In the celebration of the Mass, our parish family come together to grow in understanding of God’s Word and to share the gift of Christ himself in Communion. The Eucharist is the most important way in which the parishioners of Immaculate Conception demonstrate and celebrate their oneness with God.
Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM | Saturday: Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 5:30 PM
First Holy Communion for Children
In order to prepare for First Holy Communion in the spring, children must first successfully prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Further information regarding the preparation program for First Reconciliation can be found here.
The immediate preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion is done within the family home, with ongoing support from the parish staff. Parents of second graders (and older children who have not received the Sacrament) must attend an informational meeting that will assist them in preparing their children for First Sacraments. Parent Orientation meetings are held in the Fall. Textbooks and other required materials will be provided at this meeting.
According to Archdiocesan guidelines, children preparing to celebrate their First Holy Communion must be enrolled in either a Catholic school or a Catholic parish religious education program during the year of preparation as well as the year immediately prior to preparation.
Group celebrations for First Holy Communion will take place on two Saturdays in the Spring. If you prefer that your child receive the sacrament for the first time during a regular Mass, arrangements can be made through our Religious Education program.
For additional information please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Erin Miller, 410-427-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Holy Communion for Adults
Only those Catholics who have received their First Holy Communion as Catholics, and are properly disposed, may receive Holy Communion. If you would like to consider joining the Catholic Church, then please refer to the information concerning The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults