We are excited to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with you and your family! The first church of St. Dominic was blessed by Bishop Henry Juncker of the Diocese of Alton on October 18th, 1858. It was a 40’ x 60’ building that stood directly behind our current church. At the time, about eighty Catholic families lived in Breese and the immediate area.
During the next ten years, many German immigrants settled in the area. Bishop Juncker recognized the need, and granted permission, to build a larger church. Using local stone, lime, and sand, a new Gothic style church was completed in December 1869. It is the same building that unites our 900-family faith community today.
We invite you to join us for our daily and weekend liturgies or stop by church for quiet prayer and reflection. You can also take advantage of our beautifully maintained Notre Dame Prayer Garden adjacent to the church property.
Spiritual growth opportunities abound at St. Dominic’s and our partner parishes. We invite you to learn more about our numerous ministries and to seek something that best suits you and your family’s needs and schedule.
If you have questions, or would like to learn more about becoming a member of St. Dominic Parish, please contact us at (618) 526-7746, or download a parish registration form and return it to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket at Mass.