Join us for our Parish Lenten Mission in honor of St. Joseph led by Fr. Robert Lacombe on March 17, 18, and 19 at 7PM in Church. Wednesday Mar 17- St. Joseph, Patron and Protector of the Universal Church Thursday Mar 18- St Joseph, Holy Worker, Terror of Demons, and Patron of the Dying Friday Mar 19 (Solemnity of St Joseph)- St. Joseph, Chaste Husband of Mary and Custodian of the Redeemer
This Wednesday February 17 is ASH WEDNESDAY. Due to COVID, the Bishop sent a Directive that priests should administer Ashes by sprinkling them on the crown of the head (The Tonsure), rather than on the forehead, for reasons of public safety. This is the way we will distribuite them at Immaculate Conception. Receiving Ashes on the crown of the head has been an option in the Church for many years, even before the Second Vatican Council. Italians in Italy, for example, have always received Ashes this way, by them being sprinkled on their head. The Pandemic has cause many changes, please understand why His Excellency, Bishop Tobin, has directed parishes to administer ashes in this way. Thank you for your understanding. Masses are at 8:00AM, 12:10PM, and 7:00PM
Online registration and Volunteer Signup for this summer's parish Vacation Bible School is now open! Dates are: July 20-24 2020 for Ages 3/4 and 5/6 and July 27-31 2020 for Ages 7/8 and 9/10/11. Cost is $20.00 per child and no more than $30.00 per Family. If signing up online, payment is due on the first day of camp. To sign up, visit https://www.myvbs.org/iccwesterly/ or stop by the Rectory Office.
Please read this notice (click on the title) of a few important points, what has been done at Immaculate Conception Church, what to expect this weekend, and what will be done at every Mass for the foreseeable future!
Please click on this item to read Bishop Tobin's guidance on resuming the Public Celebration of the Holy Mass. “We don't know the details of the future, but we know that our lives will not end in emptiness and frustration ... Because we have hope, we live differently. Because of our hope, we will learn from the past, and will embrace the future with a renewed confidence and a joyful, invincible spirit.” —Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, D.D., Bishop of Providence
More information to follow, but please watch these two videos to learn more about this exciting news!  Bishop Tobin’s Resumption of Mass Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R28ONwUzhi4  Returning to Public Celebrations of Holy Mass in Your Parish Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTHmgsi83uc
ICC is excited to announce that adult catechism classes will resume ONLINE Thursdays (starting April 23rd) from 6-7:30 PM using Google Meets. Information will be sent to all participants via Flocknote. Others interested in attending should join this group in Flocknote for full details.
Thank you to all those who provided feedback on our effort to hold remote catechism classes. 86% (25/29) people thought it was a good idea with the other 4 votes being neutral (and no negative votes!). Based on the student response (2 grades had zero sign-ups), it appears now is not a good time to for this so Father had decided not to move this project forward. For those interested in FREE age-appropriate online Catholic enrichment, check out https://www.catholiconline.school/. May God bless our parish and especially our children during this challenging time!
Schools are closed but the learning continues! Father Capoverdi would like to and is exploring the interest in offering a religious enrichment program for students in grades 4-8 on Sundays at 1 PM over Google Meets! Attendance each Sunday would be completely voluntary and the intent is start meeting after Easter Sunday. Click on the Title to register to learn more.
Please join our Immaculate Conception Flocknote service for texts and e-mails for parish updates and communications from the pastor. Signing up is easy - (1) visit https://icc02891.flocknote.com/ and enter your name, e-mail, and mobile number OR (2) text immcon to 84576.
At the direction of His Excellency, Bishop Tobin, the celebration of all public Masses and other liturgical services be suspended in the Diocese of Providence effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice. For more information, please visit
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The Chorus of Westerly will present Handel's Messiah in two performances, Nov. 23 at 6 pm and Nov. 24 at 2 pm. Please note that the full Messiah will not be performed on this concert, but about 80 minutes of the work will be featured including nearly all of the Christmas sections (part 1). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Kent Hall Box Office at 119 High St, Westerly RI, over the phone at 401.596.8663 or online at chorusofwesterly.org.
For adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, need to make a Sacrament, or even if you just wish to learn more about our Faith. Classes held 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/14, 12/5, 1/9, 1/30, 2/13, 3/5, and 3/26.
Register today for ICC's Miraculous Mission VBS (July 29-Aug 2 from 8:45 to 12:30 in the Parish Hall). VBS is open to all children 4-10 and those over 10 are welcome to help as volunteers. Cost is $20 per child with a family maximum of $30. Forms can be found in the back of church, at the rectory, or completed online. Registration is not final until payment is received.
The Parish Hospitality Committee is sponsoring a picnic to welcome new parishioners and welcome back all parishioners. It will be held after the 11 AM Mass on Sunday, August 25, 2019. There is no cost to attend for those parishioners who RSVP's in advance - it is $5 per adult for those who did not (children are free). We hope you can join us in the parish parking lot/hall!
Please consider attending (and/or donating to) the Angelo Turano Memorial Foundation's fundraiser on May 8, 2019 from 4 to 6 or 7 to 9 PM at the Westerly Yacht Club. Please click on the title for additional information.