Holy Week Schedule of Services 2019


  • A Message from Fr. Larry

    April 2019

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

    Not long ago many of us stepped into a church, in the middle of the week, and we had our foreheads marked with black ashes. We proudly wore a black cross that was traced right above our eyes, as an external sign of our Catholic faith. Our ashes humbly reminded us of our constant need for God to help deepen our faith during these 40 days of Lent. Once these ashes faded away the next day, our faith became even more visible as we embraced the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and charitable giving.

    Soon, our Lenten journey will take us from ashes to Easter. We are about to begin the celebration of Holy Week. This is that sacred time of year when we trace the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our Catholic Church is blessed by the special liturgies that are a powerful expressions of our faith. As we recall God's love that raised Jesus from the dead. We trust that God's love will continue to bring us new life, healing and peace.

    I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for our Holy Week services and Easter celebrations. The Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Mass schedule are included in this mailing. Also included are the times when we will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

    Allow the Risen Lord to once again embrace you through the beauty of our prayer, worship and song. We welcome you, and especially those who are new to our parishes and those who might be visiting us, during these holy days.

    May our hearts be filled with the loving presence of Christ,

    Fr. Larry Lisowski
    Pastor, ICSJ Parish

Palm Sunday ~ April 14th

Mass of the Lord's Passion

5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13th
Anticipated Mass at Immaculate Conception Church
(Fr. Larry McBrady)
8:00 a.m. ~ St. Joseph Church (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
9:30 a.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church (Fr. Larry McBrady)
11:00 a.m. ~ St. Joseph Church (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
12:30 p.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church (Fr. Larry McBrady)


Holy Thursday ~ April 18th 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

7:00 p.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church (Bishop Ron Hicks)
Adoration until 9:00 p.m.


Good Friday ~ April 19th

Service of the Lord's Passion and Death

12:00 p.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church (Fr. Larry McBrady)
7:00 p.m. ~ St. Joseph Church (Fr. Larry McBrady)
Holy Communion will be distributed at each service


Holy Saturday ~ April 20th

No confessions or 5:00 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday

Blessing of the Food Baskets
12:00 p.m.
 ~ St. Joseph Church

Easter Vigil Mass
7:00 p.m. ~ St. Joseph Church (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
Fulfills the Sunday Obligation; Easter Celebration and Reception will follow this Liturgy


Easter Sunday ~ April 21st

8:00 a.m. ~ St. Joseph Church  (Fr. Larry McBrady)
9:30 a.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church  (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
11:00 a.m. ~ St. Joseph Church  (Fr. Larry McBrady)
12:30 p.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church  (Fr. Larry Lisowski)


The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday, April 6th
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ~ Immaculate Conception Church

Sunday, April 7th
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ~ St. Joseph Church

Wednesday, April 10th
7:00 p.m. ~ St. Vincent DePaul Parish
1010 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago (directions)


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