St. Mary's History

Why & How Started:  In the spring of 1855, a group of Irish immigrants settled in the town of Pleasant Valley and established what was to be known as the Hawkins settlement. These immigrants brought with them a deep faith and loyalty to the Catholic church.

St. Mary's Staff

Joining St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is a great way to grow your faith in God and become part of the Hammond area community. We spoke with many of the parish members about why they decided to join the church and continue to celebrate Mass with the community each week. 


*For questions about joining the church contact Todd Edelman.

Why Join St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church?


Rev. Gerald Harris


Office (715) 425-1879

ext 103

Home:(715) 425-1876

Father Richard RhinehartAssociate Pastor

Office: (715) 796-2241

  ext 7 for the priests


(651) 764-8466

Joe Paron
(715) 684-2854
Todd Edelman

Parish Admin/


(715) 796-2241  ext 1
Jackie Aune

Adult Faith Coordinator/

Minister Scheduling

(715) 796-2241   ext 2Email
Pat KleinCRE Faith Formation 7-11
(715) 796-2241  ext 4Email
Tina Bauer Faith Formation PK-6(715) 796-2241  ext 3Email
Lori PollackBulletin/Webpage Editor
(715) 223-5535

Roxi Wakeen 

Prayer Chain

(715) 698-2622

Text (651) 894-3385

**If you don't see who you are looking for contact Todd Edelman for assistance.

Come Journey With Us - There are many benefits to joining a local church. Some are internal and some external. You will need to consider mass times, location and small versus large churches. We ask you attend at least 4 services to get a good taste of the Mass and Parish family. Call the office to set up a time to meet with Father Jerry or one of the staff to find out more about what St. Mary's has to offer. For Example: Faith Formation Classes, RCIA and Scripture Study, etc.

<<<< Print this form then bring or email to Todd to start your  journey at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church.