Welcome to Our Lady of Providence! Community! Church! Family!


8866 PARDEE ROAD, ST LOUIS, MO  63123 

314-843-3570       email:  ladyprov@olpstl.org                  



Thank you for visiting our parish website. At OLP we wish to extend to friends and neighbors and to visitors and strangers a warm and sincere welcome. For more than sixty years the Catholic faithful have gathered here in worship and fellowship under the patronage of Our Lady to fulfill the Lord’s mission to His faithful people. As you visit our website, we hope that you not only discover the information you seek, but you are drawn by our invitation to join us.

If you are visitors to our area, we are honored by your presence at the Eucharist. If you are a resident searching for a home church, we hope that you will allow us to open our doors to you that you may find a place of faith and friendship.

At Our Lady of Providence, I am excited to be joining you as your pastor and I am filled with much hope and joy as I look forward to being with you in the future ahead.  I know that Fr. Paul Niemann shares in this excitement and joy, too, as he looks forward to his future here at OLP.  I look forward to what God has in store for us as we work together in living our Catholic faith and sharing the Good News with all those before us.  

The schedule of Masses at  OLP will remain the same as before. The OLP rectory will continue to serve as the office for OLP parish, although Father Niemann and I will live at Annunciation rectory.  You can reach us at 314-962-5955 for anything you might need.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

In the loving care of Our Lady,
Father Mike Esswein, Pastor
Fr. Paul Niemann, Associate Pastor

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Tuesday evenings at OLP
December 5, 12 and 19
7:00-8:00 pm

This will include a time for reflection, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, and Reconciliation.


    Sunday morning 11AM Mass will be live streamed.
 Click Live Stream icon on left side of page.

               Daily Mass  Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. at  7:30 am
                 Wednesday 8 am during school year with HCA Children

             Saturday Evening Mass
           4:30 pm
      Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 pm
             Or by appointment i

          Sunday Mass
               8:30 am, 11:00 am (LIVE STREAMED)
          Children's Liturgy 
              NO Mass on Sunday Evening

      Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 pm
             Or by appointment 



Our Mission

Guided by the Word of God and the redeeming love shown for us by Jesus, our parish is committed to the Providential Care of God, and the Patronage of Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, through prayer, worship, the Sacraments, and joyful service to the needs of others.


Invitation to Pastor Installation

Posted on October 10, 2023 in: General News

You are cordially invited to attend the Installation Mass of Father Mike Esswein as Pastor of Our Lady of Providence on October 14 at the 4:30PM Saturday Mass.   Father Scott Jones, the Episcopal Vicar for the North Vicariate, will install Father Mike Esswein as pastor of Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church.   A Reception will follow Mass in the Vestibule.  Please join us to show our prayerful support of Father Mike.    

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Dear Friends, We have a couple of events coming up at the beginning of October that I want to make sure you know about and can hopefully attend!   The first weekend of October, on Saturday the 7th, is Providence Fest!  It’s the annual parish picnic for OLP. It includes many of the traditional activities of a parish picnic that we all love and enjoy, including barbecue, live music, raffle, games for kids, and… something that not all parish picnics have… Fireworks!  Be sure to check the bulletin to find out the details and the times for everything.  Mass will also be part of the ...

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Greetings OLP! I hope you’re enjoying your summer. I wanted to give you an update on where things are regarding the modifications that we will be making very soon in the sanctuary of church.  These modifications will allow me to celebrate Mass at Our Lady of Providence. I first want to thank, though, the individuals from OLP who have volunteered to help with this work, especially Scott Shipley who has taken an active lead in organizing the many moving parts, Paul Krobath for overseeing any electrical needs that may be needed, and Steve Doyle and Rich Yates who manage all the maintenance needs of the par...

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Protecting God's Children


Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
Missouri Department of Heath & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-0210 TO REPORT ABUSE OF A CHILD OR AN ADULT CONTACT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS  (click the link above or call 314-792-7005)  


Archdiocese of St. Louis provides the sexual abuse prevention program "Protecting God's Children" to parishes, schools, and archdiocesan agencies at no cost.  Office of Child and Youth Protection         

Safe Environment Prevent and Protect St. Louis (preventandprotectstl.org)

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a NEW system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.  Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020.  This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service.  For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system.  In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.  Please go to http://www.preventandprotectstl.org to register and contact your parish Child Safety Coordinator, Michelle Rusch ,at 314-843-3570 x11 with any questions or for further assistance.