MINISTRY FOR ADULT PARISHIONERS
Welcome to Ministry for Maturing Adults! At Immaculate Conception Church, we call ourselves ICAPs (Immaculate Conception Adult Parishioners). We are men and women who are 50 years old or older and we have many gifts to share. At this stage of our lives, we are better able to evaluate the past; to know and live more deeply in the faith; and to serve as an examples and guides for younger generations.
Through prayer, education and service, we advance on the road to spiritual fulfillment. Our experience, knowledge and wisdom enable us to be witnesses to the true Gospel value of our maturing years.
The primary mission of ICAPs is to provide Social and Spiritual Support. We accomplish this through regularly scheduled activities that foster relationships within the community. We embrace our diversity and are enthusiastic about participating in Parish activities to the extent we are able.
Words, such as "senior citizens" or "elderly," can paint a picture of aging as a slippage into diminished status - less energy, less mobility, less functionality. From a more positive perspective, maturing adults see their advancing years as a time for spiritual adventure. Maturing adults adopt a vision of aging that lifts them up, accents the positive purpose of later life, and connects them with God's abundant grace. Without spiritual purpose, maturing adults can slip into unhealthy behaviors and ageist attitudes that rob them of the joy, richness, and purpose of later life.
We have a monthly meeting every Second Sunday of the month beginning with a Mass at 9:00 A.M. followed by a breakfast. The breakfast provides an opportunity to socialize and to get to know fellow parishioners. We also organize day trips to local places of interest and longer domestic and international travel excursion.
Come join us as we celebrate the many blessings of these, the best years of our lives! Call 201-327-1276 for more information about ICAPs.