In both calendars the Church commemorates the abbot from the 3rd century. St. Anthony, the father of monks, retired to the desert at about the age of eighteen in order to live in perfect solitude. He laid the foundations of community life, and gave to his disciples that profound broad and sane instruction, the mature result of solitude and prayer, which forms the surest basis of Christian asceticism.
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.