St. Stephen Catholic Church
"Swinkey"

Indian Creek, MO


I welcome you to the parish website of Saint Stephen Catholic Church, Indian Creek, MO: the oldest parish in the Diocese of Jefferson City.  This parish, established in 1833, is situated in a beautiful rural setting in Northeast Missouri and for one hundred, seventy-nine years, has been an instrument of gospel witness, nourishing the faith of a growing community, as stated on a historical marker situated on our grounds.

There have been several church structures in our history, but the one structure that remains constant and solid is the faith and community support of our parishioners.  The church resounds in prayer and song to God and is joined in accord by the sounds and voices of babies and young children as the oldest parish continues its pilgrim journey and mission for the greater honor and glory of God for generations to come.

Thank you for visiting our website and if any of us listed on this website may be of service to you or answer any questions you may have about the faith of/or the Swinkey community, do not hesitate to contact us.

God bless you and know that you are always welcome to our church.

Sincerely yours,



The Reverend Michael W. Penn
Pastor