“Discovering Christ”

The “Forming Intentional Discipleship” team invites you to participate in the enriching and enlivening “Discovering Christ” faith formation program. Every Thursday evening from September 12–October 24 from 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. a session of “Discovering Christ” will take place in the Immaculate Conception Parish Center. There will also be a Holy Spirit retreat day on Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. All are invited to participate in the program by registering online at https://signup.com/go/vqfRrha.

Discovering Christ” starts with a meal followed by prayer, a video lesson, and a table discussion. This is a wonderful experience of Christian fellowship, faith formation, and spiritual growth. Topics that are addressed include: what’s the meaning of life, why does Jesus matter, what does Jesus want us to know, why do I need a Savior, why is Jesus’ resurrection important, the gift of the Holy Spirit, new life in the Spirit, and our need for the Church.

Those who have already taken part in the “Discovering Christ” program look forward to welcoming you into our Collaborative’s growing community of intentional disciples.


Would you like to volunteer for meal preparation? 

You can use the link below to sign up to make one casserole for one of the weeks (and volunteer for as many weeks as you’d like!). We’ll need six casseroles total prepared each week for seven weeks. Hot casseroles will be dropped off at Immaculate Conception Church, Newburyport, St. Louis Hall, at 5:30 PM on your designated Thursdays. We will email the recipe to you.


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Mass Times

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

7:15am IC, Newburyport
8:00am Nativity, Merrimac
9:00am IC, Newburyport
10:15am St. Ann, W. Newbury
11:00am IC, Newburyport (June-September)

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)


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Contact Us

Welcome! We are glad you stopped by.

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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St. Ann

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

Rectory: 46 Maple St., W. Newbury  01985

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 978-346-8604

Email: [email protected]


Parish offices and church:

4 Green St., Merrimac  01860 (map)

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 978-346-8604

Email: [email protected]

Immaculate Conception

Parish church, rectory, and offices:

42 Green St., Newburyport  01950 (map)

Office Hours: M–F 8:00 am–3:30 pm

Phone: 978-462-2724

Fax: 978-234-7399

Email: [email protected]