2nd Annual PRAYERS FOR PEACE:

Sunday, September 10th from 1:00pm-4:30pm

Please join us at the Cathedral for our second annual "Prayers for Peace" during Fort Wayne's "Be a Tourist in your own Hometown" weekend. Please come, light a candle and pray for peace in our world.

All are welcome

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JOURNEY INTO TRUTH Parish Retreat

A Catechism Retreat will be offered once a week for 12 weeks in the fall starting Monday, September 18th and ending Monday, December 11th from 6:30pm-8pm.  Tuesday morning sessions will also be offered starting at 10:00am-11:30am. Winter/Lent Sessions will begin with both groups meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Child care will be available during Monday evening sessions.  All sessions will be in the Cathedral Center hall.  Please see attached bulletin and registration forms.  If you have any questions, please call Cate Forbing at 260-402-7740.  Registration deadline is August 18th.

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Mission

As Parishioners of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, we are a culturally diverse Catholic Community united in the grace of God, under the mantle of Mother Mary, called to dedicate our lives to Christ. As Cathedral, we are a beacon of tradition and grandeur, hospitality, and sacred liturgy. We are missioned to serve God in our parish, our diocese, and in the broader community.

A Parish of Faith, Hope, and Charity

Immaculate Conception is the title of the Blessed Virgin as sinless from the first moment of her existence. In the words of Pope Pius IX's solemn definition, made in 1854, "The most holy Virgin Mary was, in the first moment of her conception, by a unique gift of grace and privilege of almighty God in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of mankind, preserved free from all stain of original sin." Her freedom from sin was an unmerited gift of God or special grace, and an exception to the law, or prividege, which no other created person has ever received. Solemn celebration of this special dignity is noted each December 8 in a special Mass on that Holy Day of obligation for all Catholics. The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States, our Diocese and this Cathedral.
 

 

Other Services

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: (in Chapel)

     Friday: after 12:05 pm Mass until 5:00 pm and

     Benediction at 4:55 pm

Penance/Reconciliation:

     Monday and Friday: 7:30 am, 4:30 pm

     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 am

     Saturday: 8:30-9:15 am, 3:45-4:30 pm

     Holy Days of Obligation & National Holidays: none

     Pre-Christmas (Advent) and Pre-Easter (Lent): as posted

Cathedral is Open

     Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

     Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

     Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Mass Schedule

Weekend: (in Cathedral)

     Saturday: 5:00 pm

     Sunday: 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 pm

 

Weekday: (in Chapel)

     Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am, 12:05 pm

     Friday: 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 12:05 pm

     Saturday: 8:00 am

 

Holy Days of Obligation: (in Cathedral)

5:00 pm Vigil, 7:00 am, 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm

 

 

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Catholic Church invites every unbaptized and those already baptized of other faiths to explore your desire for the Catholic faith and prepare to enter into Full Communion with the Catholic Church.

Individuals over the age of 18 years old, baptized Catholic, not yet Confirmed or have missed any other Sacrament are asked to sign up for preparation classes.  Adult Confirmation with Bishop Rhoades takes place at the Cathedral every year near the Feast of Pentecost. If interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Sue Jordan at 424-1485 x307, cathedralsjordan@gmail.com.