Welcome to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule:

Friday, December 7th at 5pm and Saturday, December 8th at 8am and 12noon

Potluck Supper to follow the 5pm Saturday Mass in the Cathedral Center Lower Level. Last names ending in A-P please bring a meat dish. Last names ending in Q-Z please bring a vegetable or a salad to share. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

Christmas 2018 Confession and Mass Schedule

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A Parish of Faith, Hope, and Charity

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.

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 of special grace, and an exception to the law, or privilege, which no other created personal 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.


St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry,

Cathedral Conference

Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference collects non-perishable food items and simple toiletries on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to bring your donations to Mass and place them in the baskets located by all doors in the back of the Church.  If you prefer a monetary donation, write your check to:   St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral Conference and place it in the collection basket or send to the office at       1102 S. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802     ATTN:  SVdP

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Cathedral Center 1102 S. Clinton St.

Food Distribution on the Third Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm  First Come First Served.
This month needs include: canned fruit, rice, beans, hot chocolate mix, canned soup, canned pasta, jello and pudding mixes, bar soap, laundry soap, shampoo and toilet paper


Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage Statue:

The pilgrimage statue is available in the Cathedral Center Library.
Sign out sheets are next to the statue for 2 weeks at a time.



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Kroger Community Rewards Program:

Sign up your Kroger's card to help the Cathedral. The Cathedral will begin earning rewards every time you use your Kroger Plus Card. This card is free and can be picked up at the main desk of any Kroger if you do not have one already. Click on the instructions on how to register your card. Cathedral's NPO #: (Non-Profit Organization) is KS607





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


     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

     Advent and Lent: as posted

Cathedral is Open

     Monday - Friday 8:45 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

     First Friday of the Month: 7:00 am

     Friday 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.