St. Joseph Church

Welcome, from Fr. Purcell

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zell, MO. For 175 years, we have sought to give God glory and to seek eternal life. While I hope your visit to this website gives you some starting information about our parish, I hope even more that you’ll stop by for a visit. If you’re new to the area, please reach out to me so that I can welcome you in person. If you have a question about your relationship with Our Lord or don’t know what next step to take, reach out, and I’ll be happy to walk with you in your journey.

Our Lord has blessed us abundantly at St. Joseph for 175 years, and we look forward to all of the blessings he still has in store for us.


Fr. Henry Purcell

Deacon Allen Engelmann
Permanent Deacon

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Mass Times

Saturday 5:00 pm, 
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:00 am 

​Tuesday 7:00 pm, Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help follow
Wednesday 8:30 am
Thursday 8:30 am
Friday 8:30 am
First Saturdays, 9:00 am


Saturday, 4:30pm
Sunday, 7:45am and 9:45am
Tuesday, 6:45pm


Tuesday, 12 noon – 7pm
Thursday, 6am – 12 midnight


Rectory: 573-883-3481. parish@stjzell.org
School: 573-883-5097. mrstrish@stjosephzell.org

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zell
11824 Zell Rd.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670