Sacred Heart Parish, Poplar Bluff, MO

Sacred Heart Church, Poplar Bluff, MO. (Photos by G. Eckl)

825 Vine St., Poplar Bluff
Phone: (573) 785-9635 

Mailing address: 825 Vine St., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-4952

Pastor: The Very Rev. Daniel Robles, [email protected]
Parochial Vicar: Reverend Samson Dorival, SMM, [email protected]
Deacon:  David O. Farris, [email protected]
Deacon:  Kevin Henderson, [email protected]
Administrative Assistant: Michelle Crihfield
Bookkeeper: Katie Clark
Maintenance: Michael Zukowsk
Email: [email protected]  Website:
Also attends to St. Benedict Parish, Doniphan, MO

Sacred Heart Catholic School

111 N. 8th St., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-6386
Principal: Mark Mittelstadt, [email protected]
Phone: (573) 785-5836, Fax: (573) 785-3908


Missionary priests came to Poplar Bluff to care for the needs of Catholics as early as 1875. Sent by St. Louis Archbishop Peter Kenrick, the growth of the Catholic community brought approval for a church to be built and dedicated to the Sacred Heart in 1876.

From 1876 until 1885, priests from Arcadia and Doniphan ministered in Poplar Bluff. Fr. Theodore Schmitt was appointed pastor in 1885. Fr. Pius Preiser who, in 1891, began the building of a new and larger wooden church, succeeded him in 1887. As was the custom, the school, staffed by Ursuline Sisters, had been built before the church. It was a two-story building. The downstairs floor, an auditorium, was used for church services until the new church was completed.

Fr. Daniel J. Daly was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in 1940. By April 1942, the current building was dedicated by Archbishop John Glennon. The church, with its beautiful stained-glass windows, was built at a cost of $60,000. Fr. Daly also established four mission churches in surrounding towns, some of which now have parish status.

A new school was built in 1961. A parish center was completed in 1986. Land has been purchased to enlarge the cemetery and surround it with a beautiful fence. Burials date back to the 1860s, thus making the cemetery older than the parish.

Parish related

Weekend Mass times

9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
5:30 p.m. Spanish
4 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:15 a.m.
5:30 p.m.


8:20-8:50 a.m. & 10:30-10:50 a.m.
3-3:45 p.m., or by appointment


Begins 8 a.m. Monday and ends 10 p.m. Wednesday
at Black River Medical Center

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

GPS coordinates: N36° 45.486’ W090° 24.031 (click here for map)

Sacred Heart School
111 N. 8th St., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-6386

Principal: Mark Mittelstadt, [email protected]

Phone: (573) 785-5836, Fax: (573) 785-3908