Lancaster, Ma

Diocese of Worcester

 

Immaculate Conception Parish

 Fr. Tom Hultquist, Pastor 

 

 
     
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The Church was built as a Mission in 1873. 

The parish was established in 1915.

 

Today the Immaculate Conception parish is home

to Roman Catholics in the Lancaster Massachusetts area.


ANNOUNCEMENTS...
WELCOME! 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.

CALLING ALL 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.

16TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE: 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? Options Counseling 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 Frank Mitchell at (978) 365-9268.
PLEASE INFORM 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.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 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 (877) 255-4623.
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 authorities immediately.
OUR AED (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.

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 95

Lancaster, MA 01523

 

Telephone:

Rectory: (978) 365-6582

Fax:       (978) 365-3097

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This site was last updated 01/16/16