Welcome to Immaculate Conception

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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 holiday season.

The latest version of the Catholic Witness is available to read online. Click here to go to the December 7th issue

The Christmas schedule is posted in the calendar beginning with the details of the Communal Penance Service on December 15. Please click here for the details. 

There's a bus for the March for Life in Washington DC on 1/18/19. Cost is $10 per rider. See bulletin or below for additional information. Deadline to register is December 18th!




Pieta prayer for Advent and Christmas Seasons:

Be still my soul, and wait upon the Lord... Please come, Jesus! Prepare the manger of our hearts to receive you. Heavenly Mother, and dear St. Joseph, journey with us as we enter into this sacred time and help us to remember that we are all refugees on our way to the eternal Bethlehem. 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

The next Ruth's Harvest collection will be in January. Please stay tuned for the needs of the pantry. Thank you for your generous support!



Pot Luck Luncheon for Soup Kitchen Volunteers:

There will be a luncheon for St. Mary's & St. Rita's parishioners who volunteer with the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen and anyone who would like to learn more about the Soup Kitchen on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 11:30 at St. Mary's. Please contact Karen Graff @ piratefans@comcast.net to RSVP or if you'd like to know more about volunteering with the Soup Kitchen but cannot attend the lunch. Click here for more information.

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:


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!


Bus For March for Life Washington DC

Jan. 18, 2019. $10 per rider. Includes a bag lunch. Deadline to register Dec.18. Departs from Fire Works store along Rt. 15 at 7:45AM and returns at 7:00PM.  Dinner stop at Golden Corral in Frederick. Details and sign-up sheet in foyer of St. Mary"s & St. Rita's. Contact Dick Heibel (see bulletin) with questions. 

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 of the month. 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 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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