Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Mother Church of the Diocese of Joliet



Countries around the world dedicate special days to expressing thanks for their blessings. God bestows his loving generosity on all of us each day. This Thanksgiving season, we are called to be particularly observant and reflective of the many blessings in our lives. Pray for those less fortunate. Put your faith into action through caring works and gestures of outreach and service, being especially mindful of the two greatest commandments — to love God, and to love our neighbors. 

Our NEW Online Giving is an easy, safe and convenient way to make offertory contributions to St. Raymond.  With our new Online Giving website, your donations can be made automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account(s) into the parish bank account.  This new 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.

"Who Will Fill These Shoes?" The Joliet Diocese Vocation Office is inviting men ages 16-40 to learn more about the priesthood on Friday, November 27 from 9:00am to 3:00pm here at the Cathedral. This is a day for men to hear more about the priesthood, meet our seminarians, and find out if the Lord is asking them to "fill the shoes" of a priest who has gone before us. The day will include Mass, talks, lunch and time for question and answer. Parents are welcome to accompany their sons. For more information or to register click on the shoes to the left.

Prepare for Christmas by celebrating Advent! Join us Sunday, December 6 for our second annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols, celebrating this great season of hope and expectation. The program consists of scripture readings (lessons) telling of the promise of the Christ child, interspersed with beautiful choral anthems sung by the combined choirs of the Cathedral, and rousing hymns of the Advent season sung by all. The service lasts under 75 minutes, and is guaranteed to put you in the spirit of the season!

All are welcome. Doors open one hour before the service, no tickets required. For more information, or to reserve handicap seating, please call the Cathedral Office at 815.722.6653.


Opening of the Holy Door to Begin the Holy Year of Mercy will be celebrated on Saturday, December 12 at the 5:00pm Mass.  Prior to the beginning of Mass, Bishop Conlon will open the Cathedral's Holy Door, our local way of joining with Pope Francis as he opens the Holy Doors in Rome.  Let us enter into 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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Pope Francis has proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life, starting on the First Sunday of Advent November 30, 2014 and ending on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life.

Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.                                            — Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors General, November 29, 2013



Sunday Masses


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

Weekday Masses

6:30am | 8:00am
(6:30am Mass will not be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 27)


Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm
Holy Day 6:00pm

Donut Sunday
November 29
in the Commons after
7:30am and 9:00am Masses

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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