Welcome to Immaculate Conception Parish, in Union, Missouri!!!
We apologize for the limited website, it is new and we are slowly building it! But don’t let that stop you from looking around and contacting us.
We are a parish with a rich tradition of prayer and service. For Almost 150 years, our parish has grown from a little country to church to a vibrant parish that is deeply rooted in the Sacraments and living out the Word. We are located in Union, Missouri, the seat of Franklin County. Union is a town made up of farming, manufacturing and small businesses. With a population of ten thousand or more citizens, it encompasses both an urban and rural feel. It s common to see multiple generations of families living and working in the community. At Mass, several generations of a family will come to pray regularly. Many young people who move away for college or work often find themselves returning to build their families.
Our parish is diverse in its economic and social makeup, never lacking in it’s spirit of charity and willingness to lend a hand. The parishioners of Immaculate Conception give generously of their time, talent, and treasure. Celebrating daily Mass is the life-source of our parish’s commitment to the community. We also have various devotions, opportunity for Adoration, praying the Rosary daily, Perpetual Help Devotions, Novenas and a special Advent Prayer and Reflection on the Sundays of Advent. Our School children pray a decade of the Rosary each day, fostering a devotion and invocation of our Blessed Mother’s intercession. The stewardship of the parish is strong in our commitment to the poor in our parish and the surrounding community. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society provides utility assistance throughout the year. Our parish school and fellow parishioners have regular collections of money and food for the local food bank in Union. Supporting the parish in time and talent is a huge part of keeping our operating costs low and more importantly fostering ownership of the parish as central part of our lives.
We have three aspects of Catholic Education; our parish school, our parish school of religion aka PSR, and home school families. Our parish grade school is made up of over 300 kids, K-8th. We have a strong pre-school program. We recently hired a full-time special education learning consultant who assists those who may need extra assistance with reading, writing and science. We also have a before and after school program for those hard working families. Our lunch program is nutritious and diverse, often the pastor even stops by for a meal because it is better than his cooking. Our parish athletic program is competitive and fun, giving the children the opportunity to develop their athletic school while also learning how to be a good steward of God’s gifts and talents. Our PSR program assists those kids in developing and maintaining their faith lives while they attend public school. We have a strong presence of families who homeschool their children, who are very active in the sacramental and social life of the parish. Our parish is blessed to have this diverse and committed support of Catholic Education.
I encourage and welcome you to take the time to give us a call, set up an appointment to meet the pastor, or tour our school.
May Our Blessed Mother keep you and sustain you,
Fr. Joe, Pastor