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We ask that you please remember the financial needs of the parish, We have curtailed  unnecessary expenses yet bills still need to be paid. Please know that your help is greatly appreciated during this difficult time. You may mail your contribution to the Parish Administrative Center (PAC), 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, drop it off in the black mail slot located in the PAC vestibule, or click the donate today button below.





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This Week's Mass Schedule
Monday, April 19: 6:15am and 7:30am Church
Tuesday, April 20: 6:15am and 7:30am Church
Wednesday, April 21: 6:15am and 7:30am Church
Thursday, April 22: 6:15am and 7:30am Church
Friday, April 23: 6:15am Church (8:15am in the Church is ICGS ONLY)
Saturday, April 24: 8:00am Church and 4:30pm Sacred Heart Chapel
Sunday, April 25: 7:30am Church, 9am and 11:30am Sacred Heart Chapel
 
 Click HERE for the Mass schedules for all of the parishes throughout our deanery. 
Waterleaf Baby Bottles for Life (BB4L)
Where have the baby bottles gone this year?  Are you a loyal friend of the IC Respect Life campaign who faithfully fills a baby bottle every year in support of mothers facing a crisis or unintended pregnancy? This year, Baby Bottles for Life, has gone virtual. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to stop passing out physical baby bottles. Your donations and support are still vital to providing these life-affirming services. Donations will support and educate pregnant moms facing crisis or unintended pregnancies through the Waterleaf Medical Clinic and their Aspire Education and Resource Center located in Aurora right next to one of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion centers. If you would still like to contribute, you can make a donation by going to
http://www.fundeasy.com/m/5110891/ After going to this link, click the "Donate" button and join us in bringing sunshine into the lives of others.  One "bottle" holds $30, two hold $60 and three hold $90. How many "bottles" can you fill today? Any amount is appreciated. Alternatively, you can write a check out to "Waterleaf" and drop if off at the parish office or put it in the collection basket at weekend Masses.  
Waterleaf provides practical help; pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment as well as continuing education and support for women in our community who would otherwise be at risk for choosing abortion.   Last year Waterleaf served 1,032 patients, performed 727 pregnancy tests, 1,125 ultrasounds and welcomed over 160 babies.   For more information call Waterleaf at
630-701-6270 or visit them on the web at www.onechoiceonelife.org.
 
 
To reserve a seat for a funeral liturgy being celebrated at Immaculate Conception, please email funerals@icelmhurst.org Include the number of people in your household and their names.  We ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to commencement of the funeral to be checked in and seated. Seating is limited due to Covid restrictions. Social distancing and masks are required while inside the Church.
 
 
    Our regular weekend schedule is Saturday evening Vigil Mass at 4:30PM in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sunday Mass at 7:30AM in the church and at 9AM and 11:30AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Click here for our guidelines.
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    Due to the necessity of social distancing for health reasons, our seating will be limited.  Those wishing to attend one of these Masses will require a reservation.  You may call the parish office or simply email RSVP@icelmhurst.org.  We ask that all reservations be made by Friday at noon each week. Attendees will also be required to wear a mask throughout the Mass, except when consuming the Eucharist.  There will be other procedural changes to safeguard your health, all of which are available below.  
    The following Guidelines will need to be followed:

    Before you leave home:
    · If you are 65 or older, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions, please consider joining us via our live streaming service.  If you have symptoms of any type of illness, please remain at home and be attentive to your health needs.  The obligation for Mass attendance is still suspended and will remain so until further notice.  Your health and safety is our primary concern.
    · You will be required to wear a mask/face covering for the duration of our Mass.
    · A reservation is required for attendance at Mass.  Please contact the parish office at 630-530-8515  or email RSVP@icelmhurst.org to secure seating. Your reservation MUST be confirmed by the office.
    · Use the restroom before leaving the house. The facilities in the church or chapel must be sanitized after each use. We are striving to minimize their use.
    When you arrive for Mass:
    · Check in with a greeter at the check-in table.
    · Enter only through the center front doors.
    · Deposit your offering in the baskets provided.
    · An usher will provide you with hand sanitizer.
    · Take your place in the pew as directed by an usher.
    · You may only share a pew with those people who live in your home, except in cases of single        participants sitting at a social distance.
    · Social distance will be maintained at all times.
    During Mass:
    · Do not change pews once you are seated.
    · Wear your mask/face covering throughout Mass (except when receiving Holy Communion).
    · No physical contact, except with members of your own household, during the sign of peace.
    · No singing or use of hymnals will occur during the Mass, in an effort to minimize risk of contamination.
    Receiving Holy Communion:
    · The priest will approach each row for communion.
    · When the usher approaches your pew, stand up.
    · You will be given more hand sanitizer by the usher; please remember not to touch your face after this.
    · Receive the Host in your hand ONLY.
    · After the priest passes by you, remove the strap from one ear of your mask or face covering, letting it hang from the other ear and uncovering your mouth, consume the Host.
    · Replace the mask over your mouth and nose.
    · You may kneel or pray silently until the priest is finished with the congregation.
    After Mass:
    · Gather all personal items.
    · Use only the proper exits, as directed by an usher.
    · Do not congregate outside the doors or in the parking lots.
    · Do not remove your mask until you have left the grounds.
     
     
There will be NO Reconciliation on Saturday, April 17th due to Confirmations.
Saturday Reconciliations will resume on April 24th in Sacred Heart Chapel from 2pm until 3:30pm. No reservations are required

The following Reconciliation procedures MUST be followed without exception:
 
BEFORE ARRIVAL
· You must wear a face mask at all times
· All guests are to take their temperature before coming to the Church. If you have any symptoms, please stay at home.
· Additionally, if you have been exposed directly to COVID-19 within the last 14 days you are not able to attend.
· Those in a vulnerable population are encouraged not to attend.
· Bathrooms are only available in the case of an extreme emergency. We ask that you properly prepare yourself in this manner.
· Furthermore, seating will not be provided.
· You will enter the Sacred Heart Chapel through the center doors that face Arthur Street. Greeters will be present to direct you and to make sure you are following these protocols.
· Upon entering the Chapel, you will be given hand sanitizer.
 
DURING RECONCILIATION
· The greeter explains to the penitent that they are to exit down the western side aisle upon the completion of the Sacrament and that they are to not touch any surfaces.
· The greeter escorts the penitent to the proper location in the York Road Lobby down the eastern side aisle
· You will remain standing – no chairs will be provided
· You will choose whether to go behind the screen or face to face, both options are socially distant
 
AFTER RECONCILIATION
· When the Sacrament is completed, the penitent exits down the western side aisle without touching any surfaces
· The penance that is prescribed can be done anywhere except in the Chapel. Suggested places include:
Þ  By the Marian grotto
Þ  In your vehicle
Þ  At your house

 
Pope Francis Announces Year of St. Joseph Courtesy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Committee on Divine Worship January 19, 2021 Click Here to Read
Parish Office Hours 
The Parish office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am until 4:30pm and Fridays from 8:30am until Noon. All guests must wear a mask and have a temperature screening upon entry. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of the virus are asked not to enter.