Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour - April 11, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour - April 11, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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.
Check out the Immaculate Conception YouTube Channel for live-streaming Masses.
Daily Masses (M-F) are at 12:05 p.m. Saturday Mass is at 8:30 a.m.
The three Sunday Masses that will be live-streamed are Extraordinary Form (8:15 a.m.), English (10:15 a.m.), and Spanish (12:05 p.m.)
To learn more about the Divine Mercy Sunday SPECIAL GRACES offered by Jesus to those who go to Confession before or on that Sunday and receive Holy Communion on that day . . . click the button below.
Immaculate Conception will host a Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Confessions will be heard from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.
The Holy Hour will be live-streamed on the I.C. YouTube channel.
Estelle Nester is the wife of former protestant pastor, Keith Nester, who converted to Catholicism. One day, Keith said he was thinking about quitting his job and becoming Catholic. Estelle was shocked and didn’t know what to do. Come hear her story at the April 29 CEO at IC, starting at 7 p.m.
Below is the official statement from the Archdiocese of Dubuque (in English & Spanish) regarding today's announcement of the resignation of Fr. Pierre. This statement is the result of the Archdiocese's process of handling human resource and abuse allegations, which includes a due process of investigation. The message from the Archdiocese begins below:
The Archbishop asked for and received the resignation of Father Pierre Joseph as Pastor of Immaculate Conception parish and St. Wenceslaus parish, effective immediately. The request was in response to allegations made to the Archdiocese that Father Pierre behaved in a way that was perceived to be off-putting, threatening, or inappropriate. The allegations were heard, and the Archdiocese followed its policies and procedures for Standards of Conduct in the workplace. No further formal actions were taken.
The Archbishop’s request and Father Pierre’s resignation should not be taken to mean that the allegations were proven to be true, or that he admitted guilt. Rather, the allegations are now in the public forum, are the subject of talk, and have resulted in a workplace experienced as irreparably hostile. So, after much consultation, thought and prayer, no better recourse presented itself than to ask Father Pierre for his resignation.
We hold him in prayer and wish him well.
Father Aaron Junge will serve as Administrator of the parishes until the new Pastor is able to assume his duties.
El arzobispo solicitó y recibió la renuncia del padre Pierre Joseph como párroco de las parroquias de la Inmaculada Concepción y de San Wenceslao, con efecto inmediato. Esta acción fue motivada por acusaciones hechas a la arquidiócesis que el Padre Pierre se portó en una manera que se percibió como brusco, amenazante o inapropiada. Las alegaciones fueron escuchadas por la arquidiócesis, que siguió sus políticas y procesos para los estándares de conducta. No se requieren más acciones formales.
La solicitud del arzobispo y la renuncia de Pierre no deben interpretarse que se demostró que las acusaciones eran ciertas, o que el Padre Pierre admitió su culpa. Pero, las acusaciones están ahora en el foro público, y son tema de chisme, resultando en un ambiente experimentado como irreparablemente hostil. Por eso, después de mucha consulta, pensamiento y oración, no se presentó mejor recurso que pedir al Padre Pierre su dimisión.
Lo mantenemos en oración y le deseamos lo mejor.
El padre Junge servirá como administrador de las parroquias hasta que el nuevo párroco pueda asumir sus funciones.
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.
There is a Holy Hour at I.C. on Friday afternoons, starting at 3 p.m. Adoration will follow the Friday Holy Hour and continue throughout the night.
The Extraordinary Form of the Mass (in Latin) is offered at St. Wenceslaus every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Please know we are committed to continuing the important mission of our parish at this time. To help us, I’m asking you today to continue your weekly offertory gift IF you are in a financial position to do so.
You can drop it off at the parish office, mail it to us, or consider using a special link (click the button on the right) the Archdiocese has set up specifically for electronic gifts (credit cards and debit transfers) to our parish.
All gifts will go directly to our parish ministry.
You remain in my prayers.
God bless, Fr. Chris
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COFFEE AND CATHOLICISM
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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, 3:00 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.