St. Joseph (Westphalia)


Fax: 573.455.2974
Physical Address: 125 E Main St, Westphalia MO 65085
Mailing Address: PO Box 116, Westphalia, MO, 65085

Associated Parishes: Folk
County: Osage
Deanery: Southeast


Pastor: Rev. Dylan Schrader, PhD
Deacon: James J. Haaf

About St. Joseph

St. Joseph parish in Westphalia, Missouri, the oldest German Catholic parish west of the Mississippi River, celebrated its first Mass on August 6, 1835. The present church was built in 1848, dedicated on October 24, 1894, with a bell tower added in 1883. A major renovation in 1905 elevated the church and added stained-glass windows.

The school was established in 1837 and has continued through to the present day. It is the oldest school in the diocese.

Because of the church's significance as a visual, social, and intellectual landmark for the Westphalia community, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Parish History was taken from Proclaiming the Good News in the Heart of Missouri written by Loretta Pastva, SND.
Westphalia St. Joseph

Weekend Masses

Vigil Mass (Saturday): 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM, 10 AM


St. Joseph School
123 E Main, Westphalia MO 65085
Phone: 573-455-2339

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