Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Will Caraway: Funeral Mass at 11am, Monday, April 27, 2015. Visitation is Sunday, April 26, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Memory Chapel with Rosary at 7:30pm.
World Youth Day: Dear young people of the Diocese of Biloxi! Fr. Adam Urbaniak, the parochial victor of the Nativity of BVM Cathedral in Biloxi, along with his team, is organizing a trip for the World Youth Day with His Holiness Pope Francis in Poland. The World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, the city of St. John Paul II on July 25 - August 1, 2016. Every three years, young people from all over the World gather together with the Pope to encounter the living God. It is a unique and unforgettable experience.
If you are interested in traveling to Poland with the youth of the Diocese of Biloxi, please contact Fr. Adam Urbaniak at the Nativity Cathedral ator join the Facebook page of the Diocese of Biloxi, 2016 World Youth Day Trip. The team will organize several fundraisers in order to lower the price of airfare.
The registration for the trip is open throughout April 2016. Do not be afraid and join us! Experience the power of the Holy Spirit at the World Youth Day with Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland.
Call us: Fr. Adam Urbaniak
Fr. Mark Ropel
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday evening from 4:15 to 4:45 before Vigil mass.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be received by anyone with a serious illness, those who are infirm, in advanced years, or anyone prior to surgery. This sacrament is not only for when a person is in danger of death. You can receive it in either English or Spanish. Please contact Fr. Mike or Fr. Peter if you are interested.
Monsignor Michael Thornton
Rev. Mike, from Country Galway, Ireland, is the Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Laurel. He celebrated his 45 anniversary of the priesthood in 2014 and continues to lead our parish with love.
Reverend Piotr (Peter) Kmiecik
Rev. Fr. Peter, from Lindow, Poland, was ordained in Biloxi, MS on June 7, 2014 by Bishop Roger Morin. After ordination he traveled north to Laurel to be the Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He brought with him a strong reverence for the Mass and a joyful spirit.
Deacon Rich Hollingsworth
Deacon David Hughes
The facilities ministry maintains all of the grounds and buildings of Immaculate Conception Parish. Their duties include inspecting church facilities, maintaining parish vehicles, coordinating clean-up days, and keeping a current inventory of parish property and contents. If you are interested in joining the facilities ministry, please call the church office at 601-426-3473.
Parish Life Ministry:
The parish life ministry reaches out to the parishioners of Immaculate Conception to strengthen the spiritual life of the parish and build up the parish community. The main responsibilities of this ministry are fellowship (hospitality, family life, and the Knights of Columbus), spiritual life(ecumenical activities, evangelization, and spiritual enrichment), and social justice(respect for life, St. Vincent de Paul). If you are interested in becoming involved with any of these ministries, please call Rusty Tisdale at 601-426-3473. read more>
The education ministry’s objective is to oversee all the educational programs of the parish. These include adult RCIA, youth religious education program (CCD), instruction for the sacraments, vacation bible school, and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, please call Suzie Middleton at 601-426-3473.
Administration and Finance Ministry:
The administration and finance ministry oversees the parish finances. Although members to this ministry must be appointed, you may contact Father Mike at 601-426-3473 if you are interested in joining.
The Hispanic ministry coordinates events of the Spanish speaking community of Catholics with the other ministries of the pastoral council. The ministry plans the mass in Spanish, provide CCD in Spanish, organize Spanish and bilingual social events, and offer assistance to members of the Hispanic community in Laurel. If you are interested in joining the Hispanic ministry, contact the church office at 601-426-3473.
The liturgy ministry helps plan the Sunday liturgy and other special liturgical events. Their duties include training alter servers, Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, ushers, and lectors. They also coordinate decorations in the church. If you are interested in becoming involved with the liturgy ministry, please call Rich Hollingsworth at 601-763-3982.