Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

St. Raymond Parish - 100 Years - 1917-201


Back Pack Sunday, August 20, 2017
9:30 - 10:30am - Last Names A-M
11:00am Family Mass
12:00 - 1:00pm - Last Names N-Z


Enrollment is now open
for Cathedral Adult, Choral Scholars and Children's Choirs
Please consider joining one of these fun, faith-filled groups of musicians for singing, spirituality, and fellowship. Come and experience the beauty of singing a joyful song unto the Lord!
For more information about registration, our programs, or questions, please contact James Grzadzinski, Director of Music at 815.722.6653 x222 or

Do you know someone who is seeking religious education for a child with a disability?
REACH (Religious Education Apostolate for Christian Handicapped) is a program that welcomes children who want to feel a part of a faith community and want to learn more about God’s love.  The program meets twice a month on Mondays from 4:45 – 6:15. The REACH program helps students with disabilities play, work, and pray with others.  It teaches students that God loves, protects and provides for them.  The program is also able to prepare students to receive the sacraments. For more information or to register, call Christine Pershey at the Cathedral of St. Raymond at 815/722-6653. 

It's that time of year again!
Online Registration for the 2017-2018
Religious Education Program is now open.

Classes meet weekly on Monday evenings from 4:30-6:00pm.
Classes will start after Labor Day and end by mid-March.
Accepting students for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd ages 4,5 & 6 and
Religious Education Grades 1-8.  Register HERE.

Centennial Organ Recital
featuring Cathedral Organists
James Grzadzinski and Richard Siegel.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.
Featuring organ music from the Dedication Recital of the Wicks Pipe Organ.
A freewill offering benefits the Cathedral Music Program.






Visit our Oktoberfast5K page to register.


Survey Results Update
the Be My Witness team wishes to thank all of our parishioners who took the time to take the "Sunday matters" survey. We have read and prayed over all the feedback that you provided. Initial implementation of your survey responses has resulted in the following:

  • We will regularly use the psalm response from the Heritage Missal and at least on or more familiar hymns at Sunday Mass each week.
  • Enhancements ot the speaker system are scheduled in mid-July, which will improve the ability to hear throughout the Cathedral.
  • All ministers of the Altar will be invited to gather together during our monthly Adoration of the Blessed sacrament.

The Art & Environment Ministry adorns the worship space for all of the liturgical seasons of the Church year. The Art & Environment Ministry basically "sets up and takes down", so to speak, for every major celebration and some not so major seasonal shifts that occur throughout the year.  At this time we are looking for someone to head the Art & Environment Ministry. We are looking for individuals or a group of individuals with artistic talent, creativity and design skills to help make our worship space reflect the tone of our liturgical season.
Thank you to Art & Joan Siegel for the many years they have served this ministry!!!
Please contact the parish office at 815.722.6653 for further information.

For more information and to arrange a tour this summer,
contact Kelly Alt at or 815.722.6653.

Tuition Transfer Grant is available to any public, private, home school or charter school student who transfers into a participating Catholic school. Upon acceptance, elementary students in grades 1 – 7 receive a $1,500 in total tuition discount. $1,000 in year one and $500 in year two. Depending upon the enrollment in each school, space may not be available in all grades. Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet, Archdiocese of Chicago, the Diocese of Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Belleville are not eligible.  Students must follow the established admission policies at the schools’ discretion.

The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) helps our parish and the Diocese of Joliet to provide countess ministries, programs and services to support our  friends and neighbors in immeasurable ways. Information about the 2017 CMAA and a request to make a pledge has been sent to all parishioners. Please review the materials, pray about how you can help further the ministries funded by our CMAA, and consider making the most generous gift possible. Our parish goal is $ 92,124.00. Help us to exceed this goal in paid pledges. Our parish will receive 70% of the amount over goal for use in our parish! Together, we can continue to spread the Gospel message in our Diocese through our ministries and help God hold us in His hands. Thank you in advance for your support.





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 7:00pm

Pray the Rosary every Tuesday at 8:30 am…
right after 8:00 mass.  
A small group meets in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Everyone is welcome to join…we would love to see you!

All are welcome to attend  Bishop Barron's Catholicism Bible Study held every other
Monday evening
Aug 21, Sept 18,
October 2, and October 16
in the Tower - 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Join us on the Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm
August 14 and August 28.
2nd floor of the Bell Tower
Breaking Open the Word
Enjoy a cup of coffee while we discuss the upcoming Gospel and prepare our hearts & minds for Mass. All Are Welcome!

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