Oct
14
to Nov 3

The ICSJ Parish Food Drive Needs You!

The Fall Food Drive to benefit the ICSJ Food Pantry and our sharing parish, Assumption BVM, kicks off the weekend of October 19- 20 at both church sites. Participation is easy. Simply pick up a brown grocery bag at the back of the church and return it to the back of the church or to the parish office anytime.

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Oct
14
to Nov 3

November 3: Sharing Parish Brunch

All are invited to the Sharing Parish Brunch on Sunday, November 3 after the 11:00am Mass as we host our sharing parish, Assumption BVM, in the ICSJ Hill Street School gymnasium. Due to anticipated high attendance, please RSVP by October 22nd, at (312) 787-7174 x3, to reserve your seats! We need volunteers for baked goods and serving, too. Click here for more information.

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Sep
7
to Oct 4

ICSJ Green Team Events

September 1st through October 4 is known as the “Season of Creation,” in which Christians around the world will be praying and acting together to protect our common home. It’s a good time to reflect on how we are called to protect every creature in God’s beautifully complex web of creation. If you’d like to celebrate with others, consider attending one of these events in September and October. Learn more about the ICSJ Green Team here.

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Sep
5
to Sep 15

Did You Hear The News? We're Debt Free! ALLELUIA!!

As of August 1st, ICSJ surpassed the $1.3 million mark for our To Teach Who Christ Is capital campaign and our accumulated debt of $12 million has been officially eliminated! But the news gets better—from here on out, 100% of all remaining campaign contributions will go directly to our parish and school, to be held in reserve for future capital repairs. Click here if you'd still like to be part of this momentous campaign (yes, we’re still accepting new contributions). Thank you ICSJ!

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Aug
12
to Aug 31

Summer Mass Schedule

From June 2nd through September 1st, our Sunday 12:30pm Mass will be on a much deserved Summer vacation as we switch to our Summer Weekend Mass schedule. If YOU plan to be on vacation during the Summer, please consider enrolling in E-Giving; your weekly offertory donations will be made automatically throughout the summer, even on weekends you can’t attend. 

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Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

August 15: The Assumption of Mary

On Thursday August 15th, we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven, which is a holy day of obligation. This is a special day to remember Mary’s faithfulness to God and the gift of her heavenly reward. Come and let us celebrate the patron of our parish.  Fr. Larry Lisowski will celebrated masses at:

7:00 AM – IC Church
8:00 AM – St. Joseph Church
6:00 PM – IC Church

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May
10
to Jul 7

Stop in for Saturday Scripture Study!

If you haven’t attended one of our Saturday Scripture Study series, consider giving it a try! Come to one or all. Our current series is exploring what makes the Gospel of Mark unique: the “untamed” aspects of this Gospel which embody the traditional symbol for St. Mark: the Lion; his distinctive presentation of Jesus and the disciples; his use of parables; and his symbolic use of geography. Click here for more information.

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May
10
to May 26

May 26th: Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Deacon Victorin

Deacon Oussoi Victorin will be ordained on Saturday, May 25th as a religious order priest for the Society of Divine Word Missionaries. His first assignment will take him to Germany. We are so proud and happy for him! Deacon Victorin will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 26th at our 11:00 a.m. Mass. There will a reception afterwards in the St. Joseph Parish Center.

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May
10
to May 31

Congratulations to our Fr. Larrys and Bishop Hicks!

The month of May marks the anniversary of ordination for many priests who serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Fr. Larry McBrady celebrates 48 years of service to the people of God; he was ordained on May 12, 1971. And May 19th marks Fr. Larry Lisowski’s 35th year of service! Bishop Ron Hicks, the Vicar General for the Archdiocese who lives at the St. Joseph’s rectory, celebrates 25 years of priesthood. Please keep them in your prayers and may the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen them in all that they do.

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May
10
to May 18

This Saturday: ICSJ Parish Service Day-STILL TIME TO REGISTER!

Put your faith into action this Saturday morning at our ICSJ Parish-Wide Service Day. Spend a few hours packaging food for the poor, visiting the elderly, or helping with cleaning around our parish grounds. We need your hands, feet, and generous spirit—bring a friend, or participate as a family. PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

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May
3
to Jun 27

June 27: Craft Beer Tasting & Pizza Social

All men of ICSJ are invited to a Craft Beer Tasting & Pizza Social hosted by the Knights of Columbus at Immaculate Conception on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church. If you have been looking to learn more about the fellowship and service opportunities offered by the Knights, this is chance to do so in an informal setting over pizza and beer. Soft drinks will also be served. Please RSVP to Dan Stolze via email or at 312-622-2293

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May
2
to Jun 26

Congratulations Bishop Hicks!

Congratulations to Bishop Ronald Hicks on his 25th Anniversary of Priesthood! He celebrated with a Jubilee Mass at St. Joseph on June 9th. Bishop Hicks has been a wonderful presence around ICSJ and we wish him all the best as he continues his journey.

