Fr. Robert W. Marshall, Jr., Installed as Pastor of the Cathedral

On January 6, 2018, His Excellency the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis, presided over the installation of Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., as Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish.  The celebration took place on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and marked the 47th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Memphis.  Attending the ceremony were members of Father Marshall’s family, including several alumnae of ICCS predecessor schools.  Father Marshall’s mother, Margaret Anne Martin Marshall, graduated from Catholic High School in 1944 when it was staffed by the Sisters of Mercy on the Immaculate Conception campus.  Also attending were three of Father Marshall’s first cousins:  Janet Martin Quinn (ICHS ’70), Louise Martin Carpenter (ICHS ’74) and Larry Martin with his wife, Gayle Zimmerman Martin (ICHS ’69).

Shown in picture from left, Janet Martin Quinn (ICHS ’70), Margaret Anne Martin Marshall (CHS ’44), Father Marshall, Bishop Holley, Louise Martin Carpenter (ICHS ’74), Gayle Zimmerman Martin (ICHS ’69) and Larry Martin.

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 0 comments
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Cathedral Campus Closed January 12, 2018

Due to snow and ice conditions, our school and church buildings and offices are closed. Stay warm and be safe.
Posted by Aileen Palmer at Friday, January 12, 2018 | 0 comments
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Pastoral Installation Mass

The Pastoral Installation Mass of Fr. Robert W. Marshall by His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop Marin D. Holley will be at the Cathedral on Saturday, January 6 at the 5:00 pm Mass.  A reception will follow in Marian Hall.  The Cathedral Choir will sing at this special Mass!  All are welcome to celebrate in this joyous ocassion.
Posted by Aileen Palmer at Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 0 comments
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Solelmnity of the Immaculate Conception

Celebrate our feast day!  The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated with Masses at 6:30 am, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Learn more about the Immaculate Conception here.
Posted by Aileen Palmer at Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 0 comments
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

Listen to the Beat of the Drums!

On Tuesday evening, December 12th, between 5 pm and 7 pm, it will be hard to miss the sea of colorful beaded costumes and the steady beat of drums, as the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession makes its pilgrimage from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1324 Jefferson Avenue at Cleveland to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Avenue at Belvedere.  The MPD will lead the procession through Central Gardens going East on Peabody from Cleveland and then turning south on Belvedere. 

The procession and celebration commemorate the feast day of the Mother of Jesus and her apparition to St. Juan Diego in Central Mexico.  Upon the arrival of the procession at the Cathedral, a Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency the Most Reverend Francisco Gonzalez, S.F., Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, with His Excellency the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, presiding.  This annual event includes over a thousand parishioners from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.  Everyone is invited to gather on the sidewalks as this religious and culturally rich procession passes through our neighborhood. Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only the patron Saint of Mexico but also of all of the Americas; the feast is of special significance to Mexicans as it commemorates the beginning of the conversion of Mexico’s people to Christianity.  To learn more about the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe, visit: or

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 comments
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