Giving Tree

Immaculate Conception Parish will once again be helping fill the needs of local families and seniors this Christmas by purchasing gifts through Amazon. For the safety of our Giving Tree volunteers and our church staff, all items for the children and nursing home residents will be donated online through an Amazon Registry. Payment for donated items will be made with credit cards, and all items will be mailed to the church office. The link to our Amazon wish list will be made active during the week of Thanksgiving. Please feel free to donate as many or as few items as you wish. Items range in price from $5 to $50. To access… Read More

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Support our future priests through the “I Will Give You Shepherds” campaign

Support our future priests through the I Will Give You Shepherds campaign Priests are essential to our Catholic faith, as only these holy men can transform bread and wine into the life-giving Body and Blood of Christ. Although the number of priests has been on the decline for decades, the Diocese of Joliet has been blessed with an abundance of vocations to the priesthood. Currently, our diocese has 23 men in seminary formation, which costs $50,000 a year per seminarian. To ensure we are always able to support our seminarians both prayerfully and financially, the Diocese of Joliet has launched the I Will Give You Shepherds campaign. The weekend of… Read More

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Bishop Hicks’ Monthly Column

November 2022 – Our Baptismal Duty Recently, many of us tuned in to watch the events surrounding the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch. In the United States, the existence of a royal family may be somewhat of a foreign concept in our political system that prefers democratically elected officials. Yet, with some curiosity, many of us cast our gaze across the pond to capture a glimpse of the new King Charles III receiving the royal scepter.  In the Catholic Church, we tap into “royal language” with titles like “Queen of Heaven” and the “Prince of Peace.” During this month, we will come to the end… Read More

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