Parish Events and News

Triduum available Online

April 8-10

Holy Week and Easter rank as the most important moments we celebrate as believers of Jesus Christ.  Because we will be unable to gather this year physically as a faith family, you are invited and encouraged to live stream all of the Triduum Masses and services from the Peoria diocese website.  Just click the line:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

DATED MARCH 21, 2020

Please read the latest information from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

and a weekly letter from our pastor, Fr. Michael Driscoll. 

Readings & Masses


While we cannot gather as a faith community at this time, there are still ways to stay connected and live our faith. 

First and foremost, PRAY. 

Secondly, you can access the daily scripture readings online.  See below for a link to the USCCB's website and simply click on the calendar date of the readings you wish to access.  

Finally, you can "attend" Mass via:

1.  EWTN on cable television (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.)

2. On Facebook, Fr. Tom Otto from the LaSalle Catholic Parishes, is live streaming daily Mass at 8:00 a.m., and on Sunday he offers Mass at 10:00 a.m. in English and at Noon in Spanish.  Simply do a search in Facebook for "LaSalle Catholic Parishes".  We also have a convenient link to a prayer for Spiritual Communion too.

Online Giving is now being offered at our parish!

St. Mary's parish is happy to be able to offer electronic giving.  This new service allows you to give any amount, at any time, from home or on the road, with your computer or even your mobile device. 


Sign up is as simple as clicking on the link below.  That button will take you to the myEoffering page for St. Mary's Parish.  

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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.


Online confession guide here.

Saturday: 4-4:45pm

Sunday: 7:30-7:45am

First Friday: 5:15-6:00pm


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


Office Emails

Fr. Michael Driscoll, Pastor

Jennifer Newman, Secretary

Amy Weber, CCD Coordinator

Bill Brown, Cemetery Sexton


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