St. Joseph (Westphalia)

Location

Website: www.stjosephwestphalia.org
Phone:
573-455-2320
Fax: 573.455.2974
Email: parishoffice@stjosephwestphalia.org
Physical Address: 125 E Main St, Westphalia MO 65085
Mailing Address: PO Box 116, Westphalia, MO, 65085


Associated Parishes: Folk
County: Osage
Deanery: Westphalia

Staff

Pastor: Rev. Anthony J. Viviano
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.
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Weekend Masses

Vigil Mass (Saturday): 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM & 10:00 AM

Schools

St. Joseph School
Address:
123 E Main, Westphalia MO 65085
Phone: 573-455-2339
Email: pkirk@stjosephwestphalia.org
Website: https://www.stjosephwestphalia.org/school.html

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