St. Patrick (Clarence)


Phone: 573-588-4498
Fax: 573-588-4728
Physical Address: 201 Grand St, Clarence MO
Mailing Address: PO Box 306, Shelbina, MO, 63468

Associated Parishes: Shelbina
County: Shelby
Deanery: North


Pastor: Rev. R. William Peckman
Deacons: Larry W. Mitchell

About St. Patrick

Soon after Clarence was incorporated in 1866, Catholic families of German and Irish descent opened businesses and the need for a Catholic church arose.

The first St. Patrick Church was dedicated on March 17, 1884. The first resident pastor was Fr. John F. Kenny, and St. Michael's at Hagers Grove became a mission of St. Patrick.

in 1960, Fr. William Ludwig and the people of St. Patrick built a new church and rectory, dedicated in 1961.

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

Sunday: 8:00 AM

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