Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

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Giving Tree 
 Please remember that by taking a tag, you made a commitment to purchase a gift for that individual and to return your gift on time.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Wollgast at or 815.252.2405. Return you wrapped Giving Tree gifts to Mass , December 3 & 4 and bring to the altar during the Offertory collection.  Thank you for helping us bring joy to others this Christmas 

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, December 7 - Vigil - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 8 - Mass - 6:30am, 8:00am, 10:00am (School Mass)
and 7:00pm ( Centennial Year Opening Liturgy)

All are Welcome!
Opening Liturgy
Commemorating the Centennial of St. Raymond Parish
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, Presiding
Candlelight Procession Honoring our Founding Pastor and Families
Please Gather at the Centennial Walkway East Campus at 6:30pm.  
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Hours for the Lord
Friday, December 16
Confessions from 9:00am - 9:00pm in the Cathedral
Confessions will be heard in English throughout the day.
Confessions will be heard in Spanish and Polish when confessors are available. Please contact the Parish Office for an updated scheduled. Both face-to-face and behind-the-screen options are available.  
This event is co-sponsored by the parishes of the Joliet Deanery.

Image result for christmas tree clip artCathedral Senior Christmas Party
Thursday, December 15 @ 11:30am (Deadline December  12)
Al's Steakhouse, Joliet
Entertainment by Jim Bulanda "A Tribute to Frank."
Please see bulletin for further information or contact
Rosemary Lux at 815.727.9492

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Art & Environment Volunteers Needed
Sunday, December 11 from 1- 6:00pm
We need help to set up the lift and strong backs to bring up Christmas Trees and help to assemble and detail the trees.
Sunday, December 18 from 12- 6:00pm
We will be hanging the wreaths and putting the finishing touches on the trees.
Thursday, December 22 from 9am - 3:00pm
We will need to place and water the flowers for the final detail to our beautiful Christmas celebration.
There are sign-up sheets at the entrances of the church.  If you have any questions, please call Art or Joan Siegel at 815-474-1126 or 815-474-2103. Thank you in advance for your stewardship of time.

Saturday, December 24  Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord
3:00 p.m. in the Cathedral | Very Rev. Brad Baker, presider
3:00 p.m. in the Joyce Center Gymnasium | Rev. Burke Masters, presider
4:30 p.m. in the Cathedral l Rev. Elizeo Nthalika, presider

Sunday, December 25  Nativity of the Lord
Mass at Midnight 12:00 a.m.    
Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, presider

Sunday, December 25  Nativity of the Lord—Mass During the Day
7:30 a.m. | Very Rev. Joseph Tapella, presider
9:00 a.m. | Very Rev. Brad Baker, presider
11:00 a.m. | Most Rev. Joseph Siegel, presider

Saturday, December 31  The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 1, 2017  The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God  
7:30 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m.

There is no 6:30 a.m. masses on December 26 or January 2.  Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. on those days.  There is no 7:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday, December 25 or Sunday, January 1.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Friday, December 16 from 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.                  
Saturday, December 17 from 3:30—4:45 p.m.               
Tuesday, December 20  from 5:30—6:30 p.m.

We have replaced our very old and well-worn Gather hymnals with a new book called Worship. To defray the expense of the new books, we are offering an opportunity to purchase a bookplate that will be affixed to the inside front cover of the hymnal. Memorialize a loved one, honor someone special or simply show your appreciation for Sacred music. Cost is $20. 

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Image result for bibleWill you accept Jesus' invitation?
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you. John 15:16
Breaking Open the Word
Join us on Mondays in the Bell Tower to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Gospel and prepare your heart and mind for Mass.
6:30 - 7:45pm 

SAVE THE DATE: January 7, 2017
O Come, Let Us Adore Him
Choral music for Christmas and Epiphany
Sung by the Cathedral Choirs under the direction of James Grzadzinski, Director of Music.
The Oktoberfast 5K Run was nothing short of a success!
On Saturday September 24, 271 participants ran or walked to support the Cathedral of St. Raymond Grade School!
Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible and everyone who participated!
Download Race Results

Holy Mass and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta




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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