Fr. Max1Fr. Max Striedl, Pastor

Originally from Batavia, Fr. Max completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, and four years later felt called to the priesthood.  He studied at Mundelein Seminary, and was ordained for the Diocese of Rockford by Bishop Doran on May 25, 1996.  Fr. Max says: “I absolutely love being a parish priest!  I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I feel honored and humbled every day that the Lord would ask me to do this work for Him.  It is truly a blessing and a joy, and I’m so happy and excited that He has allowed me to serve this wonderful Parish Family of St. Mary.”

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Fr. Ervin Pio Caliente, Parochial Vicar

“Priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus Christ,”  says the Curé of Ars.  I thank Him for letting me share His priesthood so that I can serve Him everyday whom my heart loves, and in serving him—I can be with the people of God who’s faith, dedication and devotion make mine increase.

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Fr. John McNamara, Parochial VicarMcNamara John-2015 (1)

Originally from Arlington Heights, Fr. John moved to Woodstock in 2010 and began studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Connecticut. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockford on June 6, 2015. Fr. John says, “When I entered the seminary, a priest friend told me to pray for my first assignment because of the importance of having a good pastor and a faith-filled community from the start. Assigned to St. Mary is a beautiful answer to all the prayers.”

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