St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- 600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081 -- Call 815-625-0640 -- Rev. James Keenan- Pastor

Social Circles


Altar & Rosary Society
The Altar & Rosary Society includes all the adult women of St. Mary's Parish.  The organization purchases the host used in our Eucharistic services.  Additionally, they assist in the purchase of altar linens and vestments.  They are ultimately responsible for the care of the Altar.  Business meetings are being held quarterly. 

St. Elizabeth
This circle's primary purpose is ProLife.  They additionally support the Food For the Poor Program, which is an International Relief Organization who ministers to the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America.  This circle meets the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of the summer months, in the O'Neil Room at the Parish Center.  For further information contact Fern Shore at (815)625-3208.

St. Francis of Assisi          

This circle ministers to the shut-ins by providing monthly visits to designated individuals by a two member team. The entire circle meets once yearly for an annual luncheon.   For further information contact the parish center at (815)625-0640 

St. Martha

This circle meets every Thursday morning at 9:00 AM in the O' Neil room at the Parish Center to make quilts.  For further information contact Pat Flynn at (815)625-6371.