Parish Events and News

Utica Knights of Columbus Fish Frys

EVERY Friday of Lent (except Good Friday), the local Knights are cooking up a delicious fish dinner.  Meals are by carry-out only, with serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Note from Bishop Jenky, C.S.C.

The Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on Friday, March 19th.  Bishop Jenky has dispensed the faithful of the diocese from their abstinence of meat on this day.  

Holy Week Schedule 2021

April 1st - 4th

Holy Thursday:   Mass of the Last Supper will be offered at 7:00 p.m.            

Good Friday:  The service will be at 3:00 p.m.  Stations of the Cross will also be available at 7:00 p.m. in the evening.

                                  

Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday):  The vigil Mass will be offered at 8:00 p.m.  Please note:  There WILL NOT be 5:00 p.m. Mass.                                                                               

Easter Sunday:  We will have our normal Sunday schedule, with Masses at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be offered at St. Mary's on all Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m.  Come, walk with our Lord.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5pm

Sunday Masses: 8 and 10am

Weekday Masses: 7am

Mass and Sacraments

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.

Confessions

Online confession guide here.

Saturday: 4-4:45pm

Sunday: 7:30-7:45am

First Friday: 5:15-6:00pm

Baptism

Contact the parish office to schedule an infant baptism.  

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

First Communion
& Confirmation

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

 

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

 

Contact Us

St. Mary's Church

PO Box 159

303 S. Division Street

North Utica, IL 61373

Phone & Fax

815-667-4677

Office Emails

office@stmarysutica.org

bulletin@stmarysutica.org

schedule@stmarysutica.org

Fr. Michael Driscoll, Pastor

frdriscoll@stmarysutica.org

Jennifer Newman, Secretary

office@stmarysutica.org

Amy Weber, CCD Coordinator

aweber@stmarysutica.org

Bill Brown, Cemetery Sexton

bbrown@stmarysutica.org

 

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