Saturday 5:15 PM
Sunday 7:30, 9:00,
11:30 AM 5:15 PM
6:15, 7:30 AM
Friday 6:15AM & 8:15AM
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
Beginning the weekend of September 3/4 all weekend masses
will once again be held in the Chapel,
except for the Sunday 7:30 am mass which will be held in the Church.
Also at this time, the 11:00 Mass will move back to 11:30 am.
||IC will offer
Protecting God’s Children workshops
On August 30, September 14 and September 28, both beginning
at 6:30 PM. To view other
workshops in our area,
please access www.dioceseofjoliet.org
to the Protecting Children website.
Any adult who works
with minors in the parish setting
or who has the potential
to come into contact with minors
in the course of their ministry
must attend this workshop
PRIOR to beginning their ministry.
This includes RE catechists, aides
and subs, Eucharistic Ministers,
Lectors, Ushers and school volunteers. Please call 630-530-3497
with any questions.
|On Saturday, September 10, 2016
at 10:00AM in the Marian Room of the
Parish Administration Center,
Immaculate Conception will host
founder and President of the
Iraqi Christian Relief Council.
Julianna will speak on the persecution
and genocide of
Christians in Iraq and the Middle East.
We encourage you to attend
to learn how we, as US
Catholic citizens can help the
hundreds of thousands
of forcibly displaced Christians
education, prayer and
Spiritual Classics Discussion Group
In keeping with the Year of Mercy, we will be discussing
Join us in the Media Center starting Sept 11 for an 8 week discussion
The Church of Mercy
by Pope Francis
Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 am
….WORLD FAMOUS Red Lake Walleye, prepared especially for us by
Father Jerry Rogers from St. Mary’s Mission School in Red Lake, MN.
Please join your IC family at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday
afternoon, October 2 any time between 4:30 and 7:30 for food and fun.
A “Split the Pot” raffle will also be offered. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s
Tickets are available ONLINE at www.icelmhurst.org
Click on the link for St. Mary’s Fish Fry and you will be able to purchase
and pay for your tickets prior to the event. You are strongly encouraged
to order early. Tickets will also be available in the narthex after all masses
the weekend of September 24/25. Please come and support our evolving
relationship with St. Mary’s Mission School.
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
or offers to help.
Immaculate Conception hosts a PADS site on the third Saturday of each month
beginning October - April. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help purchase
and/or prepare food, pick up and deliver food (from the Rectory to the PADS site),
serve our guests, be present for the overnight hours, prepare breakfast and lunches
and clean up. Anyone who signed up during our annual Ministry weekend will be
contacted. If you didn’t sign up, but would like to help, there’s still room!
You do NOT need to help each and every month. This is a great family service
project for those who need service hours.
We can’t do this without you! Please contact Marybeth Lawshe at email@example.com
or George Loss at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in some way.
Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Hour
3rd Tuesday of Every Month – 7 PM
October 18, November 15.
As we celebrate this Jubilee Year of Mercy,
come experience the mercy of God
during an hour of prayer at Immaculate Conception Church
held on the third Tuesday of every month of our jubilee year.
September 20th Pray for: Catechists
October 18th In honor of Mary, Mother of Mercy
November 15th Pray for: The Dead
September 9th Taize Prayer Service 7PM
USCCB Day of Prayer for Peace
November 6th 140th Anniversary Mass 11:30AM
November 20th Jubilee Year of Mercy Closing
Immaculate Conception Church
Pilgrimage Church of Eastern DuPage County
132 Arthur St
As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Immaculate Conception parish is one of the “Pilgrimage Churches” in the Diocese of Joliet. In celebration, we will open our IC Church to pilgrims from the parish and around the diocese each Saturday from 9 AM to 11 AM beginning on Saturday February 13 through November 26, 2016. Our hope is that people will take advantage of the opportunity to visit the church and pray. There is also the opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence during the Year of Mercy by visiting a Pilgrimage Church with the intention of acquiring the indulgence, going to confession (before or after the visit), receiving Holy Communion, making a profession of faith, praying for the Holy Father and for the intentions that he bears in his heart for the good of the church and of the entire world. Please plan to make a special visit with your family or friends during this Year of Mercy.
|YEAR OF MERCY
PILGRIMAGE HOURS AT IC
We need volunteers during these hours each Saturday. If you are interested in spending time in prayer, and being available to act as a host to welcome others who come to make a visit to our church, please register online here
or contact Maria Wilbert at (630) 530-3498 or email@example.com
PILGRIMAGE CHURCH OF THE EASTERN DUPAGE COUNTY
On December 12, our Diocese began the Celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy. At the request of the Holy Father, Catholics around the world will be celebrating a special time of recognition of the Great Mercy of God. A Holy Year features special celebrations of pilgrimages with calls for conversion and repentance. In our Diocese, nine Churches have been designated as Pilgrimage sites. Immaculate Conception is the Pilgrimage Church for the Eastern DuPage Deanery.
Holy Doors are available at the Cathedral of St. Raymond.
It is possible to obtain a plenary indulgence during this Holy Year.
An indulgence is the remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins, the guilt of which has been absolved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Christian faithful who are rightly disposed and observe the definite, prescribed conditions gain this remission through the effective assistance of the Church. A plenary indulgence frees a person from all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be gained only once on any one day.
How can one obtain a plenary indulgence during the Holy Year of Mercy?
Indulgences are only applicable to oneself and to the dead.
By having the intention of acquiring the indulgence – while also having the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin; going to confession (before or after the visit); receiving Holy communion; making a profession of faith; praying for the Holy Father and for the intentions that he bears in his heart for the good of the Church and of the entire world while doing any of the following: The faithful; by visiting one of the diocesan pilgrimage churches; The sick and people who are elderly and alone: by receiving Holy Communion or attending Holy Mass and community prayer (even through the various means of communication); Those who are incarcerated: by visiting the chapel in the prison; The faithful: by personally performing one or more of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. The faithful by remembering the deceased at Holy Mass and praying that they be freed from every remnant of fault and thus be embraced by God in the blessedness of life eternal.
RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
is a process of reflection, prayer, education
and faith sharing specifically intended for those who:
- Would like to be baptized
- Have been baptized into another Christian faith
and would now like to become Catholic
- Would like to complete their Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation
Are YOU or someone that you know being called to “Come and See”
how the Catholic Church might enhance your faith life?
We welcome you to participate in this prayerful
and educational journey of discovery.
The journey begins in September.
Please contact Pam Stefik at 630-530-3497
to arrange an informal interview and learn more about the year ahead.
Online Donation is Now Available
Click on the Donate Online button in the left column and set up your user account to automatically donate to various funds - anything from recurring Sunday Envelopes to one-time payments.
Saturday 5:15pm Chapel
Sunday 7:30am Church
9am & 1:30 am
& 5:15pm Chapel
Monday thru Thursday
6:15 & 7:30am
4 - 4:45pm Chapel
Parish Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12pm