We, the community of Saint Wenceslaus, inspired by the call to follow Christ, share in the mission of the Church through prayer, worship and continuing faith formation together and individually. We strive to further the call of Jesus to be of service to others through being a caring community, reaching out locally and globally to those in need.
This year we will be giving donations to Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center in Cedar Rapids. This center provides free pregnancy support and offers clients incentives for completing prenatal classes. The clients are given a baby shower with a diaper bag full of baby items. Some items on the list are needed for the Earn-While-You Learn program.
As we prepare for the birth of Jesus, please be generous to the needy in our community. Select any item on the following list provided by Bridgehaven and place unwrapped in the Pack-And-Play by the Giving Tree in the new entrance of the church. Items are needed by December 12.
Cash or check donations to Bridgehaven are also welcome. Checks should be made out to Bridgehaven. Just put your cash or check in a plain envelope labeled "Bridgehaven" and drop it in the collection basket by December 12.
If you wish to buy a gift online from Amazon, use the following link:
We are just one week away from our First Annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception Banquet and Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, December 4!
Along with our banquet is the opportunity to support our parish through an online auction!
Click the blue Online Auction button to access the official Immaculate Conception Online Auction.
Start taking a chance to look at the items being offered and get prepared to bid!
The online bidding functionality will go live at 8 AM, December 4, and it will go until 8 PM that evening!
Don't hesitate to take a look and share the link with anyone who would love to support Immaculate Conception, as well as win some awesome prizes!
Saturday, December 4 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) will be the First Annual Feast of Immaculate Conception Banquet Fundraiser. Cost is $50.00 per person. Private tables are available for a donation of $350.00 with 6 people per table. Limited seating available. Get your tickets now!
Check out the flyer for more details.
Starting January 16, 2022, Immaculate Conception parish will offer, "Peter, Cornerstone of Catholicism," a 10-week video-based bible study on St. Peter from the Augustine Institute Lectio Series.
Click the button below for more information and to register online.
Deadline to register is December 20.
Please join us for the next COFFEE & CATHOLICISM on Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception / Scotus Hall.
Fr. Aaron Junge will present, "My Side of the Screen: A Priest’s Advice for Confession."
Fr. Conway's bible study on the infancy narratives in the Gospels of Matthew & Luke continues next week with Session 4 (out of 6).
The study is being held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at I.C. Scotus Hall. The next session is December 6. All are welcome!
Immaculate Conception Parish is now home to the first-class relics of St. Maria Goretti (on the left) and St. Padre Pio (on the right)!
You will find the relics on display for veneration in a wooden cabinet near the St. Joseph statue.
Register your child to receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion at Immaculate Conception or St. Wenceslaus in 2022!
If you have a child who is in Catholic School or is homeschooled and will not be attending Religious Education classes at the parish*, please use the following registration form (click the button to the right) to provide us with some needed information and register your child for the First Communion Retreat in April!
Registration for First Communion 2022 closes in December - SIGN UP TODAY.
* RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON!
THIS IS THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. On the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pius IX declaring St. Joseph as Patron of the Catholic Church and on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Joseph’s spouse, Pope Francis announced that this year would be the Year of St. Joseph.
This means there are opportunities to obtain a plenary indulgence throughout the year. One way is to pray special prayers to St. Joseph on Wednesday, which is the day traditionally dedicated to him.
We can receive a plenary indulgence when we complete a specified prayer or spiritual practice, done with the right disposition, and fulfill the necessary conditions, namely:
1) On that day, be in the state of grace (free from the guilt of mortal sin), and…
2) On that day (or 20 days before or after), confess to a priest, and be detached from sin, that is, desire to do better and avoid even the near occasion of sin, and…
3) On that day, worthily receive the Eucharist, preferably while participating in Holy Mass, or if that’s not possible, outside of Holy Mass, and…
4) On that day, pray an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the intentions of the Pope.
Beginning on Wednesday, January 20, and every Wednesday throughout the Year of St. Joseph, we will pray the Litany of St. Joseph before the 12:05 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception.
Three Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) are offered each week at St. Wenceslaus: Sunday at 8:00 a.m., Monday at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.