Sacred Heart Parish, Webb City, MO, Founded 1908

Sacred Heart Church, Webb City, MO (circa 2010)
Sacred Heart Church, Webb City, MO (circa 2010)

General parish info

Contact info
Pastor: Fr. Rahab Isidor
Administrative Assistant: Heather Rocha
Bilingual Secretary: Roxanna Alberto
Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry: Lupita Reyes and Felipe Perez
PSR Coordinator/DRE: Mary Poage
Youth Coordinator: Mike and LeAnn Wilson
Bookkeeper: Lisa Mend
Bulletin: Angelique Flack

Phone: (417) 673-2044 • Fax: (417) 673-2044
Mailing address: PO Box 470, Webb City, MO 64870-0470

Email: sacredheartrocha@gmail.com
Web site: www.sacredheartwebbcity.com


Weekend Mass times

Sunday
9 a.m.
12:15 p.m., Spanish
Saturday
5 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

Monday
10 a.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Wednesday
6 p.m.
Thursday
10 a.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m., 1st Friday

Confession

Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12-noon
Saturday
4:30 – 4:45 p.m., or by appointment

Adoration

Monday
6 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday
6 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday
7 – 8 p.m.
Thursday
6 – 8 p.m.

Food Pantry

Tuesday & Thursday
12-noon – 4 p.m.

Office hours

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Updated: 10-07-16

History

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The first Mass in what is now the Sacred Heart Parish in Webb City was celebrated around the turn of the century. From 1900 to 1908 priests came from Carthage and Joplin to this town, which was nothing more than a lead mining camp, to offer Mass in an upstairs room over a grocery store and in Catholic homes.

In 1908, a frame church had been purchased from the Presbyterian congregation. Sacred Heart parishioners built a new altar. In November 1908 Fr. Francis Tief, a priest from New York, was appointed the first pastor.

The Catholic community grew and eventually needed more worship space. The Methodist church at Second and Oronogo Streets was purchased in 1940. The sanctuary was modernized in 1959 and again in 1969 in keeping with liturgical changes of Vatican II. Finally, in 1982, a church built by the parish was dedicated.

The Presbyterians, Methodists, and lead mining all indirectly contributed to the early beginnings of what is now a “welcoming” parish, focusing on Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Webb City area.

Priests served

Dillon, Fr. Francis J., Oct. 1, 1921 – 1925
Hanley, Fr. Patrick H., Dec., 1954 – May 1, 1959
Holterman, Fr. Herbert J., Apr. 20, 1959 – Aug. 16, 1966
Chambers, Fr. Leonard R. (temp. Administrator), Apr. 23, 1966 – Aug. 16, 1966
Palermo, Fr. Frank C., Aug. 17, 1966 – June 17, 1969
Boeding, Fr. Damian G., June 18, 1969 – Jan. 13, 1971
Eftink, Msgr. Edward M., Jan. 14, 1971 – Jan. 5, 1975
Brath, Fr. John A., Jan. 6, 1975 –  July 9, 1976
Monaghan, Fr. J. Fergus, July 10, 1976 – Aug. 18, 1986
Miller, Fr. David L., Aug. 19, 1986 – Aug. 16, 1996
Jones, Fr. Rick L., Aug. 17, 1996 – Aug. 12, 2003
Than Van Liem, Fr. Joseph, CMC, Aug. 13, 2003 – Aug. 9, 2006
Lamprea, Fr. Gefford C., Aug. 10, 2006 – Aug 16, 2007
Braun, Fr. John S. (Admin. then Pastor), Aug 16, 2007 – Jul 1, 2009 – Jun 30, 2010
Isidor, Fr. Rahab, Jul 1, 2010 –

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

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N37° 09.404’, W094° 28.426’ (click here for map)
Physical address: Sacred Heart Church, 909 N Madison Ave, Webb City, MO

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