Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus


St. Raymond Home and School Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Join us for a night of fun and fundraising on Monday, December 9 at the Barnes & Noble located at 2621 Plainfield Road in Joliet.  

  • Story time with St. Raymond teachers!
  • Signature St. Raymond drinks and cookies at the Cafe'!
  • Free gift wrapping of your Barnes and Noble purchase!

Portion of sales generated from the Store and Cafe' will benefit St. Raymond HSA! Can't attend? Visit BN. COM/bookfairs to support us online from December 9 - December 13 by entering Bookfair ID 12553921 at checkout. 

Cathedral Senior Club Christmas Luncheon
Thursday, December 19 @ 12:00pm at Al's Steakhouse in Joliet.  $21.00 for dinner and entertainment. Please indicate to your waitress your choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Piccata or Orange Roughy.  Entrees include a house salad, vegetable, potato, roll, coffee or tea and peppermint ice cream.  Cash bar.  Please contact Carol Embling at 815-725-8556 by December 16 with your reservation. 

Art and Environment will begin setting up the Cathedral for Christmas on Saturday, December 21 immediately following 8:00am Mass.  if you have helped before, please come - we need your experience! If you have never helped, we need your fresh perspective! Looking for service hours, please email Mary Wheaton at to sign up.

The Cathedral community enjoys a special Christmas tradition of displaying nativity scenes of our parishioners in our narthex cabinets.  If you would like to display your nativity scene, please drop off your nativity with your name and contact information at the Parish Office before December 13.  


Christmas Liturgies at the Cathedral
Tuesday, December 24 
Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord

3:00 p.m. in the Cathedral 
Rev. Ryan Adorjan
3:00 p.m. in the Joyce Center Gymnasium
Rev. Larry Gorski
4:30 p.m. in the Cathedral
Rev. Burke Masters

Wednesday, December 25                            
Nativity of the Lord

12:00 a.m. Mass at Midnight                                                       
Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon
7:30 a.m.
Rev. Benedict Zele
9:00 a.m.
Very Rev. William Dewan
11:00 a.m.
Rev. Nepi Willemsen
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Friday, December 20
9:00 a.m.  - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21
4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31
The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (HDO) - Vigil

5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 1 (HDO)
9:00 a.m.

There is no 6:30 a.m. Mass on December 26 or January 2.   Mass will be celebrated at
8:00 am. on those days. 





Sunday Masses

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

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays at 4:00pm
(or by appointment)

Holy Days of Obligation
Vigil 7:00pm  Holy Day 7:00pm

Eucharistic Adoration
December 10

Second Tuesday of the Month
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Saint Peregrine Devotion
November 18 - CANCELLED
Third Monday of the month 7:00pm

Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday  8:30-4:30pm
Friday                     8:30-3:00pm
Saturday                9am-12pm

Sunday                   CLOSED 

Lending Library
Offering a variety of books to further your spiritual growth and understanding of the faith. Topics include the life of Jesus, our Blessed Mother, apologetics, popes, saints, healing, faith formation and a nice selection of children's books, etc. The parish Library is open to all and is located in the Commons hallway. The library will operate under a Self-Check-Out simply be completing the "book sign-out from". Books are free to borrow and can be returned at the reader's leisure. 




Parish Council Members
Kathleen Albrecht
Luis Leon
Ken McCafferty
Stephen O'Connor
Judy Stengele
Billie Terrell

Cyber crime has hit St. Raymond and is hitting dioceses nationwide. If/when you receive an email from Fr. Bill Dewan or Rev. William Dewan requesting you to purchase a gift card,  please delete it! It is a scam! This email scam is also using other priests’ names in the diocese asking for money or gift cards.  Parishioners should contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious request they may receive.

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