Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Advent

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

Immaculate Conception is offering you a totally free gift to make this year extra special. 
 
To help ignite a deeper spiritual journey through the holidays for our parish family, our Advent parish mission has gone virtual! 
 
Ignite Your Parish is a digital program with a bundle of music by The Vigil Project, reflections by Fr. Dave Pivonka, and a devotional companion booklet. Every Sunday you'll receive the Sunday connection to remind you about this incredible program and the opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey. 
 
Ready to dive in? Contact [email protected] for more information. 

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. 

Click here to download the parish Novena


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

Thursday

7:00-7:45 pm during Adoration

Saturday

11:00-11:30 am

3:30-4:00 pm

Sunday

30 minutes before Mass

7:30 am

9:30 am

11:30 am (Spanish)

6:00 pm


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

December 12

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.


Christmas Mass

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

4:30 pm 

6:30 pm

8:30 pm (Spanish)

Christmas Day - Friday, December 25

12:00 am Midnight Mass

8:00 am 

10:00 am 

Sign-up for All Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses here


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. 

December 31

7:00 pm Bilingual Vigil

Sign-up for Mass here

January 1

9:00 am

Sign-up for Mass here