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

In this season of Lent, please reflect on our Lenten Guidelines: The traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and other forms of self-denial are still required by the Church. The faithful observance of Lent should manifest itself especially in the imitation of Christ in daily life and in the readiness to sacrifice time and talents whenever possible, in personal, parish and community efforts for those in spiritual or material need. The spiritual hunger of the unchurched locally and in mission lands can be a focus of prayers and charitable giving. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat for those 14 years of age and older. They are also days of fasting for those between 18 and 59 years of age. (Those bound by the law of fasting may take one full meal. Two smaller meals are also permitted, sufficient to maintain strength according to one’s needs. Eating between meals is not permitted; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed. When health or ability to work is seriously affected, the law does not oblige.) All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat for those 14 years of age or older.

Consider one of the following programs for your daily “Prayer” time this Lent. Click here to see some wonderful choices.

The latest version of the Catholic Witness is available to read online. Click here to go to February 15, 2019 Edition. 

Tax Statements Anyone wanting tax statements for 2018 please call the parish office between the hours of 8:30AM & 1:00PM or email the parish office at Maryrita256@comcast.net. Thank you.

Fridays during Lent: Join us at St. Mary's on Fridays for Evening Prayer, a Simple Lenten Supper, and Stations of the Cross (5:30PM, 5:45PM, & 6:30PM respectively). There will also be a Pro-Life Rosary following Stations of the Cross. Please note that Good Friday is the exception to the schedule. Please make Fridays in Lent days of recollection and fellowship!

Adoration Chapel participants please note the following: The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) at 5PM so that all who want to attend the Evening of Recollection and Fellowship at St. Mary's, that begins at 5:30PM, may be able to do so.

Faith Forward (The Diocesan Annual Campaign formerly known as the Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal): Click here to go to the Diocesan website. See the Bulletin from 2/17/19 to read how we benefit from the campaign. Thank you in advance for your generous support! Click here to see the video or scroll down to see it below.



 

Pieta Prayer Intention for March:
Heavenly Father, as we journey through Lent, we come to you with the crosses we carry out of concern for our Church. May St. Joseph, husband of Mary foster father of Jesus, intercede for our Church, the pope, the bishops, priests and the people of God. May the whole Church serve the God of all Blessings in truth, love and freedom in Christ. 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.
Bread Box Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Click here for the workshop information.  To see their list of needs, click here. Learn more about them by visiting http://fairfieldcarmelites.org/ 

 

Special Masses & Events:

 

A Bible Study 

Will be begin on March 10th and continue (off and on) into June each Sunday from 1PM - 2:30PM at St. Mary's. Hope to see you there!


 

Fridays during Lent:
Join us at St. Mary's on Fridays for Evening Prayer, a Simple Lenten Supper, and Stations of the Cross (5:30PM, 5:45PM, & 6:30PM respectively). There will be a Pro-Life Rosary following Stations of the Cross. Please note that Good Friday is the exception to the schedule. Please make Fridays in Lent days of recollection and fellowship! 
 

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!

 


 

“That Man Is You”

Spring semester has begun! Join us Saturdays at 6:15 AM at St. Mary's. There will be nine different and dynamic speakers discussing themes related to TMIY's “The Vision of Man Fully Alive”. Open to all men over 18 years old.

Come join men from area churches. Breakfast provided.




 

Save the date for Into The Deep with Dan Burke

June 1, 2019: 8:30AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Join us at St. Mary's parish (256 Tract Rd, Fairfield PA) for 
Into the Deep… Discovering the Depths of God Every Day

Registration required: $20/person until April 15th. $25/person after April 15th. $30 at the door (Fee includes a bag of event materials and a free mini-course on prayer - over $50 in retail value).
To register: https://avila-institute.org/product/into-the-deep-fairfield-pa-june-1-2019/
 

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.
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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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Masses

 

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

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