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.
More resources for returning Catholics:
Catholics Come Home
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.
Catholics Come Home
EXPLORE A VOCATION
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! Vocation Information
Take A Virtus Class
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. Parish sports activities using the gym are reserved through the Principal Alan Bruns, 573-335-3840.
Mass Intentions (Have A Mass Said):
To schedule a Mass Intention call the parish office; 573-335-9347.
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. Please 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.