Greetings from St. Columban Catholic Church

Blue Army | Choir | Finance | Knights of Columbus
Mary's Garden | Prayer Chain | St. Ann's Altar Society | That Man is You



The prayer cell meets every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church to pray the rosary. 

In the fall, winter, and spring, a second prayer cell meets every Tuesday at 5:15pm before the 6:00 Mass in the church. It does not meet in the summer.

All are invited. The World Apostolate of Fatima is an international Public Association of the Faithful under the Pontifical Council of the Laity. Members strive to live the Fatima Message. How to live the Fatima Message: Offer up your daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners (Morning Offering). Pray the Rosary every day. Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of your consecration. Practice the Five First Saturday Communion of Reparation.

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PRACTICE - We meet to prepare for special Christmas and Easter Masses. We meet in the red brick building in the music room at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact contact Mary Garr, 660-646-3760, with questions or watch this website for future dates.

Our music ministry of the parish is led by our school music teacher, Mary Garr, and long-time organist, Brenda Lauhoff. So many times we hear the beautiful voices praising God and wonder who is the face behind the voice.

Louise Tate and Brenda Fellhoelter lend their voices to lead us at 5:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday Mass, and Marla Laidler gives us her musical ability playing the keyboard. A variety of people have made up the choir in the past, and we hope we haven't left anyone out! Our choir in addition to those mentioned above: Brenda O'Halloran (holidays); Ryan Colter (holidays); Chelsea Wade Ashdown (holidays); Olivia Lauhoff (Christmas); the Holland young men; Daniel Alford (Christmas); Kathy Carlton (Christmas); Jeanine Wheeler (at times); David Martin (at times); and Janet Schreiner (holidays).

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Finance Committee Members: Theresa Kelly, John Marcolla, Frank Schottel, Bob Conrad


October 13
Offertory $6,221
Property Maint $100
Tuition Assistance $210

If you did not pick up your 2018 Year End Statements of Charitable Contributions and need one for your tax return, please contact the church office.

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KNIGHTS KNEWS October 20, 2019
The Knights have been busy lately. They have been handing out Tootsie Rolls for their Annual Drive for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. They have also purchased new coats and are distributing them to area children for the Coats for Kids program. We will be having a 1st degree coming soon. It would be a good time to join the Knights. It's a great way to give back to your community. If you have any questions about the Knights, call Joe @ 660-752-3070.


Held each June at the Green Hills Golf Course (660-646-6669). Our golf tournament will be June 22 in 2019. Contact Joe or Kevin if you have any questions. Get those teams together.

KNIGHTS HALL RENTAL FEES: $275 for evening and $80 for afternoon rentals (located at 919 Easton Street, Chillicothe, Missouri)

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In the Spring, work begins in our beautiful Mary's Garden! The Garden Committee meets to prune, weed, trim, plant, and water the garden. Typically, we work till mid September. We usually have a work day right before the Fall Festival and ask a few men to help trim trees, shrubs, cut back peonies and such larger jobs. Otherwise, our work during summer is weeding, watering, planting and dependant on weather... we don't work if it's over 95 or so or after rain when it's muddy. We do need helpers for pond and mowing that area. We don't work in winter, but someone clears snow. Please join us to keep Mary's Garden looking well kept and beautiful! Thank you!

Click here to see more photos!

HELP NEEDED - Volunteers are needed to help work in the Mary Garden and mow just that portion of the garden. If you would like to help for a short amount of time each week maintaining the garden and making it beautiful, please leave your name and phone number on the church voice mail. During the summer, we have many visitors to our church and they always appreciate our Mary Garden. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

MOWING ASSISTANCE NEEDED - See us in the Spring! - The Mary Garden requires mowing with a push mower and bagger due to the beautiful flower beds and statues. We need a volunteer to regularly mow each year. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rick O'Halloran at or call 660-646-1067.

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Please email us with your requests to have us pray for your needs...

If you do not have a need, but would like to be added to our Prayer Chain list to pray for those in need, please email us. You may also call your request in to Alice Van Dyke, 660-646-1487.

PRAYER CHAIN POLICIES: Our church policy, decided by the priest and the parish prayer chain committee when we established the email portion of the chain in 2010, is that we do not publish prayer chain requests on our website, nor do we put them on Facebook, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals. We leave that up to the family members of the people involved. We let the person requesting the prayers, usually a family member or close friend, tell us what information to share. We are careful to pass on to the people who pray only the information or names we are given permission to share. Anyone from the parish is welcome to join our prayer chain and receive the prayer requests either through the telephone tree or through the email group.

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The St. Ann's Altar Society meets every 2nd Thursday of each month. All ladies of the parish are invited to join this group.

Meeting Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10:00 am in the K of C Hall. Committee is Becky Garrison, Bernice Bonderer, Mary Stuver. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend.

Salad Luncheon - June Each Year
The annual salad luncheon is held in June each year in the Bishop Hogan gym. The proceeds go to supplies for the church altar and for funeral dinners. In 2019, the date is Thursday, June 6, from 11 to 1, $8.00 in the Bishop Hogan School - Tickets may be purchased at the door; To- go boxes will be available.

This is their only fund raiser of the year. Proceeds are used to buy liturgical supplies for the church, such as hosts, wine, altar candles, vestments and sacred vessels. Without the donations and support from our entire parish, the salad luncheon would not be a success. The weekends of May 18 & 19 and 25 & 26, Altar Society members will have a sign up after each Mass for fruit, vegetable, potato, and pasta salads. deviled eggs and pies. Please take a moment and let them know what you can bring. If you are unable to bring a food item, a monetary donation is welcome - please let them know. If we do not get enough items volunteered those weekends, we will have members call for the items needed. If you will be out of town or see that we called and missed you, please return the call to Kathleen Pfaff, 660-646-6612. We greatly appreciate your support. We serve approx. 400 meals. We have boxes for anyone that needs meals to go. Tickets are $ 8 each and may be purchased from any St. Ann member or Lauhoff Jewelry, Chillicothe Plumbing, the church office, or at the door.

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This Parish-sponsored program is free of charge and open to all men 18 & over. It is held at the Knight's Hall, corner of Polk & Easton, and consists of a 30-minute video and short discussion. Started in Houston, Texas, in 2006 and now running in over 400 parishes nationwide, it is changing men's lives and keeping marriages together. Invite a friend and join us. He'll be glad you did. For more information, go to and register or just show up!

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

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