Faithfully serving Catholics in Cedar Rapids, IA since 1858

  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.

New Member Registration

Religious Education Begins Wednesday, September 18!

Religious Education Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 for preschool through 8th grade. Classes will be held in Scotus Hall on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Click below for registration forms and class schedule. Please return form to Immaculate Conception by September 11.

Religious Education Registration Form (English) 

Religious Education Registration Form (Spanish)

Class Schedule



Confirmation classes begin the month of September!

Baptized youth who have been regularly attending formal religious formation classes either in Catholic schools, parish religious education programs, or sanctioned home-school programs for the last two years, and will be age 15 by the date of Confirmation, are eligible to register for the parish-based program of preparation for the sacrament.  

Confirmation Registration Form

Tentative Schedule



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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 

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Coming Events & Announcements

Coffee and Catholicism



 Saturday, September 14, 2019

Immaculate Conception Church/Scotus Hall

7:00 p.m.

Topic: Blessed Are They . . . The Beatitudes


Bloomsbury Farm


Immaculate Conception Family Day 


October 13, 2019

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

329 69th Street / Atkins, IA 

Fall is in the air again, and it's time for our annual "Family Day at Bloomsbury Farm." Please join Parish Life and Fr. Chris for an afternoon of games, corn mazes, hay rides, barnyard buddies, barrel train express, wiener roast, and more!

$10 per person 4 years and older. This entitles you to all activities offered at the farm in addition to drinks, snacks, wiener roast, and s'mores available at the Immaculate Conception tent. 

Look for our table at the entrance and then work your way to our section of the farm. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs to sit by the bonfire!

Goulash Day at St. Wenceslaus


Goulash Day

St. Wenceslaus

Sunday, September 22

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food, games, fun, music, kolache sales, quilt raffle, country store, live music . . .

Czech goulash, rye bread, wenceburgers, hot dogs, brats, pie, cake, ice cream, popcorn, coffee, pop, milk

Inflatable castle, pop bottle ring too, face painting, lollipop tree


Win $1000 cash or . . .

$50 gift certificate for groceries (12 total)

BINGO - 12 to 5 p.m.


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land


 February 3-12, 2020, with Father Chris Podhajsky of Cedar Rapids, IA and Father Brian Dellaert of New Hampton, IA. A few highlights include visiting the birthplace of Mary Magdalene (Magdala), walking on the Southern steps where Jesus walked, as well as attending Mass in the newly renovated church of the Holy Sepulchre and renewing your baptismal vows where Christ was baptized. The cost is $4,499 and includes breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, transportation by air-conditioned bus, and all admission fees paid. Our guide will be Usama whose writings about the Holy Land are available to read at 

There will be an optional post-pilgrimage retreat to Assisi from February 12 to 16. Cost: $849.00. Flyers are available at the entrances to the church or visit, or contact Mary Johnston at 319.560.5138 or at


Fr. Chris will be holding an informational meeting regarding this meeting on August 25 from 2-5 p.m. in Scotus Hall.




 Thursday, September 12 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church  

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Speakers: Matt and Teresa Baumann 

Come hear how by God’s grace, Matt and Teresa grew spiritually and personally after the birth of their second child John who was born with disabilities.  

Eucharistic Adoration


Adoration at Immaculate Conception

Friday, 12:30 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.


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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church • 857 3rd Ave SE • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(319) 362-7181

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