Immaculate Conception Church
Salem MA


Who we are

Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic church in Salem, Massachusetts.

We are a fellowship of believers, made in God's image and called as disciples of Christ to share the Good News with everyone through learning, listening, praying and working together actively to reach out to our communities.

We are a place to believe, belong, and become!

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Immaculate Conception
15 Hawthorne Ave
Salem, MA 01970
United States
Phone: 978-745-9060
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Church Pastor

Fr. Bob Murray
Fr. Bob Murray
15 Hawthorne Ave
Salem, MA 01970
United States
Phone: 978-745-9060
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Psalms 5:11

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.




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Fr. Murray joined us as pastor of Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish in the summer of 2017.
He has a heart for social justice, beautiful liturgy, and evangelization.
You may see him zooming around Salem on his bike, and rumor has it he has a mean golf game.   Edit
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15 Hawthorne Ave, Salem, MA
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We are limited as to how many cars we can safely accommodate, according to the CDC and local guidelines.

You may $nd upon arrival that the lot is full. We apologize in advance!

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Please park only where directed. If you need assistance, please ask one of our volunteers!

Remain in your car the entire time. There is no access to rest rooms.

Plan on staying for the entire Mass.

When you park, turn your car off, and open your windows.

Everyone in your car must wear a mask for the entire Mass.

During Communion, Eucharistic Ministers will come to you. Once you've been given the host, take
your mask off to consume it.

Please sanitize/clean your hands before receiving Communion. Eucharistic Ministers will be trying
not to make physical contact with communicants, and will sanitize their hands if they do.

We will not take up a collection at the regular time, but you can leave a donation with our volunteer as
you leave, or make a donation online with the links on the back of this page.

At the conclusion of Mass, please remain in place until a parking attendant directs you out of the
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Immaculate Conception Church Salem Mass Times

In English

Saturday: 4:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM 06:30PM.

Weekday: 9:00AM Tuesday-Friday

Reconciliation: 03:15 - 03:45PM Saturday

In Other Languages
Sunday: 1:00PM (In Spanish).

Weekday: 7:00PM Thursday (In Spanish).

We'll continue to offer our weekend Masses online, as well, and will continue our regular schedule of offerings until we're ready to make changes safely and prayerfully. The Cardinal's dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation continues for everyone, even if Masses are being offered in churches in their area. Your health and safety are our highest concern, please review all your options below to worship with us!

Online Mass

MQOA posts previously recorded Masses throughout the weekend, Saturday at 4:00 PM & Sunday at 9:30 AM in English & Sunday 12:00 PM in Espanol.

Join us at each for a Watch Party hosted on our Facebook page,

Drive-In Mass

MQOA offers two Drive-In Masses on Sundays, 8:00 AM English Mass located in the St. James Church Parking Lot (160 Federal Street) & 12:00 PM Espanol Mass, located in the Immaculate Conception Church Parking Lot (15 Hawthorne Blvd.).

If you'd like to join us for Mass this Sunday, please register.

Starting July 5, 2020

online Masses continue on the same schedule
Sunday Morning Parking Lot Masses in English at St. James are at 8:00 AM
Sunday 12:00PM Masses in Spanish are at Immaculate Conception on the side lawn/parking lot.

Mass Times last updated on the 4th of July, 2020
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History of Immaculate Conception Church Salem

A Church Grows In Salem

William Bentley, a Unitarian minister, was contacted by Father John Thayer, of Boston, to help gather together poor immigrant Catholics to celebrate Mass. That ecumenical spirit led to the development in Salem of the Immaculate Conception Church.

From a private home in Salem in the late 18th century, where European and Canadian immigrants brought together by the Reverends Bentley and Thayer planted the seed of Catholicism in Salem by celebrating the first Mass in Essex County.

To St. Mary's, a simple church on Bridge and Mall Streets, built and funded by 125 devoted Catholics in 1820. St. Mary's is the first Catholic Church dedicated to Mary in New England, In 1826, led by its first pastor, Father John Mahoney of Ireland, it became the first Catholic parish outside of Boston.

From St. Mary's, whose members needed a larger church as the Catholic Church in New England experienced a rapid growth by 1847.

To its present location, where in 1858 St. Mary's was re-dedicated to Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception.

Immaculate Conception Church, with its beautiful steeple beckoning to those a sea and on land, continues the mission begun by Salem's early Catholics.

The Tree of Life continues to grow.   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer Teach me
Teach me, O God, to use all the circumstances of my life to-day that they may bring forth in me the fruits of holiness rather than the fruits of sin. Let me use disappointment as material for patience: Let me use success as material for thankfulness: Let me use suspence as material for perseverance: Let me use danger as material for courage: Let me use reproach as material for longsuffering: Let me use praise as material for humility: Let me use pleasures as material for temperance: Let me use pains as material for endurance.
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