Parish Events and News

Holy Hour

Tuesday, March 10th 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Holy Hour in honor of St. Michael and the angels, which is held in the evening on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, quiet time for confessions and adoration, and the evening will conclude with the chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel and Benediction.  

"The best, the surest and most effective way of establishing PEACE on the face of the earth is through the great power of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament."                                                                 

~ Saint John Paul II

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation

       Mass Schedule

Tuesday, December 31st (Vigil) @ 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 1st @ 9:00 a.m.


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.  


Mass Schedule

Tuesday, December 24th @ 4:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 25th @ 9:00 a.m.

May God Bless You!

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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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