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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June 3, 2007.  All rights
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Chester, IL.
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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

We continue to be overwhelmed at
the many expressions of joy and awe
at the outcome of our church

As part of our Dedication Open House,
Fr. Gene authored a 4 page summary
of various aspects of the renovation
and the reasoning behind the many
changes to the interior of our worship

To view this document, please click
Fr. Gene's offers a reflection
for Palm Sunday which can
be viewed by clicking the link
below (goes to YouTube):

Click here to view Fr. Gene's
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the
following steps to ensure the health and safety of

- St. Mary School is out of session through at least April 30.
- All public Masses and Communion Services have been       
cancelled through at least April 30.
- PSR Classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the
school year.
- Visit the Diocesan website,, for the latest
information from the Diocese..
We will continue to post updates as available.  The best way
to check the latest information is our Facebook page.  Click
the Facebook icon on this page or search for "Mary Help of
Christians" on Facebook.