The history of Saint Joseph's and Catholicism in Westphalia are forever linked as the parish and town were established together in 1835. Today our parish is the spiritual home to over 450 families who gather & grow in faith. The current pastor of St. Joseph's is Fr. Anthony Viviano.
The original church was built in 1848 and has had several renovations over the years, but as we look at the state of this wondrous building around us, it is apparent she is in need of repairs. From the steeple, attic and roof, to the plaster, paint and pews, the list of repairs has grown and we have come upon a time where we have started looking at possibilities for the future. Our church is more than a foundation with walls and a roof. It is a legacy of faith to those that built it. It is in this spirit that we embark upon the “Restoring our Roots” Capital Campaign. For an update on the progress of the renovation or to find out how to donate, click on the RENNOVATION tab which can be found under CHURCH.
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St. Joseph and St. Anthony have generously gifted its parishioners with a free member ship to FORMED! FORMED is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner.
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Click on the image below to be directed to the FORMED website. Click on SIGN UP and follow the steps to set up your FREE account! Choose I BELONG TO A PARISH ORGANIZATION. When prompted to enter the name of your parish type in ST. JOSEPH WESTPHALIA, MO. When you see St. Josephs address in the drop down box click on it and then NEXT. You will be prompted to fill in your name and email address.
Below is a message from Fr. Viviano regarding the transition of Holy Mass to the gym. 10-8-19