Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

St. Raymond Nonnatus Parish - 100 YEARS - 1917-2017
Centennial Homecoming Fest
July 1-2, 2017 on parish grounds
Music! Food! Friends!

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Are you being called to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist?
In order to facilitate the distribution of the Eucharist at our Masses, we are in need of additional Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. This is a great way to serve the Lord and your parish community and you can continue going to your preferred Mass. Training will be provided. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Parish Office at 815.722.6653 or email

Are you being called to be a Lector? Lectors are liturgical ministers who proclaim the scripture readings at Sunday, Holy Days and daily Masses. Through prayerful proclamation Lectors embody the Sacred Word in a very special way. This requires a number of people to be able to fill this schedule and we are always looking for new people.  It is a most worthwhile ministry and an honor to share the Word of God. Training will be provided.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Parish Office at 815.722.6653 or email

St. Raymond Nonnatus Society Nominations Being Accepted
The Parish Council is again seeking nominations for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Society. The purpose of the Society is to recognize and honor individuals who make a difference at St. Raymond through their volunteer contributions to the parish and /or the school. Submit your nomination HERE


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St. Raymond Parish Council Seeks New Members
The Parish Council is a group of nine parishioners who work to advise the Rector in the administration of the parish through recommendations and cooperative decisions. The council acts as a representative voice of the faithful memebers of St. Raymond. For qualifications and and nominations complete form HERE.

Please join us as Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon ordains two men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Joliet Sacrament of Holy Orders Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. In anticipation of the ordination, all are encouraged to attend: Holy Hour for Vocations Friday, May 26 ▪ 6:30—7:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

Image result for bread for the world childrenThank you to all who showed their support for the Bread for the World Offering of Letters Campign. Sponsored by St. Raymond Justice & Peace and the Dicocese of Joliet to Advocate Congress to renew programs to feed the hungry in our country!
These letters, addressed to our legislators, encourage support for the reauthorization of child  You may write your own letter or we have a general letter that participants may simply sign.  On June 1, 2017 the Diocese of Joliet will hand deliver these letters to Congress.

All are welcome to attend  Bishop Barron's Catholicism.
Catholicism Bible Study will be held every other
Monday beginning May 22 in the
Tower from 6:30 - 8:30pm. (Time Change)

Further details and dates will be posted soon.
For questions please call Christine Pershey at 815.722.653 ext. 215.

SAVE THE DATE!                 HOMECOMING FEST!                 JULY 1-2, 2017

Totus Tuus - A Summer Catechetical Youth Program
St. Raymond Parish Commons
Grades 1-6 - Monday-Friday, June 10-23 from 9:00am - 2:30pm 
(Daily Mass @ 11:00am). 
$ 30 registration fee per child.
Please pack a lunch & snack including drink.
Jr. High and High School - Sunday - Thursday, June 18 - 22 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
$ 15 registration fee per teen.  Please pack a snack & drink.
For more information please contact Christine Pershey @ 815.722.6653 x 215.
Download Registration Form HERE.

At St. Raymond School we uniquely challenge every student with a rigorous curriculum, but more importantly,we teach children to be
kind, compassionate and to share Christ's love with the world.
Kindergarten-Eighth Grade | Full/Half Day Preschool | Before & After School Care| Weekly Mass
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Will you accept Jesus' invitation?
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Breaking Open the Word
Join us on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:45pm in the Bell Tower to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Gospel and prepare your heart and mind for Mass.

We have replaced our very old and well-worn Gather hymnals with a new book called Worship. To defray the expense of the new books, we are offering an opportunity to purchase a bookplate that will be affixed to the inside front cover of the hymnal. Memorialize a loved one, honor someone special or simply show your appreciation for Sacred music. Cost is $20. 


The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) helps our parish and the Diocese of Joliet to provide countless ministries, programs and services to support our  friends and neighbors in immeasurable ways. Information about the 2017 CMAA and a request to make a pledge has been sent to all parishioners. Please review the materials, pray about how you can help further the ministries funded by our CMAA, and consider making the most generous gift possible. Our parish goal is $ 92,124.00. Help us to exceed this goal in paid pledges. Our parish will receive 70% of the amount over goal for use in our parish! Together, we can continue to spread the Gospel message in our Diocese through our ministries and help God hold us in His hands. Thank you in advance for your support.




Sunday Masses

7:30am | 9:00am | 11:00am

Weekday Masses

6:30am | 8:00am

Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm
Holy Day 6:00pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Eucharistic Adoration
Second Tuesday of the Month
(unless otherwise noted)
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Saint Peregrine Devotion
Third Monday of the Month


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Congratulations to all our
First Communicants!

May you always feel love and presence of the Lord as
you receive Him in
holy communion.

2017 Communicants

Congratulations to those students who received the
Sacrament of Confirmation 

May the gifts of the Holy spirit received on this day
guide and strengthen them throughout their life.

2017 Confirmands

Matthew Kelly
Sat., June 10, 2017

10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.


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