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2022 Tax Statements


Parishioner needing a Contribution Tax Statement for the Income Tax year 2022 may request a copy by contacting the Parish Office:




Please provide your first & last name and your address or envelope number.

Please call before stopping by the Office to pick up a statement.


Financial totals will not be given out over the phone.

Exodus 90 Men's Group


Catholic Monastic Ascetic Spirituality and practices are used to grow in our Catholic Faith.


We need strong men in Christ.


Started Monday, January 9, but it is not too late to start. 


Phillip Mooney

Contact Phone: 225-888-5456


Sacramental Prep


NEXT Sacraments Prep Course will start with Orientation on Sunday, February 26, 2023


If you are interested in the class

OR in becoming sponsors please contact Zarah Davis

Full Info on
Sacramental Prep & Sponsors

Questions or More Info:

Zarah Davis 910-389-9551

Mass Intention Policies


Effective March 1, 2020


In our Catholic Parish, there are many requests for scheduling Mass intentions
IOP Parish has only a certain amount of Mass intention opportunities.

The following policies are being implemented in order to accommodate the numerous requests in a reasonable and fair manner.

Rosary Conference Call


A conference call line has been established for anyone wishing to pray the rosary


 The rosary will be prayed every night at 7pm

Anyone who would like to join in is welcome

To join:

Dial 701-802-5275 
use the code 8429450#

St. Joseph Carmelite Community


Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

We are lay people who

are members of the Carmelite Order

Meets the 1st Saturday of the month  at

St. Mark's Catholic Church, Wilmington

For more info:

Theresa Bogue 


Young Adult Women's Group


We warmly welcome

women of the parish in their 20's & 30's

to join us for fellowship and faith formation

every 2nd Friday of the month 6:30PM    Parish Hall Library


Group discussion on scripture or a spiritual text, followed by a social hour with refreshments


We are a loving community of women who seek to deepen our relationship with Christ together and we hope you can join us! Contact: Alice Bloemer

 for questions or to be added to our email list/group chat

Catechism in a Year


with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Begins Jan. 1

Following the monumental success of the Bible in a Year podcast, Ascension and Fr. Mike Schmitz are now presenting

The Catechism in a Year podcast

Fr. Schmitz is the Director of the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese, and the author of Made For Love (Ignatius Press, 2018).

Men's Prayer Group


Are you looking for a Catholic Men's Prayer Group? .


Look no further than

Tuesday evenings at IOP

Where: Holy Spirit Classroom of Parish Hall

When: Tuesday evenings at 7 pm


Contact :Doug Nehls

MyParish App


App for catholic life every day

A great mobile app to connect & stay up-to-date with our parish


Text to phone

number 88202, or
download from Apple Store or Google Play

Prayer Chain


We are here to pray for you!

Have prayers said for you and yours 

or Be a part of the Prayer Chain ministry


Benedictine Oblates


St. Michael the Archangel Deanery is the local chapter of

Benedictine Oblates of St. Vincent Archabbey

Meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall Library at 7PM

More info:



Stephanie - 412-623-9550

Italy Pilgrimage


May 8 - 17, 2023

Fr. Greg Spencer - spiritual leader

Deacon Jim Marapoti - tour leader


Highlights include:

3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Sorrento & 3 nights in Assisi

Daily Mass

Rome: Papal Audience with the Holy Father, Several major churches/basilica, museums

Sorrento: Amalfi Coast/Pompeii

 Assisi: St Francis

Optional 4 day extension, May 17-21 

adding Padua, Florence, Siena and Venice

Tour arranged by 206 Tours

Mass Intentions


The 2023 Mass book is currently open


We are booking mass requests for January, February and March 2023.

To schedule your masses please come to the Parish Office during business hours.


Masses are $10 each and payment is due upon scheduling.

BVM Meditation Shrine &  Columbaria



The Columbaria has 300 “Niches” for the internment of parishioners and family in three 100-Niche Columbariums; each Niche holds two Urns with Cremains.

BVM Meditation Shrine

The shrine provides a place of prayer and meditation with the Mother of Christ, the Church and our Mother to help us stay reconciled and close to Christ.

To purchase a niche:

Jose Cabrera


Calling IOP School Alumni


A Database is being created for students who attended 
Holy Spirit

St. Francis of Assisi

Infant of Prague

If you wish to be included, please go to:

Must be at least 18 years of age to participate


Respect Life Group


Meets the 4th Friday of each month

6PM - Parish Hall

More info:



New Mom Community


New Mom Community Group Meetings

From Avery and Abby:

The “IOP’s relational ministry for moms in need - New Mom Community Night” 


Every Thursday, we gather over dinner for social support as well as a short discussion on a practical subject. 


Avery West

Contact email:

Come Grow with Us


IOP Catholic Church & School has recently acquired an additional campus that houses a chapel & school building that will allow for the expansion of  catholic educational opportunities in grades PreK - 12. This campus is projected to open for school year 2022-23.


IOP's Come Grow with Us campaign will help fund the renovations of the building.

Please visit and click the Come Grow with Us link to learn more or to contribute.

Additional Info

Troops of
St. George


Troop 1941

IOP Catholic Church

A father/guardian & son apostolate following the teachings of the catholic church through outdoor adventure

Fosters an environment for men & boys to grow in virtue while staying true to the teachings of the magesterium of the catholic church


Troop Chaplain - Fr. Vic Gournas

Troop Captain - Brendan O'Boyle

(202) 309-0063

Food Pantry

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Click below for full list of non-perishable items needed by the Food Pantry


Gift cards to local grocery stores like Aldi's, Walmart, Food Lion, & Piggly Wiggly help us provide perishable items like milk & bread.

Paper grocery bags and empty egg cartons are always needed.

Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry!

Rosary Making Group


Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month


Parish Hall

We make cord and bead rosaries for the missions. Everyone is welcome to attend!

For info:

Theresa Bogue

(910) 382-5559

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