And our Associate Pastor: Fr. David Baunach
Ordained this spring and is from Bois D’Arc, MO.
Born: March 17, 1989
His seminary career included three years at Conception Seminary College in Northern Missouri, and 4 years at Mundelein Seminary in the Chicagoland area. He is the oldest of four children, with a younger sister and two younger brothers. Fr. David is looking forward to serving you as Associate Pastor in Monett, Verona, Cassville, and Shell Knob.
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The Catholic Extension Society coupled with the Kansas City’s Bishop Edwin V. O’Hara’s desire to have a parish in every county of that diocese resulted in the founding of St. Edward as a mission church in 1945. Located near Roaring River State Park, the Catholic community numbered 154 parishioners, making it one of the larger mission churches.
On April 6, 1989, a new church, located at our current site, was dedicated to accommodate the growing Catholic population.
In August of 1999 the mission became a parish.
The parish has seen significant growth in subsequent years. This growth in population has increased cultural diversity and outreach of our parish. As a Parish in a rural area, our members come from several counties in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
Our faith community welcomes you and invites you to share in our celebration of the Holy Mass:
Friday 9:00 a.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. in Spanish
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m., Sunday 12:00-12:15 a.m., or by appointment.
An introduction to our Pastor: Fr. Henry (Hank) Grodecki, CM
Born: 2 August 1948 in Lemont, IL
Ordained: 7 June 1975
Member of the Congregation of the Mission (popularly known as the Vincentians)
Enrolled at St. Vincent de Paul Minor Seminary 1964, Graduated 1966
1971 B.A. in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary, Perryville MO
1975 M.Div. from DeAndreis Institute of Theology, Lemont, IL
1977 M.A. in Liturgy from University of Notre Dame
1979 Licentiate in Sacramental Theology (S.T.L.), Pontifical Athenaeum of San Anselmo, Rome, Italy
Assignments have included; Pastor, and Assoc. Pastor in parishes in Illinois, Colorado, Misssouri; Assistant Professor of Theology Denver Colorado; studied Spanish in Cochabamba Bolivia; served on Diocesan Liturgical Commissions of Peoria, Illinois, Denver and Pueblo Colorado.
In 2014 became Pastor of St. Lawrence in Monett & Sacred Heart in Verona. In July of this year the parishes of St. Edward in Cassville, and Holy Family in Shell Knob were added to pastoral leadership.
In 2014 we began a program to help members of our Parish become more conscious, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. A variety of ongoing adult education programs will be available for all.
107 W 17th St. (PO Box 492)
Cassville MO 65625
The Parish Office is open Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Parish Mission Statement:
As a Catholic Community, our Mission is to invite and encourage members to celebrate and share their faith in Jesus Christ through prayer and action.
Parish School of Religion
It is the responsibility of us all, as a parish family, to help our children learn the beauties and wonders of our faith.
Classes for grades 1 - 12 are held each Wednesday evening during the regular school year from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
We are located in Cassville between Bus Hwy 37 and Y Hwy to the west and east and between W 17th St. and W 18th St. to the south and north.