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When Our Lady of the Cove parish was formed in 1960, it was a lakeshore mission church. Mass was celebrated in a quonset hut at a cove a few blocks from here. People could actually boat to church. When the current building was constructed in 1978, it consisted of the sanctuary, the chapel, a few offices, a small kitchen and parish hall, and a few classrooms downstairs. As the parish grew, so did this building.

How was all this possible? Through an abundance of prayers and the open hearts and great generosity of parishioners who have gone before us, faithful stewards of the gifts God gave them while they were on earth. It seems it has always been the nature of members of OLC to exemplify the meaning of sharing God's blessings. OLC is a warm faith community that not only looks out for itself, but for the surrounding community as well. Our parish continues to grow, along with the needs of our community. Here at Our Lady of the Cove we willing share our time, talent, and material good to benefit our parish and community. Thank you for visiting!



The mission of Our Lady of the Cove is to promote Christ-centered values through prayer, good works and good example. We strive to do God’s will, as He taught us in the Gospel, by reaching out to our neighbors who are in spiritual and temporal need. We willingly share our time, our talent, and our material goods for the benefit of our parish and our community.


There are many volunteer opportunities available at OLC, from Liturgical, Teaching Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Parish Counsel of Catholic Women, along with assisting at Mass as a server or usher, and other worthy causes related to our  Charitable Organizations programs.

Call the office for information.


Located near Table Rock Lake our church serves as the spiritual home of Catholics believers both local and visiting within the Catholic Community. 

All are welcomed here, make plans to visit while vacationing near Table Rock Lake!


Our Bishop

Edward Matthew Rice (born July 28, 1960) is an American prelate who is the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in Missouri. He was named Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau by Pope Francis on April 26, 2016, and was installed on June 1, 2016.

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