About St Mary

St Mary Tampico is a Roman Catholic Church located in Tampico Illinois. We are part of the Rockford Diocese and in the Sterling Deanery. Our Pastor Reverend Richard Russo is also Pastor of St Andrew Catholic Church and School in Rock Falls. Our parish was established in 1879. See the history tab for more information.

We are a small parish with many of the families tracing their roots back to the beginning. We currently have 65 registered families with about 30 to 40 people each week prior to Covid-19. The interior is beautiful with a marble altar. See the history tab for more information. Look at the state of the parish and financial report to see how we try and keep the parish vibrant. We cannot succeed without the generosity of past parishioners and families currently attending.

The current Mass is Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The organ still works and is tuned every year, but does not get to be played often. Come worship with us visitors are always welcome! If you are unable to make it to our Sunday Mass, check out catholicmasstime.org for an alternative church service!

Pastor / Deacon / Office

Reverend Richard Russo

Rev. Richard Russo

Pastor St Mary Tampico

(Pastor St Andrews Church/School)

Pastor 815-625-4508

Email rrusso@rockforddiocese.org

Deacon Bill Lemmer

Deacon Bill Lemmer


Office Info

Contact Joan Cooney

Office Email heartofmary@thewisp.net

Phone/Fax/Answering Machine 815-438-5425

105 N Benton Street PO Box 159

Tampico Il 61283

Other Resources

Church History

State of the Parish

Financial Statement

Cemetery Log (Coming Soon) 

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