Bishop Braxton Newsletter:
Best Lent Ever
All Masses have been cancelled including Easter Sunday, until further notice. We will be "live streaming" the weekend Liturgy at 4pm on Saturdays via Facebook. We will also record it and post here as soon as possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.