Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception Church


Statue at ICC Cemetary -- extended, renewed, renovated, and overall beautified. Appreciation to those that took time to make it happen. Blessings
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Please pray for my Mother, Francisca Swanson, very much in need. God bless you all.

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I'm not surprised, they molested and murdered 10's of thousands of Children. To bad the child molester's weren't inside! I am Lutheran, we are Old Catholic. Martin Luther left this sorry ass church when they changed. You are welcome home. Stop by your Lutheran Church, your children will be safe and so will you!

We are a Catholic Parish from the Diocese of Las Cruces, NM The Immaculate Conception Church is a Catholic Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, NM

Operating as usual

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post 10/22/2021

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post 10/22/2021

The primacy of Saint Peter and the Mount of Beatitudes


Un mensaje para nuestra parroquia desde Tierra Santa

Soy la Hermana Maria Colombia misionera franciscana del Corazón Inmaculado de María, de Ninive, Irak. Les pido que vengan a visitar Tierra Santa, especialmente aquí en el Monte de las Bienaventuranzas. Aquí los esperamos y oramos por ustedes. También estamos orando por el fin de esta pandemia para que puedan venir, y que puedan disfrutar un tiempo con nosotros en Tierra Santa. Sigamos orando unos por otros, ustedes por nosotros y nosotros por ustedes. Gracias.

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post 10/22/2021

La Basílica de la Anunciación, la Basílica de San José y la sinagoga de Nazareth

[10/21/21]   ~YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
FRIDAY OCT. 22 6:00 PM at the Religious Ed. Bldg. VIDEO/REFLECTION.
Everyone's welcome!



"O Eternal Father, may our earth be impregnated by that ocean of love gushing forth from the opened side of Your Jesus that it may bring forth holy priests, priests who like John, the Beloved Disciple, will gather up the Precious Blood in their chalices on the altars. Send us priests who will give You to souls with that plentitude of love which the Apostle John received as a pledge of tenderness at the foot of the Cross…

May your priests protect with jealous love Your Bride, the Church, just as St. John protected Mary, Your Mother, and took her into his own. Instructed by this tender Mother of Sorrows on Calvary, may these priests watch over Your children with the exquisite tenderness and care of a Mother. May they lead souls on to intimate union with You through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is the sole dispenser of the treasures hidden in your Adorable Heart.

O Mary! Transfixed beneath the Cross by the sword which pierced the Heart of Your Divine Son…teach us how to please Jesus; let us run with you to His assistance when we hear His cry: ‘I thirst’…that cry which you heard at the foot of the Cross as He was expiring…Oh! Priests! Priests all on fire! True children of Mary who will give Jesus to souls, with the same tenderness and the same care with which you carried the little child of Bethlehem! In the Host, O Mother, your Jesus is once more little, like in the crèche! He does not have hands as delicate as yours to touch Him.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary! Give Him a generation of priests formed at your school, in the delicacies of your virginal love!"

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post 10/20/2021

From the presbyterial annual retreat in the Holy Land


Month of the Holy Rosary

The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and make special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, true Catholic faith.

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Ofrenda de Día de Mu***os: 9 elementos para darle un sentido cristiano 10/19/2021

Ofrenda de Día de Mu***os: 9 elementos para darle un sentido cristiano

Ofrenda de Día de Mu***os: 9 elementos para darle un sentido cristiano ¿Es católico poner una ofrenda de Día de mu***os? No si se hace como lo hacían los antiguos mexicas. Pero hay elementos con los que podemos darle a esta conm...



St. Luke the Evangelist was a well-educated Greek physician and a native of Antioch in Syria. He was one of the earliest converts to Christianity, believed to have been one of Jesus' seventy disciples. He was a follower of St. Paul the Apostle and spent most of his life evangelizing with him in Asia Minor up until the time of Paul's martyrdom in Rome. Luke wrote a canonical account of his apostolic journeys with Paul (the Book of Acts) as well as a biography on the life of Christ (the Gospel of Luke). The two books of Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles were originally a single work. The intimate accounts contained in Luke's gospel of the early years of Christ's life (the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation, etc.) lead many scholars to believe that one of the eyewitnesses he interviewed was the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. According to tradition he was also a skilled artist and painted the first icons of Our Lady with the Child Jesus. Several of these icons are still venerated today, the most famous of which hangs in the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome. St. Luke is the patron saint of many trades including artists, painters, doctors, surgeons, and bachelors. His feast day is October 18th.

