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
Our Young Adult Group has two events coming up so now's the perfect time to get involved. The group will hold their first Bible Study gathering (BYOB!) on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00pm and will also be forming a coed Tuesday night volleyball team. For more info contact Allie or check out their Facebook page.
Love to sing or play a musical instrument? Christmas is coming and the ICSJ Music Ministry Team invites all parishioners—adults and children 4 years old and up—to join in song at our Christmas Eve Family Mass on Sunday, December 24th at 3:15 pm. Interested? Visit our webpage submit the online sign-up form.
Want to deepen your faith? Do you hunger and thirst for God’s justice and God’s kingdom? Do you want to engage with other parishioners? If so, our new Scripture Study series, "Seek First the Kingdom of God: A Spiritual Retreat" is for you! We’ll cover the most vital topics about what it means to live a Christian life today and find encouragement for our spiritual journey. Learn more here.
Throughout the month of November, the parish register, Book of the Dead, will be displayed in both churches. It lists the parishioners that celebrated their life-long journey of faith with the Mass of Christian Burial. Parishioners are invited to bring pictures of their loved ones who have died and place them on the memorial table, next to the Easter candle in church. The pictures will be on display during the month of November.
Do you say to yourself, "Lord, you've been on my mind and I wanted to respond, but. . . right now things are so busy at work and at home. I just can’t seem to find the time..." If so, here’s an easy way to make a little time for the Lord in your life: join Fr. Larry McBrady and other parishioners for an inspirational morning of reflection on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am–11:30am at Immaculate Conception Church. Take an opportunity to slow down a little, just for a while.
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.