Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus



Stations of the Cross
Fridays of Lent     7:00pm
Good Friday         6:00pm

The Centennial Speaker Series Presents
Bishop Robert Barron

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Founder or Word on Fire | Documentarian
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

Purchase tickets HERE 
Limit four tickets per person.  Ticket Price $ 15.00

Fr. Tom McCarthy O.S.A.
           The Sacraments The Treasures of Our Faith   
Sunday, March 26
Monday, March 27
Tuesday, March 28

7:00 p.m. each evening
Fr. Tom is nationally-known  for preaching Lenten Missions that are dynamic,
relevant and faith-filled.  
Please join us!


All are Welcome!
Friday, April 7, 2017
Confessions: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
Confessions will be heard in English, Spanish and Polish. 
Please call the Parish Office at 815.722.6653 for
detailed schedule of bi-lingual confessions.
Mass:  6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.    
Stations of the Cross: 7:00 p.m.

Founder of Abiding in Love Ministries

April 2, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
Our Knotted Life A Journey to Peace & Communion
Cathleen is a certified spiritual director, educator, and lay Carmelite. She has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 35 years and is the mother of six. Founder of Abiding in Love Ministries, a spiritual direction ministry that offers hope, healing and wholeness through scripture and prayers. Cathleen has been leading women on faith-filled journey for over 20 years. She grew up in Akron, Ohio and currently resides in St. Charles, Illinois. For further information please email

Image result for holy week artVolunteers Needed to help the Art & Environment Committee prepare the Cathedral for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter.
A great opportunity for students still needing service hours!  
An accompanying parent or guardian will need to attend with their child.  

Friday, April 7 - 9:00am - Set up for Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9 - 8:00pm - Take down Palm Sunday and set up for Chrism Mass
Thursday, April 13 - 9:00am - Set up for Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 13 - 12 MIDNIGHT - Set up for Good Friday
Friday, April 14 - 7:00pm - Set up for Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Please call Art or Joan Siegel at 815.474.2103 or 815.474.1126 with any questions.

Join fellow parishioners for Best Lent Ever, a free email program form Dynamic Catholic that is based on Matthew Kelly's latest book, Resisting Happiness.  Each day you will get short, inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and personal reflections from Dynamic Catholic team members that will help you identify what stands between you and Happiness...and what to do about it.  Sign up at

Matthew Kelly
Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
Tickets now available at
or the Cathedral Rectory.
The $39 Ticket price includes all seminar
materials and supports the good works of
Dynamic Catholic.

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
Visit us at

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. 


Image result for bibleWill you accept Jesus' invitation?
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. John 15:16
Breaking Open the Word
Join us on Mondays from 4:30 - 5:45pm or 6:30 - 7:45pm in the Bell Tower to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Gospel and prepare your heart and mind for Mass.

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

Rules for fasting
and abstinence

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
  • All from the age of 18 years up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.  When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  • To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
  • Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church year.  All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.

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