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



Abortion Help

Let Me Live Video

Project Rachel 2020

Mercy Healing for Hurting Women


Helpful Links:

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

St. Francis Parish Job Openings:

Youth Faith Formation

 If you have questions, please call Ellen at 594-2284 or email at




Volunteers still needed for Masses


CRS Rice Bowl Information

CRS Parish Representatives and Supporters, While we won't be gathering in person this year, I wanted to give you the opportunity to order fair trade olive oil, coffee, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, hot cocoa, baking cocoa, and tea.  A list of what we have and prices is attached.  These make great Christmas gifts plus providing a living wage for farmers in developing countries during this difficult pandemic.  15% of purchase go back to CRS.    Orders made before Nov. 10 will be delivered to your area of the diocese in time for Christmas.

Fair Trade Flyer

Messenger: CRS

Help wanted for CRS workshops


Chapter Member Resources

Kaskaskia College Classes


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.

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.