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The Immaculate Conception Church
Panna Maria, Texas

Oldest Polish Roman Catholic Church in the U.S.

In the Panna Maria Historic District on FM 81

13879 N. FM 81
(830) 780-2748
Immaculate Conception Church, Panna Maria, Texas
June 2005 photo courtesy David Scheffler
Historic Marker
Immaculate Conception Church
Oldest Polish parish in America. Offered its first Mass on Dec. 24, 1854 (altar under an oak tree). First building erected 1855. This church with 100-foot tower built 1877; remodeled 1937.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
Immaculate Conception Church and Panna Maria Oak, Panna Maria, Texas

Immaculate Conception Church
& The Panna Maria Oaks

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013

Panna Maria TX Immaculate Conception Church Sanctuary

Immaculate Conception Church Sanctuary
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013

Immaculate Conception Church, Panna Maria, Texas
June 2005 photo courtesy David Scheffler
Immaculate Conception Church, Panna Maria, Texas
Immaculate Conception Church, Panna Maria, Texas
2006 photos courtesy Richard Sanchez
Photographers' Notes

  • I am a native Texan originally from Kosciusko... and thought that I should contribute a couple of photos of the church that I captured in June of 2005 at a family reunion. My mom was a Moczygemba originally from Panna Maria. - Thanks, David Scheffler, November 25, 2005

  • I had the pleasure of taking the road less traveled this past summer. I'm sending some photos of the church at Panna Maria. Thanks for your efforts in bringing the good things in life to the public's eye. - Regards, Richard Sanchez, January 02, 2007
  • Panna Maria TX -  Immaculate Conception Church & Penna Maria Oaks

    Immaculate Conception Church, the Panna Maria Oaks and markers
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, Feb. 2011

    From San Antonio, take Hwy 181 South to FM 81; or take Hwy 87 South to Hwy 80 South to Helena to FM 81.

    Panna Maria is on FM 81 just off Hwy 123.

    Approximately 60 miles drive.

    See Panna Maria, Texas

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