News & Events



REPOSTED 10-17-20 - Letter From Monsignor Ferrarese

Update on Ministry/Society Meetings, et al

Actualización en Reuniones del Ministerio/Sociedad, y al

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POST OF 8-30-20 - Letter From Monsignor Ferrarese

View Update on the Current Financial Status of Immaculate Conception Church

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POST OF 8-30-20 - Religious Education (CCD)/OLP Registration

Religious Education (CCD)
First CCD Classes Begin October 4 - View Detailed Information Here

Our Lady's Preschool
Detailed Information on Our Lady's Preschool Program available here

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POST OF 6/25/20 - Schedule of Masses Starting June 29

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Immaculate Conception Parish will facilitate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) for adults who wish to participate in a process of formation to receive the sacraments of the Catholic Church during the next Easter season.

Adult non-Christians can prepare for full initiation into the Catholic Church through Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion) at the Easter Vigil.

Adult non-Catholic Christians can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church and make Confirmation and Eucharist at Easter.

Adult baptized Catholics who have not yet received Confirmation and Eucharist can also prepare for them at Easter.

Also, adult baptized Catholics who wish to complete initiation can prepare to receive Confirmation at Pentecost next year.

If you or someone you know wishes to inquire into this process, please contact Fr. Bill McLaughlin. Weekly sessions of prayer, study, and sharing the Scriptures will begin in early October.

R.C.I.A. is also being offered in Spanish, please contact Deacon Elkin Tamayo; and is available for high school age young adults, interested young adults should contact Mrs. Marylyn Crum. All inquiries can be made at the Rectory Office at (718) 728-1613.

Mass Intentions

Mass Intention Guidelines for 2021

The opening of the 2021 Mass Book for our Parish will be held Saturday, October 24 from 8 am to 11 am in the Lower Church. To assist you thru this process, please review these guidelines and bring this reservation form to schedule a Mass.


Annual Catholic Appeal 2020

Information on the Appeal, a giving link, and video are available at the ACA website. Gifts can also be made by texting ACA to 917-336-1255 or calling 718-965-7375 x1602 to have a pledge card mailed to your home.

Please Note:

ACA gifts (cash, checks and credit cards) received during Commitment Weekend have arrived at the Brooklyn Diocese Gift Processing Center and will be processed and acknowledged in the next few weeks.

Blessed Mother

Fourth Annual Parish Rosary & Eucharistic Celebration

Immaculate Conception Parish will continue its tradition of an annual parish-wide Rosary. It will be held on Saturday, October 31 and will begin with a Mass at 9 a.m. honoring our Blessed Mother followed by the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and conclude with the recitation of the Rosary. Read More . . .


All Souls Day

All Souls Day Envelopes

All Souls Day envelopes have been placed around the Church for those who wish to enroll their deceased loved ones so they may be remembered at all Masses offered in our parish during the month of November.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

November is the month dedicated to all the souls of the faithful departed. On Monday, November 2nd at 7:00PM we will celebrate a special Mass for those members of our parish family who have died this past year. We invite families and friends to attend this Mass honoring our beloved dead and asking God to reward them with eternal life. This is a time to renew our faith in the resurrection of Jesus. We will be live streaming this Mass on our website and on our Facebook page. During the Prayer of the Faithful, the names of those who have died during the year will be read. We hope that you will be able to join us at this Memorial Mass, so that together we can honor the memory of your loved one and raise our voices in prayer to God our Father. If you cannot make the Mass, please celebrate and pray it with us online. If you do plan to attend, please observe all required safety protocols like maintaining social distancing by sitting in designated seating and always wearing your mask. May God bless you with His peace!

Walk With Mary

Walk With Mary

This is a compilation of Marian titles/images, arranged in alphabetical order by country, representing the diverse cultures of our parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria. Click here to view.

St. Margaret of York

The Recusant: A Life of St. Margaret of York

The first Chapter of a novel, written by Monsignor Ferrarese, on the life of St. Margaret of York is now available in its entirety. As more chapters become available, they will be posted for your reading enjoyment.

Video Library

Parish-wide Rosary & Procession - October 5, 2019

(courtesy of Jose Garrido, St. Paul Media)

News & Events

How to Schedule a Baptism During This Pandemic

Information on this very important sacrament has been updated and is now available.
Details can be viewed on the Baptism page.


Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy

The new Principal is Brother Joseph Rocco sc, Ed. D. a member of the Sacred Heart Brothers and a noted Catholic Educator with over 40 years experience . . . Read More

Please visit the Academy website for more information.