St. Catherine of Siena Mission Church, Humansville, MO, Founded 1940
General parish info
Pastor: Fr. Jose Thundathil Antoney, CMI
Phone: (417) 754-8825
Mailing address: Sacred Heart Church, 1405 W Fairplay St., Bolivar, MO 65613-1303
Weekend Mass times
Daily Mass Times
3:30 – 3:45 p.m., or by appointment
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Sacred Heart, Bolivar
As early as 1920, Fr. C. E Francka of St. Wenceslaus, Karlin, celebrated Mass six to eight times a year in the homes of people from Humansville whose community was referred to as St. Jude Mission. In 1940 Fr. Ronald E O’Dwyer, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Osceola, MO, was made the pastor of this mission church with about 35 members who gathered regularly for worship in the L. T. Heaton Building. In the following year, with the help of Fr. Senan O’Connell, of Osceola, St. Jude Mission moved into a larger building across the street. On Jan. 20, 1946, Bishop Edwin V. O’Hara of Kansas City dedicated a new church at the present location. Composed of mainly German and Irish Catholics, it was renamed St. Catherine of Siena. When the new Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau was established on Aug. 24 1956, the mission at Humansville fell under the auspices of the Pastor of El Dorado Springs. Its care was transferred to the Pastor of Bolivar in 1984 and continues as such. Under the guidance of Fr. Gregory Zatina the church underwent extensive renovation. It counts 37 families in its membership at present.
Curran, Fr. Wilfred L. (Parochial Administrator), Oct 15, 1948 – Jun 5, 1951
White, Fr. John J. (Parochial Administrator), Sep 27, 1957 – Apr 22, 1960
Krudwig, Fr. William C., Aug 19, 1967 – Jun 23, 1969
Palermo, Fr. Frank C., Jun 18, 1969 – Jul 15, 1971
Morey, Fr. Charles, Aug 16, 1983 – Oct 30, 1984
McKenna, Fr. James F. (Parochial Administrator), Apr 2, 1984 – Aug 18, 1986
Hodgson, Fr. William M., Aug 19, 1986 – Aug 18, 1992
Zatina, Fr. Gregory, Aug 18, 1992 – Oct 25, 1998
Hulshof, Fr. David F., Oct 26, 1998 – Aug 17, 1999
Wissman, Fr. J. Patrick, Aug 17, 1999 – Oct 1, 2014
Antoney, Fr. Jose T, CMI, Oct 1, 2014 –
Above is compiled from diocesan archives.
“D” designates information compiled from The Catholic Directory or Year Book.