The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.
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.