St. Benedict Parish, Doniphan, MO


St. Benedict Church, Doniphan, MO. (Photos by G. Eckl)

Phone: (573) 351-1107
Mailing address:St. Benedict Church, PO Box 595, Doniphan, MO 63935-1712

Administrator: The Very Rev. Daniel Robles, [email protected]
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Samson Dorival, SMM, [email protected]
Office Manager: Deborah Carter
CRE: Terri Wright
PSR: John & Cheryl Hawks
Email: [email protected]
Also attends to Sacred Heart Church, Poplar Bluff, MO


In 1857, a St. Louis diocesan priest, Fr. John Hogan, explored southeastern Missouri and discovered vast areas of untouched land abundant with game and timber. He remembered this when attending to the plight of Irish immigrants who were living in shanties along railroad tracks in St. Louis. Eventually, he established a settlement in what would become known in legend and history as the “Irish Wilderness.” Throughout the winter of 1858, small groups of Irish families drifted into the wilderness until, in spring of 1859, there were 200 Irish immigrant settlers in the “Irish Wilderness.” Many of those early family names are prominent in Missouri history.

The Civil War would lead to the demise of the settlement because it was taken over by the Missouri bushwhackers.

Priest Served

All schedules subject to change. Please call parish office to verify.

Weekend Mass times

10:30 a.m.
4 p.m.

Daily Mass Times

8 a.m.
6:30 p.m.


5 – 6 p.m.
or by appointment

Office hours

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GPS coordinates: N36° 47.809’, W089° 57.366’ (click here for map)

Parish related

For current parish Mass times and other activities and events click HERE. Or, call the parish office.

GPS coordinates: N36° 37.163’ W090° 49.118’ (click here for map)
Physical address: 703 Pine St., Doniphan, MO 63935