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    

Safe Environment Program

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

 

Code of ethical conduct    Worker Registration

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.
 http://icarnold.com/news/special-events/175th-anniversary 

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.
 

 

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!

Print, fill out the form and drop in the collection basket to volunteer: 175th Bday Volunteer 

 

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:

SSC Engineering Document
Horner & Shifrin

 

 

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

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.

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Ministry Schedules

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

Save the Date

Mass on the Grass
     September 12, 2015

Quilt Social
     October 4, 2015

Auction
     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

Mass on the Grass

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