Welcome to Saint John Nepomuk, the oldest Czech Roman Catholic church in the New World.
Welcome to Saint John Nepomuk Chapel, the oldest Czech church in the New World. Founded in 1854, Saint John’s has been serving Catholics in the historic Soulard area of Saint Louis for 159 years. Today we embrace our Czech heritage but our church is attended by people of all backgrounds from all over the Metropolitan Saint Louis Area.
Please join us for the holy sacrifice of the mass Saturday afternoon at 4:30 or Sunday morning at 9:30. All masses are celebrated in English with Czech hymns on Sunday morning.
There's nothing "ordinary" about Ordinary Time, the time of the Liturgical year that's not Advent or Christmas; not Lent or Easter. We count the weeks with ordinal numbers, hence Ordinary Time. There are actually two periods of Ordinary Time. The first is between Christmas and Lent. The second is between Easter and Advent. This first period is the shortest. This year it's just six weeks. Good Friday, this year, falls on February 18.
Join us each week on Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday morning at 9:30 for the celebration of the Eucharist. Saint John Nepomuk is one of the most beautiful churches in the Archdiocese, and we don't preach a watered-down Gospel. If you enjoy the traditional English language mass and solid Gospel teaching, we could be your new church home. Or, feel free to join us any weekend. Visitors are always welcome!
If you'd like to tour our historic church, please contact the rectory at 314.231.0141.