How Do I?


Come Home?

How do I come back to the Catholic Church if I've been away for a while?

Sometimes it just begins with going to Confession.  Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30 and Tuesdays 4:30-5:00 PM.   Or you can speak with Father Allan Saunders by calling  573-335-9347.   Whatever reason has led you away from going to Mass, you need to know you can always come back.  Open your heart to the Holy Spirit.


Become a Parishioner

Registration clearly announces your arrival in our parish and enables the parish priest and staff to communicate with you. This communication is very important to our parish family and assures the family/individual of full status as a parishioner and enables the priest and parish staff to make available rights and privileges guaranteed by Church law. Canon Law and diocesan policy in some instances require full parish membership before some sacraments may be administered. This is particularly true of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Holy Orders. Registration, then, can be an effective initiation into the life of our parish!

To register, contact the parish office:
or call 573-335-9347.


Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Fr. Allan Saunders:email:    Father Allan Saunders

or call :  573-335-9347.


I Used To Be Catholic / How Do I Return to the Church?

 God loves you! And He wants to be present in your life no matter what has happened.

How do I come back?  The best way to begin is to come to Mass. From there you can talk with one of the priests or call us. Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM.  You can also schedule an appointment with Father Saunders to talk and discuss how to come back or if you have questions to be answered.

For more information on how to return to Mass, and the sacrament of reconciliation check out these resources:

Catholics Come Home



If you feel you may have a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, please click on this link to see how we can help you!


Parish Facility Scheduling & Rental

To schedule events, activities in the Cafeteria, Huels Room, or in the meeting rooms at the parish office building, contact Lisa Simmons at 573-335-9347. Sports activities using the gym are reserved through the Principal Christine Ostendorf, 573-335-3840.

Please note that at no time is alcohol allowed on parish grounds or in parish facilities, including wedding receptions

Mass Intentions (Have A Mass Said):

To schedule a Mass Intention  call  the parish office; 573-335-9347.

Divorced Catholics

Divorced but not remarried Catholics may come to Mass and  receive Holy Communion. Those who have been divorced and remarried without an annulment should come forward to receive a blessing.   Schedule an appointment with Father for more information on how to heal from a divorce, for annulment information and healing.   You call  Fr.Saunders  at 573-335-9347.

Manner of Dress for Mass

Our manner of dress should be modest and appropriate. Please do not wear spaghetti strap tops, mini-skirts, or low cut tops. Slacks and pants should be neat and clean. Hands should be clean especially if receiving the Holy Eucharist in the hand and hands should be held up high representing a throne for Jesus.

Fast For One Hour

Fasting is required for one hour before the reception of Communion. Gum is NEVER allowed in Church.

Have My Child Baptized

Pre-register for class held the second Monday of the month. Regular attendance at Sunday Mass and registration in the parish is required.

Have A Wedding

Six month preparation period, regular attendance at Sunday Mass and registration in the parish is required. An appointment with the priest must be made before deciding on a date.It is necessary to contact the priest six months in advance of the proposed wedding date. A mutual date that is acceptable for the church, couple and priest or deacon must be made. Our diocese requires baptism records of the couple, attending Marriage Preparation classes, Natural Family Planning class and the couple taking the FOCUS assessment with the priest.   Wedding Guidelines

Family Member is Dying, Having Surgery, Very Ill

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick offers a special grace to those who are sick to calm the spirit and give spiritual strength. It involves using Oil of the Sick. This sacrament can be repeated as many times as needed and is not only used when a person is ready for deathIf you or a member of your family desires the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact

Fr. Allan Saunders

Family Member Has Died/ Funeral


Father Allan Saunders
573-335-9347, follow phone prompts.