Parish Events and News

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May Crowning

We will honor our blessed Mother on Sunday, May 15th at the 10:00 a.m.  All children of the parish are invited to participate in May Crowning. 


The church will provide flowers for the occasion and Fr. Driscoll will provide instructions for participation.


Altar & Rosary Meeting
Monday, May 23rd

Our ladies group have moved their last meeting before summer break up by one week due to the Memorial Day holiday.  

Meet in church at 6:00 p.m. to pray the rosary

Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the 308 Building


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May Meeting

Fr. Marquette Council #1775 will meet on Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. in the KC Hall on Hitt St.  

Mass and Sacraments

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5pm

Sunday Masses: 8 and 10am

Weekday Masses: 7am

First Communion
& Confirmation

Arranged through our CCD program for children.  Adults please contact the church.


Online confession guide here.

Saturday: 4-4:45pm

Sunday: 7:30-7:45am

First Friday: 5:15-6:00pm

Anointing of the Sick

Please contact the church anytime day or night.

Holy Matrimony

Contact the church to schedule and begin preparation at least eight months before the wedding.


Contact the parish office to schedule an infant baptism.  

For adults, our regional RCIA program meets in the fall.


On Holy Thursday, April 11, 1675, Francis Jacques Marquette offered the first parochial Mass in the Illinois Country at Utica in the presence of 5,000 Native Americans. Father Marquette and his companion Louis Joliet, took possession of this land in the name of Jesus Christ and founded the Mission of the Immaculate Conception. A monument in his honor stands in the northeast corner of the property.


That mission eventually became the Church of Saint Mary. In 1858 a small frame church was built which was destroyed by fire seventeen years later and a brick and stone church was built on the site of the former Saint Mary School.


In 1883 the Reverend Charles Xavier O'Neill was appointed the first pastor of Saint Mary's but never took up residence there. The Reverend Canon Jeremiah Moynihan was appointed the first resident pastor in 1884. The Reverend Francis J. O'Reilly succeeded Canon Moynihan in 1888 and in the same year erected the present church.


Take a look at the Memorial's 1951 Commemorative Booklet.

Historic St. Mary's


Parish Calendar


Contact Us

St. Mary's Church

PO Box 159

303 S. Division Street

North Utica, IL 61373

Phone & Fax


Office Emails

Fr. Michael Driscoll, Pastor

Jennifer Newman, Secretary

Heather Leffers, CCD Coordinator

Bill Brown, Cemetery Sexton