Religious staff

 

Immaculate Conception Church is serviced by priests from the Society of St. Pius X. They reside in the priory, located in close proximity to the church.

Daily Mass is offered in Post Falls and Spokane Valley by these priests (See our schedule for more details). By their constant presence they ensure the availability of the sacraments at all times.

On the weekends some of them travel to say Mass at various Mass centers throughout the Northwest. During the week they teach at our boys school and a girls school run by Dominican teaching sisters. 

Fr. Joseph Dreher is the pastor at ICC.  He was born in Longmont, CO.  Having completed his seminary studies at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, MN he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta on June 24, 1995.  After acting as prior at El Paso Texas for three years he was transferred to England where he was the Headmaster of St. Michael's School in Burghclere for five years and spent one year in Bristol caring for the elderly residents who resided there.  He returned to the States in 2004  and was assigned as a professor at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary.  In 2006 he went to the District House in Farley, MO where he acted as Secretary for the US District while covering missions in Grand Rapids and Mancelona, MI, Davie and Lake Worth, FL and Mukwonago, WI.  In 2012 he moved to the newly opened priory in Chicago where he taught in the school and continued to cover the Mukwonago mission.  Besides being the pastor for Immaculate Conception Church he also acts as the chaplain for several lay apostolates in our parish including the Heart of Mary Guild, St. Monica's League and the altar servers of the parish and he is responsible for coordinating all the Sacraments which are administered in our parish. 

Fr. Stephen DeLallo was raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He began his seminary studies at St. Joseph's House of Studies, SSPX in Armada, MI in 1977. He then went to Econe, Switzerland in 1979, where he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on June 29, 1983. His first assignment was St. Marys, KS under Fr. Herve de la Tour. In September 1989, he became pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Armada, MI, establishing the parish school in September 1990. He was assigned to Preston England in 1995, then was named pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Phoenix, AZ from 1998 - 2000. After his assignments at Winona, MN, Shawinigan, Quebec and Los Gatos, CA, he was assistant priest to Fr. Cooper at Veneta, OR from 2005 - 2011, during which time he was pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Portland, OR. Most recently, he was assigned to Calgary, Alberta, Canada under Fr. Leo Boyle, where he took care of the parish in Rocky Mountain House, two hours northwest of Calgary. He now acts as chaplain to multiple of the apostolates here in Post Falls, among which, is the Third Order SSPX.

Fr. Hugues Bergez is the chaplain to the two convents that we serve: St. Dominic School in Post Falls and the Carmel of the Holy Trinity in Spokane Valley, Washington. The son of a French diplomat, he was born in Madagascar. In 1996 he was ordained at the seminary of the Society in Switzerland. After serving as a missionary in Africa for a few years he was stationed at our retreat house in Ridgefield, CT. He then spent some time in Los Gatos, CA before being transferred to Post Falls in 2014. In addition to the above mentioned chaplaincies, Fr. Bergez is chaplain as well for the Catholic Cadets of America and the Third Orders of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Francis. He also teaches religion classes to the girls who attend St. Dominic School.

Fr. Thomas Duncan from Silver City, New Mexico was also ordained in 2014, having been homeschooled with Our Lady of Victory Homeschool program. His mission consists of saying Mass on the first and third Sundays of the Month for the Kalispell and Victor Missions in West Montana. At the academy, he teaches 6th and 7th grade Religion. Other apostolates include the extra academy religion program, as well as the Eucharistic Crusade and the Militia Immaculatae.

Fr. Charles Deister is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of La Salette. Ordained in 2014, he takes care of the Corpus Christi Chapel in Edmunds, WA. He teaches Latin in our boys school. He is the Chaplain for the St John of God Group.