St. Anthony Mission Church, Glennon, MO, Founded 1905

St. Anthony Mission Church, Glennon, MO (circa 2010)
St. Anthony Mission Church, Glennon, MO (circa 2010)

General parish info

Contact info
Phone: (573) 238-3300, Fax: (573) 238-2450
Mailing address: St. John Church, PO Box 83, Leopold, MO 63760-0083

Email: cindythele@hotmail.com
Web site: stanthonyscatholicchurch.org


All schedules subject to change. Please call parish offices above to verify.

Weekend Mass times

Saturday
6 p.m.

Daily Mass times

Wednesday
6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Confession

Saturday
5 – 5:30 p.m.

Office hours

Monday – Thursday
1 – 5 p.m.

Updated: 07-18-17

History

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The town of Glennon originated in 1905 when St. Louis Archbishop John J. Glennon granted permission to farmers in the southeast part of Bollinger county to establish a Catholic parish. The first pastors lived in Glennon and also served the parish in Advance. The first church was destroyed by a tornado on May 30, 1917, but rebuilt by November.

In 1918, the pastor moved his residence to Advance and served both communities. Because of the difficulties getting across what was then a swamp, Masses in Glennon were celebrated monthly. In 1920 a full-time pastor was appointed.

Shortly after the Glennon School District was consolidated with the Leopold School District, all Glennon students were bussed to Leopold. The children in the St. Anthony Mission Church community participate in religious instruction two mornings and attend Mass before classes the other days. In 1933 a larger building replaced the former school building, which had been used as a hall.

The Parish Council of Catholic Women and Knights of Columbus are the leadership organizations, but all parishioners take part when needed. The monthly food collections for the Bollinger County Food Pantry and Christmas gifts for Birthright are just two of the many activities that allow the tiny community that named a town to display its Catholic faith proudly.

Priests served

Banner hanging in St. Anthony gathering area. (12-31-15)
Banner hanging in St. Anthony gathering area. (12-31-15)

Donovan, Fr. Francis P., May 15, 1951 – Oct 17, 1952
Willerding, Fr. Raymond E., Oct 23, 1956 – Sep 1, 1958
Hahn, Fr. Quentin V., Sep 3, 1958 – May 19, 1961
Orf, Msgr. Raymond V., May 19, 1961 – Jun 14, 1965
Hirtz, Fr. Nicholas J., Jun 15, 1965 – Aug 16, 1966
Wells, Fr. John E., Aug 17, 1966 – Mar 8, 1970
Brauner, Fr. Justin J., Mar 9, 1970 – Sep 2, 1970
Chambers, Fr. Leonard R. (Administrator), May 1, 1973 – May 31, 1974
Winkelmann, Fr. William P., Jun 13, 1974 – Jan 5, 1975
McHugh, Fr. Paul J. (Administrator then pastor), Jan 6, 1975 – Oct 14, 1975; *Pastor, Advance and Glennon, Oct 15, 1975 – Jul 14, 1978
Varone, Fr. Normand G. (Parochial Administrator), Jul 15, 1978 – Aug 16, 1987
Carr, Fr. Gary M., Aug 17, 1987 – July, 1988
Hejna, Fr. Lewis E., Jul 28, 1988 – Aug 16, 1996
Lutz, Fr. Frederick J., Aug 17, 1996 – Aug 12, 2003
Huggins, Fr. William A., Aug 13, 2003 – Jan 30, 2009
Hennecke, Fr. William W., Jul 1, 2010 – Jun 30, 2015
Coon, Fr. David N., Jul 1, 2015 –

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

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N37° 11.440’, W089° 55.145’ (click here for map)

Attends from: St. John Church, Leopold, MO

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