Holy Trinity Parish, Marshfield, MO, Founded 1892

Holy Trinity Church, Marshfield, MO (circa 2010)
Holy Trinity Church, Marshfield, MO (circa 2010)

General parish info

Contact info
Pastor: Fr. Mark J. Binder
Deacons: Deacon James Soptick & Deacon Michael Fritz
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper: Linda Sharp
CRE: Laura Vinehout
Parish Manager: Paul Epperson

Phone: (417) 859-2228
Mailing address: Holy Trinity Church, 515 E Washington St., Marshfield, MO 65706-1865

Email: htmparish@centurytel.net


Weekend Mass times

Sunday
10 a.m.
Saturday
6 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m.

Holy days

9 a.m.

Confession

Tuesday & Thursday
5:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Adoration

Friday
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. First Friday; Benediction at 12:30 p.m.

Updated: 10-04-17

History

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As the Frisco Railroad Line brought more and more settlers into southwestern Missouri and Catholics were scattered throughout Webster and neighboring counties, priests from Springfield would periodically celebrate Mass in the homes of these pioneers.

During the early 1890s, the Marshfield community celebrated Mass in the upstairs room of a building on the public square. In the spring of 1892, Fr. Curran, who was serving as administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Springfield, appointed a committee of Marshfield parishioners to raise funds for the building of a church. Parishioners hauled rocks from their farms to lay the foundation. The church building was a wooden frame structure, later covered and finished in stucco.

Holy Trinity, now a mission church, was placed under the care of the Benedictine Fathers of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield. It remained a mission church until 1908 when Fr. Thomas Ryan was appointed as first resident pastor.

Plans for construction of the present Holy Trinity Church began shortly after the parish became part of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese formed in 1956. Construction of a new church began in the early spring of 1959. It was dedicated June 12, 1960 by Bishop Charles Helmsing.

Priests served

McGlynn, Fr. Francis, D, 1956
Rochford, Fr. William B., May 20, 1957 – Apr 22, 1960
Westhues, Msgr. John H., Mar 19, 1960 – Jun 11, 1964
Graham, Fr. Edward M., Jun 12, 1964 – Dec 8, 1970
Schmittzehe, Fr. Franklin D., Jan 4, 1971 – Jun 30, 1972
Baker, Fr. John W., Mar 10, 1974 – Sep 14, 1975
Eschbacher, Fr. Jerome J., Sep 15 1975 – Jul 31, 1977
McGonigle, Fr. Kevin, OSB, D, 1978 – 1983
Martens, Fr. L. Gene, SJ, D, 1983 – 1984
Bauer, Fr. Sylvester W. (Administrator then pastor), Aug 15, 1984 – Dec 27, 1984 *Pastor Dec 28. 1984 – Aug 18, 1986
Rochford, Fr. William B., Aug 19, 1986 – Mar 30, 1988
Kiefer, Fr. Thomas P., JCL, Jul 7, 1988 – Aug 17, 1992
McLoughlin, Fr. Paul J., Aug 18, 1992 – Aug 16, 1996
Bertrand, Fr. Vincent E., JCL, Aug 17, 1996 – Jul 30, 1998
Reidy, Msgr. Thomas E., VG (Interim Administrator), Sep 28, 1998 – Aug 16, 1999
Casteel, Fr. Michael J., Aug 17, 1999 – Jun 30, 2009
Sunnenberg, Fr. Scott M., Jul 1, 2009 –

Above is compiled from diocesan archives.
“D” designates information compiled from The Catholic Directory or Year Book.

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N37° 20.318’, W092° 54.021’ (click here for map)

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