St. Sylvester Mission Church, Eminence, MO


St. Sylvester Mission Church, Eminence, MO. (Photos by G. Eckl)

Phone: (417) 934-2649
Mailing address: St. John Vianney Parish, 808 State Route Y, Mountain View, MO 65548-7904

Parochial Administrator: Fr. Joseph Stoverink, [email protected] 
Also attends to St. John Vianney Parish, Mountain View, MO and Sacred Heart Parish in Willow Springs, MO.


Eminence, the county seat of Shannon county, is situated in the Current River Mountains, a picturesque section of the Ozarks noted for its pine-clad hills and spring-fed fishing streams.

St. Sylvester Church, built of natural stone and oak, overlooks the Jack’s Fork River. Its existence is the result of the work of the Vincentian Motor Missions and the number of Catholic tourists who visit during the summertime.

Situated on a steep slope, the building was designed in the style of the old farmhouses and barns of the area. The walls of brown and gray stone are two feet thick. The small church building has been featured in a book about architecture, as well as in a trade magazine, as one of the finest examples of church architecture in the world.

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

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

Weekend Mass times

*6:30 p.m., May-September
**4:00 p.m., October-April


30 minutes before Mass

GPS coordinates: N37° 07.903’, W091° 21.349’ (click here for map)
Physical address: St. Sylvester Mission Church, Hwy 19, Eminence, MO