Novena Prayer to our Mother of Perpetual Help

Prayer link


Messages from Bishop Michael McGovern:

St. Andrew Dinners

A message to our parishioners from the Bishop.

Reverend Michael G. McGovern

Retreat for those facing serious illness


We encourage all our parishioners to strengthen their faith. One way to do that is incorporate prayer into daily life with Faith Walk – a FREE app and website making it easy to make prayer fit in your schedule! #faithwalk #dailyprayer #free


Prayer for Pregnant Mothers

Abortion Help

Let Me Live Video

Project Rachel 2020

Mercy Healing for Hurting Women


Helpful Links:

2020 Easter Celebration Video

To see our live stream masses click the link below or browse to the Gallery page. All Masses will be listed there by date. Thank you and Stay Safe and Healthy!
Live Stream Masses


Marriage in Christ

Youth Faith Formation

Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30
If you have questions, please call Ellen at 594-2284 or email at


2022 Guatemala Trip:

Good afternoon,
There is an opportunity open for anyone interested in the 2022 trip to Guatemala. The trip cost is @ $2000 plus airfare would be around $950 (subject to change after this Thursday). The trip dates are July 10th and returning on the 16th. If anyone from our parish would be interested, you are welcome to contact Paulette Evans at 618-520-9537. She would be more than happy to give you more information about the upcoming trip.





New to St Mary Parish

Welcome to St. Mary! We are so blessed to have you join our parish! Please contact Tiffany, our Administrative Assistant, at  594-2225 or for more information or questions about our parish. She can also help you get set up on our mailing list and contribution envelopes.

Fill out the New Parishioner Form and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket. Once again, WELCOME!!

New Parishioner Form

Since 1993

Welcome to St. Mary Parish

Welcome to St. Mary, Carlyle, website.

Our parish was founded in 1853 as the second oldest parish in Clinton County. The new church was dedicated in 1855 with the first baptism being in 1858. The church was damaged by a cyclone that swept through the area in April of 1905 and left the church in ruins. The loss was estimated at $75,000. After the church was rebuilt it was devastated again by a fire in May of 1940. By April of 1941 the church had been rebuilt once again. Again in July of 1968 the church was damaged by yet another tornado with an estimated cost of $50,000. The final damage to this parish came from a hail storm that swept the area in April of 1974. This storm shattered the stained glass windows and caused extensive exterior damage. After this storm is when heavy plate glass was used to reinforce the windows and serve as protection to prevent further damage.

To read more of the history of our parish visit the About Us page and scroll to the bottom where you will find the complete church history.