Welcome To Immaculate Conception Catholic Church!
Welcome to the website of Immaculate Conception Parish, La Grange, Kentucky. We are a Roman Catholic community with roots that go back to the mid-1800’s. Since that time, we have given witness of our faith in Jesus Christ by our worship, the formation of young people and adults, and our service to the community and the universal church. I pray that this site will help you to get to know us better and, in so doing, discover something new about the Good News Jesus shares with the world.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about how we can help you on your journey of faith. We have many opportunities to help you grow in your spiritual life. Please join us for worship and thanksgiving on the Lord’s Day, Saturday evening or Sunday morning, to give thanks to God for the blessings you have received. The Eucharist is the source and summit of everything we do. I hope that you will join us in offering praise to God.
May the Lord be close to you as you explore this site dedicated the Author of Peace. May Our Lady, under her title of her Immaculate Conception, bless you.
April 17, 2020
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It has been a great blessing serving you as the administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish during these months of transition. It would not be right even to mention this blessing without expressing gratitude to Fr. Anthony Chandler for his strong, loving, and wise service as pastor of Immaculate Conception for a number of years.
As you know, a new pastor will be arriving, although that date has been delayed until August 5, 2020 because of the current coronavirus crisis. To serve the needs of our community and trusting God’s providence, Archbishop Kurtz has appointed Fr. Robert Barnell to be the next pastor here. He is at present the associate pastor of Saint Augustine Church in Lebanon and of Holy Name of Mary Church in Calvary. I have spoken with Fr. Barnell and he is eager to get to know you as your pastor you and to proclaim God’s love to you in Jesus Christ through Word and sacrament. I will allow him the chance to introduce himself, but I have offered Fr. Barnell my assistance in this transition. Please keep Fr. Barnell, our parish of Immaculate Conception, this community, and all of those affected by the current crisis in your prayers in the coming months.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Pepper Elliott
Administrator pro tempore
(For when we are able to return to weekend Mass in the church)
We are so glad to see you!
Out of respect for our community and in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment, we ask that you please follow our new guidelines:
- Please take your temperature before coming to church. Do not come if you are sick.
- Please come wearing a mask. Take a mask if you do not have one. Available until we run out.
- Please be sure you and your children use the restroom before coming to church. Restrooms are closed, except for extreme emergencies.
- Wash your hands.
- Stay six (6) feet apart from one household to another at all times.
- Sit in every other pew. Pews are marked off. Maintain social distancing.
- Doors to church are open for Masses so you do not have to touch them.
- Drop off your offerings in the appropriate baskets located by the baptismal font.
- Wait for an usher to lead you through Communion distribution. Precious Body only, not on the tongue. No Precious Blood.
- Stay six (6) feet apart when moving through Communion distribution.
- Follow ushers for dismissal procedure for leaving the pews and exiting church at the end of Mass.
- Pick up a bulletin on your way out only and take it with you
- While at church, please do not congregate and do not have any kind of gatherings either in church or the narthex.
- Archbishop Kurtz has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice. You do NOT need a valid reason not to attend. However, anyone who is sick or living with someone who is sick should stay home, as should those who feel vulnerable for any other reason.