Saturday: 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 8:15AM

Wednesday: 10:30AM
(Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home)

No Mass on Thursday

Holy Day Vigil:
Holy Day: 8:15AM
(Note: Check the
bulletin or
monthly calendar for any schedule
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Neighboring Mass Schedules

St. Mary's, Ellis Grove
Sunday: 8:00AM

St. Boniface, Evansville
Sunday: 10:00AM

St. Joseph, Willisville
Saturday: 5:00PM

Our Lady of Lourdes, Sparta
Saturday: 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM

St. Pius V, Walsh
Sunday: 8:00AM
911 Swanwick St., Chester, IL  62233
Phone: (618) 826-2444
The Very Rev. Eugene H. Wojcik, V.F., Pastor
In Parish Partnership With: St. Mary Divine Maternity
7362 Shawneetown Trail, Ellis Grove, IL  62241
(618) 859 - 3541          Rev. Larry Lemay, Pastor
Sunday Mass: 8:00AM
Our online parish photo
directory can be accessed by
clicking here, then typing in the
password "chestercatholic" (all
one word - no spaces).
Our parish has now set up the means for everyone who
wishes to donate to the weekly collection and other funds
online!  Click on the logo below and you will be taken to the
page which will ask you for information and to create an
You may also click here for a handout about
setting up your account and answers to other questions.
The "Tuesday Times," the weekly St. Mary's School
newsletter, can now be viewed on our website.  
Click here
to view this week's edition (includes additional flyers and
Renovation Update

Work continues to be done on
schedule thanks to our talented
contractors and volunteer parishioners.

Mark your calendars for Sunday,
November 24 at 11:00AM which will be
the first Mass in the newly renovated
church.  Bishop Braxton will dedicae
the new altar.

Keep following our Facebook page for
photos and updates.
There are several opportunities next week to attend an
Advent Penance Service and to receive the Sacrament of
Reconciliation. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, December 8 - 2:00PM at the Ruma Motherhouse
Monday, December 9 - 7:00PM at St. John the Baptist, Red
Tuesday, December 10 - 7:00PM here at Mary Help of
Christians, Chester
Wednesday, December 11 - 7:00PM at St. Boniface,

You are welcome to attend any of these services and prepar
e your heart for the coming of the Savior!