400 S. Lane / PO Box 606

Palmyra, MO 63461

(573) 769­-3270 office and fax


Sunday Mass Times:  Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 7:30am and 10:30am

Daily Mass Times: 6:30pm Mon, 8:00am Tues, Wed AND 10:00am Friday at Maple Lawn Nursing Home

Holy Day Mass Times: Contact the office

Confessions Heard: Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7am and 10am or by appointment

The History of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Palmyra

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Organized in 1863 by 50 families, St. Joseph's Catholic Church has served the Catholic community in Palmyra, Missouri for nearly 150 years. The cornerstone for the current church was laid in 1899 and since that time has been through numerous renovations, a fire and a tornado.  The church still stands today as the house for the Body of Christ and His family gathered here on Earth. 

St. Joseph's has been served by many wonderful priests, deacons and other religious through the years.  Monsignor Herbert Farischon was appointed the first resident pastor in 1919 and stayed with the parish for 51 years until his retirement in 1968.

In honor of the 1999 centennial of the church building, a book was published with the history of the parish.  The contents of the book can been read in the .pdf files here. 

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