Christmas Outreach
Beginning November 21st, Christmas trees will be up in the back of church adorned with envelopes for the needy families of Fertile, MO.  Be sure to stop by and select an envelope.  There are over 1000 envelopes that will be placed on the trees this year.  Please be generous. 

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40th Anniversary Dedication
Where were you 40 years ago on November 30, 1975?

At St. Joseph, our current church home was dedicated on that date!  We'll gather to mark this milestone with a special liturgy

Sunday, November 29th
11 a.m. Mass

Stay and enjoy light refreshments in the Parish Center after Mass.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thanksgiving Day Mass
will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 26th

We will be collecting canned/boxed food items and also monetary donations to help our St. Vincent DePaul food Pantry.  Please be generous.

Engaged Parish Community Agreement Renewal—Nov. 21-22 Feast of Christ the King

Renewing your commitment to Christ and our parish:  Each year, on the feast of Christ the King, we invite you to renew your covenant agreement with our parish.  Parish life touches so many aspects of Catholic living.  Last week, I mentioned that our parish is committed to serving you.  The parish commitment is listed on the back wall of our church.

A covenant agreement is a two-way street.  So, what is your part?  Five qualities and practices distinguish those who are actively engaged in parish life.  How those qualities are lived out is your own particular response.  Allow me to highlight those qualities:

  • Participating actively in the sacramental life of the parish and cultivating a personal prayer life.
  • Sharing your gifts generously in a spirit of service.
  • Embracing opportunities to participate in spiritual growth programs and retreats.
  • Inviting others to join in the life of the parish.
  • Committing a portion of your treasure in stewardship to the parish

You will be invited to review these and then sign a pledge card stating that you embrace these qualities and practices.  Please give them your prayerful consideration.


Welcome to St. Joseph Parish in Manchester, MO, a Christ-centered family connecting, engaging, and empowering God's people.

As the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, we invite you to join us for Holy Mass every Sunday, and we encourage you to make yourself known by introducing yourself to one of the priests or deacons or anyone else whom you might meet.

Our Sunday Mass times are:

Saturday: 4pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm (Spanish), and 5pm

We look forward to seeing you.

If you need anything from the parish, have any questions, or would like to get involved, please contact us:
Pastor: Fr. Thomas Santen
St. Joseph Manchester
567 St. Joseph Ln
Manchester, MO 63021