Alton, Illinois

St. Mary Church sits on a hillside overlooking the mighty Mississippi River in Alton, Illinois.  Alton, once a thriving port and the see of the Diocese of Springfield, is now largely a residential community of metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri.  St. Mary’s is a vibrant parish with a thriving elementary school and middle school.  The Oblates bring the Lanterian charism to thousands of Catholics in the parish and the surrounding area.