MINISTRIES & ORGANIZATIONS

MASS AND LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

CANTOR & CHOIR

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER

GIFT BEARER

LECTOR

USHER

Cantors are vocalists that lead the mass music.  We currently have 2 choirs, Sunday 9:00 a.m., and a Festival Choir.  

Men and women who serve as Eucharistic Ministers at Immaculate Conception help with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass.  They are also authorized to bring the Sacrament to the sick at home.  

During the Offertory as Mass, scheduled volunteers take the gifts of bread, wine, and water up and present them to the Celebrant.  Immaculate Conception parishioners and families are encouraged to become Gift Bearers.

Men and women of Immaculate Conception gifted with the ability to speak well in public are encouraged to become Proclaimers of the Word for worship.  Lectors read the Word of God and lead the Prayers of the Faithful.

This is a Ministry of Hospitality for Masses and special celebrations.  This Ministry involves greeting attendants, assisting with seating, offertory, and distributing bulletins at the end of Mass.

MINISTERIAL OR LITURGICAL INQUIRY

Please complete the following form if you would like more information about the mass or liturgical ministries.

ALTAR SOCIETY

The women of the Altar Society assist and provide for the needs of the Church.  Members volunteer to care for the weekly preparations of the altar and sanctuary for Sunday Worship.  Funds raised throughout the year provide needed additions to our beautiful Church building. 

The current president of the Altar Society is Chris Henderson - (636) 584-5496

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA

CIRCLE 391

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The women's counterpart to the Knights of the Columbus, the  Daughters of Isabella (D of I) are a service organization whose members work to assist both the parish and the Catholic faith on its mission.  Open to all women who are practicing Catholics, this organization is a group with a lot of energy. 

The current Regent of Circle 391 is Mary Jo Wilding - (636) 583-2072

ENRICHED

SENIOR GROUP

A gathering for those embracing senior living through faith, fellowship, and fun.  This organization will help keep you active and engaged in life so that age, loneliness, and change don't consume you and take away your joy. New friends and fellowship will lend towards a more active and vibrant life.

 

For more information please fill out the contact form above or call the church office - (636) 583-5144

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee is appointed by the Pastor and deals with all matters of parish finance, including fundraising for the parish as well as the Archdiocese (ACA). It is responsible for the parish's accountability maintenance, projects, and overall stewardship.  

For more information please contact Gary Sieve - (636) 583-4120

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

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The Knights are a fraternal organization of Catholic men who zealously promote and defend the Catholic faith.  Founded in the last century by Fr. Michael McGivney to assist the needs of immigrant families, this international organization continues to provide support to the Church through its charitable endeavors and support of Catholic teachings.  All Catholic men in good standing with the Church are eligible for membership.

For more information please contact Kurtis Arens - (636) 584-9892

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CLUB

These two clubs meet to pray, discuss life, share in one another's experiences, laugh, and enjoy the company.  Those who choose to join are encouraged to do so with an open mind and heart to grow in fellowship, faith, and friendships.  

For more information please fill out the form above or contact Fr. Joseph Post - (636) 583-5144

PARISH COUNCIL

Members are elected for three-year terms of service to advise the Pastor.  The council meets the third Monday or every month from September to June.  Parishioners with ideas or concerns for the wellbeing of the parish are encouraged to address the Council.  

For more information please contact Jo Arand - (636) 584-5313

PRAYER CHAIN

Immaculate Conception has a group of parishioners who will pray for your intentions if you or someone you know is in urgent need of prayer. 

 

To add your special intention to our prayer chain, please contact the parish office - (636) 583-5144

PRISON MINISTRY

The St. Vincent de Paul Prison Ministry of Franklin County has joined Immaculate Conception Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.  We consist of volunteers who go to our Franklin County jail twice a week for one-on-one talks with people at the jail. 

For more information please contact Carmell Waters - (636) 583-4805

PRO-LIFE COMMITTEE

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All Catholics by Baptism are Pro-Life.  The committee at Immaculate Conception keeps before the parish the sanctity of life, especially the elderly and those waiting to be born.  Funds raised through the annual rummage sale go directly to support shelters and organizations providing care to pregnant women needing assistance.  The committee also supports the work of Pro-Life on the diocesan and national levels.

For more information please contact Jean Marquart - (636) 583-3259 or click the icon to visit the St. Louis Archdiocese Respect Life Apostolate website

QUILTERS

Members of the Altar Society meet weekly to quilt.  Women with sewing ability and those wishing to learn are encouraged to join the women on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

For more information please contact Mary Jo Wilding - (636) 583-2072

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

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The tireless work of ministering to the poor among us is carried out in a special way by our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Persons with needs are assigned to volunteer members of the society who visit with them, assess the situation and level of need, and make a response according to the guidelines of the organization.  

For more information please leave a message for the members - (636) 583-5144  ext. 5

SCRIP PROGRAM

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SCRIP is an ongoing fundraising program where gift cards are used to make everyday purchases at local and national vendors and a percent of the purchases goes back to the school or to the tuition of an individual family.

For more information please call Bonnie Ennis - (636) 583-8425

or click the icon to enroll or get more information about enrollment

WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION

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Primarily a fraternal life insurance society for the whole family, the Western Catholic Union (WCU) supports the family in many ways and is a worthy organization with many parish members.  The WCU is active in promoting the values of the Catholic Faith.

For more information please contact Gary Sieve - (636) 583-4120

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

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Marriage Encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, a time to share their feelings, hopes, disappointments, joys, and frustrations; they are encouraged to do so in an open, honest, face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter with their spouse.

For more information please contact Theresa Graham - (636) 583-8369

YOUTH MINISTRY

Immaculate Conception's Youth Ministry is in its infantile stage.  Our newly appointed Youth Minister, Khloé Getman, has a passion for working with youth and helping them to strengthen their personal prayer life and relationship with God. 

For more information please contact Khloé Getman - icunionyouthministry@gmail.com