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 Latin (8:15 a.m.), English (10:15 a.m.), and Spanish (12:05 p.m.)
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.
This year's Cedar Rapids March for Life will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2021, starting at 2 p.m.
Click the button below for details.
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Beauty in Christ Archdiocesan Women’s Conference, On Fire with the Holy Spirit! Saturday, January 30!
This year’s virtual event will include many of the same opportunities you have come to expect—just in a different format! Click the button to learn more and register.
Each year, hundreds of men from the Archdiocese of Dubuque gather to learn, pray, share, and build relationships at the annual Catholic Men's Conference.
The 2021 Men's Conference will feature Patrick Madrid and will take place on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Starting the first Monday of Advent (November 30), Fr. Aaron will offer the Latin Mass at Immaculate Conception every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Donations to St. Wenceslaus Storm Recovery are greatly needed. Please mail your donation (marked “Storm Recovery”) to the rectory at 1224 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401, drop it off at the parish office, or place it in the collection basket. Thank you!
The Archdiocese has set up a specific web page for electronic gifts (credit cards and debit transfers) to our parish.
All gifts will go directly to our parish ministry.
Starting in March 2021, Immaculate Conception is pleased to offer Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, a 10-week video-based bible study program. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today.
Presented by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri, this study was filmed in the Holy Land so Catholics can experience the extraordinary world in which Jesus lived and taught—the historical context, the politics, the clashing cultures, the history, and the ancient land—and see where the most significant events of his life took place, from his infancy to his ascension. Most importantly, this encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life in him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.
DATES/TIMES: March 7 to May 16, 2021 / Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.
1.) Click the "REGISTER ONLINE HERE" button below, where you will be able to register for the study and order your materials. If you don't already have an Ascension Press account, you will be asked to create one.
2.) You can also register by filling out one of the registration forms. Click the link below.