Parish and School Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, May 31 from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Mother Church of the Diocese of Joliet



St. Raymond Fishers of Men Conference - Saturday, June 4
invite the men of St. Raymond to join them for the
3rd Annual Joliet Diocese Catholic Men's Conference
Featuring: Doug Barry, EWTN Host & Founder of "Battle Ready"
plus more than 15 dynamic breakout sessions!
Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
Saturday, June 4, 2016 l 7:30am Mass with Bishop Siegel l 8:30am-3:30pm Conference

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Volunteers needed to help man the registration table on photo shoot days.
We have 2-3 hour shifts available and the work is very simple.  You check in each individual or group as they arrive and let the photographers know when they are ready. This is a nice, lowkey way to help out the parish and meet some fellow parishioners.   If you have a shift or two to spare, please call Judie Renz at 815-325-3773 to work out the details.  High school students welcome to help and earn service credits. 
Schedule Overview:
Tuesday, May 31-Thursday, June 2:    4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3:                                2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4:                           10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14--Friday, June  24:    2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25:                         10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m

To avoid double bookings, the online scheduling system for portraits is available on weekdays only. On weekends, registration is available after all masses in the Narthex and Commons Hallways. 

Totus Tuus Summer Catechetical Youth Program
Cathedral of St. Raymond Commons
June 26 - July 1, 2016
Please visit our Totus Tuus page HERE

Registration for the 2016-2017 Religious Education school year is now open for all new and current students.
Online Registration Form Available HERE.

New this year.  Religious Education Tuition can now be paid online. You will be redirected to our new secure online giving provided through Our Sunday Visitor (OSV). You may pay in full or by payments. All outstanding balances for current students need to be paid in full prior to registering. For further information visit or call 815.722.6653 ext. 212

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 members of St. Raymond.  
Download qualifications and complete the nomination form.
Current Council Members: Jerad Abbott, Rob Bailey*, Natalie Bayci, Joe Langenderfer*, Marcia Marzec*, Laura Mottl, Shamus Mudron, Gretchen Troha*, Mary Wollgast (*term ends June 30).

St. Raymond Nonnatus Society Nominations Being Accepted
The purpose of the Society is to recognize and honor individuals who make a difference at St. Raymond's through their volunteer contributions to the parish and/or the school. All parishioners are eligible for induction except those currently on Staff.  To nominate an individual you believe is worthy of this honor please complete the form HERE by May 31. The new inductee will be honored during the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, August 27. 
View our St. Raymond Nonnatus Society Page.

Pilgrimage Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus
2:00pm:  Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
3:00pm:  Cathedral tours including explanation of the Holy Door
4:00pm:  Mercy talk by speaker Fr. Jack Welch
All Are Welcome!  No reservations are required for individuals, but group leaders are asked kindly to call the Cathedral to let us know you are coming. Download Flyer
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Fr. Jack Welch
, O. Carm.
The Mercy of God and St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower).

Father Brad Baker is very pleased to announce that a new principal has been named for St. Raymond School. Effective July 1, Ms. Marjorie Hill will assume the leadership of our nearly 100-year-old grade school.
Read the full announcement here.

Dear St. Raymond Parish Community: After serving our Cathedral parish community and Diocese for nearly four years, Dr. Randall Swanson has accepted a new position in Houston, Texas. I am very grateful to Dr. Swanson for the many good works he has fulfilled during his tenure with our community. Our Cathedral music program has expanded significantly in both participation and breadth of music undertaken under his leadership. I am especially grateful for the manner in which so many of our youth have found rich meaning in serving our liturgies by their participation in the various Cathedral choirs.  Randall will complete his work and ministry at the Cathedral on Sunday, June 5.  It is my plan to attract a wonderful candidate to continue our outstanding music program at the Cathedral. Please keep that effort in your prayers, and please join me in thanking Randall Swanson for his ministry and service to our community and the larger Diocesan church.  In Peace and Prayer, Fr. Brad

PictureFirst Holy Communion

Congratulations to the Cathedral Grade School and Religious Education students who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion here at the Cathedral on Saturday, May 7.  Gratitude to our teachers who worked so closely and so well with the children and their families as they prepared to receive this Sacrament. View Order of Worship for a list of our First Communicants. View First Communion Photos.
Welcome to the Table of the Lord.

Congratulations CCW Woman of the Year!
Kathy DelRose, Cathedral of St. Raymond Parish, Joliet
Kathy has been a parishioner of St. Raymond for more than 40 years, she serves as a Eucharistic Minister, a Pastoral Care Minister to our homebound, and is president of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. She assists the Thursday morning coffee team, bakes for parish events and delivers flowers to the homebound during Easter and Christmas. She is a longtime member of a small Christian community faith sharing group. She is married to Rudolph “Skip,” and has two children and five grandchildren.

2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal

Please Participate! Your Gift Makes a Difference!  A gift to the CMAA will touch the lives of many in our diocese in a positive way. Together, the gifts of many enable our diocese to deliver needed education, ministry and services to those who need it most. Our parish goal is $ 86,284.00 and with your financial support, we can exceed this goal. When we exceed our goal in paid pledges, we will receive 65% of the amount over goal for use in our parish. To give you a more personal understanding of the work your gift will help us accomplish, please click on the video above called “Giving Thanks” that captures how your support helps the work of our diocese. View Video

Our NEW Online Giving is an easy, safe and convenient way to make offertory contributions to Saint Raymond Parish.  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.

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.

 View our very own Tiffany Nemanich in Rome 
at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at 
St. Peter's Basilica.




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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