News & Announcements
ADVENT SMALL GROUPS BEGIN NOV. 29
Advent bible studies/discussion groups hosted by ICYA to begin November 29th (ages 21-35). Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 916-753-5389 if interested.
Young Adult Bible Study on Sundays
ICYA will be hosting men's and women's Bible study sessions every Sunday after the 11 am Mass. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH: HELP SANTA SUPPORT FAMILIES
This Christmas season, we are helping bring joy to four families. We're asking parishioners for gift cards, toys, and clothes for four sponsored families. Please read this flyer to learn how you can help.
RCIA Classes Have Resumed
Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Join us for RCIA classes on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in the parish hall. Contact: Br. Dominic Mary Koester, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Saturday, Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, is a holy day of obligation. It is obligatory to attend two Masses: one for the holy day and one for our Sunday obligation. Masses will be held at 10:30 am (St. Luke’s) and at 5:30 pm (special Mass for the day of obligation).
DEC. 9: PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Parish Christmas Party will be hosted by the Ladies Sodality and Men’s Club on December 9th after 11 am Mass.
Thursdays: Weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The parish has begun holding a weekly hour-long Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. There is a preached meditation from Fr. Gallagher from 7:30 to 8:00. Confession is available from 8:00 to 8:30. Please join us for this time of reflection and prayer.
Sunday Scripture Study
Would you like to gain a greater understanding from the readings at Mass? Join Deacon Tom for Scripture Study is held every Sunday morning, 9:30 - 10:30am. Contact: Deacon Tom Genis, 202-674-5265.
Meet our pastor, Father Charles Gallagher
Fr. Charles Gallagher grew up in Hyattsville, MD. He went to parochial grade school and then to the Heights in Potomac for high school. He graduated from Fordham in the Bronx, and did most of his seminary at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. After his ordination in 2010, he served as assistant pastor at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill for the summer before returning to Rome to complete his licentiate. In 2011 he became assistant pastor at St. Mary’s in Rockville and then pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside in St. Mary’s County. He is thrilled to be the 14th pastor of ICC. Father is also the Chaplain to the Catholic students and faculty at GWU.