Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Begun over 20 years ago to help address hunger in our area, the Pantry now serves approximately 100 people each week from the city of Hampton. For many, our Food Pantry grocery bags are a regular and necessary food source each month. The Food Pantry is supported solely by your generous donations, grants, etc. and the dedication of many hard working volunteers. We do our best to provide those who come to our doors with basic food items to get them through the month.
We assist Hampton residents who may be referred by social workers or walk in needing assistance paying utility bills and medical prescriptions.
Weekly (Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.) gathering that provides those who attend with: a meal, an opportunity for socialization and community and as one guest stated, “an oasis in the desert.” The Sunday Supper was created as a means of addressing the challenge of food insecurity in the Hampton Roads area.
On Sunday mornings, we offer Family of Faith religious education for children, pre-K to grade 6 with sacramental preparation throughout the year. Our Toddler Time Nursery is also regularly available for children 12-36 months of age at our 11:00 a.m. Mass. And our Explorers of the Word program invites children ages 3-6 during Mass to hear the Scriptures and discuss them at their age level.
We offer weekly faith formation on Sunday evenings for grades 7-12, as well as regular social outings and opportunities for service. Students attend Work Camp and the Diocesan Youth Conference annually.
Those in their 20s and 30s, single or married, are encouraged to get involved through regular fellowship and faith sharing events, as well as organized service and outreach activities.
Throughout the year, there are energetic and informative adult gatherings through video series, book discussion groups and guest speakers. At all adult ages, we engage in a deeper understanding of our faith, our Church and our relationship with Jesus.
You chose Mary as an example to us of promised intimacy with your Son, Jesus. Help us to embrace her courage, trust, and hopefulness as we journey with Jesus.
When we are met with surprises and interruptions, help us to see them as opportunities of grace.
When we question your ways, help us to remember Mary and her perfect trust in You.
When we feel defeated by the difficulties and challenges of life, help us to understand Mary’s unfailing faith.
Your parish here in Hampton is a pilgrim parish, seeking always to meet your people wherever they may be and longing to understand our faith in Word, Worship, and Service.
As our futures unfold at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, help us to remain in the present moment and not to be concerned with things that defy our comprehension. Mary looks to her Son, Jesus. Through her intercession, as we continue our journey, may we too look to Jesus. Amen.