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! We wish everyone a happy and blessed New Year!

Just a reminder, the adult formation 6 week session now begins on January 27th. See the details by scrolling below or go to the event on the calendar.

Bishop Gainer will host a Listening Sessions in January and February of 2019. All members of St. Mary’s and St. Rita’s are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bishop Gainer encourages anyone with questions regarding the Grand Jury Report, the Diocese’s response to abuse, our path forward, or any other questions or concern to attend one of these sessions. Each session will include opening remarks from Bishop Gainer and retired Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Janet McNeal, recently hired to oversee the youth protection efforts of the Diocese. Following their brief remarks, the floor will be opened for questions. 

Closest to St. Mary's:
*Monday, Feb. 25th at Corpus Christi, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. at 6:30PM.
*Additional sessions are noted in the 1/18/19 edition of the Catholic Witness (linked below).

In order to make the sessions welcoming and to encourage discussion, video and audio recording will not be permitted. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions but would still like to ask Bishop Gainer a question, please email your question to AskBishopGainer@hbgdiocese.org

The latest version of the Catholic Witness is available to read online. Click here to go to the edition released January 18, 2019. 

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.

PCCW Meeting Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7:00PM at the Church. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend.

The Lay Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts will hold their monthly prayer meeting for this month on Sat. Jan.26, at 11AM at the Adoration Chapel, House of Studies, 350 Tract Road, Fairfield. Please bring your bible and join us and may God bless you. ~ Fr. Christopher C Onyeneke, Director.

You’re invited to the St. Andrew Catholic School in Waynesboro for their Winter Open House on Sunday, January 27th, from 1:00 to 3:00PM. Grades K-8, before and after school care. Tour the Waynesboro campus, and meet the students and faculty! Please call 717-762-3221 with any questions.

The Knights of Columbus will be taking orders for it's annual Superbowl subs. Order forms will be in
next week’s bulletin. Please return the order form with the money on January 26-27. The subs will be here for the SuperBowl on February 2-3.

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


Pieta Prayer Intention for January During this month we honor and invoke the most holy and powerful name of Jesus.
Merciful Jesus, we implore through the merits of your Holy Childhood the safety & security of our country and the world. Gather into your loving and merciful heart the lives of all children especially those in the womb. 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

The next Ruth's Harvest collection will be in February. Please stay tuned for the needs of the pantry. Thank you for your generous support!
Groups of volunteers are needed to fill backpacks on 3/7, 4/11, 4/16, 5/1, 5/22, and 5/30. Please email hgwight@comcast.net to sign up. 


 

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 study of the Mass with Bishop Robert Baron

is forming for anyone interested. The classes will be held on Sundays from 1-2 pm beginning on January 27th at St. Mary's. All are welcome to study with Bishop Baron along with workbooks that are available at a cost of $18.00. Mark your calendar and join us.

 

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!

 



March for Life, Washington DC

Jan. 18, 2019.  Join us as we march. Go to the March for Life website for additional information. Click here to go to 2019 March for Life 

 

 

 

“That Man Is You”

Spring semester starts on Saturday Jan. 19 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.



 


Diocesan Respect Life Mass, Camp Hill PA
Jan. 20, 2019 @ 9:30 AM: The annual diocesan Respect Life Mass will take place at Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill.
Reverend Stephen Kelley, chaplain to our diocese’s Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion ministry, will be the celebrant and homilist.

https://www.hbgdiocese.org/respectlife/ 

 



Save the date for the 8th Prayer Shawl Retreat 

Feb. 23, 2019. Join us for the 8th Prayer Shawl Retreat, hosted by The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. We warmly invite women of the Diocese to join us at Good Shepherd Parish, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA.  The retreat will begin with Mass at 9:30 a.m., followed by knitting / crocheting, praying the Rosary, fellowship and lunch. The retreat will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome to this day of sharing and fellowship in this special ministry.
Cost of $10 includes lunch. Advance registration is required.  Call or text Kathy Kokoski at 717-448-8899  or Debbie Black at 717-514-8815, or email them at kakoko120@comcast.net or mvdb01@verizon.net to register.    RSVP deadline is Sunday, February 10.

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/

 

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.

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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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