Celebrating 150 Years of the Parish of the Immaculate Conception
The Early Years of Immaculate Conception Church
Father Patrick Birminghman came to Yuma in 1866 and laid the adobe foundation for what was to become Immaculate Conception Church shortly after he arrived. All local Catholics were asked to participate in the church's construction by donating an adobe brick for the building. On May 10, 1868 the walls and flat roof of the Church were completed and named the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin.
Immaculate Conception Parish gradually outgrew the 1866 adobe structure and the cornerstone of the new church, constructed of brick was laid in 1899. And this new brick church located on Main Street served the parishioners until November 22, 1960 when a devastating fire destroyed the church. Masses were celebrated in the school hall until the new church was built.
The present Immaculate Conception Church was dedicated on February 16, 1964.
Immaculate Conception Church 2015
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Welcome to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 505 S. Ave B, Yuma, Arizona.
We are also celebrating the "miracle" of 150 years as a Parish with a beautiful church and newly renovated school which continue to serve all God's children in the Yuma community and beyond. Our story in this historic anniversary year of celebration is written in the hearts of all of our parishioners, past and present. We have so much to be grateful for, as we remember the contributions of so many of our beloved brothers and sisters who made possible the establishment of the Parish of Immaculate Conception in 1865 and those who have sustained its vital mission since.
Anniversary celebrations are important milestones in everyone's life. They give us the opportunity to remember the past, to celebrate the present, and to dream about the future. All of our memories of the church and school of yesteryear, our experiences now, and our hopes for our children and grandchildren all come together when we mark this 150th anniversary of Immaculate Conception.
God bless you all and thank you for your love and devotion to Immaculate Conception Parish!
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASSES
December 8, 2017
Holy Day of Obligation
7:00 a.m. (Spanish) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission
8:00 a.m. (English), 9:00 a.m. (School Mass), 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) at Immaculate Conception Church
Monday thru Saturday 8:00 a.m.
SUNDAY MASSES/HORARIO DE MISAS
Saturday (Anticipated Mass) 5:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. (English),
10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. followed with Confessions
Every Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
First Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
We honor Our Lady of Fatima on the First Saturday of the month by praying the Holy
Rosary at 12:00 noon in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Saturdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
Every Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Our intentions are for
our Priests and Sisters as well as your own special intentions