Help us fill another ARK for Lent.  Prayer-Fasting-Almsgiving are meant to encourage and enrich our relationship with our God. 

Parishioners having completed the recent 8-week Bible Study program can now review/download it in "files, documents and advertising" or through this link Bible Study Spring 2014

The season of Lent extends from Ash Wednesday, March 5 to Holy Thursday April 17.  Everyone 14 yrs of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.  Everyone 18 yrs of age or over are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

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The bags are back!  You asked for it.  We have a new inventory of green canvas bags to include insulated bags.  Regular bags are $3 or 2/$5 and insulated bags are $5 each.  Available through the Parish Office mon-fri  9:00 - 4:30

Daily Scripture

Read at USCCB.

Contact Us

625 St. Nicholas Dr. O'Fallon, IL 62269

Office: (618) 632-1797 Fax:  (618) 632-7703

M - F:   9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Diocese of Belleville

Driving Directions


Welcome to St. Nicholas Parish of O'Fallon, Illinois

If you would like to listen to Father Bill's original presentation of "Anger and how it steals happiness" 

please follow this link  Replay of 2/27/14 "Anger and How it Steals Happiness" DVDs of the entire presentation are available in the Parish Office if you would like to see the video as well 

Replay of 4/2/2014 Lenten presentation

Replay of 3/26/14 Lenten presentation

Replay of 3/19/2014 Lenten presentation

Replay of 3/12/14 Lenten Presentation

St. Nicholas is a Roman Catholic Community formed in 1982. We number approximately 1400 households. We are committed to good liturgy, solid educational opportunities for all ages, and variety of ways in which we can be of service to each other and the community around us. We have a Catholic school (K-8) as well as a Parish School of Religion.  We now offer a wide variety of programs to help us each grow in our spirituality.  We recently opened our new campus, which features the Good Shepherd Center and the St. Nicholas Center.

Our church, the worship center, is the heart of our pilgrim journey, deepening our relationship with God.  We come together as a Roman Catholic community to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist enriched by meaningful homilies and a strong music ministry.  On weekdays, we gather for daily Mass in the intimate setting of Mary's Chapel.

The Good Shepherd Center provides a place for spiritual growth.  Through diverse meaningful programs and activities, we provide opportunities for personal growth, healing grace and peace.  We endeavor to create an atmosphere of hospitality and openess, welcoming those who gather to become closer to God.  Our chapel provides an environment of solace for prayer and reflection for all people seeking healing, wholeness and holiness in their lives.  The Good Shepherd Center is ecumenical and we welcome women and men of all faiths to visit and participate.

The St. Nicholas Center offers activities and events in a safe and wholesome environment that will physically, socially and spiritually strengthen individuals, families and the greater community.  The Center includes a Catholic preschool program for children ages three to five years old.  The Youth Ministry room provides a safe and nurturing place for teens to develop and strengthen their own relationship with Jesus and one another.  Our multi-purpose room is designed to provide indoor sports programs for youth through adults.

You are welcome to join us for prayer and in our search for ways to deepen our knowledge of God, celebrate His presence, and to join Him in service to our sisters and brothers.

Read more about WHO WE ARE!


 Mass Hours

Saturday Mass:
• 5:00 PM

Sunday Mass:
• 8:00 AM
• 10:30 AM

Daily Mass:
(M, W, F) In the Day Chapel. Communion Service on Thursdays.  Mass is offered on Tuesdays at St. Clare School during the school year and the Day Chapel when school is not in session.
• 8:30 AM

• 3:30 PM on Saturdays

Lenten Mass:   Wednesday 6:30 PM 

The Sacred Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday 7:30pm, Good Friday 0830 morning prayer, 2pm Stations of the Cross, 7:30pm Evening Service,  Easter Vigil 8:00pm followed by reception, Easter Sunday Mass 0800 & 1030

St. Nicholas is handicap accessible and has hearing assist devices.


Saint of the Day

Read about the Saint of the Day or the Feast Day at Catholic Online.