St. Vincent de Paul (1576 - 1660) was born in Gascony, France, and died in Paris. He studied theology at Toulouse and was ordained a priest in 1600. As a young priest he fell into the hands of Mohammedan pirates who carried him off to Africa. After his return to France he became successively parish priest, grand almoner of the galley slaves, and spiritual director of the Visitation nuns. He founded the Congregation of the Priests of the Mission or Lazarists to preach especially to country people. With the help of Louise de Marillac he established the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity to care for young girls, for the needy, sick, and foundlings. He died at St. Lazarus's which was the center of his Congregation. Leo XIII proclaimed him special patron of charitable institutions.
Did you know? Both the Immaculata Men's Group (IMG) and Immaculata Women's Group (IWG) meet on the weekends. The men's group meets on Saturday mornings and the women's group meet on Sunday mornings in Our Lady's Plaza. The morning begins at 6:15 a.m. with coffee and donuts followed by the weekly presentation at 6:30 a.m. and group discussion.
Listen to parishioner testimonies about our IC Immaculata Men's and Women's groups.
Whether you are a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church or new to the Irwin area, take a moment to learn more about our parish and our faith community. We encourage you to worship and grow with us in a family of faith. Welcome!
As our lives become more media minded and the pace of life continues to speed up, it is important to keep "in touch" and to be reminded of our mission as a parish and as a Church. Simple reminders, invitations and alerts received on your computer and smart phones allow me, your Shepherd, to communicate in a quick, simple and effective way.
Eucharistic Adoration is held every Tuesday following the 8 a.m. Mass and continuing all day until 6:15 p.m. There are special prayer booklets available containing prayers for vocations during adoration. Confessions are held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and evening Mass begins at 6:30 p.m.