Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 7:30, 9:00,
11:30 AM & 5:15 PM
Saturday 3:15 - 4PM
6:15, 7:30 AM
Friday 6:15, 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
O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible
||Sacred Heart of Jesus
not to have compassion for us,
please have mercy upon us as we place our trust in You.
To You we surrender the many needs of Your church;
asking for Your help, especially on those who are in pain.
Please heal the hearts of those who are broken
and help us to grow closer to You.
As our Immaculate Conception community anticipates the renewal
of the chapel in Your honor, help our hearts, minds, and voices
to be strengthened by Your goodness and love.
We come before You grateful for all that You have done for us.
Help us to be ever generous with what we have
received as we return our blessings to You.
- Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.
- All from the age of 18 years up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
- 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 the should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these 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.
- To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
- Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church 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.
Those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing, or whose health would adversely be affected by fasting or abstinence, should not consider themselves bound by these norms.
IC Lenten Outreach Project Our Lenten alms bags will be distributed on Ash Wednesday. Bags will be available in the narthex and rectory thereafter. Once again, our alms will benefit St. Mary’s Mission in Red Lake, Minnesota. As we know, St. Mary’s lost their church in a devastating fire in November, 2018. They are struggling to keep their faith community together as they move ahead with plans to rebuild. As we pray and fast during the Holy Season of Lent, let us also “give back” to God, who has given us so much. Over the past few years, our alms have helped the children of St. Mary’s Mission School in various ways. We have donated computers for all of the classrooms, which resulted in higher reading, math and testing scores. We also established a scholarship fund for those unable to pay full tuition. We provided funds to furnish a “sensory room” for the students, which is now operational. Funds have been used to implement a seventh-grade classroom. Last year, funds were used to establish an eighth-grade classroom and “baby space,” both of which are now operational. This year, our funds will be used to help rebuild the church for the children living on the reservation. As we know, family is the foundation for passing along the Catholic faith to children. The family’s attendance at Sunday liturgy helps form the lifelong thirst and love for our faith. The church space is also used for children’s Masses during the school week, much as our church at Immaculate Conception is used for high school and grade school liturgies. We need your help in offering these children HOPE for their future. Let us prayerfully consider what we can give to St. Mary’s in their efforts to build and strengthen the faith of the children and their families on the reservation and beyond. We are pleased to announce that Fr. Jerry will be present at our liturgies the weekend of March 14/15. Checks should be made payable to Immaculate Conception, with a memo for St. Mary’s Mission. Alms will be collected on Palm Sunday in the narthex.
|IC Lenten Outreach
Immaculate Parishioners are able to sign up at www.formed.org for content provided to you with our parish subscription. Lent is a special time to take advantage of this gift! We encourage you to browse around this site and utilize the many Lenten programs available.
Sign In: Immaculate Conception Church Elmhurst
We all know the things that make us happy….
||Be Bold! Be Catholic!
but we don’t always do them.
Lent is an opportunity to change that.
This year we invite you to do something different.
Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program
featuring Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute.
With daily emails and short videos, Matthew will help you identify
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and what to do about it.
Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
|Eastern DuPage Deanery
Schedule of Events
3/10/20 (Tuesday) “Unlocking the Keys of Your Faith.” Sacraments – by Fr. Larry Brunette. A presentation covering all seven sacraments, while presenting a quick, but comprehensive overview of what each sacrament is for, who it is for, its affects, and how the Rite is administered. Location: St. Alexis Parish in the Church.
3/21/20 (Saturday) Liturgical Enrichment Day for all liturgical ministers and interested parishioners. Event to be held at Ascension of Our Lord Parish in Oakbrook Terrace at
8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Mass followed by keynote presentation by Reverend Brad Zamora, Director of Liturgy at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. Breakout sessions will follow.
3/27/20 (Friday) 18 Hours of Lent Reconciliation,
IC Parish Church 132 Arthur Noon-10 p.m.
3/28/20 (Saturday) 18 Hours of Lent Reconciliation,
IC Parish Church, 132 Arthur 8am– 4pm.
If you or someone you know are experiencing health issues, facing surgery, receiving or recuperating from medical treatments, healing through grief or experiencing a significant life crossroads and would like to receive a prayer shawl, please contact the parish office at 630-530-8515. You may also pick up a prayer shawl request form from the racks in the narthex of the Church or Chapel. One of our Prayer Shawl Ministers will contact you to obtain additional information. Prayer shawls are a tangible sign of healing prayers from our parish and a way in which to feel the healing presence of God.
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after the 7:30am Mass
to read & discuss the gospel
for the following Sunday.
All women and men of the
parish are invited
to come together on the
second Saturday morning
of the month for
coffee and conversation
8:30am to 9:30am
in the Parish Administration Center.
Mary Lynn Pollastrini
and Jim Viola.
from 9:30am - 11am
In the Parish
Facilitated by Beth Fisette.
Saturday - 4:30 PM
Sunday - 7:30 AM, 9 AM,
11:30 AM, 5:15 PM
Monday - Thursday 6:15AM, 7:30 AM
Friday - 6:15 AM, 8:15 AM
Saturday - 8 AM
Reconciliation - Saturday - 3:15 AM - 4 PM
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Friday 8:30am - 3pm