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
  • Religious Ed Chastity and Safe Environment Classes Our annual training for Chastity and Safe Environment for the religious education students will be held on January 13 and 27 (if necessary).  If you wish to opt your child ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2018, 2:37 PM by Howard Barch
  • New Year's Holy Day Mass Schedule New Years is the Holy Day - Mary the Mother of God.  This is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be Monday 12/31/2018 at 5:30 pm and ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2018, 2:01 PM by Howard Barch
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