Church was built as a Mission in
The parish was established in 1915.
the Immaculate Conception parish is home
to Roman Catholics in the Lancaster
If you are new to our community, we hope you have felt welcome.
If you are a visitor - we're glad you joined us! If you wish to
become a member of our parish family, simply fill out the blue
form available at the side entrances of the church and present
the form and introduce yourself to Fr. Tom. Additional
information will be provided at that time.
MEN OF OUR PARISH: The Knights of
Columbus will hold an informational meeting on
Wednesday, January 27th, at 7:00 PM,
in the Church
Hall, to introduce to the men of the
Parish the benefits of becoming a member of
the largest Catholic Laymen's
organization in the world composed of more than
1.8 million Catholic men worldwide and
how a Knights of Columbus Parish
Council can benefit us here at Immaculate Conception. Anyone who
is 18 and older is eligible. Men
of the Parish, please consider becoming a member of a
worldwide Catholic organization that for
over 130 years has been committed to
serving our Church, family and community.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN CATHOLIC MEN'S
All men are
invited to the annual Conference, at Worcester's DCU
Center, on Sat., March
12th. Hear dynamic talks from outstanding Catholic
leaders: Navis Pictures' Jim
Morlino, football superstar Father Mike Lightner,
and evangelist-convert Mike
Cumbie. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will offer a
special presentation on the
Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to confessions.
Bishops and diocesan and
religious priests will hear confessions. Bishop
McManus will offer Mass. For a
Conference brochure, further information, or
registration, call (508) 929-4345.
Visit our website at www.firstmensconf.org for
information and ticket purchases.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES HOMECARE PROGRAM
is looking for Aides to care for elders, in
surrounding towns. Duties include
light housekeeping, laundry and shopping. Paid training,
mileage reimbursement and a schedule to meet your needs. Please
phone Catholic Charities
Homecare Program at 1-800-649-4364.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
about Long Term Care Options for yourself or a loved one?
is a free
service that assists people in making informed choices about
long term care services, resources and supports. A goal of
Options Counseling is to assist
individuals to remain in the community, safely and
independently. Who is eligible? People of
any age who have a disability; People age 60
and over; Caregivers and family members. An
Options Counselor will work with you to: Explain long term care
services; Provide unbiased
information and decision support; Connect you to resources,
supports and services. An
Options Counselor can meet with you in the setting of your
choice — in your own home, at an
agency, hospital, rehabilitation or nursing facility, or over
the phone. To speak to an Options Counselor, phone
Montachusett Home Care at (978) 537-7411 or
at (978) 365-9268.
the rectory office if you should move to a new location, change
your P.O. Box #, or if traveling for an extended period. This is
most helpful to the office and we in turn will inform the Lord,
wherever you are
F.Y.I.- To arrange an
announced Mass, please call Eileen at the rectory office at
(978) 365-6582, as the Mass calendar is on her desk.
Do you have some time available each week that you could give in
a constructive, meaningful way? If so, than perhaps you would
make a good volunteer for Allegiance Hospice. Allegiance Hospice
is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care
in nursing homes in Central Mass Area for a minimum of 1 hour a
week. Volunteers are formally trained and are a valued part of
the interdisciplinary team in serving patients at end of life.
If you are interested, please call
Lisa Trudell at
As A REMINDER, our
parish follows the guidelines of the national Charter for the
Protection of Children and Young People approved by the US
Bishops and the policies of the Diocese of Worcester in
screening those who work with children in our care and in
helping victims of abuse find healing. If you or someone you
know has been sexually abused by a Church employee or volunteer
in the past, please contact Frances Nugent, Victim
Services Coordinator for our diocese at (508) 929-4363 (direct
line & confidential voicemail). If you are concerned about a
current case of abuse, please contact the local civil
(heart start) is available in the sacristy to the right of the
door. Some parishioners trained in BLS have been oriented to the
unit. In the event of an emergency, these individuals may
require that one or two people assist by getting the AED and/or
by calling 911 on the phone in the sacristy.
To Link to a MAP for finding our Parish or
for Driving Directions,
PO Box 95