Welcome Letter from Father Ebert

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Dear Web Surfers,

Welcome to our parish website. Since 1879 in the Bismarck area and since 1903 in then Flat River, now Park Hills area, there has been a Catholic presence in our two parishes.

I am thankful to God and to all the parishioners who have been part of our parishes in these years. The Christian witness of the people of the parishes stands as a monument to the work of the Holy Spirit in the people of God in the parishes of Immaculate Conception and St. John the Apostle.

As we stand in the beginning of the second decade of the new millennium we are reminded there is more to do, for our work is not complete. The word of God needs to be proclaimed, by word and deed, in our world and in our local church today. We are still called to celebrate the presence of Christ in the sacraments, and to do our share to pass on the faith to members of our families and our community here in the Parkland of St. Francois county Missouri.

It is with great pride that I welcome you to our website. With that pride goes the prayer that we will continue to be the Catholic witness as we have been since 1879.

I thank our parishioners for all they have been and all they have done for Immaculate Conception and St. John the Apostle.

Rev. Mark S. Ebert, M. Div.

Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Park Hills

Administrator, St. John the Apostle, Bismarck