Faith in our Hometown

Fr. J. Friedel interviewed the Joplin Area Catholic Schools’ new Director of Schools Sr. Julie Brandt. Learn more about her background, and vision for the system.

JACS logo update

Joplin Area Catholic Schools is pleased to announce the release of its new logo with individual school logos. To answer the need for a logo and crest for use on school uniforms, which other schools in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau also use, the school...

JACS Names new Director of Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  Director of Schools named for Joplin Area Catholic Schools Contact: Fr. J. Friedel JOPLIN, MO (May 15, 2020) ­– Joplin Area Catholic Schools has hired School Sister of Notre Dame (Sr.) Julie Brandt, SSND, as its new Director of Schools....

Committed to families and student’s education

Thanks to the commitment of the Joplin Area Catholic Schools’ faculty and staff, our students haven’t stopped learning, increasing their faith, and feeling the family atmosphere that is found within our school walls. Over the course of Spring Break (March 16-20),...

Passing of Fr. Justin Monaghan

On Sunday, April 26, 2020 Fr. Justin Monaghan, a beloved retired pastor at St. Mary’s, died after an apparent heart attack at the rectory. Fr. Justin had more than 50 years in the priesthood. He spent nearly two decades in Joplin, and survived the 2011 tornado....

Fr. Gary Carr

A news release from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau regarding Fr. Gary Carr. He served in the Joplin area for several years. Aug., 1985—Part-time Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Joplin, MO; Full-time Teacher, Joplin Area Catholic Schools Feb.,...