Church of the Immaculate Conception
We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, May 24, 2021 we will no longer require advanced sign ups for either weekend or daily masses.
In accordance with CDC, NYS and Diocesan guidelines, we request that people who are not vaccinated please continue to wear a mask.
Those who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask.
We will open every other pew and each household will seat themselves.
We will continue to distribute communion by the minister coming to you.
The offertory basket will still be at the door when you enter, we will not pass the basket at this time.
God Bless you for your patience throughout the past year. May we continue to be good neighbors to each other and move ahead with these eased restrictions by being conscientious of others' well being.
Updates from the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
On May 14, 2021 Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger issued a letter "A Return to Mass", "removing the general dispensation from the obligation to go to Mass on Sundays and Holy Days."
We encourage you to read the full letter from the Bishop by clicking here
As our Bishop clearly shares, it is important for each of us to discern whether now is the appropriate time to return to in-person attendance at Mass. The Bishop's letter explains the difference between a general dispensation and a particular dispensation (which remains in effect). If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Parish Office.
Click here to be directed to the Diocesan website, which is regularly updated with information, prayer resources and more.
The initial Diocesan Guidelines for Resuming Public Masses (issued May 2020) are available HERE. There have been several updates over the past year - all of which are available on the Diocesan website.
We are LIVESTREAMING many Liturgies, Reflections and Prayer Experiences - please check the main page of this website for details.
* In-Person Mass Participation - we welcome you with great joy to return to mass in-person. We continue to have several health and safety guidelines in effect and due to the requirement of maintaining 6 ft of distance between households, we do have to continue pre-registration for Weekend Mass at this time. Please click here for the most up to date information.
* Faith Formation and Youth Ministries - formation sessions have concluded. Please check the FF and YM pages for the most up to date information. Enrollment for Fall 2021 will be held in September. Additional information will be mailed to returning families over the summer. If you are new to our parish, please give us a call at 518-399-9210 (grades K -6) or 518-399-9203 (grades 7 - 12) for new family enrollment materials.
* Parish Center Meetings - please contact the Parish Office with regards to meetings in the Parish Center. Ministry-based meetings can now resume in the Parish Center. Details about protocols will be shared with ministry leads prior to scheduling your first meeting.
Please continue to check back regularly for additional information/updates.
Last updated: May 18, 2021 at 9:45am