Immaculate Conception

Parish History

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. Father Thomas Fritschen FSSP 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, Father Stephane Dupre FSSP was assigned pastor of the parish. Today, Father James Gordon FSSP is the pastor for Immaculate Conception.

The church underwent another extensive renovation of the sanctuary in 2010.

Immaculate Conception Church

Immaculate Conception Parish is an Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Thus, the Parish uses the liturgical books that were in force in 1962. All parochial Sacraments are available according to the "Extraordinary" form of the Roman Rite, or the Traditional/Tridentine Latin Mass.

These rights are granted to the members of the FSSP as well as to other priests staying in the houses of the Fraternity or exercising their sacred ministry in the churches of the Fraternity.