Pastor: Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox
Deacons: Dr. David D. Ream, OFS; Christopher A. Korte
About Mary Immaculate
Mary Immaculate Church in Kirksville began as a mission of St. Mary’s Church of Adair, which was in turn the offspring of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri.
By 1869 or 1870 (the dates are disputed in records) a church had been built, pastored by a Franciscan, Fr. James S. Ryan, who would return to the Kirksville parish later.
The Adair church was taken over in 1880 by Fr. John O’Shea, who came from County Limerick and stayed for twenty-six years.