We warmly welcome you to Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish, a Catholic faith community located in Chicago’s Near North Side neighborhood. Our historic and diverse parish is an inviting “family of families,” blessed with two inspiring worship sites and committed to spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through prayer and worship, spiritual stewardship, and our missionary spirit.
Parish News & Events
If you missed Fr. Larry's mention in our August 21st bulletin, take a moment to read the inspirational story of ICSJ's own Evan Turner – most recently the drummer for our 11:00 a.m. choir – and the heroic next chapter in his amazing young life. Link to the story here.
It's not too late to register for our 2016-17 Children’s Religious Education classes which meet on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:30am-10:45am. All children not enrolled in a Catholic school should be enrolled in a Religious Education Program. Register online here, or contact Kim Rak for more information.
There will be a “Morning of Reflection” for all Liturgical Ministers on Saturday, September 10th at 8:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Lectors, Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, Ushers, Greeters, are asked to attend the breakfast and presentation. It is a great opportunity to reflect upon the importance of our ministry and coordinate our schedules. Please RSVP to Angela Gore in the Parish Office.
Here's your opportunity! Volunteer to become a part of our RCIA Team (working with adults) or our Team of Religious Education Catechists (working with children). Both teams begin working in September, with RCIA meeting on Tuesday nights and Religious Education meeting on Sunday mornings. Your time and talent would be greatly appreciate! Contact Kim Rak, Director of Religious Education, for more information.
Join the Chicago Young Adult Ministry at Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday evening, August 27th, for Nightfever, an evening of music, adoration, and reconciliation. The evening begins with Mass at 7:30 pm and concludes with Night Prayer, at 11:30 pm. Adoration will take place from 9:00-11:30 pm, with live worship music, and priests will be available for reconciliation and consultation. Visit www.nightfeverchicago.org for more information.
The Chicago Tour for Peace with the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue begins Saturday, August 27th with a 1000-person candlelight procession. The statue will remain in Chicago through September 1st. Please follow the tour and daily schedules here. The tour and your prayers will create an outpouring of grace.
Are you in your 20s or 30s and looking to become more involved and connect with other young Catholic professionals? Young Catholic Professionals is dedicated to bringing together young Catholics through networking, retreats, speakers, and service projects. For more information, visit www.ycpchicago.org.
St. Paul encourages us to “keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.” When we do, and continue to develop a deeper relationship with Him, we become transformed. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are October 7-9 or December 9-11, both in Elk Grove Village. For more information, please call Jim and Kris at 630-577-0778 or visit the WME website.
July 24th Baptisms! Ashley Quinn Sanit (left, with parents, Angela & Nat) was baptized at Immaculate Conception, and Andrew Louis Lindeke (right, with his siblings and parents, Raegan & Stephen) was baptized at St. Joseph. Congratulations to both families!
Congratulations to Nicolle Waldman and Ryan Coe who were married Saturday, June 26th at St. Joseph Church!
Adriana Weber & Stephen Metcalf were married Saturday, July 2nd at St. Joseph Church. Congrats!
Congratulations to (left to right), Ellen Gayle May, daughter of Patrick and MaryBeth May; Carolina Joy Cuevas, daughter of Charlee Rojek and Victor Cuevas; and Hunter Robert McClane Mickleson, son of Stacie McClane and Jerry Mickelson. All were baptized June 5th at St. Joseph.