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

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Meet the Parish Staff

Deacon Robert Leake


Deacon Robert A. Leake is the deacon assigned to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  He and his wife, Lisa, lived in St. Louis MO and Perry MO with their 3 children before coming to Palmyra in 1990.  In May of 2007 Bob was ordained a deacon and assigned to St. Joseph's.  Deacon Bob believes one of the best parts of the parish in Palmyra is that "everyone is like family here".  His favorite biblical verse is Joshua 24:15 "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". St. Robert Bellarmine is his confirmation saint. Saturday mornings finds Deacon Bob fishing or wondering why he is not fishing. Deacon Bob's email is deacon@stjoepalmyra.org.


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Cheryl Hirner


Cheryl Hirner is the Secretary and Bookkeeper for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was born in Quincy, IL, grew up in Scottsbluff, NE, and went to high school in Estes Park, CO.  A parishioner since 1976, Ms. Hirner started working for the parish in September of 1992.  According to her, the best part of the parish family is “the wonderful fellowship we have here.”  Ms. Hirner’s favorite Bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me (Philippians 4:13),” and her Confirmation Saint is St. Agnes of Rome.  On Saturday mornings she likes to sleep late (8am) and then in good weather garden or do yard work, and in bad weather, watch old movies or read a book. Her email is office@stjoepalmyra.org.

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Dale Gervais   


Dale Gervais is the Maintenance man at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  He has lived in Plattsburgh, NY, Colony, NY, Des Moines, IA, Ames, IA, Elk City, KS, and Mendon, IL before coming to work in the Parish in Palmyra in 1995. His favorite aspect of being a part of St. Joseph’s is the Parish Family and his favorite Bible verse is “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).” Mr. Gervais’ Confirmation Saint is St. Peter.  He works on Saturdays, but on Sunday mornings he likes to read the Sunday newspaper.