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.
St. Wenceslaus is hosting its 99th annual Czech Goulash Day on Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for traditional Czech food, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family! Enjoy our Kids Zone, Bingo from Noon to 4 p.m., and tours of our newly renovated church.
This is a cash or check only event.
Please click the button below to enroll your child(ren) for the year, and don't hesitate to contact Erica Ernzen, our DRE, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions for you may have!
Classes meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
Register your child to receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion at Immaculate Conception or St. Wenceslaus in 2022!
If you have a child who is in Catholic School or is homeschooled and will not be attending Religious Education classes at the parish*, please use the following registration form (click the blue button) to provide us with some needed information and register your child for the First Communion Retreat in April!
Registration for First Communion 2022 closes in December - SIGN UP TODAY.
* RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON!
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"It is being announced this weekend at Masses that there will be some changes regarding the Latin Mass and the continuing relationship between the parishes of St. Wenceslaus and Immaculate Conception. Please see the Archbishop's letter below. There are many details still to be worked out and we ask for your patience, prayers, and support as we move forward. We are very excited for the opportunity to continue to serve all the people of both parishes in this way."
Click link for Archbishop Jackels' Letter in ENGLISH.
Click link for Archbishop Jackels' Letter in SPANISH.
Check out the Immaculate Conception YouTube Channel for live-streaming Masses.
Three Masses are live-streamed from Immaculate Conception each Sunday.
This video was taken at the beginning of the LONG Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi Sunday . . . along 10th Street. The video is nearly 5 minutes long!
Here is a video of the Eucharistic Procession held last Sunday (6/6) . . . coming up 3rd Avenue.
THIS IS THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. On the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pius IX declaring St. Joseph as Patron of the Catholic Church and on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Joseph’s spouse, Pope Francis announced that this year would be the Year of St. Joseph.
This means there are opportunities to obtain a plenary indulgence throughout the year. One way is to pray special prayers to St. Joseph on Wednesday, which is the day traditionally dedicated to him.
We can receive a plenary indulgence when we complete a specified prayer or spiritual practice, done with the right disposition, and fulfill the necessary conditions, namely:
1) On that day, be in the state of grace (free from the guilt of mortal sin), and…
2) On that day (or 20 days before or after), confess to a priest, and be detached from sin, that is, desire to do better and avoid even the near occasion of sin, and…
3) On that day, worthily receive the Eucharist, preferably while participating in Holy Mass, or if that’s not possible, outside of Holy Mass, and…
4) On that day, pray an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the intentions of the Pope.
Beginning Wednesday, January 20, and every Wednesday throughout the Year of St. Joseph, we will pray the Litany of St. Joseph before the 12:05 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception.
Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered at St. Wenceslaus every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception. Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered at Immaculate Conception at 8:00 a.m.
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?
NEXT COFFEE AND CATHOLICISM
October 9, 2021
Join Fr. Chris Podhajsky on his 6th pilgrimage (and Fr. Dave Ambrosy on his 1st) to the HOLY LAND.
Dates are January 31-February 10, 2022, with the same price as last year, $4,499.00.
Usama will be our guide. Visit his website to learn more about Christians in the Holy Land (email@example.com). Three meals daily will be included on the pilgrimage. We will visit all the popular sites, plus several new places. This is a great pilgrimage for people that are considering going for the first time or would like to revisit the Holy Land. All admission fees are included. Transportation will be by air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi on the bus.
Assisi add-on: 5 nights, $1,079.00 per person with Fr. Ambrosy as our spiritual director. For more information, contact Mary Johnston at 319-560-5138 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoration at Immaculate Conception
Friday, 12:45 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.