Ascension of the Lord

Thursday, May 25 is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times for the Holy Day are listed below.
7:15am Immaculate Conception, Newburyport
9:00am IC School Liturgy
9:00am St. Ann, W. Newbury
7:00pm Immaculate Conception, Newburyport
7:00pm Nativity, Merrimac

Memorial Day Mass

Mass will be offered on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 36 Storey Avenue (Rte. 113), Newburyport. The Mass will begin at 9:00 a.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather and pray for all those who have given their lives in service to our country as well as remember all who have been interred here at our local Catholic Cemetery. Please bring a chair, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat if you need them. In the event of inclement weather, Mass will be moved to Immaculate
Conception Church. Please check our web site for any updates.

Please note that there will be no 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Ann in West Newbury that day.


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  • Thu, May 18th
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Welcome to Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception Collaborative Parishes: the Catholic presence in the more than 60 square miles of the four towns of Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury in Massachusetts.

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IC Summer Mass Schedule

Please remember that the IC Sunday Mass schedule will be as follows: Saturday Vigil, 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 7:15 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

The schedule will begin on Sunday June 4 and remain in effect through September 3.

Some words of wisdom to ponder in a highly-polarized environment

A parishioner recently shared this brief video with me.  It comes from an Evangelical Church with a heavy media presence and is not specifically from a Catholic perspective, but I think it offers some words of wisdom that are worth considering for our time and place:

Please let me know what you think.
Fr. Tim Harrison

St. Ann

Church: 300 Main St., W. Newbury  01985 (view map)

Rectory: 46 Maple St., W. Newbury  01985

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 978-346-8604



Parish offices and church:

4 Green St., Merrimac  01860 (view map)

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 978-346-8604


Immaculate Conception

Parish church, rectory, and offices:

42 Green St., Newburyport  01950 (view map)

Office Hours: M–F 8:00 am–3:30 pm

Phone: 978-462-2724

Fax: 978-234-7399


Mass Times

Weekend Liturgies
4:00pm IC, Newburyport
4:00pm alternate every six weeks between St. Ann, W. Newbury and Nativity, Merrimac. See Events Calendar for dates.

7:15am IC, Newburyport
8:00am Nativity, Merrimac
9:00am IC, Newburyport
10:15am St. Ann, W. Newbury
11:30am IC, Newburyport

9:00am St. Ann, W. Newbury

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
7:15am IC, Newburyport

9:00am Nativity, Merrimac

IC: Saturdays 3:00 to 3:30 (or by appointment)
HR: Saturdays before the 4:00pm Mass (or by appointment)

Watch Jean Foley Doyle's "Voices from the Newburys: Oral History Interviews" series from Port Media.
Jean, local educator and historian, discusses what it was like growing up in Newburyport and Newbury during the Depression and World War II. Well worth a listen.