Immaculate Conception Latin Mass Parish was established in 2000 as a mission from St. Mary Cathedral for
Catholics who found themselves attracted to an older form of the liturgy, the Tridentine Mass. Society of St. Peter
Father Thomas Fritschen was assigned to serve the community as its chaplain even before the community had a
place to call home.
The Masses are all in Latin and are in full communion with the church in Rome. The community, or oratory,
eventually moved to the southern end of the city and held services along with St. Joseph Parish in Fountain.
In 2006, the mission acquired an existing church building from Gold Start Trust Company. Bishop Michael J.
Sheridan blessed the oratory in May 2006.
The church was consecrated after extensive remodeling in 2006. Pope Benedict XVI gave his support of the
Tridentine Mass in his 2007 motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum. In April 2008, the oratory was elevated to
parish status by Bishop Sheridan. On July 1, 2008, Fraternity of St. Peter Father Stéphane Dupré was assigned
pastor of the parish.
Immaculate Conception relies heavily on the work of many volunteers to do everything from painting to making
kneelers. The church underwent another extensive renovation of the sanctuary in 2010.