Saturday 5:15 PM
Sunday 7:30, 9:00,
11:30 AM 5:15 PM
6:15, 7:30 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM
On behalf of the Family of Faith of our parish, it is my pleasure to welcome you. Since 1876 IC has been a community of believers that has worked to build the Kingdom of God. Our parish has a rich history that we continue to build upon. Our Liturgical celebrations, educational opportunities and outreach efforts are amongst our many efforts of active parish life.
If you are already familiar with IC, I hope the information on this site helps to keep you updated of our activities. If you are new to the area and are looking for a community to join, I hope our information encourages you to consider either visiting or joining our parish. You are most welcome to do so, and to also contact our office with any questions.
Welcome to Immaculate Conception! I hope to see you soon.
Very Rev. Thomas Paul, Pastor
IC Parish Wide Lenten Giving Project—St. Mary’s Mission School
On Ash Wednesday and the Sunday following, we will distribute our annual Lenten Offerings bags. This year, our alms will benefit St. Mary’s Mission School in Red Lake, Minnesota. A scholarship fund will be established for those unable to afford the cost of a Catholic education and also to supplement the extraordinarily low tuition that St. Mary’s charges, which will, in turn, help Father Jerry continue to help the most needy on the reservation. St. Mary’s Mission School has come close to closing several times in the last few years, as it is unable to produce enough income to cover its expenses. Immaculate Conception has demonstrated its commitment to Catholic education through the number of students enrolled in its high school and grade school. We ask that you offer this same opportunity to St. Mary’s in Red Lake. Through our Lenten alms, we can assure a quality education for the Ojibwe children who live on the reservation, thereby enabling them to make a difference on the reservation. The goal is not to get people to move off the reservation; the goal is that they stay and do what they can to change what needs to changed.
On Palm Sunday we will invite you to return these bags to mass.
Grade School and High Students will return their bags on Holy Thursday .
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Please join us for a 2-Part Lenten Reflection given by Father David and Seminarian Intern Keith Wolfe on the theme of “Forgiveness and Reconciliation.” The first reflection on Reconciliation will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Marian Room. The second reflection on Forgiveness will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Marian Room. These reflections will be an opportunity to begin your Lenten Season with prayer, scripture and witness. Allow God to open your heart to the transforming power of mercy both for yourself and others. You are encouraged to bring your Bible.
Parish Mission - Church
March 29-30 Father Ed O’Shea
to speak at all Masses
March 30 “Where there’s Doubt...Faith”
7:00 pm. (Benediction)
March 31 “Where there’s Injury...Pardon”
7:00 pm (Reconciliation)
April 1 “Where there’s Despair...Hope”
7:00 pm (Mass)
Reception in the Agnesian Room following Mass
March 18 Grade School Students
March 31 7:00 pm Communal Penance Service will be held during our Parish Mission
April 8 IC Catholic Prep
Individual Reconciliation will also be held on the following dates
from 4:00 to 4:45 in the Church.
March 8, March 15, March 22,
March 29, April 5
April 12 from 3 to 4:45 pm ~ Church
April 13 from 1 to 3:00 pm ~ Church
April 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm ~ Church
Join Anne Hohbein on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. to pray the Sunday gospel. We use the Scholastic Method of Fr. Thomas Keating, reading the passage four times and ending with a brief period of contemplation.
Saturday mornings from
8:30 – 9:45am
in the Marian Room
Men’s Prayer Breakfasts
March 8 and April 12 from
8:30 – 9:30am
in the Agnesian Room
Stations of the Cross
Immaculate Conception Grade School students will pray at 2:30 p.m.
in the Church on the following dates:
March 7, March 21
2:20 P.M. March 28, followed by Benediction
All are encouraged to pray the Stations at
7:00 P.M. in the Church on the following dates:
March 12, March 19, March 26,
April 2, April 9
Living Stations of the Cross
April 11 —2:00—Grade School—Church
Following 7:30 am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and the Church will remain open for private prayer before the Eucharist. At 7:00 pm we will have Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick will be available for all in need following all weekend Masses on April 5 & 6
Parish Seder Meal
April 12—6:30 P.M. in the Marian Room
Contact Anne Hohbein 708 544-7928
LENTEN REGULATIONS AND THE EASTER TRIUDUUM
1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
2. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
4. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
5. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.
All women of the parish are invited to come together
and spend six Saturday mornings of Lent preparing their hearts for Easter Sunday.
We will have coffee and conversation while following
Fr Ron Rolheiser's Lenten series the Garden of Gethsemane.
Starts Saturday March 8th, 8:30 - 9:45am in the Marion Room.
During The Year of Mary at IC,
Lent 2014 begins this coming
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Get prepared for Lent by
reading Pope Francis’
2014 Lenten Message
Join us for our summer youth program:
June 15-19th, 2014
At Immaculate Conception Parish
Junior High and High School; 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Join teens from around the Bensenville/Elmhurst area for a week of fun and learning. College students from the Totus Tuus program will lead five evenings of exploring how you can find light and direction in your own lives. Shaving-cream whiffle ball and snacks included! Bring your friends!
For more information about how you can sign up for "Lighten up," call or email Kristi Quinlan at (630) 766-8822, email@example.com or go to www.stcbparish.org
Mark your calendar...
Vacation Bible school for
children entering grades 1 - 5
June 23rd - 27th from 1 - 4pm.
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Saturday 5:15pm Chapel
Sunday 7:30am Church
9am & 11:30am Chapel
Monday thru Friday
6:15 & 7:30am
Reconciliation 4 - 4:45 Church
Parish Office Hours
Our Rectory Office hours are:
Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
RE Office Hours are:
Monday thru Friday 9am - 4pm