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.
We are just one week away from our First Annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception Banquet and Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, December 4!
Along with our banquet is the opportunity to support our parish through an online auction!
Click the blue Online Auction button to access the official Immaculate Conception Online Auction.
Start taking a chance to look at the items being offered and get prepared to bid!
The online bidding functionality will go live at 8 AM, December 4, and it will go until 8 PM that evening!
Don't hesitate to take a look and share the link with anyone who would love to support Immaculate Conception, as well as win some awesome prizes!
Saturday, December 4 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) will be the First Annual Feast of Immaculate Conception Banquet Fundraiser. Cost is $50.00 per person. Private tables are available for a donation of $350.00 with 6 people per table. Limited seating available. Get your tickets now!
Check out the flyer for more details.
Starting January 16, 2022, Immaculate Conception parish will offer, "Peter, Cornerstone of Catholicism," a 10-week video-based bible study on St. Peter from the Augustine Institute Lectio Series.
Click the button below for more information and to register online.
Deadline to register is December 20.
Please join us for the next COFFEE & CATHOLICISM on Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception / Scotus Hall.
Fr. Aaron Junge will present, "My Side of the Screen: A Priest’s Advice for Confession."
Fr. Conway's bible study on the infancy narratives in the Gospels of Matthew & Luke continues next week with Session 4 (out of 6).
The study is being held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Scotus Hall. The next session is December 6. All are welcome!
Immaculate Conception Parish is now home to the first-class relics of St. Maria Goretti (on the left) and St. Padre Pio (on the right)!
You will find the relics on display for veneration in a wooden cabinet near the St. Joseph statue.
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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Check out the Immaculate Conception YouTube Channel for live-streaming Masses.
Three Masses are live-streamed from Immaculate Conception each Sunday.
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.
Three Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) are offered each week at St. Wenceslaus: Sunday at 8:00 a.m., Monday at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 5:30 p.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
Saturday, December 11, 2021
@ 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Aaron will present:
"My Side of the Screen: A Priest’s Advice for Confession."
Immaculate Conception / Scotus Hall
Join Fr. Sean Smith on a pilgrimage to the
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.
Monday, December 13, 2021
@ 6:30 p.m.
St. John XXIII Catholic Church
8100 Roncalli Drive
Adoration at Immaculate Conception
Friday, 12:45 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.