About Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Conception had its beginning on December 20, 1859, the year the town was incorporated. Reverend J.J. Hogan, the first pastor, found many Irish Catholic settlers employed by the railroad hungering for spiritual nourishment through the sacraments. Fr. Hogan would go on to become the Bishop of St. Joseph and then of Kansas City, Missouri.
In its 145 years of existence, under the guidance and efforts of 17 pastors and several religious communities serving as educators, a strong community of faith flourished.