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May
1
to Jun 16

June 9: Second Collection for Priests Retirement Fund

This weekend’s second collection is solely for the retired priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The retired priests of the Archdiocese receive no funds from the Religious Retirement Collection taken up in December. Those funds go for religious nuns and brothers and religious order priests. The Archdiocese of Chicago is committed to caring for our retired priests, but we need your assistance and generosity. Please consider making a generous contribution to help support the health and well-being of our priests. Let it be a sign of gratitude to them and to the Lord for the priestly ministry which has benefited all of us. MAKE YOUR DONATION HERE

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Feb
4
to Mar 4

Meet our ICSJ Parish Council Members

The ICSJ Parish Council is a group of parishioners that represent the diverse population of our parish community. With our Pastor Larry Lisowski, they serve in a leadership role to promote and support the Parish Mission Statement, the gospel message, Christian values and the Mission of the Church. Click here to read about each of these Council members.

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Feb
4
to Apr 27

How Well Do You Know Jesus' Greatest Sermon?

If the Beatitudes, Golden Rule and Lord’s Prayer are all that come to mind, join us for our new Saturday Morning Scripture Study series, Understanding  Jesus’ Greatest Sermon and learn about this powerful part of the New Testament as a profound whole. The 12-part series begins January 19th and runs through April. Join us for one or all of these interesting and lively discussions! Click here for more info.

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Feb
4
to Feb 28

Fr. McBrady Takes a Break!

Please note that Fr. Larry McBrady will be on vacation in Florida during the whole month of February. While he is away, we welcome Fr. Tom Byrne, who serves on the faculty of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, will be celebrating some of our weekend Masses. Welcome Fr. Byrne!

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Feb
4
8:00 AM08:00

March 18: Come to the Feast!

Don't miss our annual St. Joseph Table celebration where we honor the patron saint of St. Joseph Church. This lunchtime feast takes place Sunday, March 18th at 12:00 P.M. at ICSJ School-Hill Street, across the street from St. Joseph Church. The event will feature menu items from many of the area's most popular restaurants, as well as pot-luck items from our parishioners. All ICSJ families and friends are invited. This is a great opportunity for feasting and fellowship!

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Feb
4
to Apr 24

A 7-Week Lenten Experience: Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

Join ICSJ parishioner Shawn Sorrentino as she leads this engaging series from Word on Fire’s Bishop Robert Barron that will explain the nature of Dante’s Seven Deadly Sins—patterns of dysfunction within us that separate us from God and lead to unhappiness—and offer a corresponding “Lively Virtue” for each one, setting us on the right path to healing and happiness. Learn more here.

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Feb
4
to Mar 1

March 1: Joy Loverde on Being a Family Caregiver

Author and ICSJ Parishioner Joy Loverde will speak at the Union League Club on Friday, March 1st at 12:00pm on the topic, Caring for Aging Parents and Loved Ones While Planning for Your Future Self: Are You Ready? Joy will discuss the fragile balancing act of being a family caregiver—managing care for loved ones while anticipating your own needs as you age, and trying to answer the question, "Who will take care of me and be my advocate when I’m old?" Make your reservation for this important and timely event today.

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Feb
3
to Apr 28

April 28: LOOM Products for sale

LOOM, a branch of Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement Program, will be selling its beautiful handmade items after the 8:00 and 11:00 masses at St. Joseph on Sunday, April 28th. Loom enables refugee women to supplement their income thorough creating handmade objects. LOOM has sold products at ICSJ in the past, and has been incredibly touched by the response of our parish. Be sure to stop by their table to see what they have to offer this year!

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Feb
3
to Apr 20

2019 Lenten Activities and Resources

The Lenten season, beginning as we trace the sign of the cross on our foreheads with black ashes, offers us the opportunity to deepen our spirituality through the common practices of prayer, fasting, and charitable giving. Please review and reflect on the many activities and resources offered through ICSJ and its neighboring parishes during the season of Lent.

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Feb
1
to Mar 30

March 30: Triviesta!

Calling All Trivia Buffs! Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School is having their annual trivia night fundraiser—TRIVIESTA—on Saturday, March 30th. This is a great opportunity to support our school AND impress old friends and new with your amazing trivia talents! This is always a fun and entertaining evening. For more information, contact Jodi Thyen.

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Dec
31
to Feb 1

Hygiene Items Needed

Our JOY Youth Ministry will be collecting hygiene items for The Night Ministry now through February 1st. The items will be distributed to Chicago’s homeless population. Travel/sample sizes of shampoo, soap, body lotion, toothpaste & toothbrushes, deodorant, lip balm, disposable razors, combs & brushes, shaving cream, wash cloths, moist towelettes, etc. should be dropped in the labeled boxes at both churches. Contact Madison for more info.

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