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.


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31st Annual Birthright Celebration

Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m.


Knights of Columbus Hall - 5650 Kacena Ave, Marion

Click on FLYER for more information.


Blue Rapids will provide entertainment . . .


BIG Coffee & Catholicism Event Coming in March

Friday, March 13, 2020

5:30 p.m.  Stations of the Cross (Church)

6:00 p.m.  Soup Supper (Scotus Hall)

7:00 p.m.  Movie: "Unplanned" (Scotus Hall)

Sponsored by the Coalition for Life of Iowa


Women's Lenten Retreat

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Where: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City

Retreat Leader: Fr. Corey Close

Registration Fee: $10.00 

For more information, click HERE.


Fall 2020 Bible Study

Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and the Life

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.

To Register . . .

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.


Coming Events & Announcements

Coffee and Catholicism




 Friday, March 13, 2020


Immaculate Conception Church

Church & Scotus Hall

5:30 p.m.  Stations of the Cross (Church)

6:00 pm.  Soup Supper (Scotus Hall)

7:00 p.m.  Movie: "Unplanned" 

(Scotus Hall)


Theology on Tap


Parlor City Pub

Czech Village - 1125 3rd St SE 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 

Social Hour @ 5:30 p.m.

Talk begins @ 6:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Bryan Cross, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount Mercy University. He will be discussing faith and science.   

 Please contact Lynette at with questions. 

An Evening with Mark Forrest


Immaculate Conception

857 3rd Ave SE

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of music, meditation, and prayer with internationally-known Irish tenor, 


2021 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land


 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. 

Flyers and more information will be available soon. Visit or email Mary at if you have any questions. 





Monday, February 17, 2020 

St. Matthew Catholic Church

2310 1st Ave NE

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Jenny Chadima

  Jenny Chadima found herself lost, hopeless, and in the dark after her father’s death. She turned to drugs and alcohol to cope, only to find things getting worse.  After hearing a whisper from God, she realized she needed to come back to church for help and healing. It was through helping others and finding time in quiet prayer that she started to encounter God in a very personal way. 

A lite meal will be served.

 Child care will be available. 

This event is FREE and ALL are welcome. 


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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