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Fr. Mark Bozada - Pastor

Parish Office (636) 451-4685
FAX (636) 742-4820
Tues-Thurs. (9am - 3pm)
Closed Monday & Fridays

St. Mary of Perpetual Help

1587 Hwy AM 
Villa Ridge, MO.63089
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St. James
1107 Summit Dr. 
Catawissa, MO 63015 
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St. Mary's Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: 4:15 - 4:45pm 
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm -
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 8:00am
Wednesday & Friday Mass: 8:00am

St. James Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: Saturday 4:15 - 4:45pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 10:00am
Tuesday & Thursday Mass: 8:00am

St. Mary's History

St. Mary of Perpetual Help
A Centennial History - Table of Contents

Chapter l The Early Years
Chapter ll The Father Wigger Years
Chapter lll St. Mary's Has a 8th Grade School
Chapter lV Father McCarthy Comes to St. Mary's
Chapter V Church Records
Chapter Vl Father Ruff
Chapter Vll Interviews and Selections from Church Bulletins
Chapter Vlll Moselle
Chapter lX Helpers Along the Way
Chapter X Art Glass Windows
Chapter Xl Memories of the Past
Chapter Xll St. Mary's Today
Chapter Xlll Rest in Peace

Dedication and Forward

     These history pages are taken from the book "St. Mary of Perpetual Help - A Centennial History" and is dedicated to each priest, sister, family and individual that has ever come in contact with St. Mary's and those who do so in the future, for the good of the church.

     The History contained herein comes from written records, first compiled by Father Anton Wigger and added to by succeeding priests. Also, some later information ahs been obtained by reviewing church bulletins.

     There may be errors of omission, but these are not intentional. Sometimes early church records contain conflicting information that is almost impossible to research. Therefore, if you find out one of these items, it is exactly as written by the early church historians.

Special thanks go to Ruth Toben, Carol & Jim Eckelkamp, Carolyn Hanneken, Verna Vondera, Jacqelyn Schmidt, Kim Alles and Norbert Shacklette who have greatly contributed this effort. To each and every person who has donated a picture, related a story or in some way helped in the success of producing this church history.


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