"Celebrating our Past, Passing on our Tradition"
Welcome to the Home Page for our "60 for 60" Fundraiser
Update 5/23/2023: As of now, we have our new Piano (Christmas '22), New Presider's Chairs (March '23), and reupholstered benches and kneelers in the sanctuary (May '23).
I have received word that our brass-work will be completed by the end of May and delivered in June if everything progresses smoothly.
Thank you for the support of our projects.
Our work in front of the school is ongoing as we had issues confirming a reasonable contract for the work. We are reworking with a new vendor to do the work.
Immaculate Conception has been in the Norwood Park neighborhood for nearly 120 years. It has witnessed numerous changes and experienced enormous growth. The Catholic Church likewise, has grown tremendously on the Northwest Side with numerous parishes, robust schools, and a proud tradition born of faith.
Our current church, featured prominently on Harlem and Talcott, is the 4th church on our campus. It is now the longest standing church in the history of our parish.
Our fundraiser seeks to update various aspects of our Weekend Experience (piano, furniture, and brass). It also looks to accentuate our history with a beautification project of our school's landscaping off of Talcott Avenue, which is the oldest standing part of campus today, dating back nearly 100 years!
Your donations will assist in completing the project in time for the anniversary of our church's dedication in May 2023.
December 8th, 1962 marked the first Mass ever celebrated in our church. December 8th, 2022 will be the final day of our "60 for 60" fundraiser, which is scheduled to conclude with a fitting celebration dedicated to our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
While the Fundraiser has formally concluded, please look at our resources and materials:
Pledge Cards, envelopes, and booklets outlining the project are available at church and in our Parish Office. You may also download the booklet here.