Parish Events and News

Utica Knights of Columbus Hunger Blitz

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our members will not be able to collect food donations in the front of stores this year.

But between NOW and February 15th, you can still help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 for the Illinois Valley Food Pantry!  Just click on the button below to donate safely and securely through our Go Fund Me page.  

Thank you for your support!!

Utica Knights of Columbus Pork Chop Dinner

The KC will be offering a drive-up pork chop dinner on Tuesday, February 16th at the Hall.  Serving is from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday - February 17th

Mass Schedule

Mass will be offered at 7:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.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.


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


Parish Calendar