St. Patrick Mission Church, Greenfield, MO, Founded 1949
General parish info
Pastor: Fr. Kizito Wenani
RCIA Director: Bobbi Moseley
Mailing address: St. Patrick Mission Church, PO Box 364, Greenfield, MO 65661
All schedules subject to change. Please call parish offices above to verify.
Weekend Mass times
The founding of St. Patrick Church in 1947 fulfilled the dream of Bishop Edwin O’Hara to have a church in every county of the then-Kansas City Diocese. To this day it remains as the only Catholic Church in Dade County. Originally served from Stockton, the church building was constructed from two halves of an army barracks spliced together. After Greenfield became part of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the church was served as a mission from St. Susanne Parish, Mt. Vernon.
For a time, St. Patrick was closed. With the efforts of the people in the area and the then-pastor, Fr. Ralph Duffner, it reopened in May 1981.
Groundbreaking in 1988 promised a new church. With the aid of the Extension Society and volunteers from St. Patrick and St. Susanne, the church and hall were completed in about a year to serve its 30 households.
The parish family of St. Patrick’s includes Catholics from Golden City and Lockwood on the west, to Dadeville and Ash Grove on the east, some traveling 20 to 25 miles to worship.
Deragowski, Msgr. Eugene J., Jun 11, 1953 – Apr 22, 1960
Duffer, Fr. Ralph J., Sep 14, 1970 – Aug 17, 1990
Reynolds, Fr. James L., Aug 17, 1990 – Aug 18, 1991
Lutz, Fr. Frederick J., Aug 19, 1991 – Aug 17, 1994
Westhues, Msgr. John H., Aug 17, 1994 – Aug 17, 1998
Landewe, Fr. Robert A., Aug 18, 1998 – Aug 17, 2005
Teter, Fr. Patrick A., Aug 17, 2005 – Jun 30, 2013
Wenani, Fr. Kizito, Jul 1, 2013 –
Above is compiled from diocesan archives.
“D” designates information compiled from The Catholic Directory or Year Book.