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                   

Happy Birthday Immaculate Conception


Immaculate Conception is turning 175 years old in 2015

(1895 to 2015)

Join us all this year as we celebrate our Past, Present and Future.


Watch our Anniversary page for all the details.

Read about the first of several birthday cakes created to celebrate the event: Our 1st Cake

This weeks Trivia Questions: IC Trivia Questions 17

Answers for last week's questions: IC Trivia Questions 16

Watch for the sale of the 175 year commemorative shirts!!

Polo's are $15 and are available in S, M, L, Xl and XXL
T-shirts are $10 and are available in S, M, L, XL, XXL and children sizes
Be sure to get one or two to wear around the community
Share our pride in 175 years and our Catholic faith.



Print, fill out the form and drop in the collection basket to volunteer: pdf 175th Bday Volunteer (375 KB) 



An eleven week study of the New Testament Book of James,
          beginning on Friday October 14, at 7:00 pm Room D.

Jeff Cavins is back again on DVD in our parish with the PEARLS OF WISDOM.

The Apostle James shares the wisdom and the message of how to live the 'way of Jesus" in the world of persecution of the early Christians, which is relevant to our present time.

Come share in the DVD.   Workbooks will be available for purchase.

For more information or to be guaranteed material, call Tim Breyfogle at 636-296-5287.


Auction News

Our Annual Auction is quickly approaching. We hope you come out and help us honor "Honest Jim". It is a wonderful way to support our church and school community as well as a fun night out! There are many Great items including a puppy that will be available to bid on.


Saturday Oct. 17th, Doors open at 5:30. Dinner is served at 7:00. The Live auction begins at 8:00.

Please contact Sarah McNutt (314-853-4064) for reservation or any questions you have.
Tables of 10/$400 Individual seats $50


Sunday, Sept. 27th, 8:00 am to noon
In front of priests' garage Baskets for raffles also needed.
Doll Clothes hangers needed.

AD SPACE in Auction Books Available

Call Wendy Haglin for details. 314-910-3410


Thank you. Auction committee

Safe Environment Program



All volunteers and employees who work with or around children at Immaculate Conception parish must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program. This includes attending a Virtus Protecting God’s Children workshop, undergoing a background check updated in even-numbered years, committing through signature to the Code of Ethical Conduct, and filling out a Worker Registration form.  These requirements are mandated by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and are followed by every diocese in the country. The policies are the Church’s attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work or volunteer around your children. If you have any questions about compliance please contact our parish child safety coordinator, Sarah Wise, 636-321-0002 ext.1,30


pdf Code of ethical conduct (422 KB)    pdf Worker Registration (162 KB)

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.


Electronic Sign Submission

Our new LED programmable sign is here.  Please realize we have the capability of providing multiple messages even in a minute's time & will likely do so to get the most use out of our sign.  We will want to use the sign to evangelize and to provide information about our parish to people who are driving by.   It is not anticipated that any one message would run non-stop in most circumstances. 

 Click Read more for sign submission details.



or by appointment


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

Save the Date

Quilt Social
    October 4, 2015

     October 17, 2015

Birthday Mass
    November 1, 2015 - 11 am

Trivia Night
     January 16, 2016

See Special Events for details: http://icarnold.com/news/special-events