Parish Events and News

2020 Abigail Women's Center Event

September 24th @ 7:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to join Abigail Women’s Center Annual Fundraising Event on September 24th at 7:00 p.m. This will be a special virtual gala event, due to the recent Corona Virus epidemic capacity restrictions.

Our speaker, Deanna Falchook, will share her powerful testimony. We are excited to have Deanna, as she is not only a renowned pro-life speaker but was also raised in the Illinois Valley – you won’t want to miss her!

Pre-register by visiting their website:

Mass Intention Requests

We are now accepting requests for the 2021 calendar year.

Please use the link below to print the intention request form.  Once completed, you may mail it to the parish office.  The stipend of $10/Mass should accompany the request.


Friday, September 18th, 2020

Enjoy a great dinner!  Serving will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Call (815) 667-4745.

Bishop Jenky has given permission for Mass in Church beginning Saturday June 6!

We will return to our regular schedule: Sat. 5PM; Sun. 8AM & 10AM; weekdays 7AM. If it becomes too crowded we may make adjustments as weeks pass.

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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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