Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.
Thank you Father Matt,
For the past three and a half years, we at Immaculate Conception Church and St. Stephen Parish have been blessed to have Fr. Matthew Baum as our spiritual leader. That in itself would have been enough, but Fr. Matt brought us so much more. He rolled up his sleeves and got to work on day 1. He looked closely at every area of our two churches to see what needed to be changed, what areas needed improvement and what was working well.
Fr. Matt took every opportunity and used every resource to make our parishes better in every way. Although his main objective was obviously the spiritual aspect, he didn’t stop there. He modernized and updated bookkeeping methods, introduced new programs to aid in our understanding more fully our Catholic faith both online and at church. He was well received and active in our local communities.
He encouraged us to take part in the “Arise Together in Christ” program that took place throughout the Diocese, as well as “Formed”, and so many “behind the scenes” improvements, of which many are not aware. Eucharistic Adoration, 40 Hours, Stations of the Cross and more are now a part of our parishes.
The list of achievements and improvements goes on and on. But his spiritual leadership, his love of Christ and the example he provided will live on in our hearts. As a church family, we say “Thank you Fr. Matt”. You will be missed. Fr. Matt’s departure is sad and upsetting to many. The best way to show him what he has meant to our parishes is to continue to follow the path he started us on.
May God richly bless you Father Matt.
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We have a rich history that dates back to 1856. We strive to discover and spread the Word of God, sharing His knowledge and love with those around us with our individual talents and gifts. The Word calls us to participate in our parish, community and world.
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July 14, 2019
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
SATURDAY - 4:00pm
SUNDAY - 11:00am
DAILY MASS - 8AM (Mon, Thurs, Fri)
Subject to change
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Grades 9-11 -Sundays
9:30 - 10:45 am
Grades K-8 - Monthly
Please arrange with the pastor in advance to discuss pre-baptismal instructions
By appointment with the pastor at least nine months prior to the date of the marriage