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
Children's Religious Education for K-8th graders begin Sunday, September 24th. Classes are from 9:30-10:45 a.m every Sunday at ICSJ School's Hill Street campus. To register and learn more, visit our Children's Religious Education page or contact Kim Rak, Religious Education Director.
Fr. McBrady will lead two discussions on his summer book reco, The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny: Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception and Sunday, September 24th, 12:00 noon at St. Joseph. Please consider attending one of these sessions and joining other parishioners to reflect on the deeper meaning of this book. (It's not too late to read it!)
On Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm, ISCJ Parish will be hosting its New Parishioner Welcome Dinner at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall. All those who are new to ISCJ in the last year are welcome to join us for a casual night of food, socializing, and information presented by Father Larry and fellow parishioners. Please mark September 28th on your calendars and RSVP to the parish office at 312-787-7174.
If you've been traveling over summer and unable to financially support our parish, please prayerfully consider, as an act of stewardship, making a donation to help cover the Sundays that you may have been absent. Remember, our Parish Operating Budget is based on the 52 weeks of Sunday collections throughout the year. Also consider our Electronic-Giving Program, where your donations can be made on a regular basis, even when you can't be at ICSJ. Thank you for whatever ways you can financially support the ministries of our parish!
Would you like to learn more about the Catholic faith? ICSJ's next RCIA session begins in September on Tuesday evenings at Immaculate Conception. If you're interested in joining us, contact Director of Religious Education Kim Rak.
Bingo resumes on Wednesday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the lower level of St Joseph's Parish Center. It will continue through June, 2018 on the second Wednesday of each month. Volunteers should arrive at noon for set up. Please ask your friends for donations and their help.
Personalized bricks were recently installed on our capital campaign memorial wall in appreciation to all the parishioners and school families who supported our To Teach Who Christ Is capital campaign (see photos here). There are still about 25 bricks still available for those who would like to make a pledge. Click here for more information.
Happy Anniversary! May marks the anniversary of ordination for many priests in the Archdiocese. Fr. McBrady (left) celebrates 46 years of service (ordained May 12,1971) and Fr. Larry (right) celebrates 33 years (ordained May 19, 1984).
ICSJ School children and parents celebrated a May Crowning Mass, praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary to be a helper and guide. May we, like Mary, listen to the many ways that God is calling us to love and serve one another.