Parish Events and News

Christmas Mass Schedule

Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

                        4:00 & 10:00 p.m.

Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

                       8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Mass

Thursday, November 26, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Join us in prayer and gratitude on Thanksgiving morning for the many blessings God has bestowed on us.  

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!"

2020 Giving Tree Project

"Together we can do great things" ~ Mother Teresa

In the spirit of Mother Teresa, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society is inviting parishioners to once again take a tag or two from the Christmas tree in the back of the church and purchase the gift.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of local families.   Area schools have provided us with lists of children with clothing needs, as well as, items that will make their Christmas more fun.  Our Giving Tree will be out beginning Saturday, November 28th.  Gifts should be returned by the conclusion of the 10:00 a.m. Mass on December 13th.  Giving Tree gift distribution will be later that day.  Presents should be wrapped and tagged with the original tree tag.    We thank you in advance for your participation and generosity!

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.

KC Turkey Dinner

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Join us for a wonderful dinner at the Utica KC Hall (500 Hitt St.)!  Serving will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  THIS EVENT WILL BE CARRYOUT ONLY. 


Proceeds from this special dinner go to support our diocesan seminarians!!   

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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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