Parish of Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady

The Churches of Eastchester and Tuckahoe

53 Winter Hill Road   ·   Tuckahoe, NY 10707   ·   (914) 961-3643   ·   fax: (914) 961-0283

53 Winter Hill Road   ·   Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 961-3643   ·   fax: (914) 961-0283

Entry into Jerusalem by 
       Giotto di Bondone

Parish Events Highlights

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent

Journey with Jesus to Calvary - attend the Stations of the Cross. Every Friday in Lent, stations of the Cross will be observed after the Noon Mass and at 7:00 PM according to the following schedule:

Friday, March 3112:30 PMImmaculate Conception
Friday, March 317:00 PMAssumption
Friday, April 712:30 PMImmaculate Conception
Friday, April 77:00 PMImmaculate Conception
Wednesday, April 127:00 PMAssumption - in Spanish

Passion Play, the Musical

Saturday, April 1

Join us for the 100th year performance of the Passion Play: The Musical at the Park Performing Arts Center in Union City, NJ. The Passion Play originated in Union City when a group of German and Swiss immigrants in the area decided to present a Passion Play as an offering for world peace; they modeled their play on the Passion Play performed in Oberammergau, Germany since 1634.

We will leave the Immaculate Conception parking lot at noon and return by 6:00 PM. The total cost of $50 per person includes ticket, bus, and gratuity. For questions, send Sr. Cora a message or call her at 961-3643. Submit a completed registration form and the fee at the Rectory or in the collection basket. Make checks payable to Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady. Do not delay! Seats are limited.

Both completed registration form and full payment are needed to confirm your reservation.

Archdiocesan Men’s Conference

Saturday, April 1

All men of the parish are invited to the 2017 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference on Saturday, April 1, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM at St. Joseph’s Seminary, 201 Seminary Avenue in Yonkers. Enjoy fellowship, spiritual enrichment, and practical insights on how to live your faith. The cost for the day is $50.
Register online.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” Concert

Sunday, April 2

There will be a concert, The Seven Last Words of Christ, by Theodore Dubois at Annunciation Church, 470 Westchester Avenue, Yonkers, at 2:30 PM on Sunday, April 2. Featured performers include Samarie Alicea (soprano), Laurence Broderick (tenor) and John Dominick, III (baritone).

Admission is free; all are welcome.

Adoration has been cancelled during the Parish Mission

Monday, April 3

There will not be Adoration on Monday, April 3; but we will have Adoration on Friday, April 7, as it is the First Friday of April.

Parish Mission

Monday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 5

You are invited to iMercy: The Divine Hotspot, a Parish Mission directed by Father Bill Garrott, OP on Monday – Wednesday, April 3-5 at Immaculate Conception Church. During the day, Fr. Garrott will offer an extended homily at the Noon Mass. The evening mission will begin at 7:30 PM, but try to join us for the Rosary at 7:10 PM. The topics are Monday: iMercy: The Father Blesses; Tuesday: iMercy: The Son Heals; Wednesday. iMercy: The Spirit Strengthens.

Fr. Bill Garrott, born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland as the youngest of eight children, received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. He entered the Order of Preachers in 1988 and was ordained for the Dominicans in 1994. A member of the Province of St. Joseph based in New York City, he has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Theology from the Angelicum in Rome and has served as a Parochial Vicar, Campus Minister, and Director of Vocations, as well as preaching over 100 parish missions throughout the United States and Canada using his musical abilities. His home base is Charlottesville, VA, where the Dominican Friars staff a parish and run the Catholic Campus Ministry for the University of Virginia.

Book of Mass Intentions for 2018 Will Be Opened

Wednesday, April 5

The Mass Book for 2018 intentions will open on Wednesday, April 5th. You can schedule Masses at the Immaculate Conception Church: 9 AM - 11 AM in the Lower Church. For Masses at Assumption Church: 1 PM - 3 PM at Fr. Fata Hall. There is a limit of 5 Masses.

CYO Spring Track and Field

April and May

CYO Track & Field will be offered in April and May. All information is included in the registration form.

Join Us in Prayer

Sunday, April 9

The members of the Assumption Altar Rosary Society will meet at Assumption Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month to recite the Rosary prior to the 9 o’clock Mass (except during the summer months).
All are welcomed to join us in prayer.

40 Days for Life

March 1 - April 9

This spring’s 40 Days for Life campaign will be held March 1 – April 9.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. Learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign at the web site.

