Diocese of Lafayette
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-261-5652
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Lafayette, LA)

Phone: 337 235 4618
Fax: 337 235 4775
E-mail: ihm818@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.ihmchurchlafayette.com/

Location:
818 12th Street
Lafayette, LA 70502-2398

Mailing Address:
P O Box 2398
Lafayette, LA 70502-2398

Founded: 1934

Families: 2354

(Central Region)

The parish had a unique beginning in that it was proposed by the late Bishop Jeanmard to afford a place of work for African American priests - the four Divine Word Missionaries ordained at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on May 23, 1934. They were Fathers Anthony Bourges, Maurice Rousseve, Vincent Smith and Francis Wade. Bishop Jeanmard's decision to accept the four African-American priests brought the Lafayette Diocese into a closer relationship with the Divine Word Missionaries who conduct the Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Seminary, and who had been in charge of Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette since May, 1929.

Holy Mass was celebrated in the new church for the first time on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 1934, on which day a simple blessing of the edifice was made. Fr. Patzelt delayed the solemn dedication until February 10, 1935, four days after his 25th anniversary into priesthood. Although December 23, 1934 can certainly be considered the beginning of the parish, February 10, 1935 was the official opening.


The little mission which began in a 1934 has grown into a very prosperous parish at the hands of many Divine Word Missionary priests and brothers, and the Sisters of the Holy Family.

 

Mass Times
  • Sunday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Sunday
    7:30 AM
     
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM
     
  • Sunday
    11:00 AM
     
  • Monday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Monday
    6:00 PM
     
  • Tuesday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Tuesday
    6:00 PM
     
  • Wednesday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Wednesday
    6:00 PM
     
  • Thursday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Thursday
    6:00 PM
     
  • Friday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Friday
    6:00 PM
     
  • Saturday
    6:00 AM
     
  • Saturday
    4:00 PM
     
Confession Times
  • Saturday
    3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
     
Eucharistic Adoration Times
  • Tuesday
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
     
  • Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
     
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