Welcome to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church!

After your on-line visit today, we hope you will come and visit our Church in person soon. We are located in Arnold, Missouri, near Interstate 55 and Highway 141.
Directions to Immaculate Conception

You may join us for Sunday or weekday Mass, or spend some time in quiet prayer. It is God’s house and all His children are welcome.  When the weather is fine, you are also welcome to pray in our peaceful cemetery Chapel or in our Rosary Garden.

We also welcome you to Holy Child Catholic School, where every child is a gift.  Please contact Holy Child School to tour our Pre-School, our Kindergarten, our Elementary School or our Middle School.

We like to think of ourselves as God’s People sharing God’s Word. We hope to meet you and share the Good News of Jesus with you.

Peace be with you,

Fr Larry Huber                   
Pastor    

Ash Wednesday March 1

  Ashes Available at these Services

6:30 AM Mass
8:00 AM A
ll School Mass
 
5:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Mass

A Night at the Races

Fish Fry

AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?

 

Our parish and school has linked up with the Amazon Smile Program in which we get a percentage of an order placed that is "smile eligible" Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can now choose to support “Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold” or “Holy Child School in Arnold”.

 

Our parish and school has linked up with the Amazon Smile Program in which we get a percentage of an order placed that is "smile eligible" (it will say on the item by the price if it is or not). The easiest way to do this is type "Amazon Smile" into the search bar on Amazon.com.  You are able to use your existing Amazon account as well.   It will then automatically link you to the Smile program.  Then type in "Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Arnold" or “Holy Child School”(and click on the Holy Child School in Arnold) to be correctly linked in order for the purchase percentage to go to the parish or school which ever you choose.

 

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

 

For more information, click here

Web content

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Safe Environment Program

SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program

The purpose of the Safe Environment Program is to create a safe environment for our children.  All volunteers are required to comply with the Procedures developed to implement the policy.

All Employees and Volunteers who have contact with minors must:

1.      Attend a Virtus Protecting God’s Children Workshop.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis provides the sexual-abuse prevention program "Protecting God's Children" to parishes, schools, and archdiocesan agencies at no cost. All archdiocesan employees and volunteers who work with children are mandated to attend a presentation of the program.

Link to View Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule: http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0

 

Once you find a workshop that you want to attend go back to the top of the page and open Start Registration.

 

2.      Fill out a Worker Registration Form.

This form allows the parish office the ability to update your background check every even-numbered year. The Worker Registration Form can be found in this packet. Please fill it out and return it to the office. (It is very important that you provide an email on this form.)

pdf Worker Registration PDF (136 KB)

 

3.      Complete a criminal records check from the Family Care Safety Registry.

Go to www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr and on the left side of the page open Register online.

This should be started right away. It can take up to two months to receive your background check.  There is a one- time $13.00 fee plus a $1.25 processing fee.

 

 

4.      Commit to the Code of Ethical Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers Working With Minors in the Archdiocese.

Please read the booklet and sign the form. Return the signed code of conduct to the office.

  Code of Ethical conduct (422)

 

5.      Employees or volunteers who have resided outside of the state of Missouri any time over the last five years will have to undergo a one-time national background check . Illinois Residents will have Illinois and Missouri background checks conducted every even-numbered year. Please contact me if you will need this done.

 

Mary Robert – IC SEP Office

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636-321-0002 ext. 1, 30

  

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse made to any Pastor or to:

Missouri Department of Social Services

Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:

1-800-392-3738

 

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director

Office of child & Youth Protection

314-792-7704

 

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Church Engineering Reports

I grew up in a historical town in which we did everything possible to preserve buildings. Consequently, my hope was that we could preserve our present church building and also add nice bathrooms and gathering space to the building. The Archdiocese connected me with an female architect who loves old masonry buildings and has spent much of her adult life saving older buildings. In order to get a clearer idea on how to preserve our church building, she encourage our Building and Maintenance committee to hire an engineering firm to take a look at our church building. Unfortunately, the engineer’s report uncovered some very serious concerns with the structure of the church building. You can read this entire report by Clinking below. As you may remember, our parish hired an another engineer firm (Horner & Shifrin) in 2012 to look at the structural integrity of our church building. Their report also highlighted some serious concerns for our church building. Like the recent engineer report, you can also read it below.  Because of these two engineer reports, it has become obvious to me and all members of the building committee and the Archdiocese that our parish needs a new church building in order
to carry out the mission God has set before us.

Please take the time to read closely both reports below. I was personally devastated when I read the second report, but then I reminded myself, “not my will but Your Will be done.” This present church building has served our parish extremely well for over 120 years. This building has witness thousands of Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Confessions, and people coming up to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament of the Mass. It will be very emotional to leave that building. Please turn to God in gratitude in your prayers for giving us such a wonderful church building and pray to God for guidance as we plan for a new Spiritual home for Immaculate Conception.

Fr. Huber

Click below to read or download the reports:

pdf SSC Engineering Document (2.17 MB)
pdf Horner & Shifrin (10.99 MB)

 

 

Online Giving

Online Giving is a great way to help your
administrative staff while supporting our church.
Signing up is easy - you can use a computer, tablet,
or Smartphone.

https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/65

Electronic Sign Submission

 
Do you have information about your group or ministry to display on our new sign? Call, text or email information to: Wendy or Preston Haglin 314-910-3410 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About 4 days lead time is necessary.

Completed Feasibility Study 2016

The following is our recently completed Feasibility Study.  This report demonstrates that our parishioners are very excited and supportive about the New Church.  The big obstacle will be paying for it.  There will be two open meetings concerning this Feasibility Study and the New Church: Thursday June 23rd in Rm A of the parish center at 7:00pm and Saturday June 25th in the Church at 10:00am.  With the help from the Holy Spirit and through the guidance of our building committee we will get the job done.  Over the next weeks and months I will use electronic media to keep you informed and to solicit your opinion.  God Bless you. 

-Fr. Larry Huber

document Completed Feasibility Study (645 KB)

Reconciliation

Friday
7:15-7:45am
Saturday
4:00-4:45pm
or by appointment

Adoration

First Friday of each month
from 8:30am until 5:45pm, concluding with Benediction