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WEEKEND MASSES HAVE RESUMED!

WELCOME BACK!   WE'VE MISSED YOU TOO!

SATURDAYS AT 5PM  &  SUNDAYS AT 10:30AM

Please see Mass instructions below for more information-
THE PARISH CENTER OFFICE BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Let us continue to hold each other in prayer.                 

Fr McMahon

Mass Instructions from the Celebrant

At the beginning of Mass

  1. Welcome back to Immaculate Conception! It is good to see you here this evening/morning. As you noticed when you entered, things are different. You checked in when you arrived, your hands were sanitized, and you were escorted to a marked seat, front to back.
  2. You can see that we are keeping some rows empty to maintain the required social distance between you. Please try to remain in your seat for the entire Mass/service, so as to keep movement within the church to a minimum. This helps prevent the spread of any germs and makes the task of sanitizing the Church after Mass easier.
  3. Remember that you need to keep your mask on until you exit the building.
  4. We will not sing during Mass, nor will we exchange any physical Sign of Peace.
  5. There will be no collection or offertory procession. There are two baskets on the usher table in which you can place your donation when you leave.  

Before Communion

Fr. McMahon and Deacon Louie will be distributing communion. An usher will tell you when to approach the altar, keeping a 6-foot distance from each other. Keep your mask on while you are in line. To avoid crossing over people, please approach the altar even if you are not receiving communion, crossing your arms as you approach, and you will receive a blessing.

A Greeter will be in the aisle to spray your hands with sanitizer as you approach the front. Please do not touch anything after your hands have been sanitized. When you reach Fr. McMahon or Deacon Louie, say Amen, and receive the host in your hand. Then move 6 feet away before you consume the host. There you can remove your mask with one hand, consume the host, and then reposition your mask before moving back down the aisle to your seat.  

After communion, please remain in your seat until the end of Mass.

Before Dismissal

You will need to remain in your seat until an usher comes to your pew and leads you out of church. We will be leaving the Church from the back to the front.

Please do not congregate in the vestibule, but move through as quickly as possible and exit through the main doors into the parking lot. In the parking lot, please keep a safe distance as you greet others.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with all these new procedures. While we hope to return to something like normal, right now we are most concerned with keeping people safe.

Online giving for continued support of Immaculate Conception during COVID-19 closure

We know that with the COVID-19 virus there is fear, sadness and anxiety, and we want you to know that you are all in our prayers daily.

During this unprecedented time, your donations and support are vital to funding our parish operations, including, but not limited to, salaries, utilities, ministries, maintenance on our aging buildings, support for outreach efforts, IT support, etc.

If you already donate via your bank debit or through the electronic giving platform, we thank you! 

If not, it’s easier than ever to sign up for electronic giving through our safe, secure and easy to use electronic giving platform.  Please visit the givecentral.org website here and follow the prompts to donate to Immaculate Conception. It’s that easy and we are so grateful!   

You can also make your donation directly to Immaculate Conception Parish, at 770 Deerfield Rd Highland Park, IL 60035.

Thank you!  We appreciate your support as we journey together through this in prayer, with and for, one another.

God Bless

Father Mike McMahon and the IC Parish Staff

Lockdown

by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

March 13th 2020

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting

All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,

Sing.

This poem is from the daily verse of John Carroll University.

 

Sources which will enable you to hear Mass on-line or watch on television:

ABC7 – 12:00 Sunday – Cardinal Cupich – Mass at Holy Name Cathedral

Univision - 10:00 AM – Sunday – Mass in Spanish                 https://radiotv.archchicago.org/television/broadcast-masses - includes Mass in Polish

EWTN:                    Direct TV - Channel 370

                                Dish Network - Channel 261

                                Verizon Fios – Channel 285

                                Xfinity – Channel 33, 291, 1668

Online:  St. James Chapel [Archdiocesan Center] – anytime

                                Holy Name Cathedral – anytime       www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass     Daily at 9:30am

Relevant Radio:  The Relevant Radio app is available at www.relevantradio.com  Mass – 12 noon, rebroadcast at 7:30 pm - Also on the Father Rocky’s Facebook page

Word On Fire Ministrywww.wordonfire.org                             

Resources for Scripture and Prayer:

Daily Mass readings are available on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops web site:    www.usccb.org  – choose the date on the calendar on the right or

Give Us This Day – a daily Mass and prayer book is making its content available for free during this time.  Go to Give Us This Day. Org

Living With Christ – another daily Mass and prayer book is also making its content available for free. Go to Living with Christ.us

Liturgy Training Publications, the publishing arm of the Archdiocese, also has on-line prayer resources, including daily reflections and a virtual retreat for the Triduum.  Go to www.ltp.org , look for the window offering resources during times of crisis, or the media events – current virtual workshops.  

For material needs or other assistance, we understand that you can find resources by going to http://211.org, a web site sponsored by the national United Way organization

Ministries

Office Hours

PARISH CENTER OFFICE - 770 W DEERFIELD RD

Monday-Thursday
8:30am-3:00pm
Friday
8:30am-12:00pm

Mon-Thur: the office will be closed each day 11:30am - 12:30pm

Saturday-Sunday
Closed

CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Immaculate Conception Parish offers a very fine Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.) to provide the very best in formation and education for our grade school parishioners.

Immaculate Conception Parish does not have a parochial school. For those who would like to consider the time honored option of a catholic school we are happy to provide the following links to the Catholic School options in association with the parish.

 

Holy Cross School

East Lake Academy

 Northridge  Prep School

School of St. Mary

 

 PREP Parish Religious Education Program 2020-2021

Classes take place on Sunday mornings for Grades K-5

Wednesday evenings for Grades 6-8 

Please click on the link below for our calendar and class times.

Please send registration requests or questions to me at [email protected]

or you can contact me by phone at  (847) 433-0130 ext. 110 

Thank you!

Blessings,

Barb

PREP 2020-2021 TENTATIVE Calendar

PREP 2020-2021 Registration Form

Sacramental Requirements

SACRAMENTAL DATES TO KNOW

CONFIRMATION 2020 Rescheduled date Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7 PM

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020 Rescheduled date Saturday, September 19, 2020 10 a.m.

Retreat and Reconciliation Saturday 2/7/2021 9 a.m.

First Holy Communion Saturday 5/8/2021 10 a.m.

Confirmation  Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7 PM

 

 

Mass Times

Weekdays: 8:00AM

Saturday: 8:00AM, 5:00PM (Vigil)​

Sunday: 8:00AM, 10:30AM

Confessions:
Saturday: 4:00PM-4:45PM

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