Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

February 26 - Ash Wednesday 
Mass Times:  6:30am, 8:00am (School Mass) and 7:00pm

Please bring any blessed palms you would like to dispose of to church the weekend of February 15/16 or February 23/24. Baskets will be available at all entrances ot collect your old palms. Palms will be burned and used for distribution ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Join Fr. Burke Masters for this silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This two-day retreat will walk you through the main themes of the Spiritual Exercises. The weekend includes ten talks, time for meditation and adoration, Mass, confession and rest. Silence is observed throughout the weekend, even during meals. This weekend is designed to help you grow in deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although it is recommended that you have attended other retreats prior to this one, it is not necessary. The cost includes three meals on Saturday, two meals on Sunday and comfortable rooms. Register early as spots are very limited.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

In an effort to reduce exp
enditures on paper and postage, we are asking that registered parishioners request their tax statement. To request your annual contribution statement, CLICK HERE and complete the online tax statement request form, send an email to or call the parish office at 815-722-6653. Statements can be mailed, emailed or picked up at the parish office Monday-Friday during regular office hours. Donors using our online giving program who wish to pull their own statements in the OSV Online Giving Portal can log into your online giving donor account and click on “My Online Giving History. Thank you for your generous support of St. Raymond throughout this past year! 

Join us as we welcome
Father Richard Simon
February 27
7:00pm in the Cathedral.

Speaking on:
 A Time for Diet and Exorcism

During Lent, we like to give things up, or make a personal change to better ourselves, but have we thought about healing from our sinfulness? Add this evening with the very dynamic Father Simon to your plan for spiritual growth this Lent.General Q&A with Fr. "Know-It-All" will occur after the presentation.


St. Raymond Grade School Upcoming Fundraisers:
Friday, February 21 - Spaghetti Dinner - Benefiting St. Raymond Grade School
Sunday, May 3 - 1st Annual Golf Outing at Inwood - Benefiting St. Raymond Athletics
For further information CLICK on flyer to download.


Be Kind and Merciful
The annual appeal is vitally important to not only the diocese, but also to our parish as well. The CMAA supports 30 ministries that benefit every parish and allow us all to Be Kind and Merciful to the most vulnerable in our community.  Our parish goal for 2020 is $87,200 and 70 percent of any amount we raise over our goal will be returned to us. This is a great opportunity for our parish! To learn more visit

February Book Feature 
We are capable of so much more than we think. You have no idea what you are capable of. None of us do. God is constantly trying to open our eyes to the amazing possibilities that He has enfolded in our being. The saints continue this work, encouraging us to explore all our God-given potential, not with speeches but with the example of their lives.

When we have the courage to collaborate with God and pursue our truest self, He lights a fire within us that is so bright and warm, it keeps shining long after our days on this earth have come to an end. The lives of the saints have captivated the people of every age for this very reason.

There are two questions that confront the people of every place and time, questions that confront you and me today: Are you satisfied with the direction the world is moving in? Are you satisfied with your life?...

Our collective dissatisfaction with the direction of the world leads to the consensus that the world needs changing. And yet, we seem gripped by exasperation and paralyzed by the false belief that we can't do anything about it. The saints dispel that exasperation and inspire us to bold action. They remind us over and over again: We can change the world.




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
February 11

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

Saint Peregrine Devotion
February 17
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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