Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

NEW THIS YEAR! CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS.
In an effort to reduce expenditures on paper printed and USPS postage, we are asking that registered parishioners request their tax statement. To request your annual contribution to the Cathedral of St. Raymond for 2018, complete the End of Year Statement Request Form, email danielle@straymond.net or call the parish office at 815-722-6653.  



Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7:00pm 
Good Friday at 6:00pm

 


 

 

Due to the Parish Mission
the 7:00pm evening Mass on Sunday, March 17 will not be celebrated. 

We invite you to attend our Annual Parish Mission with
Fr. Tom McCarthy O.S.A at 7:00pm in the Cathedral on March 17-18-19. 


LENTEN REGULATIONS

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
  • All from the age of 18 years up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  • To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
  • Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church year. All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.
  • Those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing, or whose health would adversely be affected by fasting or abstinence, should not consider themselves bound by these norms.


 


EXTREME Abortion Bills Introduced in Illinois Legislature! House Bill 2467 & Senate Bill 1594 Repeals Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act.  House Bill 2495 and Senate Bill 1942 repeals current state ban or partial-birth abortions, defines abortion as a fundamental right, removes abortion clinics from regulations for serious medical procedures and removes the requirement that only doctors can perform abortions. Stay updated at www.icatholic.org and sign up for I-CAN at: www.ilcatholic.org/take-action/join-i-can.  


2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal-Signs of Hope
The CMAA supports 30 ministries that benefit every parish, the appeal not only funds many of the operations of the Diocese, it funds services that are of great help to the ministries here at St. Raymond!  The CMAA funds helps support our Grade School, Religious Education Classes, Youth Ministry, Marriage Prep, RCIA, Development and Stewardship, Pro-Life, Justice & Peace, Men's Groups... Our parish goal for the 2019 CMAA is $94.300 and 70% of any amount we raise over goal will be returned to us for our use. This is a great opportunity for St. Raymond! Please prayerfully consider your support of the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal. 

Catholic Sports Camps are faith-filled experiences during the summer where leaders are built, sports are played, and faith is strengthened. Registration for the camps is now open. The camps' mission is to teach children (ages 6-17) sports through the leadership and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Visit www.catholicsportscamps.org for more information. 
Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Hockey • Volleyball 


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


 

 

MASS SCHEDULE

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 6:00pm


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

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



 



DIRECTIONS


SCAM ALERT!!!
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 with a @gmail account as the sender 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. All are being sent from an @gmail account. Parishioners can and should contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious request they may receive or may have received. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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