The parishes of Immaculate Conception Church and St. Joseph Church are a Catholic Community that share the same pastor, pastoral staff, sacraments, ministries and school. We welcome you to share our common mission to personally live the Gospel of Jesus and to worship God through prayer, liturgy and service to others.   Welcome!
St. Joseph founded in 1847.
St. Joseph Church
1107 N. Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-787-7174
Fax: 312-787-9825


Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00 AM
Saturday: 7:30 AM
Saturday Evening: 5 PM
Sunday:  9:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Coffee & Donuts
after 9:30 AM Mass.

Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 5:30 PM

Monday, Wednesday &  Friday: 8AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Coffee and Donuts
after 11 AM Mass.
Holy Days: 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception founded in 1859.
Immaculate Conception
1431 N. North Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-944-1230
Fax: 312-944-0673

Last updated: April 17, 2014
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The Catholic Faith Community of

March 2014

“Lord, Your Mercy Brings Us New Life”

Dear Parishioners,

This may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not. What does a blind man, a woman at the well, and a dead man all have in common? The answer is, they all found new life and hope in Jesus Christ.

We encounter these three individuals this Lenten season as we listen to their powerful stories that are captured in the gospel readings and proclaimed at Sunday Mass. We witness Jesus coming into their lives, and through his love and grace, there is a dramatic change. A man who lived for years in darkness and isolation has his eyesight restored. A woman who thought she could never be forgiven of her past sins finds healing and peace. A loved one who dies comes back to life and gets a new chance. Jesus offered all of them a future filled with the hope of living a life deeply rooted in the love of God. The good news is that this is the same dream and desire that Jesus has for us today!

Soon we will begin our celebration of Holy Week. It is that sacred time of year when we trace the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our Catholic Church is blessed by the special liturgies that are powerful expressions of our faith. As we recall God's love that raised Jesus from the dead, we trust that God's love will continue to bring us new life and meaning.

I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for our Holy Week services and Easter celebration. The opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Mass schedules are included in this mailing. Allow the Lord to once again step into your life through the beauty of our prayer, worship and song. We welcome you, especially those who are new to our parishes and those who might be visiting us, during these holy days.

May the peace of Christ be in our hearts,

Fr. Larry Lisowski
Pastor and the Pastoral Staff

                                    Holy Week Services 2014
                                 Sacrament of Reconciliation
                    Monday, April 7th at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception
                          Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph

                                         Palm Sunday
                     Palms will be blessed and distributed at every Mass
                         5:00 PM Saturday at Immaculate Conception
                              8:00 AM and 11:00 AM at St. Joseph
                    9:30 AM and 12:30 PM Sunday at Immaculate Conception
  Holy Thursday
                 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception
                                     Adoration until 9:00 PM

                                        Good Friday
                      Service of the Lord’s Passion and Death
                       12:00 Noon at Immaculate Conception
                               7:00 PM at St. Joseph
             (Holy Communion will be distributed at these two services)

                      Holy Saturday
                              Blessing of Food Baskets
                        12:00 Noon at Immaculate Conception
            (No confessions or 5:00 PM Mass on Holy Saturday)
                Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph
        (Fulfills the Sunday Obligation-Easter Celebration will follow the Liturgy)

                               Easter Sunday Masses
                   8:00 AM at St. Joseph (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
               9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception (Fr. Tom Croak)
                  11:00 AM at St. Joseph (Fr. Larry Lisowski)
            12:30 PM at Immaculate Conception (Fr. Larry Lisowski)