St. Edward Parish, Cassville, MO, Founded 1945

St. Edward Church, Cassville, MO (circa 2010)
St. Edward Church, Cassville, MO (circa 2010)

General parish info

Contact info
Pastor: Fr. Henry Grodecki, CM
Associate Pastor: Fr. David Baunach
Administrative Assistants: Michele Jereczek and Teresa Bowman

Phone: (417) 847-4948 • Fax: (417) 847-4947
Mailing address: St. Edward Church, PO Box 492, Cassville, MO 65625-0492

Email: stedwardscc@centurytel.net


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

Weekend Mass times

Sunday
10:30 a.m.
12 p.m., Spanish
Saturday
4 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

Wednesday & Friday
9 a.m.

Holy Days

10:30 a.m.

Confession

Saturday
3 – 3:45 p.m., or by appointment

Office hours

Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Updated: 07-06-16

History

The Catholic Extension Society coupled with Kansas City’s Bishop Edwin V. O’Hara’s desire to have a parish in every county of that diocese resulted in the founding of St. Edward as a mission church in 1945. Located near Roaring River State Park, the Catholic community numbered 154 parishioners, making it one of the larger mission churches.

Growth in the area and arrival of Spanish-speaking Catholics increased the diversity and outreach of the community. On April 6, 1989, a new church was dedicated to accommodate the burgeoning Catholic population. In August 1999 the mission became a parish. Looking toward the future, the parish has purchased neighboring properties with the hope of building a Parish Life Center. The parish has seen significant growth—from 154 members in 1989 to more than 900 in 2004.

Priests served

Deragowski, Msgr Eugene, Jun 15, 1965 – Jun 30, 1971
Hahn, Fr. Quentin V.
, Jul 1, 1971 – Jan 5, 1974
Luz, Fr. Frederick J. (Administrator)
, July 8, 1975 – Sep. 14, 1975
Marquart, Fr. Ernest J. (Administrator), Sep. 15, 1975 – July 31, 1980
Lutz, Fr. Frederick J., Jan. 25, 1988 – Aug. 18, 1991
Edwards, Fr. Byron H., Aug. 19, 1991 – Aug. 17, 1992
Hodgson, Fr. William M., Aug. 18, 1992 – Aug. 16, 1996
Miller, Fr. David L., Aug. 17, 1996 – Jul 1, 2011
McLoughlin, Fr. Paul J., Jul 1, 2011 – Jun 30, 2014
Braun, Fr. John S., Jul 1, 2014 – Jan 11, 2016
McLoughlin, Fr. Paul J. (Administrator), Jan 12, 2016 – Jul 4, 2016
Grodecki, Fr. Henry, CM, Jul 5, 2016 –

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

Parish related

GPS coordinates: N36° 41.306’, W093° 51.884’ (click here for map)
Physical address: St. Edward Church, 107 W 17th St, Cassville, MO

Attends to: Holy Family Parish, Shell Knob, MO

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