February, 2017


Everyone is Welcome!  We have a seat for you.

Men’s Prayer Group Time Change:  The Men’s Prayer Group is now meeting on the first and third Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the rectory.


Support Charity While Shopping for Valentine's Day

Invitation to Divorced and Separated Catholics 

The holidays can be difficult for divorced and separated families.  Make your healing a priority in the new year by attending the Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide.  Whether you’re in the courts now or divorced for many years, you CAN find hope and healing. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a new 12-week DVD program featuring Catholic experts, and lay men and women on the journey to healing.  Topics include denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the kids, the ex-spouse, spirituality, annulment and much more.  Immaculate Conception is hosting the program which began on January 19, 2017.  Participants may enroll until February 2nd.  Contact Kathleen or Paul at icmaplewood@gmail.com for more information or by calling 644-6805.

Fish Fry is coming!!!  Fish Fry begins the Friday after Lent, March 3rd.


An Imminent Threat to Religious Liberty
Board Bill 203 was recently introduced to the Board of Alderman for the City of St. Louis. The goal of this bill is to change the city’s anti-discrimination law by adding pregnancy and reproductive health decisions as protected classes. 

We ask that everyone, particularly those who reside in the city, phone, email or send a letter to the St. Louis City Board of Alderman and urge them to defeat Board Bill 203. 

Board of Alderman/City Hall, Room 230/1200 Market Street/St. Louis, MO  63103

To locate contact information for a particular alderman go to:  https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/Wards-1-28.cfm

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Information
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:


The Safe Environment Program requires all adult employees and volunteers with a likelihood of working with or near children or youth on a regular basis to comply with the following:

1.  Complete a state criminal record and child abuse or neglect check.
2.  Sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
3.  Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Eva May at icmaplewood@gmail.com or call the rectory at 314-645-3307.  You may also contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org or call 314-792-7540.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule

Worker Registration

Code of Ethical Conduct for Employees Clergy and Volunteers