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.
Check out the Immaculate Conception YouTube Channel for live-streaming Masses.
Daily Masses (M-F) are at 12:05 p.m. Saturday Mass is at 8:30 a.m.
The three Sunday Masses that will be live-streamed are Extraordinary Form (8:15 a.m.), English (10:15 a.m.), and Spanish (12:05 p.m.)
To learn more about the Divine Mercy Sunday SPECIAL GRACES offered by Jesus to those who go to Confession before or on that Sunday and receive Holy Communion on that day, click the button below.
Immaculate Conception will host a Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Confessions will be heard from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.
The Holy Hour will be live-streamed on the I.C. YouTube channel.
Estelle Nester is the wife of former protestant pastor, Keith Nester, who converted to Catholicism. One day, Keith said he was thinking about quitting his job and becoming Catholic. Estelle was shocked and didn’t know what to do. Come hear her story at the April 29 CEO at IC, starting at 7 p.m.
Below is the official statement from the Archdiocese of Dubuque (in English & Spanish) regarding today's announcement of the resignation of Fr. Pierre. This statement is the result of the Archdiocese's process of handling human resource and abuse allegations, which includes a due process of investigation. The message from the Archdiocese begins below:
The Archbishop asked for and received the resignation of Father Pierre Joseph as Pastor of Immaculate Conception parish and St. Wenceslaus parish, effective immediately. The request was in response to allegations made to the Archdiocese that Father Pierre behaved in a way that was perceived to be off-putting, threatening, or inappropriate. The allegations were heard, and the Archdiocese followed its policies and procedures for Standards of Conduct in the workplace. No further formal actions were taken.
The Archbishop’s request and Father Pierre’s resignation should not be taken to mean that the allegations were proven to be true, or that he admitted guilt. Rather, the allegations are now in the public forum, are the subject of talk, and have resulted in a workplace experienced as irreparably hostile. So, after much consultation, thought and prayer, no better recourse presented itself than to ask Father Pierre for his resignation.
We hold him in prayer and wish him well.
Father Aaron Junge will serve as Administrator of the parishes until the new Pastor is able to assume his duties.
El arzobispo solicitó y recibió la renuncia del padre Pierre Joseph como párroco de las parroquias de la Inmaculada Concepción y de San Wenceslao, con efecto inmediato. Esta acción fue motivada por acusaciones hechas a la arquidiócesis que el Padre Pierre se portó en una manera que se percibió como brusco, amenazante o inapropiada. Las alegaciones fueron escuchadas por la arquidiócesis, que siguió sus políticas y procesos para los estándares de conducta. No se requieren más acciones formales.
La solicitud del arzobispo y la renuncia de Pierre no deben interpretarse que se demostró que las acusaciones eran ciertas, o que el Padre Pierre admitió su culpa. Pero, las acusaciones están ahora en el foro público, y son tema de chisme, resultando en un ambiente experimentado como irreparablemente hostil. Por eso, después de mucha consulta, pensamiento y oración, no se presentó mejor recurso que pedir al Padre Pierre su dimisión.
Lo mantenemos en oración y le deseamos lo mejor.
El padre Junge servirá como administrador de las parroquias hasta que el nuevo párroco pueda asumir sus funciones.
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.
The Extraordinary Form of the Mass (in Latin) is offered at St. Wenceslaus every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.