Old St. Vincent Chapel, Cape Girardeau, MO, Founded 1838

Old St. Vincent Chapel, Cape Girardeau (circa 2013)
Old St. Vincent Chapel, Cape Girardeau (circa 2013)

General parish info

Contact info
Pastor: Fr. Allan L. Saunders
Associate Pastor:
Fr. Rayappa Chinnabathini

Phone: (573) 335-9347 — Fax: (573) 335-0649
Web site: www.oldstvincents.org
Mailing address: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Annunciation, 615 William Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-6242


Weekend Mass times

10 a.m.

Updated: 07-12-17



This placard at the Old S. Vincent’s Church reads:

On this site in 1833, Fr. John Timon, a Vincentian priest, celebrated Mass in a warehouse of Don Louis Lorimier.

The first St. Vincent’s Church, constructed in 1838 was destroyed by a tornado in 1850. Rebuilt a year later, the foundation of the present English Gothic church is stone from the original building.

Declared a Chapel of Ease in 1977, Old St. Vincent’s Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and has remained a place of worship since Fr. Timon came to this spot in 1833.

For a comprehensive history go to www.oldstvincents.org.

Priests served

Forst, Msgr. Marion F., Jul, 1949 – Mar 23, 1960
Kampmann, Msgr. Leo P., Apr 23, 1960 – Aug 18, 1967
Huels, Msgr. Joseph H. (Pastor then Assist. then senior priest in residence), Aug 19, 1967 – Jul 31, 1977; Associate Pastor, Aug 1, 1977 – Dec 31, 1988; Resigned as Associate Pastor and designated by the Bishop as Senior Priest in Residence, Jan 1, 1988 – Apr 16, 1993
Gosche, Msgr. Joseph E., Aug 1, 1977 – Aug 16, 1987
Rolwing, Msgr. Richard C., Aug 17, 1987 – Aug 12, 2003
Kiefer, Fr. Thomas P., JCL, Aug 13, 2003 – Aug 31, 2014
Saunders, Fr. Allan L., Jul 1, 2014 –

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

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N37° 18.034’, W089° 31.168’ (click here for map)
Physical address: Main & William Sts, Cape Girardeau, MO

Attended from: St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, MO

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