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Volunteer opportunities

Parish Picnic

This ministry calls upon the talents of our parishioners to organize the annual picnic at Immaculate Conception; its purpose is to “cater” specifically to the social needs of our parishioners, bringing them together as a parish family. Weekly committee meetings begin during the early summer to plan for the September picnic. The varied aspects to planning the picnic provide an opportunity for people of diverse talents to participate in this largest single day social event on our parish calendar.

Parish Festival Committee

The Parish Festival Committee plans and coordinates all aspects of the annual parish festival, which is usually held in June each year. We are always looking for new volunteers and fresh ideas to make our festival a safe and fun attraction to all ages. New members are encouraged to start early in the year (February) so we can be set once festival time comes. For more information please contact Laura Vitelli at (908) 735-7319..

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Mother’s Retreat

Our annual Mother’s Retreat provides the opportunity for mothers to get away from the busyness of home to reflect on their vocation of motherhood in a holy, peaceful environment; and, to nourish their Catholic faith, in order to bring a spiritual renewal to their role as mother at home as they provide for their families. 

The retreat is held at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA. On the retreat we offer a variety of experiences for your spiritual enrichment including talks, prayer reflections, a Mothers’ Rosary, discussion groups, a reconciliation service, and Sunday Mass.  Also scheduled into your stay is time for quiet personal reflection, as well as time for fellowship.  The retreat begins on Saturday morning and closes with lunch on Sunday.  The team stays over an additional night before to prepare.

The Mother’s Retreat is led by a team of mothers from ICC, who gather regularly throughout the year to plan the retreat while nourishing their own spirits along the way.  Anyone interested in being a part of the retreat team may join us at anytime—although ideally in June, which is the start of the preparation journey.

Next Year’s Retreat:  April 20-21, 2013  Look for registration March 2013.
For more information contact:  Karen Mahaney; mahaney5@yahoo.com  or (908) 735-0494

Parents Family Co-op

This group of parents who have chosen to support, share, minister and learn from one another as we grow closer to Christ with our parish family, immediate family, each other and our community.  Our goal is to invest time and energy into activities and service projects, which will enrich and deepen our family and community life at Immaculate Conception Parish.

Current interest groups and programs include:  playgroups, monthly activities for parents with young children, monthly parents or families in crisis, and service projects for the parish and community. If interested, please call Kim McCarron at (908) 735-5640.

PREP - Join our religious education teaching staff

The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is an educational program for those students in grades K-8 who attend public or non-religious private schools and desire to receive a Catholic Education that is required to understand the Sacraments of Initiation of the Catholic Church. We have a variety of programs that allows some flexibility in how your child is educated and hope that you find that one of our programs suits your needs.

Volunteers at various levels of participation are always welcome and needed, providing quality role models, as teachers, teacher's aides, group discussion leaders, facilitators, monitors, etc. Please contact Karen Mahaney for more information (908) 735-0478.

Adult Faith Formation

In response to the growing desire from the community for education and enrichment geared toward adults, a series of presentations has been developed that address core tenants of the Catholic Tradition.  Most often these presentations are incorporated into the Family PREP Program of Religious Education.  Additionally we offer on a periodic basis presentations from guest speakers and distribute various catholic brochures, literature, and devotionals.