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An Evening of Celebration and Fellowship 
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mass with the induction of our
St. Raymond Nonnatus Society

Honorees:
Maria Acosta ♦  Michael and Nicole Murray  ♦ Judie Renz

Please join us as we celebrate these individuals volunteer service to our community! Followed by:
In our beautiful Cloister. Featuring Live Music from 
Wild Daisy 
THE most energetic, dynamic female-fronted country band in the Chicagoland area. Bring a picnic supper or enjoy our concessions. Don’t forget your chairs and blankets. All Are Welcome!


Religious Education Opening Mass and Book Pick Up
Monday, August 29, 2016
5:45pm Folder Pick Up in Parish Commons
6:00pm Opening Mass in the Cathedral
Following Mass please go to your assigned classroom and meet your Catechist.
SAVE THE DATE: September 8: 6:00pm - CHOSEN Parent Meeting for all School & Religious Education 7th grade & Confirmation Year 1 parents. 
September 12: First Day Religious Education Classes.


Wednesday, August 31 we celebrate our parish patron,
Saint Raymond Nonnatus. 
“Non natus’ is Latin for “never born” and Saint Raymond was given his surname because his mother had died in labor two days before he was delivered by cesarean section. Patron Saint of Newborns, Midwives, Obstetricians, Expectant Mothers, Women in Labor, Falsely Accused, Secrets, and Fevers. He was a member of the Mercedario Order of Priests and Brothers founded in the late 1100's, a religious order dedicated to ransoming Christian slaves from the Moors, who occupied much of Spain.
The priest or the brother would remain in prison until a ransom had been paid, offering his life as a martyr for the faith. In this time of conflict, violence and terrorism, the example of St. Raymond Nonnatus is a powerful one. An example of sacrifice, dedication to the Gospel and a willingness to work with all people of all different religions.
ST. RAYMOND, PRAY FOR US!


Image result for labor dayMonday, September 5  
Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am
Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, Presiding

The Parish Office will be closed in observation of the holiday.
AND HE SAID, "MY PRESENCE SHALL GO WITH YOU, AND I WILL GIVE YOUR REST."
Have a safe and blessed holiday weekend!

 


OKTOBERFEST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
6:00pm - Midnight
on Parish Grounds Rain or Shine
(Must be 21 to Attend).
Join Us for an Evening of Fun and Fellowship to Benefit the Children of the Cathedral of St. Raymond School. Featuring: Live Entertainment Open-Air Craft Beer Garden Incredible Silent Auction | Raffles and Games Buffet Supper | Late Night Bites. Tickets: $ 35 Ticket price will increase to $40 week of event - 9/1.

OKTOBERFEST AUCTION & RAFFLE
Each year, OKTOBERFEST includes a massive silent auction and raffle. Please help support our Parish School by donating a new item or service to the OKTOBERFEST 2016 silent auction or raffle.  If you would like to make a donation or have any questions about the OKTOBERFEST 2016 auction and raffle, please call or email 
Brandy Baltz  (815) 325-4303  bbaltz@sbcglobal.net | Julie Vitas (815) 546-4027  julie_petak@yahoo.com or Kristina Klein (815) 922-8144  giftsbyklein@yahoo.com


RUN IN OUR COLOR RUN!! 
This run is fun for the whole family! Kids, parents and others will join us for a chip timed 5k on a USTAF certified course through the beautiful Cathedral Area, with plenty of color! It is safe for all who participate, but not everyone has to get blasted with colors. Awards ceremony, refreshments and our kids' color blast immediately following the race! Join us later in the evening for the Oktoberfest celebration.  Click HERE for more information.


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With our Online Giving, your donations can be made automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account(s) into the parish bank account.  This program offers significant improvements and greater flexibility over our previous ACH/Credit Card program. You can chose your donation dates, types and frequencies, as well as enter multiple payment methods.  Click the logo to the left to access our Online Giving frequently asked questions and learn more about the benefits for you and the benefits for St. Raymond.


The Opening of the Holy Door to begin the Holy Year of Mercy was celebrated here at the Cathedral on Saturday, December 12 at the 5:00pm Mass.  Prior to the beginning of Mass, Bishop Conlon opened the Cathedral's Holy Door, our local way of joining with Pope Francis as he opened the Holy Door in Rome.  Let us honor this Holy Year in joyful celebration of God's extravagant love and mercy.  To learn more about the Jubilee of Mercy and the Opening of the Holy Door, visit the Jubilee of Mercy website HERE.


 
 

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4:00pm to 4:45pm

Eucharistic Adoration
Second Tuesday of the Month
(unless otherwise noted)
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Saint Peregrine Devotion
Third Monday of the Month
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