St. Mary Catholic Church

The oldest Catholic Church in Fayette county.


   We invite you to join the parish family of St. Mary Catholic Church as we worship our Lord.   Our Church,  "the oldest Catholic Church in Fayette County" is located on Hostyn Hill, near Ellinger. 

    The original church, St. Joseph Catholic Church was built at Ross Prairie in 1855.  St. Joseph's was relocated two miles up the road to a lovely hill top named Live Oak Hill in 1861.  The small building was replaced with a new church in 1865.  The Church remained on the hill, that had a striking resemblance to Hostyn, a pilgrimage place in Moravia.   And so, the location was now referred to as "Hostyn." 

    St. Joseph's Church was replaced by a more elaborate, larger Church, blessed and dedicated under the new name of Immaculate Conception in 1879.  On Easter Sunday 1905, this church burned.  While trying to rebuild the church, a severe storm almost demolished all but the high tower. Undaunted, the parishioners had raised another, even more attractive, church by the autumn of 1906.

   During the tenure of Reverend Francis Kolar, between 1950 to 1980, Immaculate Conception began to be called St. Mary Catholic Church, denoting the same patroness.  

   The Church was completely renovated in 2005.  The intricate detail on the Altar and the well maintained grounds offer a peaceful sanctuary for all those who visit.

Register with our parish family by completing the Parish Registration and forwarding it to the parish office. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jun 1 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Jun 1 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 6 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, Jun 11 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Ethics & Integrity in Ministry

EIM Workshops

We are all Called to Protect.

 Beginning September 1, 2013, anyone needing an EIM workshop will sign up on-line through their EIM account. The sign up process is explained once you access your EIM account; please contact your parish or Catholic school EIM site administrator if you need assistance.

Click here to login to your EIM account in order to find the schedule of EIM workshops and to sign up. If you do not remember your user name or password, use the "ALTERNATE LOGIN" on the login page.

St. Mary Catholic Church

located at 815 St. Mary's Church Rd., Ellinger, Texas
Phone: 979.378.2277
Fax:  979.378.4407
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 57, Fayetteville, TX  78940

Are you aware of sexual or physical abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult?

How to report an incident of concern:

The Diocese of Austin is committed to preventing harm from happening to any of our children or vulnerable adults.  If you are aware of sexual or physical abuse and /or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, state law requires you to report that information to local law enforcement or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at (800) 252-5400 or

Additionally, if the suspected abuse is by clergy or an employee or volunteer of any diocesan parish, school or agency, a Confidential Notice of Concern should be submitted to the diocesan Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Office at (512) 949-2400.  The confidential Notice of Concern can be found at (click on the link HOW TO REPORT ABUSE).  Reports may be made anonymously.