Novena Prayer to our Mother of Perpetual Help
Messages from Bishop Michael McGovern:
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
Youth Faith Formation
If you have questions, please call Ellen at 594-2284 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase 5 Reopening
Phase 5 updated Mass and Liturgy Guidelines
We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience and cooperation as we have transitioned into uncharted waters over the last year. We would also like to thank those who have stepped up and helped usher and clean the church during this time along with a personal thank you to Barb Wilton who worked behind the scenes and cleaned and prepared all the cleaning rags. We appreciate each and every one of you! Here are the updated guidelines that the Diocese is asking us to follow as we move into Phase 5 starting Friday, June 11th:
Church capacity can resume to 100% and reservations are NO longer required. We will keep the Signup Genius system active incase if we would ever have to revert to previous protocols. The far front west section of the church will be available to anyone who feels more comfortable to remain segregated, masked and social distanced. Of course, if you wish, you may find your own seating arrangements. Please feel free to distance yourself as you wish and we ask that all parishioners be aware of your surroundings and be courteous to those who wish to do so. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask unless they feel more comfortable doing so. Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Vaccination status will be based on the honor system. Please remember that if you are experiencing symptoms or feel ill, to stay home even after the obligation is reinstated. Parishioners may enter and leave through any doorway. Holy water fonts will be filled and may be used as you enter and exit. Communicants will be ushered and sanitized before receiving communion. We are looking to get back to 6 ushers, 3 Eucharistic Ministers, servers, and gift bearers at each Mass. This will go into place the 1st weekend in July. We currently have a BIG shortage in each of these areas along with Lectors and ask that you consider volunteering if you are able. Training for servers will be on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7pm and Wednesday, June 23rd at 4pm. Any individual entering 3rd grade and up to high school Sophomore wanting to become or continue to be a server are welcome. Please call or email Tiffany on which date your child can attend. Training for ushers will be on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6pm. Training for EM’s and lectors on Wednesday, June 23rd at 7pm. We ask that all current and interested individuals attend these trainings as there are changes in each area. Please feel free to communicate with us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Again, we appreciate your continued patience and cooperation at this time.
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 email@example.com 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!!
Interested in Singing at Mass
Would you like to cantor or join the Parish choir?
Maybe you just want to sing for holidays.
Contact Eric Seiffert for more details.
Catch him in the choir loft before or after mass or you can give him a call 618-420-4567.
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.