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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 10:00 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 Jo Noelker - (636) 584-9257

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 the Parish Office,

636-583-5144, ext. 3.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

COUNCIL #1576

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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 Jim Noelker - (636) 283-1100.

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 the Parish Office,

636-583-5144

PRAYER INTENTIONS

Requests for Prayer Intentions for Immaculate Conception parishioners are printed in the bulletin upon request.  Please email your request to icubulletin@gmail.com, or call the church office, 636-583-5144. Please inform the church office when the need for prayers has passed, so names are kept current.

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 and Thursday afternoon in the quilters' room.

For more information please contact Mary Jo Wilding - (636) 357-7966

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 Individual families are allowed to use a portion of the percent toward their student's tuition at Immaculate Conception Day School or PSR or toward their tuition at St. Francis Borgia High School. Families may also choose to donate their percentage back to the schools' operating budget. Any family can participate in the SCRIP program.

For more information please call, the Parish Office, 636-583-5144.

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 offers a Youth Ministry program for 6th through 8th grade students. Youth Ministry meets weekly for Faith Formation. Catholic Youth Ministry hopes to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; to present the Good News to others, and to grow in their relationship with Jesus. 

For more information please contact the Parish Office at

636-583-4495

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