Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Panna Maria: Immaculate Conception Church

In this pastoral setting, a sprawling oak stands beside the restored 1877 Immaculate Conception Church. Panna Maria (“Virgin Mary” in Polish) is where Silesian immigrants in 1854 held the first Catholic Mass in their new home, making it the first permanent Polish settlement in the U.S.


  • Farm Road 81
  • Panna Maria, Texas
  • 78144


Hours & Fees

  • This is an active parish, please be respectful of services.

  • Free