Advent at Immaculate Conception
Happy liturgical new year! Advent marks the beginning of a brand new year in the Church's calendar. Advent provides all of us the opportunity for a spiritual fresh start. Here at Immaculate Conception, we are so fortunate to be able to gather, even in limited numbers, and we hope to provide you with many opportunities to deepen your faith as we journey toward encountering Christ in Word and Sacraments.
Advent Parish Mission
Novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception
Beginning November 29, you are invited to join us in praying a daily Novena in honor and in anticipation of our patron feast day, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on December 8.
Weekdays after daily Mass
You're invited to join parishioners after the daily Mass Monday-Saturday in the Church for the Recitation of the Holy Rosary.
Advent Penance Service
Due to COVID-19, we will not hold a communal Advent penance service this year in the Santiam Vicariate. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of extended Advent Reconciliation opportunities listed below.
Advent Reconciliation Opportunities
Monday through Friday
Following daily Mass, during the Recitation of the Holy Rosary
12:00-12:30 pm or until finished
7:00-7:45 pm during Adoration
30 minutes before Mass
11:30 am (Spanish)
December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Did you know? For over 15 years, our Hispanic/Latino ministry at Immaculate Conception has hosted yearly devotions in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12.
This year join the Hispanic/Latino community starting December 3 through December 10 for a special Novena in the Church at 6:00 pm.
The celebrations typically include a variety of different events, such as Las Mañanitas, a traditional serenading of Our Lady on her feast day led by a mariachi or choir.
Check out the schedule below:
All Night Vigil beginning December 11
11:00—Holy Rosary in Spanish
12:00 am (Midnight)—Las Mañanitas
2:00 am—Presentation in Spanish on the significance of the Holy Rosary
4:00 am—Traditional songs and Holy Rosary in Spanish
5:00-7:00 am—Las Mañanitas
8:00 am—The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Spanish
2:00 pm—Bilingual Holy Mass: Consecration to Mary with Bishop Peter Smith
The Church will remain unlocked throughout the night of December 11 for those wishing to come and pray and make private devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
An additional altar will be set-up in the parish center.
For the safety of our community, we will ask all visitors to check-in and check-out when visiting the parish.
Welcome home this Christmas!
If you plan on attending Christmas Mass this year, please note the following:
- Face masks are required while on our parish campus. The use of face shields is no longer recommended. Please keep a safe 6-foot distance between those around you.
- Capacity between our two facilities (the church and parish center) is limited to 160 people; please understand that we cannot allow entrance if we have reached capacity.
- Please sanitize your pew or seating area before using it with the sanitation wipes provided.
2020 Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
8:30 pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day - Friday, December 25
12:00 am Midnight Mass
December 31 & January 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Join us as we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the obligation to attend Mass on Holy Days and Sundays remains dispensed.
7:00 pm Bilingual Vigil