Monastery relies on its prayer life to support the elderly priests and brothers who live in Immaculate Conception Monastery, the Health Care House of our Province.  Can we help our loved ones who have died?  Is there anything that we can still do for them?  Can our prayers make a difference?

The answer is, yes.  Pope Benedict said, "It is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain.  The souls of the departed can receive, 'solace and refreshment' through the Eucharist and through our prayers and charitable deeds.  We believe that our love can reach into the afterlife, that reciprocal giving and receiving is possible.  We believe that our affection for one another continues beyond the limits of death.  It has been a fundamental conviction of Christianity, throughout the ages and it remains a source of comfort today."