Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you all enjoyed your summer with your family and friends and all of God’s blessings. We welcome each one of you back to the parish and especially our Immaculate Conception School students. We are looking forward to a new school year and seeing the children, faculty and staff around!
Leonardo Ciampa, our Interim Music Director will be leaving Immaculate Conception this weekend. Please see his letter below. Please join me showing our deep gratitude to him and for all he has done for our parish these last 11 months. He came in a very difficult time and stayed even as we moved downstairs. Please join us in keeping him in our prayers. As a new Director of Music is named, we will keep you posted.
Dear members of the I.C. Parish community,
This weekend will be my last as Interim Director of Music. It has been a privilege to be among you for these 11 months. I have accepted a similar position at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Worcester, where I begin on September 8th. It is a beautiful church with an exceptional pipe organ and a congregation committed to fine music. Though I will miss many of you, I feel very excited about this new opportunity. I will also be busily preparing for a concert of my own compositions in October at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City (the largest cathedral in the world, and the largest church in the Western Hemisphere). Please pray for me as I embark on these exciting ventures. I will continue to pray for you, as well.
Father Steven Clemence