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
  • Synod of the Bishops on Young People The Rockford Diocese received formal notice that Pope Francis will convoke the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2018. The topic for this synod will ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 8:25 AM by Howard Barch
  • New Parish Directory! Do you ever wonder Who is that person sitting next to you? We are happy to announce that we will be partnering with Lifetouch Photography to distribute a NEW church ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 9:49 AM by Howard Barch
Showing posts 1 - 2 of 2. View more »

Parish Calendar
View the Full Calendar here.