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. Vicente Griego is the prior at ICC. He was ordained on June 24, 1995 at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona MN. He spent one year in the Philippines before being transferred to Durban, South Africa where he worked for two years. He was afterwards sent back to Manila for another five years. In 2003 he returned to the United States and took up the post as headmaster of St. Mary's Academy and College in Saint Marys, Kansas. In 2008 he was appointed as Rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Australia where he spent 7 years. In 2015 he was sent to Dublin, Ireland to act as superior of the SSPX autonomous house there. From 2019 - 2021 Father Griego was appointed as professor at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia. In addition to his duties as Prior, he is the chaplain for the Holy Name Society and confessor for the Dominican Sisters.
Fr. Joseph Dreher is the pastor at ICC. Having completed his studies at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, MN he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta on June 24, 1995. Over the years he has been assigned as prior in El Paso, TX, Headmaster at St Michael’s School in Burghclere, England, professor at STAS in Winona, District Secretary, and Assistant Priest in Chicago, IL before being assigned as Pastor at ICC in 2016. In addition to his duties as Pastor, 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 Children of Mary and he is responsible for coordinating all the Sacraments which are administered in the parish.
Fr. Hugues Bergez is the chaplain to St. Dominic School in Post Falls. 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 various Third Orders that are active in Post Falls. He also teaches religion classes for several of the grades of girls who attend St. Dominic School. He currently takes care of the Corpus Christ Chapel in Edmonds, WA and is the chaplain for the Carmel of the Holy Trinity in Spokane Valley, WA.
Fr. Jonathan Loop was raised Episcopalian, converting to Catholicism in college. With a bachelor's degree in political philosophy, he enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary and was ordained in June 2011. He spent 5 years in Veneta, OR, serving as pastor for Our Lady of Fatima in Portland, OR. In fall of 2016 he came to Post Falls to serve as principal of Immaculate Conception Academy. In addition to his work in the Academy, he is also chaplain for the Exsurge Youth Group which is active at ICC.
Fr. Thomas Buschmann from Woodbury, Minnesota was ordained on June 22, 2018, by SSPX Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais in Dillwyn, Virginia. He was first assigned to the priory in Los Gatos and came to ICC in 2019 to assist in the Academy teaching Religion and Latin. He currently takes care of our mission in New Plymouth (Boise), ID.
Fr. Lukas Lipp was born in 1981, to Tyrolean parents, and grew up in the Novus Ordo. As an adult, while pursuing a medical degree, Father was introduced to tradition by the Austrian youth group, KJB, and soon found that he was not called to be a doctor. Shortly thereafter, having made his first retreat and having spent a year in one of our priories, he entered the Society seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany. Our priory was blessed to have received him for a year and a half after he had finished his studies for the priesthood. Father Lipp was ordained a priest on the 30th day of June, 2018 and is happy to be once again in Post Falls for his first assignment. His duties entail assisting Fr. Dreher in administering to the parish, helping with the Eucharistic Crusade, working with the converts to the faith, teaching in the Non-academy religion program, and caring for the souls of his two missions in Kalispell and Victor, Montana.
Fr. Albert Bumb is originally from San Jose, CA and was ordained on June 21, 2019 by His Excellency, Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta. In addition to his work in the Academy, Father Bumb teaches in the Non-academy religion program, and acts as chaplain for the Eucharistic Crusade, as well as caring for the souls of our missions in St. Maries and Ferdinand, Idaho.
Fr. Benoit Philippon is a native of France, where he grew up in a large family and studied in Society schools. He was ordained a priest at Ecône, Switzerland, on June 29, 2020, by His Excellency Bishop Tissier de Mallerais. Sent for his first assignment in the U.S. District, he had to wait a year-and-a-half to get his visa. During this time he had the opportunity to work in various priories and schools, first in France and then in England for a few months each. Since his arrival in January 2022, he teaches Religion at the Academy, and is also the chaplain of the Saint John of God Group.