Holy Week Schedule

Starting Palm Sunday, April 9

Palm Sunday - April 9

Immaculate Conception
Saturday Mass at 5:00 PM
Sunday Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, Noon, and 5:00 PM
SaturdayMass at 4:00 PM
SundayMass at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and Noon (in Spanish)

Reconciliation Monday - April 10

Confessions will be heard at Immaculate Conception Church from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Several priests will be available to hear confessions in English, Italian, and Spanish.

Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 13
10:00 AM  Tenebrae at Immaculate Conception
7:30 PMMass of the Lord’s Supper at Immaculate Conception
Good Friday, April 14
10:00 AMTenebrae at Immaculate Conception
3:00 PMLiturgy of the Lord’s Passion at Immaculate Conception
7:30 PMLiturgy of the Lord’s Passion at Assumption
Holy Saturday, April 15
10:00 AMTenebrae at Immaculate Conception
8:00 PMThe Great Vigil of Easter at Immaculate Conception

Easter Sunday, April 16

Immaculate Conception
SundayMass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM (Upper Church and Lower Church), and Noon (Upper Church and Lower Church)

There is no 5:00 PM Mass on Easter Sunday
SundayMass at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and Noon (in Spanish)

Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Friday, April 14

Each year on Good Friday, as we contemplate the passion and death of Our Lord in Jerusalem, our Holy Father asks all of the parishes throughout the world to take up a special collection to assist the Holy Land Mission.

Specifically, the Pontifical Good Friday collection enables the Franciscan Fathers, who have been entrusted with the care of the holiest sites of our faith, to continue their splendid maintenance of and service to these sacred shrines.

Please be as generous as possible in assisting the Franciscan Fathers in their important work for the Lord and His Church.

With prayerful best wishes for a blessed Easter season, I am,
Faithfully in Christ,
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

Oasis 2017 Day of Prayer for Women

Saturday, April 29

The Assumption Altar Rosary Society is planning a trip to Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 29, to attend Oasis 2017 - A Day of Prayer for Women, hosted by the Religious Teachers Filippini at Villa Walsh.

Spend a day of spiritual reflection and renewal with women from the tri-state area. The day includes presentations, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, the opportunity for Reconciliation, Rosary, and quiet time for prayer and worship. The site offers 125 acres of peace, 2 chapels, Outdoor Stations of the Cross, and a Religious Gift Shop.

There is a $10 registration fee. A bus is being provided by an anonymous donor.
For questions or reservations, please call Lucretia: 793-6613.

Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe

Sunday, April 30

Our special collection for the weekend of April 30 provides vital funding for our brothers and sisters living in countries that were once under communist rule. Restoring the Church, in both its structures and its spiritual life, has been difficult; but with your support we can help build a brighter future for this region.

Your generous donations will make the difference for those who are still struggling in the aftermath of communist rule. Please prayerfully consider how you can help. For more information, visit The US Conference of Catholic Bishops web site.

Join Fr. Connolly on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

May 4-13, 2017

Fr. Connolly will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will cover Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Stella Maris, Nazareth, Mount of the Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Jericho, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Bethany, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem (including Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Mount Zion and the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre).

For complete information, view the brochure.

School Open House

Monday, May 8

Immaculate Conception School is holding an Open House on Monday, May 8th: 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
ICS is a Catholic elementary school offering an exceptional, faith-based education for all students from Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. Learn about our blended learning program and our many sports and extracurricular activities. Please come for a tour and see all ICS has to offer.

Parish Jubilee Mass

Sunday, May 21

Register by Monday, May 8

Couples celebrating 25 or 50 years of marriage will be honored at the 10:00 AM Mass at Immaculate Conception on Sunday, May 21st. Please call the rectory by Monday, May 8th to register: 961-3643.

Golden Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick

Sunday, June 11

Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary anytime during 2017 are invited to attend the Annual Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 PM.

Pre-registration is required. Please call the rectory by Monday, May 8 to register.
This event is sponsored by the Family Life † Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York.

Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Fr. Connolly

August 1 - 10, 2017

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances to the children at Fatima. Fr. Connolly will be leading a group to Fatima, Portugal and Lourdes, France this coming August. Members of the group will fly into Lisbon and visit Fatima, Salamanca, Burgos and Lourdes.

The pilgrimage will include round-trip airfare from NY, accommodations at 4-star hotels, breakfast and dinner each day, professional Catholic guides, sightseeing, restaurant and hotel tips and luggage handling (1 piece per person), and more. Mass will be celebrated daily. For complete details, see the brochure.

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