Our Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of the bridge over Table Rock Lake at the intersection of Hwy 39 and FR 1255. Sitting on top of a hill near the lake, Holy Family Parish was started in the late 1970's with just a few families.

Our original building was constructed in 1981 and served as an all purpose facility (worship area and fellowship hall). In the spring of 2004 we dedicated the addition of our new church.

An introduction to our Pastor: Fr. Bill Hodgson

Fr. Bill Hodgson was born in Illinois about 80 miles north of St. Louis.  He came to Missouri in 1970 to attend College of the Ozarks. From there he entered Seminary for our Diocese and was ordained in 1979.  During the past 40 years he has served various parishes across the diocese as well as working with the Cursillo movement for 39 of the 40 years.  He came from a family that enjoys music and plays a few instruments (mostly as a hobby).  He served St. Edward’s once previously from 1992-1996 when it was joined with Sts. Peter and Paul in Pulaskifield. 



Parish Mission Statement

The Roman  Catholic Parish of Holy Family, inspired by the Holy Spirit, gathers together in the presence of God to worship, pray, promote, and maintain the mission of Jesus Christ in the Shell Knob Community through liturgical, educational, social, and service activities.


Dear Friends in Faith,

Today, as part of the daily Coronavirus task force update, Vice President Mike Pence along with President Trump, urged people of all faiths to remember that the ministries of faith communities throughout this country are reliant on their sacrificial gifts. The Vice President outlined the fact that faith communities are streaming their Masses and Services as well as continuing to serve their communities by caring for those in need. He specifically made a public call to everyone to remember to give their offertory contributions in this time of challenge here in America because of all the good works which our faith communities do!  

 We encourage every Diocese and Parish to share this clip below from the Coronavirus Task Force update with the Vice President’s Call to Give.  

 God Bless the USA!!

Holy Family

Catholic Church

Sacramental Information

The sacrament of Penance 8:00 a.m. every Sunday or by appointment.

For information regarding other sacraments please contact the Parish Office.


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Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday Evening  6:30 p.m.  (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends)

Sunday Morning  8:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m.

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

24036 Farm Road 1255

(PO Box 229)

Shell Knob MO 65747

417-858-2518      fax 417-858-6029

email:  catholicchur722@centurytel.net