The priest at both Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Warrenton, MO, and St. Mary's in Hawk Point will change starting in January 2024.
Mass times at Holy Rosary are changing starting in January, according to a post made by the Rev. Edward Godefroid on the Holy Rosary Parish Facebook page.
In the post, Godefroid, better known as Father Eddie, said the initial schedule in place since he took over as the only priest serving both Holy Rosary in Warrenton and St. Mary’s in Hawk Point had “proved challenging.”
“These last few months, while they have been blessed, have proved challenging with many different demands, especially the Sunday Mass schedule,” Godefroid wrote in the post. “With the generosity of some retired priests, we are going to put into place a new Sunday Mass schedule starting the new year.”
The post indicates the new schedule will go into place the weekend of Jan. 6 and Jan. 7.
Beginning those dates, Masses will be at Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays. The Spanish Mass will be at noon.
Godefroid made a similar post on the St. Mary Catholic Church Facebook page.
That post indicated the new Mass times at the Hawk Point church will be at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, with PSR following the Mass.
“The new Sunday Mass schedule is going to be reliant that I continue to receive assistance from the retired priest in the area,” Godefroid wrote. “Therefore, please pray for their continued health and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood.”
He also thanked parishioners for their patience.
Comments on the Facebook post were overwhelmingly positive.
“Thank you Fr. Eddie, for the awesome job you are doing,” one person wrote.
“We totally appreciate all you do for Holy Rosary … personally, I’m glad we have the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses back. You do what’s best for you. We need you,” another wrote.
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