Baptisms are held during the 7:30PM Saturday Mass or the 8:00AM Sunday morning Mass. Baptisms after Mass can be arranged.

A Baptismal Instruction meeting is expected of the parents anytime before the Baptism day. Please contact the church (618)-594-3266 or e-mail to make arrangements.


The sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available by appointment, usually before or after weekend Masses. Call (618)-594-3266 or e-mail to make arrangements.


Couples will be required to complete PREPARE with the priest or deacon preparing them for marriage. Couples will also be expected to attend a Pre-Cana Day or Engaged Encounter weekend before the wedding. Please contact the church at least six months prior to the wedding to allow time for these preparations. Please call (618)-594-3266 or e-mail to make an office appointment.


The Catholic Church is seeking young men who are called to the priesthood or diaconate as well as men and women for Religious Life. If you are interested please call (618)-594-3266 or e-mail or call the Diocesan Vocation Office at (618)-235-9601, Ext.148.


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the journey through which non-Catholics join the Catholic Church. It is a weekly growth and learning process beginning in September and culminating on Holy Saturday night and continuing. Please call (618)-594-3266 or e-mail for addition information.


Parents are the primary teachers of their children in the Faith. The Parish School of Religion is the accompanying catechetical opportunity for our youth. Our grade school children meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at St. Mary, Carlyle.  Children are expected to attend all grades to be adequately prepared for the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation. Call Deacon John Hempen at (618)-594-4298 or e-mail for registration information.