St. Mary’s Catholic Church
3035 S. Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 623 – 3333 | Office
9 AM-5 | Monday-Friday
NEW Mass Times
Saturday Confessions | 3-4 PM, or by Appointment by Calling the Church Office
Saturday Mass | 4:30 PM
Sunday Mass | 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Monday NO MASS
Tuesday | 5:15 PM
Wednesday-Friday | 7:00 AM
School Mass Friday | 8:30 AM
In July 2018, St. Mary’s Catholic Church welcomed Fr. Joseph R. Weidenbenner to serve as the pastor of the church and the school. Fr. Joe was appointed the pastor after Fr. Justin Monaghan, who served as St. Mary’s pastor for nearly 20 years, retired.
Born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri he is one of seven children and attended Catholic grade school in Glennonville, Missouri. Fr. Joe has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and philosophy. Upon graduation from Southeast Missouri State University, he attended Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, MO for one year.
Prior to his ordination, he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad where he was a customer service representative and worked in the technology division for 11 years. In 2001, he applied to Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO for entry as a seminarian and completed studies in Master of Divinity at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana in May 2007.
He was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on December 3, 2007 and ordained to the priesthood June 15, 2007 at St. Vincent de Paul in Cape Girardeau, MO.
He enjoys wood working and mowing grass when he has free time. Fr. Joe is the St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s 13th pastor.