St. Patrick (Clarence)

St. Patrick (Clarence)

Welcome to St. Patrick!

Soon after Clarence was incorporated in 1866, Catholic families of German and Irish descent opened businesses and the need for a Catholic church arose.

The first St. Patrick Church was dedicated on March 17, 1884. The first resident pastor was Fr. John F. Kenny, and St. Michael's at Hagers Grove became a mission of St. Patrick.

In 1960, Fr. William Ludwig and the people of St. Patrick built a new church and rectory, dedicated in 1961.


Physical Address: 201 Grand St, Clarence MO
Mailing Address: PO Box 177, Clarence, MO, 63437

Associated Parishes: Shelbina
County: Shelby
Deanery: North



Phone: 573-588-4540 or 573-501-0134

Pastor: Rev. R. William Peckman
Deacons: Larry W. Mitchell


Mass Times

Tuesday: 12:00 Noon