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 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.
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.
The Annual Catholic Appeal begins February 24. Each pledge makes a difference! Click here to learn about the different ways to give.
Congratulations to Joanna Mokate and Jamie Lyons who were married at St. Joseph Church on August 5th. read more about the photo here.
James Tieken and Katie Nierzwicki (one of our 2nd grade teachers at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School!) were married Saturday, November 3rd at St. Joseph Church. The happy couple is pictured here with a few ICSJ students!
Our Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive raised over $800 to support our parish SPRED program that provides religious education for those with disabilities. SPRED catechists Greg Racklaw (also a KOC) and Anita Holmes are joined by John Cadogan from the Old Town Knights of Columbus chapter.
ICSJ families gathered on August 12th at Seward Park to meet our refugee families. Click here to read more and for more photos.
Children in our Early Childhood classes enjoyed an End-of-the-Year Prayer Service at Immaculate Conception Church earlier this month.
Congratulations to our ICSJ School 2nd-grade friends on receiving their First Holy Communion. May you feel the warmth and comfort of the Lord's love every day. God Bless!
ICSJ is excited to introduce our new SPRED Ministry space at Immaculate Conception. The SPRED Ministry serves adults, 22 and over, with learning disabilities. Read more here.
Fr. Larry McBrady recently took our ICSJ Young Adults on a historical tour of Chicago. “Professor McBrady" has been studying the interesting history of our city for many years as a personal hobby.
Patricia Shannon Turner (left, with Kim Rak) recently received the St. Pedro Calungsod Catechist Award for her 30+ years of Religious Education service to the children of ICSJ!
Not Your Typical “Church Ladies” – We are grateful for the women who host the weekly cake and coffee receptions after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday. What a happy bunch!
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 parishioners gathered on July 30th for our Taco Fiesta and the blessing of our Memorial Wall recognizing our generous capital campaign donors. See more photos here.