St. Peter, Apostle Mission Church, Stockton, MO, Founded 1969
General parish info
Pastor: Fr. Mark M. Hoa Le, CRM
Phone: (417) 276-5588
Mailing address: St. Peter, Apostle Mission Church, PO Box 583, Stockton, MO 65785-0583
Weekend Mass times
Daily Mass Times
10 a.m., first Fridays only
9:30 a.m., or by appointment
9:30 – 9:50 a.m., or call El Dorado Springs rectory at (417) 876-3216.
The building of the Stockton Dam in 1969 turned the small Missouri town of Stockton into a tourist area. Fr. Bill Krudwig, pastor of St. Elizabeth in EI Dorado Springs and the mission church of St. Catherine in Humansville saw the eventual need for a Catholic church in Stockton. The development around Stockton Lake would draw vacationers and retired people.
The first building was purchased from the Stockton Christian Church after they moved to a new facility. Soon a larger building was needed. This time the Assembly of God building was vacant and available for purchase. This building served the parish well, but continued growth indicated the need for construction of a new parish facility. Construction began in July of 2002. However, the church was severely damaged by a tornado on May 4, 2003, which also destroyed the center of the town of Stockton. The church was repaired and dedicated on Oct. 5, 2003. St. Peter the Apostle Mission Church is attended from St. Elizabeth Parish, EI Dorado Springs.
Krudwig, Fr. William C., Jun 23, 1969 – Aug 16, 1983
Morey, Fr. Charles, Aug 16, 1983 – Oct 30, 1984
Harth, Fr. John M., Aug 16, 1988 – Aug 19, 1991
Bertrand, Fr. Vincent E., JCL, Aug 19, 1991 – Aug 17, 1993
Krudwig, Fr. William C., Aug 17, 1994 – Aug 10, 2006
Orthel, Fr. Joseph A., Aug 10, 2006 – Jul 1, 2008
Doan Toan, Fr. Basil, CMC, Jul 1, 2008 – Jul 1, 2014
Kappilumakkal Mathai, Fr. Joseph, CMI, Jul 1, 2014 – Jul 31, 2016
Hoa Le, Fr. Mark M., CMC, Aug 1, 2016 –
Above is compiled from diocesan archives.
“D” designates information compiled from The Catholic Directory or Year Book.