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. 

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 - Father Koster organized a new choir beginning with the first practice Tuesday night, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the STC choir loft. New parish hymnals were used for the first time on Tuesday night, November 23, 2021, with the choir leading the congregation for the first time on that date assisted by Mrs. Judy Koster on organ. Choir members include... Brenda Fellhoelter, Allison Higgins, Tyna Richie, Eric Davis, David & Eric Martin, Maggie and Martin Moore, Kaylynn Bingham, and Theresa Armentrout.

Brenda Lauhoff plays for funerals after retiring at 10:00 Mass after many years on November 18, 2021; Brenda Fellhoelter cantors at 10:00 Sunday Mass assisted by Allison Higgins. Kim Yoko of Dubuque, Iowa, plays for us for special events, sometimes accompanied by her son, Zeb, on cello. Paul Marsh of Meadville also assists on organ, when needed.

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Finance Committee Members: Theresa Kelly, John Marcolla, Bill Haynes, Bob Conrad


November 28
Offertory $11,504
Property Maint $95
Birthright $120

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The Knights and Auxiliary will have a carry in dinner followed by meetings Monday, December 6, at 6:30 pm.

1st "Picnic in the Country" Fundraiser - Held Saturday, October 10, 2-8 pm. Free-will offering. Dinner from 5-7 pm. Catered by Jeff Frampton and crew. Corn Hole Tourney, 9-Iron Golf Contest, Large Mum Auction, other Fun & Games. Lots of parking, bathrooms furnished. Located 4 miles NW of Chillicothe on LIV 237. Everyone 21 years of age or older was welcome. For more information see Mike or Marti Miller.


Held each June at the Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe, Missouri. The Calcutta is held on Friday at 8:00 pm in the K of C Hall. If interested in having a team, see Joe Timmons, Hayes Martens, or Kevin Jeschke, or call the church office at 660-646-0190.

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 don't work in winter, but someone clears snow. Please join us to keep Mary's Garden looking well kept and beautiful! Thank you!

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MARY GARDEN HELP NEEDED to prune roses, pull weeds, clean bird baths, etc. See Chris Shearer if you can assist or call the church office at 660-646-0190.

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 the church office at 660-646-0190.

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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 - please call the church office to obtain her #, 660-646-0190.

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 - St. Ann's Altar Society Annual Christmas party will be Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 12:00 noon in the Knights Hall. Please bring a carry-in dish to share and a guest. Hostesses will be Kathleen Pfaff, Diane McKiddy, and Mary Louise Haynes.

Salad Luncheon - June Each Year
The annual salad luncheon is held in June each year in the Bishop Hogan gym. However, we are sad to inform you that our Annual Salad Luncheons for 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. We look forward to seeing you next year at our Salad Luncheon. Stay safe and have a great year.

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.

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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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