Immaculate Conception Icon

The Icon of the Immaculate Conception which is traveling all over the United States from one council to another will be in Our Lady of Grace Council 13243’s possesion from March 2 thru March 9.  A celebration and prayer service will be conducted during the time it is in our possesion.  Will advise all council members and parishioners when the service will be conducted.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Saturday, March 14th will be the council’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in the main hall of the Servite Center.  The best corned beef dinner ( and sandwich’s) this side of Dublin.  Please join us in this annual event and try to kiss the Blarney Stone.  Help is needed in the kitchen prepping the food and serving the dinners.  Dinner cost is $15 per person, 2 for $25 and children $5.

The Gifts We Share/social meeting

The council will use the parish lenten retreat “The Gifts We Share” as our social meeting for February.  The retreat begins Friday, Feb. 20th at 7:30PM.  Saturday’s session runs from 10:00 AM thru 4:00PM and and concludes with Mass at 4:00PM.  All council members are encouraged to support this event by wearing your council shirts to Friday evening’s session.  Fr. Sheedy and his team from Ocala will preside over the retreat.

Friday Friends

DSCF3093Brother Knight Michael Smith speaking about the Friday Friends ministry at Our Lady of Grace parish.  Friday Friends is for young adults with special needs.  Meeting once a month, Michael and his wife Patty provide an opportunity for young adults with special needs to meet and socialize with one another.  They play music to dance to, bingo, a version of cake walk with prizes to be won as well as other activities.  If you want to have an enjoyable evening with some very special people you should stop in one Friday night and make a Friend.