Liturgical Ministries

Parish Organizations

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. is a sisterhood of Irish-American Catholic women dedicated to charitable works and promoting our culture and heritage. Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity s our motto. There are many ways we do the good work of the Order, serve the community and enjoy the company of our fellow Hibernians.

Meets 1st Sundays at 1 PM in the Hunt Room of the Rectory.

Contact Maureen Walsh 917-969-8789 or



Society of St. Vincent de Paul

“Need, not creed, determines who is helped, and how.”

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the Hunt Room of the Rectory

Contact Lisa Petrucco


Knights of Columbus

3rddegreeThe Knights of Columbus are Catholic men, at least 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; outside of community involvement and supporting your local Catholic Church it is also about enriching your own faith, protecting and enhancing your family life.

To participate in the Knights of Columbus one should be a practicing Catholic who lives up to the Commandments of God and precepts of the Church and is in union with the Holy See.

Meet every 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Rectory

Contact: Mariano Abbariao Jr.
Phone: 917-405-3806


Nocturnal Adoration Society

NAS logoThe Nocturnal Adoration Society has a threefold purpose: To provide a fervent response to Christ’s invitation to keep prayerful vigil with Him (Mathew 26:38-40; Mark 14:37,38; Luke 22:40-46). To deepen the experience of communion with Christ Eucharistic, as He continues His self-offering and saving influence. To live more consciously and actively the full significance of the Eucharist as the sacrament of charity and unity for the Church and the World. – (From the Statutes of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Nos. 4-6)

Meets every First Friday of the month following the 5:30 pm mass to pray the Office of the Blessed Sacrament.. 


Legion of Mary

The Legion Legio Mariaeof Mary is an apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with over 3 million active members around the world. It makes its members better Catholics, through a balanced program of prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as he operates through Mary, Mother of the Church. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parish visitation projects, youth work and other spiritual needs of parish and community. It gives Catholics an opportunity to do something positive for the Church while at the same time deepening their spiritual life and strengthening their Catholic Faith.

Members meet together once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting; they do a couple of hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of a spiritual director.

Immaculate Conception Presidium meets every Monday from 7 PM – 8 PM in the Hunt Room.
Mediatrix of All Graces Presidium meets every Sundays from 11:45 AM and 12:45 PM in the Rectory.

If you are interested to learn more, kindly contact Mercedes Yulo.

Contact: Mercedes Yulo
Phone: 212-388-9220


Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS)

The lay members of the OCDS seek to live the Teresian Carmelite charism in the midst of the world, in the family, in their work and the normal circumstances of civil life, by managing temporal affairs and ordering them according to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels and in conformity with the charism of Saint Teresa of Jesus. They follow Teresa’s guidelines on prayer and try to live it as friendship with God, there where they are, so that “the real lover everywhere loves and remembers the beloved.” But they also live prayer in the liturgy, in listening to God’s Word, in the sacraments and in devotion to Our Lady of Mt Carmel, their model for a life that is Christian and Carmelite.

Meets 2nd Saturdays at 10:15 AM in the Parish Center.

Carmelite Third Order (OCarm)

“Every Lay Carmelite is like a spark of love thrown into the forest of life: they must be able to enflame anyone who approaches them.” – LAY CARMELITE RULE CHAPTER 11 #44

The Lay Carmelites are lay people who share in the mission of the Carmelite Order. The call to Carmel is a call to seek God’s will in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. This roots a Lay Carmelite in a love of those with whom they live and work, in the search for God’s presence in all circumstances and in solidarity with God’s people everywhere. -PROVINCIAL STATUTES OF THE PROVINCES OF MOST PURE HEART OF MARY AND SAINT ELIAS P62, #1

Meets 2nd Sundays after 11:15 Mass in the Hunt Room of the Rectory.

Ministry to the Deaf

aslIf you are in need of a sign language interpreter for the Sunday 10:00 am mass kindly contact Christy Acevedo.

Contact: Christy Acevedo


Parish Council

The Church of the Immaculate Conception Parish Council is a consultative body acting as a Christian community and model for other organizations; collaborating with the Pastor for the good of the Parish; identifying and advising the Pastor regarding the needs of the people of the Parish and advising the Pastor as to how best to meet them; acting as a mechanism for promoting various Parish activities; providing a forum for lively, prayerful discussion and innovation within the Parish.

Meets every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Parish Council Minutes  click here


Special Events

The Special Events Committee at Immaculate Conception is responsible for planning and organizing social and fundraising events which promotes harmony and fellowship in our parish and community. Our major events include the Parish Barbecue, the Parish Dinner Dance, the Volunteer Thank You Social, St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, and we host the dance for the developmentally disabled twice a year.

If you are interested in volunteering kindly contact John Matcovich.

Contact: John Matcovich
Phone: 212-254-0200



Young Adult Group (ICCYA)

The Immaculate Conception Church Young Adults is an outreach to parishioners in their 20s & 30s, who are single, married, with or without children. We hope to engage you with spiritual formation, volunteer opportunities & social activities that reflect our Catholic faith & parish community. We encourage you to take part in the events so that we may continue to build a dynamic and active ministry.

Manny Albino
For further information:  click here


Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Our Lady of New York, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Without our regular Sunday Masses, our collections are drastically down. This paints a desperate financial condition for our daily operations. At this time of crisis your parish continues to need your support. Please continue to bring your offertory envelopes to the church or parish office. A safe and convenient alternative is to use electronic giving: