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.
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Immaculate Conception will be offering Ascension Press' newest bible study in January 2020: "Romans: The Gospel of Salvation." The 8-week study begins on January 5 and ends on February 23.
This study will cover the Catholic teaching on salvation, how to explain salvation to non-Christians, what is required for salvation—faith or works, what Paul really means by “works” not leading to salvation, how Christ’s death changed our relationship with God, and how we can enter more deeply into Christ.
Click on the link below to register online. This way you pay Ascension Press directly, and they ship your study materials right to you. I am able to see who registers online, so I'll have proof of your registration.
There is also a link below to a registration form that you can download and print.
Theology on Tap is hosting the final event of the year on Thursday, November 21. Fr. Chris Podhajsky from Immaculate Conception will talk about how we can prepare for the season of Advent. Come to Parlor City for social hour at 5:30 p.m., with Fr. Chris' presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Lynette Cavin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
COFFEE AND CATHOLICISM
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Immaculate Conception Church
The Office of Permanent Diaconate is currently recruiting married or single men between the ages of 32 and 58 for the next deacon formation class.
If you are questioning what you vocation might be or what God is calling you to do, consider attending one of the following informational meetings.
December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.
Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.
St. Jude, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, December 7, 2019
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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 missionfourcourners.com
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 www.pilgrimages.com/johnston, or contact Mary Johnston at 319.560.5138 or at email@example.com.
Sunday, December 3
Mt. Mercy University / Busse Chapel
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Meredith Maki
Meredith Maki is a senior at Mount Mercy University who chose to follow God’s calling to be a traveling missionary this past summer. She will share her experience on the road working for a summer youth catechesis program called Totus Tuus. Meredith’s experience was enriched by the gained knowledge of the faith, the variety of relationships she formed and a deeper understanding of Marian consecration.
Child care is not available.
This event is FREE and ALL are welcome.
Adoration at Immaculate Conception
Friday, 12:30 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.