The Parish Family of Mary Immaculate is a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people.
History: As the 19th Century came to an end, Catholics who lived in what is now Mary Immaculate Parish celebrated their faith at some sacrifice. There was no church in the area; those who wanted to go to Mass, be married, or have their children baptized or confirmed had to travel to Riverhead, Port Jefferson or Huntington.
Gradually, as the population in the area grew, priests would on occasion come to Patchogue to celebrate Mass; somewhat closer, but still four miles away. As Bellport began to attract an affluent summer crowd, wealthy residents would either use their own carriages or hire cabs to allow their employees to get to Church.
Eventually the current “Little Church” was built and dedicated on May 28th, 1905 on land purchased for $500. The faithful of the greater Bellport area finally had a house of worship thanks to the generosity of many generous residents. In order to meet the needs of the growing parish, construction began of the “Large Church” began in 1953.
Today: Mary Immaculate Parish stretches from Bellport through Brookhaven Hamlet to the east, into East Patchogue to the west, and through Hagerman and North Bellport to Yaphank to the north There are more than 1500 families registered with the Parish. Our parish organizations reach out to the large community through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Daily Mass is held Monday through Friday at 9:00 am in the Little Church. Weekend Masses take place in the Large Church on Saturdays at 5:00 pm and on Sundays at 9 and 11. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays at 3:30 pm in the Large Church.
Our parishioners are actively involved in the daily life of the Church through many ministries, and offer Communion for the Homebound and patients at Brookhaven Hospital and Bellhaven Nursing Home. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides guidance and assistance for those in need by providing short term assistance and operating the on-site food pantry.
We look forward to welcoming new families to the Parish Family of Mary Immaculate.