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¡Feliz lunes! Empecemos nuestro día haciendo un momento de oración con nuestra madre Maria.
#oracion #lunes #felizlunes #iniciodesemana #piederecho #oraciondelamanana #virgenmaria #maria #mamamaria #soycatolico


Un día como hoy San Juan Pablo II fue elegido Papa.

Hace 43 años los cardenales reunidos en el conclave nos sorprendieron con la elección de Juan Pablo II, el primer Papa no italiano en 500 años.

El cónclave de octubre de 1978 fue el segundo cónclave celebrado en 1978, debido a la repentina muerte del papa Juan Pablo I tras solo 33 días de pontificado. Cuando los cardenales eligieron a Juan Pablo I, esperaban que reinara por lo menos durante una década, pero se encontraron teniendo que elegir a su sucesor seis semanas después. El cónclave para elegir al sucesor de Juan Pablo I comenzó el 14 de octubre, y terminó dos días después, el 16 de octubre, tras ocho votaciones. Los cardenales eligieron al cardenal Karol Wojtyła, arzobispo de Cracovia, como el nuevo papa, dando como resultado el más reciente Año de los tres Papas. Él aceptó la elección y tomó el nombre de Juan Pablo II.


Twenty- Ninth Sundary in Ordinary Time, B



St. Ignatius of Antioch was a Syrian who became a disciple of St. John the Apostle. Tradition holds that he was the infant whom Jesus took in his arms, saying, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me" as recounted in Mark's Gospel. St. Ignatius was a pagan convert to Christianity and succeeded St. Peter the Apostle as the third bishop of Antioch, being ordained by St. Peter himself. He was an important Church Father of the Apostolic age, an ideal pastor, and a fearless soldier of Christ. He was tireless in supporting his flock against dangerous heresies and the terrors of the persecutions of the Roman Emperors. When Ignatius violated the imperial edict to worship false gods, he was arrested and led before Emperor Trajan. After boldly proclaiming the truth of Jesus Christ, he was condemned to be devoured by wild beasts for public sport in the Roman Colosseum. On his journey from Syria to Rome he wrote many letters to his fellow Christians, encouraging them with his apostolic zeal and exhorting them to obey their bishops. He also pleaded that none try to obtain his release, as he was eager to lay down his life for Jesus, saying, “The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ.” He was devoured by lions in Rome in the early second century. St. Ignatius of Antioch is the first to have used the term "Catholic" Church, meaning "Universal." His feast day is October 17th.



Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.




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Saturday October 16th, 2021. 5:00 pm Mass. 29th Sunday in ordinary time

Timeline Photos 10/16/2021

Timeline Photos

𝗪𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫, 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭⁣

Today we celebrate the Memorial of St. Hedwig also known as St. Jadwiga.⁣

Prayerful from her youth, St. Hedwig was the daughter of the Duke of Croatia and Dalmatia, aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and wife of St. Henry of Silesia, head of the Polish royal family.⁣

Her duties as wife and mother came first - St. Hedwig devoted herself to loving her family well. She helped her husband serve those in his care as he opened hospitals and founded monasteries. She remained faithful to her duties to her husband and her people even after Henry died. She also knew great loss as she buried a son who died during a battle.⁣

After the death of her husband, St. Hedwig entered into religious life and spent the rest of her days in prayer. After her death, many miracles were attributed through her intercession which led to her canonization in 1266.⁣

Photos from Immaculate Conception Church's post 10/16/2021



"Cuando se reza el Rosario de modo auténtico y no mecánico ni superficial, sino profundo, trae paz y reconciliación". (Discurso 03 de Mayo de 2008)



St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) was born in France to a virtuous and distinguished family. As a child she showed great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and by the age of 9 was practicing severe penances. In her childhood she became sick with rheumatic fever and was confined to bed for four years. She made a vow to the Blessed Virgin to consecrate herself to the religious life, after which she was instantly healed. She often had visions of Jesus, which she thought was a normal experience in the spiritual life. When she turned 17 her mother insisted that she establish a place for herself in the world. Margaret imagined that her childhood vow was not binding, and persuaded herself that she could serve God while living at home and continuing her penances and charity to the poor. She then joined her brothers at dances and began considering marriage. One day, upon returning home from a carnival ball, Jesus appeared to her and reproached her for her infidelity, reminding her of her promise. Margaret then entered a Visitation convent at the age of 24. Jesus appeared to her frequently, and entrusted to her the mission of establishing devotion to his Sacred Heart during a time when religion in France had grown rigorous and cold. Because of her visions she was greatly persecuted by those around her, until her virtue under suffering won over her enemies. Her visions were determined to be genuine and officially recognized by the Catholic Church 75 years after her death. Her feast day is October 16th.



