Cathedral of St. Raymond School OKTOBERFEST   September 24, 2016   ...

Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

   

CATHEDRAL NEWS


Religious Education Opening Mass and Classroom Visit
Monday, August 29, 2016
5:45pm Folder Pick Up in Parish Commons
6:00pm Opening Mass in the Cathedral
Classroom visits following Mass.


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!


Cathedral Senior Club
Join Us on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 12:00noon

for our first meeting and luncheon of the season.  
Interested in attending on September 14 or would like to learn more about becoming a member, visit the Cathedral Senior Club page under the Ministries tab.


St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Drive 
September 17 & 18 a SVDP donation truck will be located in the Parish parking lot 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after each Mass (except 7:00pm Mass on Sunday). Clothing, small appliances and electronics will be accepted.  Please Contribute! Your donation will help those in need!


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.


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.


 
 

CATHEDRAL
MASS SCHEDULE

Sunday Masses

Saturday
5:00pm
Sunday
7:30am | 9:00am | 11:00am
7:00pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday
6:30am | 8:00am
Saturday
8:00am


Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm
Holy Day 6:00pm


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday
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
7:00pm




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