Greetings from St. Columban Catholic Church

Before/after photos as well as updates on the progress of the rectory renovation are available on our Facebook page thanks to Father Ryan Koster. This renovation began May 5, 2020.


Restoration Plan Presentation - A presentation of the church restoration proposal was made by Fr. Kneib at Mass the weekend of April 9\10, 2016. Visit our Church Interior Restoration page here...  The project was completed, and the church reopened August 5, 2017.

03/06/16 - Painting sample - This week artists from Conrad Schmitt Studios began executing a floor to ceiling sample on the north side of the church behind and above the St. Joseph altar. This sample is meant to be a visual aid in the upcoming campaign being presented to raise money for the restoration and repair of our church interior. The sample is scheduled to be concluded before Holy Week.

02/28/16 - Artists from Conrad Schmitt Studios will be executing a sample on the north side of the church by the St. Joseph side altar beginning this week. The sample will be completed prior to Holy Week in anticipation of revealing the full campaign and plans around Easter. To learn more about the Studio visit

05/10/15 - I wanted to share an update with you regarding the progress of our church interior. After considering a few options and with consultation with the parish committee, I have asked Conrad Schmitt Studios from Wisconsin to present plans for the repair and painting of our church. Conrad Schmitt Studios was begun in 1889 by a Catholic immigrant of the same name from Bavaria. As a studio, they specialize in church projects; and since their inception have been a part of over 5,000 church projects nationwide, both on a large and small scale. Their century-plus experience shows not only in the skill and artistry of the people they employ but also in their understanding of how church architecture and paint scheme compliment the raising of minds to God in proper worship. As of now, we are in the scheming phase of laying out exactly what we want to incorporate into the new design. As that becomes more finalized, I will be able to share with you renderings of what is proposed. If you would like to make a donation to the church restoration project please contact the parish office. Feel free to visit for more information about the company.

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St. Columban Catholic Church 1111 Trenton Street, Chillicothe, MO  64601
Phone: 660-646-0190

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