St. Mary-St. Joseph Announcements

There will be a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary & St. Joseph Parish Center in Paxton on Thursday, July 9the from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please contact Judy Popel if you are able to help with this Diocesan Charity.


 Since we have limited seating available, we ask that everyone signup on our website to indicate your desire to go to Mass at either St. Mary or St. Joseph. We have run out of space inside the Church at St. Mary's the last couple Sundays, so it is VERY important to register. St. Joseph's has not been full nor the 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes so those are additional options. St. Mary's has overflow in the hall (livestream)  and Communion will be brought over. Please register via the contact us page by Thursday and select to send the message to St. Joseph or St Mary reservation and also include how many in your family will be attending.

For those of you that would prefer to make your reservations by phone please call Dan to make reservations for St. Joseph at 217 781-2411. Call Sheila to make reservations for St. Mary at 217 417-2017 to make reservations at St. Mary church. Please sign up or call by Thursday. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect, therefore if you feel you cannot attend safely please don’t feel obligated to come. 

Please Arrive 10 Minutes before Mass, so we can hold your seat

We will also be distributing Holy Communion at 11 AM in front of St. Mary Church for those who cannot attend Mass. Please be at the front steps of St. Mary by 11.

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Mass Times

Sunday 8:00 am - St. Joseph Loda
Sunday 9:30 am - St Mary Paxton
Sunday 11:00 am - Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City
Monday 8:00 am - No Mass
Tuesday 5:30 pm - St. Joseph Loda
Wednesday 7:00 pm - St Mary Paxton
Thursday 5:30 pm - Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City
Friday 8:00 am St Mary Paxton
Saturday 5:00 pm -Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City




 Are you new to the area or the parish?

Call Fr. Dong at the Rectory to become a new church member! 217-379-4033

  Please leave a message if Fr. Dong is unavailable to take your call.

First Communion has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 26th at the 9:30 AM Mass. Students will meet on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:45 in the Parish Center for ½ hour of review. At 6:15 students and parents will meet at church for preparation and practice. There will be confession at the end of the practice.


Emma Schuler Receives Diocesan Leadership Award

High School Graduates

Six 2020 graduates of Paxton Buckley-Loda High School and one home school graduate were honored at St. Mary church during a Mass on June 14th. Those pictured with Father Dong are: Emma Schuler, Anna Wolken, Anthony White, and Ben Busby. Not pictured: Bailey Eyre, Chelsey Tufino, and Carlee Johnson.

Mass Intentions for Wk. of 7-6-20




Betty Frichtl

Evelyn Jarboe

Friends of Family

Bob & Sue Martenson



Howard Schweighart

Grace Popel

Alan & Sandra Schweighart

Gary & Judy Jepsen-Popal







Evelyn Jarboe

Bruno Glazik

Schuler Family

Dan & Mary Reifsteek



Betty Frichtl

Friends of Family







Jim Barbieur


St Joseph Choir



Kerry Daugherity

Virgil Koontz

Daugherity Family

Margaret Koontz