Expressions of Appreciation for Bishop Braxton

Novena Prayer to our Mother of Perpetual Help

Prayer link



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



Abortion Help

Project Rachel 2020


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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

July 11th--Mass was not live-streamed. Congratulations to Brad and Kayla Clark on your newest edition!!

Dear St. Mary parishioners,
Hope this message finds you all well! We have officially received word from the diocese about reopening in phases. It is quite extensive of what is to be expected of course. I have attached those documents here. In the meantime, we are asking any and all parishioners that would be willing to make homemade masks for the people who may not have masks because we will be required to wear one once we get back to Mass in these phases. You may drop them off at the Parish Center or at church. If you have any questions about the information, please feel free to reach out to myself of Father.

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

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.