Sacred Heart Parish, Conway, MO, Founded 1908

Sacred Heart Church, Conway, MO (circa 2010)
Sacred Heart Church, Conway, MO (circa 2010)

General parish info

Contact info
Pastor: Fr. Mark J. Binder
Deacon: Deacon James Soptick
Administrative Assistant: Carlene Jensen
Youth Coordinators:
 Joni Cunningham & Joie Dame
CRE: Theresa Coryell

Phone: (417) 589-6782
Mailing address: Sacred Heart Church, PO Box 8, 310 S Spruce St, Conway, MO 65632-0008

Email: sheart@centurytel.net


Weekend Mass times

Sunday
8 a.m.
Saturday
4 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

Wednesday
6 p.m.
Thursday

7 a.m.

Holy days

7 p.m. Vigil Mass

Confession

Saturday
3 – 4 p.m.

Adoration

Wednesday
6:30 – 7 p.m.

Updated: 10-29-15

History

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Although Sacred Heart Parish was not formally declared a parish until 1908, the first Catholics began arriving in the area in 1837. In 1869, the Frisco Railroad built a line through the area, bringing more Catholic settlers and railroad workers. Construction of a church began in 1876 and was completed the following year. Benedictine priests from Springfield and the pastors from Lebanon and Marshfield took turns celebrating Mass, although, at best, Mass was held only about once a month. The church was relocated and rebuilt in 1917, about two miles from its original location.

The parish completed a major renovation and the church was rededicated in 1958. Then, in 2000, a 40’ x 90’ parish hall containing classrooms for PSR, Scripture study, parish meetings, and a parish hall was built to accommodate the growth and activity of the parish members.

Priests served

Holmes, Fr. James, Dec. 12, 1951 – Aug. 7, 1952
McGlynn, Fr. Francis, D, 1956
Rotert, Fr. Norman (in residence), D, 1958
Blais, Fr. Roger H. (in charge, in residence), D, 1959
Nugent, Fr. Leo W., Apr. 23, 1960 – Mar. 12, 1970
Brath, Fr. John A., Apr. 8, 1970 – July 1, 1970
Westrich, Fr. Donald J. (Administrator), Aug. 14, 1970 – Jan. 6, 1972
Westrich, Fr. Bosco V., D, 1971
Frain, Fr. Joseph E. X., Jan. 7, 1972 – Sep. 14, 1975
Holmes, Fr. James, Aug. 1, 1977 – July 14, 1978
Lutz, Fr. Frederick J. (Administrator), July 15, 1978 – Sep. 29, 1981
Hodgson, Fr. William M., Dec. 4, 1981 – Aug. 14, 1984
Koesterer, Fr. David L. SJ, D, 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989
Eschbacher, Fr. Jerome J., Sep. 13, 1989 – Aug. 16, 1993
Swift, Fr. Bruce, OSB, D, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000
Braun, Fr. John S., Aug. 17, 2000 – Aug. 12, 2003
Teter, Fr. Patrick A., Aug. 13, 2003 – Aug. 16, 2005
Mai Vinh Loc, Fr. Timothy, CMC, Aug 17, 2005 – Oct 9, 2008
Bartolomeo, Fr. Thomas (Tom) (Parochial Admin), Jan 14, 2009 – Jun 30, 2009
Swalina, Msgr. Michael F., STD, Jul 1, 2009 – Aug 13, 2009
Lamprea, Fr. Gefford C. (Parochial Administrator), Aug 14, 2009 – Jul 1, 2011
Sunnenberg, Fr. Scott M., Jul 1, 2011 – Jun 30, 2013
Binder, Fr. Mark J., Jul 1, 2013 –

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

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N37° 29.923’, W092° 49.345’ (click here for map)
Physical address: Sacred Heart Church, 308 Spruce St, Conway, MO

Attended from: Holy Trinity, 515 E Washington St, Marshfield, MO

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