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
The father of the Afghan family we're sponsoring, who worked as a US military interpreter for 13 years in Kabul, is facing some challenges with his job due to commute time and reduced hours. Everyone who comes into contact with him is impressed: his quickness in learning new skills, his fluency in three languages (including English) and his warmth and consideration. We welcome ANY ideas about possible new job options for him. You can email Betty Woodward at or Louise Nora with any leads. And we thank you in advance!
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.
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.
Looking for a good summer read? Fr. McBrady suggests The Beautiful Mystery by acclaimed mystery writer, Louise Penny. A winner of countless mystery/crime fiction awards, The Beautiful Mystery treats the reader to monks, Gregorian chants, mystery and murder. "A remarkably courageous—and very beautiful—book that leaps the abyss between faith and despair.” Read it over the summer then participate in Fr. McBrady's book discussion in September.
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.
ICSJ was honored to welcome Cardinal Cupich on Sunday, December 11th! After celebrating the 9:30 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, he joined parishioners for breakfast in the Parish Hall. For more photos and a video of the complete Mass, click here.
Our friends from our Sharing Parish, Assumption B.V.M,, and their new pastor Fr. Mark Bartosic (center), joined us for Mass and fellowship on November 19th. View more photos from the evening here on our Facebook page.