Immaculate Heart of Mary
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Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Catholic Church of the Roman Rite. Established in 1946, IHM serves the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock in the County of Los Alamos, NM. St. Joseph's mission church serves the people of White Rock.

Lay Dominicans

“The Laity of St. Dominic are those faithful who, baptised in the Catholic Church
or received into her, confirmed and in full communion of faith, sacraments
and ecclesiastical governance, are called by a special vocation
to progress in the Christian way of life
and to animate temporal things through the charism of St. Dominic.”
— General Declarations of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic 1.§ 1, 2019


Lay Dominicans are members of the Order of Preachers and share in community together, practice both contemplative and liturgical prayer, study the faith and share it with others in a variety of ways.

There are periodic information sessions for those interested in learning more about the Lay Dominicans. If you are interested in deepening your spiritual life and learning more about the Los Alamos group, please contact Rachel Meyer. The next information meeting will be Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm. An information handout can be found here.


On Saturday, August 8th, 2020, the feast of Saint Dominic. Mr. Chad Meyer, OP and Mrs. Rachel Meyer, OP made their profession of promises to follow the Rule of the Dominican laity for life.


Chad Meyer makes his profession


Fr. Michael Demkovich, O.P. with Nancy Rowland, Rachel and Chad Meyer


Other IHM parishioners who have been received into the Order:
Chris Lee, Teresa Klumpp, Greg Smithhisler and Carolyn Connor,
received by Bill McHugh and Marie Levy-Ryan, Fr. Daniel assisting.