[Murió el 17 de octubre y su memoria se celebra el 16 del mismo mes] Nació el año 1647 cerca de Vésrosvres, diócesis de Autún (Borgoña, Francia). Se educó con las clarisas de Charolles. A los 24 años, venciendo la oposición familiar, ingresó en el monasterio de la Visitación de Paray-le-Monial. Le confiaron, entre otros cargos, el de maestra de novicias. La ayudó grandemente la dirección del beato Claudio de La Colombière. Llevó una vida de constante perfección espiritual y tuvo una serie de revelaciones místicas sobre el amor de Dios, revelado en Jesucristo y simbolizado en su Corazón; el mismo Señor le presentó a Francisco de Asís como Santo modelo y guía de identificación con Él. Desde entonces se esforzó por introducir en la Iglesia, salvando muchas incomprensiones, el culto y devoción al Corazón de Jesús, en particular su fiesta litúrgica y los primeros viernes de mes para reparar las ofensas a Dios. Murió el 17 de octubre de 1690.

- Oración: Infunde, Señor, en nuestros corazones el mismo espíritu con que enriqueciste a santa Margarita María de Alacoque, para que lleguemos a un conocimiento profundo del misterio incomparable del amor de Cristo y alcancemos nuestra plenitud según la plenitud total de Dios. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor. Amén.


📜 Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
everything passes,
God does not move,
peace comes to nothing,
whoever has nothing lacks God,
only God is enough.

~St. Therese of Jesus 🪶


Santa Teresa de Jesús​ ​ fue una monja, fundadora de la Orden de Carmelitas Descalzos —rama de la Orden de Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo—, mística y escritora española. También es conocida como santa Teresa de Ávila. Su nombre secular fue Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Dávila y Ahumada.


Se cuenta que Santa Teresa de Jesús, yendo un día por las escaleras del Monasterio de la Encarnación en Ávila, se tropezó con un hermoso Niño.

Sorprendida por ver un niño dentro de la clausura monacal, se dirigió a él preguntándole:- ¿Y tú quién eres?

El niño le replicó a su vez con otra pregunta: -¿Y quién eres tú?

La madre respondió: -Yo, soy Teresa, de Jesús.

Y el niño sonriente le repuso: -Pues yo, soy Jesús, de Teresa.



St. Teresa of Avila, also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout, and prominent Catholic family. Fascinated with the lives of the saints taught to her by her pious parents, as children she and a brother tried to run away from home to seek martyrdom among the Moors. After an uncle found them and returned them home, they built hermitages for themselves in the family garden. At the age of 14 Teresa was plunged into sorrow upon the death of her mother; to find consolation she asked the Virgin Mary to be her new mother. When she began to exhibit worldly vanities, her father placed her in a convent to be educated with other ladies of her social class. Determined to avoid marriage, and motivated more by the need for security than love for God, at the age of twenty Teresa entered religious life as a Carmelite nun. For two decades she led what she describes as a mediocre prayer life, hindered by too much socialization with visitors. However, an intense prayer experience in her forties helped her to renounce worldly attachments and enter deeper into a life of prayer. She advanced rapidly and taught others to do the same, being encouraged by a vision of the place reserved for her in hell if she was unfaithful to God's graces. She had many profound mystical experiences for which she was often slandered and ridiculed. After the reform of her own life she worked hard to reform the laxity of many Carmelite convents, and was successful even while being greatly opposed in her efforts. She was a strong and important female figure of her era, and her great progress in the spiritual life led her to write the spiritual classics Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection. For these works St. Teresa of Avila was named the first female Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is October 15th.

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Timeline Photos 10/15/2021

Timeline Photos

𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐦⁣

We often restlessly search for peace in things, people, status, and money to no avail.⁣

CS Lewis tells us exactly why this is so - all is fleeting in this world but our God who is constant, steady, and unfailing.⁣

When the waves of the circumstances of life crash against you and tempt you to cling to that which will not fulfill you, turn your gaze back to Christ - in Him peace is found even in the worst of situations.⁣

[10/15/21]   Holy Hour of adoration. Thursday October 14, 2021. Post your intentions 🙏🏽


12 yrs. and older are all welcome.

12 yrs. and older are all welcome.


Romans 5:7-8

7 Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die.

8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

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