Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Children's Programs

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Before the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Mass, children are invited to hear the readings of the Sunday mass from the Children's Lectionary. The Children's Lectionary has simplified the same translation that the adults hear at this part of the Mass. This helps children understand the Scriptures and the Gospel message at a level that is appropriate for their growth and development. 

Children return to their parents at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist when the gifts are brought up. 

Parish Nursery

On certain Sundays, the Nursery at Immaculate Conception offers childcare, provided by volunteers inside the St. Joseph’s room in the Parish Center, for babies and toddlers (up to 3 years old or so). Doors open 15 minutes before Mass and space is limited.

Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Children who received baptism as infants or were very young (before the age of seven or eight) begin the nourishment of Christ's life around the time of second grade. This preparation includes the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Instruction and formation for receiving these two sacraments usually begin in September.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls in the fourth grade and above who are interested in assisting the priest at Sunday Mass, special liturgical celebrations, and other liturgical functions such as weddings and funerals are eligible to join the altar servers. Training is provided after school hours.