Welcome to Immaculate Conception

All are welcome!

Our ChurchWe are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Email us.


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Ascension  Thursday
is  a  holy  day  of  Obligation. 
Masses will be Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30PM and
Thursday, May 30 at
and 6:30PM. 

The Stop the Bleed free program given at St. Mary's and St. Rita's on 6/3/19 & 6/6/19 was a wonderful success. Eric Zaney, Chief of Adams County Regional EMS, was presenter for the Parish Nurses. A total of 60 people came, including both Pastors, Fr Peter and Fr Christopher. Thanks to Karen Graff for our beautiful flyer and thanks to Becky Sites for the bulletin ads. God Bless all who came. ~ Dorothy D., a parish nurse. 

Flag Day Ceremony, June 14, 7:00PM at St. Mary’s Parish. A thirty minute ceremony and refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall. Everyone is invited. Parishioners and their families and the community. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Be sure to scroll down to view all of the added events (Dr. Scott Hahn, etc). Make 2019 a great year by being involved in your parish and your diocese. God bless!

SAVE THE DATE August 4th for the Annual Picnic at Carroll Valley Park, from Noon to 5:00PM. More details to follow closer to the date.

Mass with Charismatic Prayer for Healing: Monday, July 1 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Abbottstown.  Praise and Worship starting at 6:30P; Mass at 7PM. Individual Prayer Available. For information phone or txt Janet at 717-259-7798 or email at <nocfp@yahoo.com>

The latest version of the Catholic Witness is available to read online. Click here to go to the Diocesan website.

Faith Forward (The Diocesan Annual Campaign formerly known as the Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal): Click here to go to the Diocesan website. Click here to see the video or scroll down to see it below.
We still have not reached our goal. Thank you to those who have contributed. There is still time if you have not yet given. May God bless you. 


Pieta Prayer Intention for June:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, source of boundless love and mercy, we ask that You draw us ever closer to Your holy will. We pray for all priests and fathers. Increase their love for You so that they may better love and guide those under their care. Amen


Our Mission Statement

The parish of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (a.k.a. St. Mary’s) is staffed by the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Our parish celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ in giving witness to His real presence in our lives and community. We strive to express our faith through prayer, in the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, forming and strengthening our faith by embracing and teaching the good news of the Gospel. Trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we comfort and give hope to the sick and the grieving and reach out to those in spiritual and material need. With compassion and love, we offer hospitality, warmly welcoming all people to share the joy and peace of Christ.

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We are excited to announce that Bishop Ronald Gainer has endorsed the new Catholic Podcast Network Breadbox Media. Please visit their website and discover all that the network has to offer: www.breadboxmedia.com.
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New Youth Protection Site

The Diocesan Youth Protection website where people can find out how to report sexual abuse and learn how to prevent it. Please visit it at https://www.youthprotectionhbg.com/

Opportunities to Volunteer:


Ruth's Harvest

Please see the bulletin for the needs of the pantry. Thank you for your generous support!



Looking for a way to serve? Our Parish is in need of Ushers for every Mass. It's a great way to give of your time and get to know the people of your parish. Please click here for more information. 




A Local Monastery is under contruction! The Carmelite Nuns are looking for help. To see their list of needs, click here. Learn more about them by visiting http://fairfieldcarmelites.org/ 


Special Masses & Events:



Eucharistic Prayer Group

meets every month on the 2nd Sunday at St. Mary’s in Fairfield from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. All are welcome for music & Eucharistic Adoration, Marian Remarks, Devotion & Consecration, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet, Spiritual Communion & Healing Prayers! Please join us!




Corpus Christi Men's Retreat: Aug 2-4 @Mt Saint Mary's Men, mark your calendar for the 41st annual Corpus Christi Men's Retreat. Cost $170 includes accommodations for two nights, six meals, five conferences, two Masses, relaxation, and spiritual renewal. Fr. Bill Garrott is the retreat leader. Reservations, along with a $60 deposit, will be accepted now through 7/6/19. Join us for an awesome annual event! For reservations or additional information, please contact Bruce Kocsis @ 301-219-0780 or via emai:l Bkocsisjr@gmail.com.


Come Have Your Faith Renewed: Join Dr. Scott Hahn at the retreat on August 24 at the New Oxford High School auditorium. Lunch provided. Cost is $25. Visit the link here for complete event details and to register either online or by contacting Pete Socks, Genteral Manager, by email or 717-521-3137. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe: 

Join Father Peter next year for a wonderful opportunity! September 8 - 15, 2019 - 8 Days
For Information and Reservations: Contact Rev. Peter DiTomasso,
256 Tract Road, Fairfield PA 17320 – Telephone: 717-642-8815
Email: metshaven@hotmail.com
Tour Details 


General Information

Financial information has been updated.

Click here to see the links for the Annual Report, Quarterly Reports, and the most current, approved parish council meeting minutes.

Formed: Are you taking advantage of your FREE Formed access?

Thousands of movies, video programs, audios and ebooks.
ee the featureed post on the page for the pick of the month from Formed. Code is in the calendar each month on the first Sunday of the month. Click here to go to the calendar to see the code. Please contact the Parish office if you have any questions. 

RCIA Information:

St. Mary's Parish participates with a program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children (RCIA). Please contact Donna Butt at tea.cup4@comcast.net for further questions and information. 

Website photos:

We plan on expanding our photos on the website. In preparation, please print out, sign and turn in to the parish office the photo release for any families with minors. 


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  • Saturday Mass: 8:00am and Vigil Mass 5:00pm
  • Sunday Masses: 8:00am and 10:30am
  • Daily M-F Mass: 7:00am
  • Holy Day of Obligation Mass: Vigil 6:30pm, 7:00 am & 6:30pm
  • Solemnity of Mary Vigil (December 31st) 5:00pm
  • Confessions: Thursdays after 7am Mass & Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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