Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is dedicated to faithful service to members of the parish, the diverse ethnic groups of Cedar Rapids, and the larger body of Christ in the downtown neighborhoods of the city.
To access live-streamed daily Masses (Monday-Saturday), click on the Facebook link to go to our parish Facebook page, and a live link (with the day's date) should appear each day, approximately 5-10 minutes before Mass begins at 7:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE . . .
Sundays will be different since Fr. Chris will offer three (3) Masses (7:30 a.m. Latin, 9:00 a.m. English, & 10:30 a.m. Spanish). All three Masses will be live-streamed on Facebook at the indicated times.
Click below to access prerecorded daily Masses offered by Fr. Chris Podhajsky in his private chapel. These are RECORDINGS of live-streamed Masses, not the live streams themselves.
IC parishioner and convert to the Catholic Faith, Keith Nester, will appear on "The Journey Home" with Marcus Grodi on EWTN this coming Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. local time.
Keith made a video of his "journey" to Ohio to tape the program! Click on video link to watch.
Also - if you don't have EWTN as part of your cable TV package, you can go to their website and watch their programming LIVE.
Please know we are committed to continuing the important mission of our parish at this time. To help us, I’m asking you today to continue your weekly offertory gift IF you are in a financial position to do so.
You can drop it off at the parish office, mail it to us, or consider using a special link (click the button on the right) the Archdiocese has set up specifically for electronic gifts (credit cards and debit transfers) to our parish.
All gifts will go directly to our parish ministry.
You remain in my prayers.
God bless, Fr. Chris
As we all experience restrictions due to the Coronavirus, Immaculate Conception & St. Wenceslaus parishes would like to offer some unique prayer & worship opportunities. Check parish websites & Facebook for updates . . .
Latest Message from Archbishop Michael Jackels: March 23, 2020
Abstaining from meat
Solemnity of the Annunciation
Friday, 27 March 2020
Immaculate Conception's Wurst Parish Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. Join us for bratwurst, beer, BINGO, and a blues band, plus kids’ activities, an auction and more!
This fall, Immaculate Conception is pleased to offer Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, a 10-week video-based bible study program. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today.
Presented by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri, this study was filmed in the Holy Land so Catholics can experience the extraordinary world in which Jesus lived and taught—the historical context, the politics, the clashing cultures, the history, and the ancient land—and see where the most significant events of his life took place, from his infancy to his ascension. Most importantly, this encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life in him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.
DATES/TIMES: September 13 to November 15, 2020 / Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.
1.) Click the "REGISTER ONLINE HERE" button below, where you will be able to register for the study and order your materials. If you don't already have an Ascension Press account, you will be asked to create one.
2.) You can also register by filling out one of the registration forms. Click the link below.
Flocknote introduces a smarter way for parishes to text message and email their members. As a Flocknote church, we will be able to reach all of you at a moment's notice, in your inboxes and via text message. There’s nothing for you
to download or pick up after church.
By organizing our church into different groups and ministries on Flocknote, we can get information to exactly who needs it at the right time! Plus, you will be able to reply directly to any email or text message you receive via
Flocknote, vote in polls, RSVP to events, and more! Interested?
COFFEE AND CATHOLICISM
Next Date & Topic TBA
Immaculate Conception Church
June 28 to July 3, 2020
TOTUS TUUS IS COMING! This very popular Immaculate Conception/St. Patrick Summer Catechetical Program for children and youth will be held June 28 - July 3. This year, each parish is allowed only 37 students. Please reserve your spot. This fills up quickly. contact Mary McEniry at the Immaculate Conception Parish office at 362-7181 for more information. Registration forms are available in the Grotto, or click on the link below.
January 25 to February 4, 2021, with Father Chris Podhajsky of Cedar Rapids, IA and Father David Ambrosy of Waverly, IA.
This early booking has enabled us to keep the same price of $4,499, with Usama Salman again serving as our guide.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
857 3rd Ave SE
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Estelle Nester
MY SIDE OF THE STORY
Estelle Nester is the wife of former protestant pastor Keith Nester, who converted to Catholicism. One day, Keith said he was thinking about quitting his job at the church and becoming Catholic. Estelle was shocked and didn’t know what to do. She loved her role as “the pastor’s wife” and loved all of the churches they had ever been a part of. Would she choose to become Catholic too? What if she didn’t believe everything that Catholics believe? How would this affect their marriage? How would the kids react?
A light dinner will be served.
Child care will be available.
This event is FREE and ALL are welcome.
Adoration at Immaculate Conception
Friday, 12:30 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.