Deaneries of the diocese

Deaneries of the diocese

The seven deaneries (formerly regions) of the diocese cover more than 25,000 square miles which includes all 39 counties in southern Missouri. Within the regions, 66 parishes, 17 missions and  five chapels serve over 66,000 Catholics who comprise the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese has two cathedrals: St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, MO, and the Cathedral of St. Agnes in Springfield, MO.

Select a ‘Deanery (D)‘ tab for a listing of the churches in that deanery. See the map above for the deanery in which a church is located. Click on the location name for extended information.

Deanery 1—Dean: The Very Rev. Joseph Weidenbenner, stmjoplin@gmail.com

Carthage, St. Ann Parish—Fr. Francisco ‘Paco’ Gordillo, Pastor and Fr. Jose Marino, CMF, Parochial Vicar

Joplin, St. Mary Parish—The Very Rev. Joseph Weidenbenner, Pastor and Fr. Andrew Williams, Parochial Vicar

Joplin, St. Peter the Apostle Parish—Fr. Brian Straus, Parochial Administrator

Lamar, St. Mary ParishFr. Patrick Teter, Pastor

Neosho, St. Canera Parish—Fr. Charles ‘Chaz’ Dunn, Pastor

Noel, Nativity of Our Lord Mission Church—Fr. Charles ‘Chaz’ Dunn, Pastor

Seneca, St. Mary Parish—The Very Rev. Joseph Weidenbenner, Pastor and Fr. Andrew Williams, Parochial Vicar

Webb City, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Franciso ‘Paco’ Gordillo, Pastor

Deanery 2—Dean: The Very Rev. William Hodgson, wmhodgson@live.com
Aurora, Holy Trinity Parish—Fr. Paul Pudhota, Pastor

Billings, St. Joseph Parish—Fr Suganthan ‘Sugu’ Selvin, HGN, Pastor

Cassville, St. Edward Parish—The Very Rev. William Hodgson, Pastor

Greenfield, St. Patrick Mission Church—Fr. Patrick Teter, Pastor

Monett, St. Lawrence Parish—Fr. Rahab Isidor, Pastor

Mount Vernon, St. Susanne Parish—Fr. Suganthan ‘Sugu’ Selvin, HGN, Pastor

Pierce City, St. Mary Parish—Fr. Matt Rehrauer, Pastor

Pulaskifield, SS. Peter & Paul Parish—Fr. Paul Pudhota, Pastor

Sarcoxie, St. Agnes Parish—Fr. Matt Rehrauer, Pastor

Shell Knob, Holy Family Parish—The Very Rev. Bill Hodgson, Pastor

Verona, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Rahab Isidor, Pastor

Deanery 3—Dean: The Very Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, frscott@dioscg.org
Bolivar, Sacred Heart Parish—The Very Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, Pastor

Buffalo, St. William Parish—Fr. Simon Enudu, Pastor

Conway, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Simon Enudu, Pastor

El Dorado Springs, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish—Fr. Tuan Van Nguyen, CRM, Parochial Administrator

Humansville, St. Catherine of Siena Mission Church—The Very Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, Pastor

Lebanon, St. Francis de Sales Parish—Fr. Jose Kumblunkal, CMI, Pastor

Marshfield, Holy Trinity Parish—Fr. Francis Theetla, Pastor

Stockton, St. Peter the Apostle Mission Church—Fr. Tuan Van Nguyen, CRM, Parochial Administrator

Deanery 4—Dean: The Very Rev. Patrick Nwokoye, fatherpatrick@htscatholic.com
Branson, Our Lady of the Lake Parish—Fr. John (J.) Friedel, Pastor and Fr. Nicholas Newton, Parochial Vicar

Forsyth, Our Lady of the Ozarks Parish—Fr. John (J.) Friedel, Pastor and Fr. Nicholas Newton, Parochial Vicar

Kimberling City, Our Lady of the Cove Parish—Fr. William Hennecke, Jr., Pastor

Nixa, St. Francis of Assisi Parish—The Very Rev. Shoby Chettiyath, Parochial Administrator

Ozark, St. Joseph the Worker Parish—Fr. Joji Vincent, Pastor 

Springfield, Catholic Campus Ministry, Claretian Martyrs Chapel, O’Reilly Catholic Center—Fr. Bibin Mathew, CMF, Director/Chaplain

Springfield, Holy Trinity Parish—The Very Rev. Patrick Nwokoye, Pastor 

Springfield, Immaculate Conception Parish—Rev. Monsignor Thomas Reidy, Pastor and Fr. Charles Peirano, Parochial Vicar

Springfield, Mercy Hospital Chapel—Fr. John Mark Ogu

Springfield, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Ray Smith, CMF, Pastor

Springfield, St. Agnes Cathedral—Fr. Lewis Hejna, Pastor and Fr. Timothy Tran, CRM, Parochial Vicar

Springfield, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish—The Very Rev. Thomas Kiefer, Pastor

Springfield, St. Joseph Parish—Fr. Karl Barmann, OSB, Pastor

Deanery 5—Dean: The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, frleoarock@gmail.com
Ava, St. Leo the Great Mission Church—The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, Pastor; Fr. Thomas Dharelli, HGN, Parochial Vicar

