Immaculate Conception readies for 100th anniversary
Dan Schutte concert among festivities planned
HENDERSONVILLE — Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville is celebrating its centennial anniversary this month, and two special events are planned.
"An Evening with Dan Schutte" will be presented on Friday, Aug. 10, in the main church, organized by the parish's music ministry. The 7 p.m. concert is free, with donations taken up during the event.
Schutte is the famed Catholic composer of contemporary hymns including such favorites as "Blest be the Lord," "Here I Am, Lord," "Sing a New Song," and "You Are Near."
Immaculate Conception Church will officially mark its 100th anniversary on Aug. 25 with a bilingual Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter J. Jugis, starting at 5 p.m.
Bishop Jugis will also officially install Immaculate Conception's new pastor, Capuchin Franciscan Father Martin Schratz.
A cake, coffee, and punch reception will follow the liturgy in the gymnasium of Immaculate Conception School.
— Patricia L. Guilfoyle, editor
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy