How Do I?

Parishioner Registration

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.

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 death. If you or a member of your family desires the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact one of our priests by calling 417-887-0600.

In an emergency (passing is expected in a short time), please use prompt #2 when calling to reach a priest immediately.

Family Member Has Died/ Funeral

Contact one of our priests at 417-887-0600 by using prompt #2 for an emergency.

Mass Intentions (Have A Mass Said):

To schedule a Mass Intention, please call our parish secretary at 417-887-0600.

Baptism of Children

Pre-register for class held the second Monday of the month. Regular attendance at Sunday Mass and registration in the parish is required. Please call us at 417-887-0600.

Celebrate 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.

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

Welcome back when you have been away?

The best way to begin is to come to Mass. From there you can talk with one of the priests or call us.  You can also schedule an appointment with one of our priests by calling 417-887-0600 to talk and discuss how to come back or if you have questions to be answered.

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. Tom at 417-887-0600

Explore A Religious Vocation

If you feel you may have a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, please contact one of our parish priests, either in person, or at 417-887-0600

Parish Facility Scheduling & Rental

To schedule events, activities in the Gym, School Cafeteria, or in the meeting rooms at the parish office building, contact the office: 417-887-0600.  Please note that at no time is alcohol allowed on parish grounds or in parish facilities, including wedding receptions.

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.