Hello and welcome to St. Mary Catholic Parish, a parish of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, serving the communities of Monroe Center, Holcomb, Davis Junction, Stillman Valley, Byron and Leaf River in the state of Illinois. My name is Fr. Howard Barch, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, and I am glad to be at your service. If you are not yet registered with the parish, I encourage you to contact our parish secretary, Mrs. Nettie Pell, who can assist you. I encourage you to stay up to date on our parish happenings by checking back here and following us on Facebook. Please know that I am praying for you and will be glad to assist you in any way that I can. May God bless you in all you do.

In Christ,
Fr. Howard Barch

Recent Announcements
  • Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Election Day fast approaches.  There is much noise in the media and there are many opinions on how we are to exercise our vote.  Without talking about who we are ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 6:37 PM by Howard Barch
  • Mass Time Changes! Remember that the winter Mass schedule goes into effect this Sunday, September 4th.  Saturday Mass time remains at 5 pm. Sunday Masses will be at 8 am and 11:15 ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2016, 5:52 PM by Howard Barch
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