About Planning Area 13

  • Located in Festus deanery. There are 9 territorial parishes and 4 elementary schools.
  • Though overall population has grown during the past decade, the Catholic population continues to decline.
  • Baptisms are ½ of what they were 10 years ago.
  • A decade ago, there were nearly twice as many children in PSR than day school, but PSR has declined 50% in the last decade (2nd fastest decline of any planning area) and now day school and PSR are about the same.
  • A 30% decline in Mass attendance during the past decade.
  • Currently there are 10 diocesan priests assigned to this planning area.
  • Long term, there may be only 8 diocesan priests available for ministry in this planning area.
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Parish Workbooks

The Parish Workbooks give parishioners relevant demographic, ministerial, and financial data about the Archdiocese of St. Louis, their local planning area, and their specific parish. The data contained in the Parish Workbook was created by the Pastoral Planning Committee and validated by pastors and Key Parish Leaders over the past several months. The workbooks incorporate data gathered over the past twenty years from parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Louis and highlights historical trends which inform future projections for parish life. The Parish Workbooks will be updated soon to include 2022 Mass counts.

Good Shepherd, Church of the (Hillsboro)

Immaculate Conception (Arnold)

Our Lady (Festus)

Our Lady Queen of Peace (House Springs)

Sacred Heart (Crystal City)

St. Anthony of Padua (High Ridge)

St. David (Arnold)

St. John the Beloved Disciple (Imperial)

St. Joseph (Imperial)

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