ST. MARY'S THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Thank you for visiting our parish online. Since 1867, we have been in the heart of Haskell-Barker Historic District in Michigan City, Indiana under the patronage of St. Mary the Immaculate Conception. We hope that you will come and see us in person! Please use the menus to navigate our site and learn more about us. May God pour out abundant blessings upon you and yours!
ST. MARY'S STAFF
Pastor - Fr. David Kime
I am the youngest of nine children and “The Region” has always been my home. My parents were immigrants to the United States who came here shortly after WWII. My father was a machinist who worked in the mills - which is what attracted my family to the area. My mother was a life-long Catholic while my father was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England. Faith was always an important part of my family while growing up. In my parents I saw a brilliant example of generous love. Their example made it easy for me to say “Yes” to my vocation to the priesthood as they had said “Yes” to their vocation of marriage.
After high school I entered the seminary. I graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN. From there I did my theological studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. I was ordained to the priesthood in 1997. My assignments have included St. Mary in E.C., St. Bridget in Hobart, St. Joseph in LaPorte and most recently St. Francis in Lake Station. I taught in Catholic high school for 7 years and completed a master’s degree in Education during my time as a teacher. I have been a priest for 24 years and consider the call to the priesthood one of God’s greatest gifts in my life. I am fully convinced that if young men knew the profound joy of serving as a priest that they would be hammering down the doors to get accepted to the seminary. The Priesthood is a beautiful expression of God’s love for the world.
Let us hold each other in prayer. We are a community of faith and together we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our broken world. Our world desperately needs the witness of faithful Christians like yourselves. Through the ordinary experience of our lives, the mystery of Christ will radiate to the world. I am happy to be a part of this mission with you as we proclaim the light of Jesus amidst the shadows of this world.
Sacramental Asst. - Fr. Jordan Fetcko
A native of Crown Point in Northwest Indiana, Fr. Jordan Fetcko assists Fr. Kevin Huber at both St. Mary's the Immaculate Conception and Queen of All Saints Parish in Michigan City, Indiana. Fr. Jordan Fetcko is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota and University of St. Mary of the Lake: Mundelein Seminary.
Executive Assistant - Jan Sypnieski
A lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish, Jan Sypnieski shares her talents and expertise with both St. Mary's and Queen of All Saints Parish. Jan taught at Coolspring School here in Michigan City for 22 years and then became the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction to complete my teaching career. She moved on to the business world serving as a Curriculum Specialist, and Digital Learning Specialist for several publishing companies. She loves to cook and bake and to spend time with my great niece and nephew.