Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Solemnity of the
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, August 15
6:30am, 8:00am and 6:00pm

Tuesday, August 14

On this Holy Day of Obligation, we commemorate when the body and soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary were assumed into heaven and she passes into eternal life.

2018-2019 Religious Education Program
Classes are offered weekly on Monday evenings
from 4:30 - 6:00pm for grades 1-8 and
4:30—5:45pm for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Monday, September 10
Opening Mass and Folder Pickup for all families @ 6:00pm
Please arrive early to pick up students folder.  Mass will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

Students typically make their First Reconciliation and receive their First Holy Communion in 2nd grade and  Confirmation in 8th grade.  If your child is older and has missed these sacraments, please contact us prior to registering. Please Note: The Diocese of Joliet requires children to have 2 years of religious education before receiving Sacraments.

REACH  (Religious Education Apostolate for Christian Handicapped) All children are welcome to participate, to the best of their  abilities, in learning about their faith and being prepared for and receiving sacraments, even the most profoundly disabled. 

Cathedral Vocal Showcase
Sunday, Spetmeber 16, 2018 

An afternoon of sacred songs, duets, trios, and more! Featuring Tom Cameron, Michelle Gliottoni Rodriguez, Rachel Mallette, Nicole Marzano and Kyle Minett. Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlíoz, Saint-Saëns, Puccini, and others.
A free offering benefits the Cathedral Music Program.

Cathedral Grade School
Now Accepting Applications for Pre-School-Seventh Grade
Before and After School Care Available
Please Call the School Office for More Information or visit


Cathedral Seniors Club Luncheon
Thursday, September 20 @ 12:00pm in the Parish Commons

16th Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 13, 2018
6pm until Midnight

Live Entertainment
German/American Dinner Buffet Duke's Catering
Incredible Silent Auction and Raffle
Must be 21 to attend

Adult and young adult singers in all voice parts are welcome and invited to join our Cathedral Choir.  Come explore and sing the rich choral repertoire of the Roman Catholic Church from the Renaissance through today, alongside beloved hymns, psalms, and service music. Please consider making a commitment to join this fun, faith-filled group of musicians for singing, spirituality, and friendship. Advanced singers are encouraged to audition for the Cathedral Choral Scholars, who serve as section leaders in the Cathedral Choir.  Choir typically rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:15pm  and sings for 11:00am Mass on Sunday, October through beginning of June in addition to Christmas, Holy Week, and many Diocesan liturgies each year.

Enrollment is now open for the Cathedral Children’s Choirs.  Our children’s choirs focus on the preparation of sacred music from the parish’s repertoire, including traditional hymnody, lighter styles of song, and service music, as well as selections from the Roman Catholic Church’s rich treasury of choral music.  Our rehearsals will focus on fostering superior musicianship, healthy vocal technique, and strong Catholic spirituality, while preparing to sing at liturgies and concerts scheduled throughout the year.  Singing in choirs is a wonderful way to cultivate friendships while developing communication abilities, confidence, and leadership skills. 
Cathedral Children’s Choir – Senior Level (Grades 4-12)
Cathedral Children’s Choir – Junior/Intermediate Level (Grades K-3)

For more information about registration, our programs, or questions, please contact me at (815) 722-6653 x218 or

Attention Cathedral Men

An Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
September 21-23, 2018
Retreat Master Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ 
The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life. Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius' methodology for decision-making and how it can be applied to the beg and small decisions we face.
To register, visit or call the office at 847-381-1261.
Suggested retreat contribution:  Weekend Retreat is $285 per person; 4-day retreat is $360 per person; Overnight retreat is $185 per person.

A Fun, Flexible, Faith-filled Catholic Club for girls! The Little Flowers Girls’ Club®, developed by Rachel Watkins, is a program that provides young Catholic girls ages five and up a place to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith and traditions. The girls learn what it means to lead an authentic life of Catholic virtue, guided by Scripture and the examples of the Saints. The lessons provide them with a strong foundation on which to build faith-filled lives as wives, mothers, consecrated women, religious, or single apostles.

We meet one Sunday morning a month from September through May. Our May meeting is a May Crowning Mother/Daughter Tea. Each month we learn about one of our female Saints/heavenly friends and a specific virtue she exemplified, discuss how we can demonstrate that virtue in our lives, and have fun creating a craft that goes along with the Saint and virtue. 
Limited space available! Register soon!


"If you need to do this,
                I'll be with you every step of the way."



The 2018 Catholic Annual Appeal - Pledge your gift to the CMAA! God calls all of us to be His partners in caring for those in need in the Diocese of Joliet. The CMAA supports thirty ministries that benefit so many and allow us to do God's work her on earth. Our parish's goal for the 2018 CMAA is $ 96,000.  If we raise more that this goal, 70% of the amount paid over goal will be returned to the parish.  Please prayerfully reflect on low you can best support this year's CMAA!





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
Saturday - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm  Holy Day 6:00pm

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

Saint Peregrine Devotion
Third Monday of the month 7:00pm












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