As a part of a diocesan wide effort to provide for an orderly record of the territorial parish boundaries, Bishop McKnight has issued the following decree.
If you are a parishioner that currently resides outside of the parish boundaries, you may continue to attend this parish. It is important to make clear, however, that the parish boundaries identify the territory for which the parish community is responsible.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. – Fr. Joe Corel, Pastor
Declaration of Boundaries for a Parish
I, the undersigned Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby state the following in regard to the parish of
St. Vincent de Paul, Pettis County:
Whereas, the formal decree establishing the parochial territory of this parish no longer exists, and there is a need to provide for an orderly record of the boundaries of this parish; and
Whereas, having received the proposal of the former Westphalia Deanery on boundaries of this parish, and after consultation with the Presbyteral Council on 9 February 2021 in accordance with canon 515 § 2;
Therefore, by this DECREE, I hereby declare that the territory of this parish shall be bound by the following:
North – The northern county line.
South – The southern county line
East – The eastern county line.
West – The western county line.
All things to the contrary notwithstanding.
Given at the Chancery of the Diocese of Jefferson City on this 1st day of September
in the year of our Lord 2022.
Sig. Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City
Sig. Mrs. Bernadette M. Adams, Vice Chancellor