Immaculate Conception

   

Welcome to the Roman Catholic community of the Immaculate Conception,
located in Jim Thorpe, PA. We welcome you to our parish website.  

Please feel free to visit often to learn about who we are as a community of faith
and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the area, we cordially
invite you to make Immaculate Conception your parish home.

Immaculate Conception Parish was founded in 1848 to serve the needs of God’s people in this beautiful area. We are still
a vibrant parish family, grateful to God. We do today what we have been doing for nearly 150 years-we welcome into our family
 all who come to us. We proclaim the love and the mercy and the concern of our God for all people. We provide a parish community
 in which people can come together to worship and love their God and to find a fellowship with each other that is truly warm
and inviting. We delight in passing on our precious Faith to our children who are the future.

All Mass Times Are Subject to Change
(Please see the bulletin for weekly schedule)

 

Weekend Mass Times
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. (Vigil)
 Sunday:  9:30 a.m.  

Weekday Mass Times
Monday Through Friday : 8:00 a.m.  (unless otherwise noted in bulletin)

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
and anytime upon request.

 

BAPTISMS
 Beginning September 1, 2010, parents who wish to have their child baptized must attend a Baptism class.
Classes are held once a month and you must register by calling the Rectory office. Baptism will be scheduled following
 completion of the class. Catholic Godparents must be practicing Catholics of the Faith. Two Catholic Godparents are
encouraged. A non-Catholic is permitted as a witness accompanied by the minimal requirements of one Catholic godparent.  

 FIRST PENANCE, FIRST EUCHARIST, AND CONFIRMATION
 Though immediate preparation is given to children before receiving these Sacraments, children are expected to
receive a Catholic upbringing in their family and have formal religious education classes (Catholic School or WCC Instructions). Moreover, attendance at weekend mass is a duty, a necessity and a requirement.  

 REGIONAL REL. ED. COORDINATOR: Mrs. Kathleen D. Merkel, 570-325-2791

MARRIAGES
 Must be arranged at least six months in advance before any social plans are finalized. The earlier you contact the
priest the better. The Celebration of Marriage is set for Saturdays. All couples must attend Diocesan Marriage Preparation Classes.  

NEW MEMBERS who would like to join the parish are welcome to register by contacting the Rectory office. Please register
when moving into the parish. Kindly notify us when leaving.  

PARISHIONER UPDATES: Please inform the Rectory office of change of address, phone, marriage, separation, etc.
so that our records can be kept current and you receive all important mailings. Our envelopes mailings are updated bi-monthly.