Welcome to St. Gertrude Parish, Krakow, MO

Let me begin by welcoming you to our site; we are honored by your visit!  Founded in 1845, St. Gertrude has been a faith-community for over 175 years. We are known for our warm welcome, strong families and excellent school (Pre-k thru 8th grade).  On these pages you will find a taste of who we are and what we are about . . . but please don’t stop with just a nibble!  Contact us for more information or come join us and see for yourself.  Know that you are ALWAYS welcome at St. Gertrude!!!

Fr. Carl    

Mass Times

During Social distancing, Mass is Live Streamed
on our Facebook page Sunday - Friday Click HERE

Saturday 4:30p, Sunday 7:30am & 10:30am
Monday - Friday 8am
Confessions: Tuesday 7:30-7:45am, Saturday 3:45-4:15pm, Sunday 6:45-7:15am

Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 8:30-Noon

Rosary: The rosary is prayed every Tuesday in Church at 6pm

Padre Pio Prayer Group: meets after 7:30am Mass every 1st Sunday of the month

Rosary under the Pavilion: prayed on the 13th of the month through October at 7pm.

Annual Events

We have two dinners and one picnic every year.

Third Sunday in January - Pork Sausage Dinner serving from 11am to 6pm

First Sunday in June - Krakow Picnic! serving dinner from 11am to 6pm and a Picnic on our parish grounds.

Third Sunday in September - Chicken and Beef Dinner serving from 11am to 6pm

Church Directory

Since we are celebrating our 175th Anniversary we are making a new pictorial directory and want YOU to be included - it won't be complete with out you!  You can easily make your appointment to be photographed by using this link:

Click here to sign up for portraits.


Our photography dates are June 25, 26, 29, 30 and July 1 Newly added dates - July 6 and 28, 2021

Be photographed for the new directory and receive your copy of the directory and an 8x10 portrait of your family at no charge. To get your copy of the directory you must be in the directory. Make your appointment and do your part to make this the best directory ever!

VBS Sign up Information



Dear Parents:

We are ready to have you kids climb aboard and join us for a mountain top adventure. We are so glad to be able to bring back Vacation Bible School this year for your families. We will be making some changes just so we can keep everyone as safe as possible as we are still navigating these uncertain times. We are asking that everyone who chooses to attend our program this year please cooperate with us so we can make this as fun as possible for our kiddos and volunteers.

Registration will open up on May 16th and run through June 20th. We are only able to welcome 50 kiddos into our program. To guarantee your child a spot we will need all pieces of registration and money returned to St. Ann Parish Office as soon as possible. Once we receive your registration, we will send a confirmation email to you.

Some of the changes that we will be making this year will be a requirement for everyone to wear a mask the entire time they are at our program. We have adjusted locations for our stations to help maintain social distancing. We will be encouraging hand washing and sanitizing as much as possible. Our drop off and pick up procedure will also change. We will be checking kiddos outside at our main entrance, you will have a questionnaire that you will need to fill out and have your child’s temperature taken before they can join us that day. As for pick up you will stay in your car in a pickup line and we will bring your child out to you once we dismiss. Since you will be missing seeing the kiddos participate in our closings each day we will be posting videos of all the activities each day so you can keep up with all the fun your child is having.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the St. Ann's parish office at 636-239-3222.

We are so excited to see everyone this year!!

The St. Ann and St. Gertrude Vacation Bible School Committee

Michelle, Kristina and Emily


Links to VBS paperwork:

VBS Media Release

VBS Hold Harmless

VBS Sign up

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed on Fridays in the summer.

Google Map

St. Gertrude Staff

The Latest Parish News Blog

Krakow Picnic


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Mass Dispensation

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News & Events

Dinner Auction

Same theme, new date! Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Dinner Auction this October 23, 2021.  We hope you make plans to be there to Make Your Mark on the tradition and future of St. Gertrude Parish and School. This is one of our biggest fundraisers that we unfortunately had to cancel last year- but will be going forward with this year. More information to follow; we can't wait for you to celebrate with us!”


Mini Food Pantry

There is an ongoing need for donations to St. Gertrude’s Little Food Pantry.

Parishioners of both St. Gertrude and St. Ann churches are invited to join in the mission to maintain the pantry for people in need.

Located on the parking lot between the St. Gertrude rectory and the cemetery, the pantry is free and open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The slogan is: “Take What You Need; Leave What You Can.”

All types of non-perishable food, especially protein, are needed. No glass bottles or jars. Personal hygiene items also are needed.

Please help if you can by dropping off items at the pantry. If the pantry is full, please leave items at the rectory and they will be picked up and stored for use later.

Thank you for your help.  



St. Gertrude now offers a membership to

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Click the link                  http://signup.formed.org/

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Calendar & Facility Request

Click image below to open our Calendar Page 



Become a Member of St. Gertrude Parish

Click HERE for Registration Page


Protecting God's Children

Prevent & Protect Instructions

Protecting God's Children Click image to register for Prevent & Protect, Protecting God's Children. Please use the registration passcode "stlprotect".

At St. Gertrude Parish & School we love ALL God's children, no matter what age. If you are being abused or suspect someone is being abused please report it. To Report Abuse


Do you need Assistance?

We have a St. Vincent dePaul Society that helps those in need in our community. If you need assistance please call 636-239-3919 and leave a message.


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St. Gertrude Parish in Pictures

  • Padre Pio Stained Glass Window
  • Baptismal Font
  • Rectory and Parish Office
  • Endowment Wall