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Immaculate Conception is one of the parishes established by Jesuit priest Carlos Pinto. He planned and built Immaculate Conception Church in June 1893 as the sister church to Sacred Heart. Under Rev. Edward Barry, S.J. the rectory was finished and the Altar and Rosary Society established in 1901. One year later, the church was expanded in 1902 with the original wood roof replaced by a paneled steel ceiling, a new altar installed, and 16 feet added to the seating capacity of the church by converting the sacristy into a new sanctuary. St. Mary School was built in 1903 on Myrtle Avenue as the parochial school for Immaculate Conception and was operated by the Sisters of Loretto for more than 60 years until it closed in 1965. In 1977, Father Francisco Herrera became the pastor and under his leadership, the church became home of the Diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf with a Sunday noon Mass signed for the hearing impaired.

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