Bunker, Christ the King Mission Church—Fr. Jose Thundathil, CMI, Pastor

Cabool, St. Michael Mission Church— The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, Pastor; Fr. Thomas Dharelli, HGN, Parochial Vicar

Eminence, St. Sylvester Mission Church—Fr. Joseph Stoverink, Parochial Administrator

Gainesville, St. William Mission Church— The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, Pastor; Fr. Thomas Dharelli, HGN, Parochial Vicar

Houston, St. Mark Parish—Fr. Rayappa Chinnabathini, Pastor

Licking, St. John the Baptist Mission Church—Fr. Rayappa Chinnabathini, Pastor

Mansfield, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish— The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, Pastor; Fr. Thomas Dharelli, HGN, Parochial Vicar

Montauk, St. Jude Chapel of Ease—Fr. Jose Thundathil, CMI Pastor

Mountain Grove, Sacred Heart Parish— The Very Rev. Leo Arockiasamy, HGN, Pastor; Fr. Thomas Dharelli, HGN, Parochial Vicar

Mountain View, St. John Vianney Parish—Fr. Joseph Stoverink, Parochial Administrator

Roby, St. Vincent de Paul Mission Church—Fr. Rayappa Chinnabathini, Pastor

Salem, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Jose Thundathil, CMI, Pastor

Thayer, Sacred Heart Mission Church—Fr. Maurice Chukwukere, Pastor

West Plains, St. Mary Parish—Fr. Maurice Chukwukere, Pastor

White Church, St. Joseph Mission Church—Fr. Maurice Chukwukere, Administrator;  Fr. Jim Unterreiner, Sacramental Priest

Willow Springs, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Joseph Stoverink, Parochial Administrator

Deanery 6—Dean: The Very Rev. Allan Saunders, FrSaunders@stmarycathedral.net
Advance, St. Joseph Parish—Fr. Glenn Eftink, Pastor

Benton, St. Denis Parish—Fr. Bala Swamy Govindu Pastor

Cape Girardeau, Catholic Campus Ministry, Newman Center Chapel-SEMO—Fr. Laurent Okitakatshi, Chaplain

Cape Girardeau, Old St. Vincent Chapel of Ease—The Very Rev. Allan Saunders, Pastor and Fr. Daniel Belken, Parochial Vicar

Cape Girardeau, St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral—The Very Rev. Allan Saunders, Pastor and Fr. Daniel Belken, Parochial Vicar

Cape Girardeau, St. Vincent de Paul Parish—Fr. Rick Jones, Pastor and Fr. Alexander Sutachan, Parochial Vicar

Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center Chapel

Chaffee, St. Ambrose Parish—Fr. Joseph Kelly, Pastor

Fredericktown, St. Michael the Archangel Parish—Fr. Suresh Samala, Parochial Administrator

Glennon, St. Anthony Mission Church—Fr. Antony Thekkanath, VC, Pastor

Ironton, Ste. Marie du Lac Parish—Fr. Emmanuel Konyeaso, Pastor

Jackson, Immaculate Conception Parish—Fr. Randy Tochtrop, Pastor

Kelso, St. Augustine Parish—Fr. Tomasz Wilk, OSPPE, Parochial Administrator

Leopold, St. John Parish—Fr. Antony Thekkanath, VC, Pastor

Lesterville, Our Lady of Sorrows Mission Church—Fr. Emmanuel Konyeaso, Pastor

New Hamburg, St. Lawrence Parish—Fr. Bala Swamy Govindu, Pastor

Oran, Guardian Angel Parish—Fr. Joseph Kelly, Pastor

Scott City, St. Joseph Parish—Fr. Tomasz Wilk, Parochial Administrator

Deanery 7—Dean: The Very Rev. Daniel Robles, cocoritstrong@gmail.com
Caruthersville, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. Victor Anokwute, Parochial Administrator  and  Fr.  Mark  Binder,  Sacramental  Priest

Charleston, St. Henry Parish—Fr. David Dohogne, Pastor

Dexter, Sacred Heart Parish—Fr. David Coon, Pastor

Doniphan, St. Benedict Parish—The Very Rev. Daniel Robles, Pastor and Fr. Samson Dorival, SMM, Parochial Vicar

Glennonville, St. Teresa Parish—Fr. Victor Anokwute, Pastor

Kennett, St. Cecilia Parish—Fr. David Baunach Pastor

Malden, St. Ann Parish—Fr. Victor Anokwute, Pastor

New Madrid, Immaculate Conception Parish—Fr. Victor Anokwute, Parochial Administrator and Fr. Mark Binder, Sacramental Priest

Piedmont, St. Catherine of Siena Parish—Fr. Dan Hirtz, Pastor

Poplar Bluff, Sacred Heart Parish—The Very Rev. Daniel Robles, Pastor and Fr. Samson Dorival, SMM, Parochial Vicar

Portageville, St. Eustachius Parish—Fr. David Baunach, Pastor

Sikeston, St. Francis Xavier Parish—Fr. Colby Elbert, Pastor

Van Buren, St. George Mission Church—Fr. Dan Hirtz, Pastor

Williamsville, Our Lady of Sorrows Mission Church—Fr. Dan Hirtz, Pastor