Our Clergy

Monsignor Michael Thornton, from County 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.

Fr. Ignacio

Fr. Ignacio Jimenez, from County Contepec, Mexico, is the Associate Pastor at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Laurel. Ordained January 15th, 2011. He is very happy to serve and love the Catholic Church in this parish.

Deacon Rich Hollingsworth (Permanent Diaconate). Converted to Catholicism in 1984 from the Presbyterian faith. Ordained July 6th, 2002 by Bishop Thomas Rodi at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, Biloxi, Mississippi.