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Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Mother Church of the Diocese of Joliet




Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life, starting on the First Sunday of Advent November 30, 2014 and ending on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated life.

Religious Community Facts - DID YOU KNOW?
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in Belgium in 1609 by a young Englishwoman named Mary Ward, was suppressed in 1631, yet continued to quietly grow through its educational endeavors throughout Europe, finally receiving full approval in 1877.

Beginning Monday, January 26 and for the remainder of the construction, we will have daily Mass from Monday through Friday in Commons Room A at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Originally we had hoped to only need to vacate the Cathedral from Monday--Friday for the first two weeks of our 11-week process.  The thought was that we’d get most of the really dirty work done in those 10 days, and we’d be able to manage to have daily Mass in the Cathedral after that.

In reality, we have grown to understand that the time it would take to get the Cathedral clean and functional for daily Mass would significantly impact our ability to get the work done on time

Please park in the east parking lot and enter through door 26.  Room A is the room closest to the exterior door. We are maintaining the 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Mass times to assure that Mass attendees can get in the parking lot without having to navigate the school valet line during morning drop off.

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be accessible during the day via Door 23.  Please know our construction work is noisy.

Weekend Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and other events will go on as scheduled in the Cathedral on Saturdays and Sundays.

For a more detailed explanation of events, please visit our Progress Blog under the Centennial Campaign tab.


Bring the kids to the St. Raymond School Fun Fair!

Saturday, January 31
11:00am - 2:00pm

Carnival games-Prized-Cake Walk-Candy Bar Bingo-Bounce House-Sweets & Treats Wristbands $10 at the door ($25 limit per family). Proceeds to benefit the Cathedral of St. Raymond students.

Come to our Vendor/Craft Show during the Fun Fair!

Free Admission - Shop while the kids are at the Fun Fair!
10:00am - 3:00pm
Raffles-Handmade crafts, hair bows, bag, gifts, jewelry, art and more! Please contact Kristen if interested in a table at our craft fair!

CCW 2015 Woman of the Year Nominations

Dear CCW Members,

       We invite you to nominate a member of the Council of Catholic Women from our parish to be honored as our “Woman of the Year” for 2015. This woman should be an active member of the CCW who uses her God-given talents to benefit her council and her parish. Please give this your prayerful consideration and submit only one name to us. Please enter the name you would like to nominate in a letter and return it to the rectory via the weekly offertory collection or mail to 604 N. Raynor Ave, Joliet, IL 60435. It must be received in the rectory office no later than February 8, 2015.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
CCW Board Nomination Committee

St. Raymond Nonnatus Society Nominations Being Accepted

The Parish Council is again requesting nominations for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Society.  The purpose of the Society is to recognize and honor individuals who make a difference at St. Raymond through their volunteer contributions to the parish and/or school.  All parishioners are eligible for induction into the Society except those who are currently on the Cathedral of St. Raymond staff.  To nominate an individual you believe is worthy of this honor please submit a letter describing the volunteer work you've seen this person do and include any additional information about this person that we should take into consideration.  Include your name, phone email and if this person is selected, would you be available to participate in the induction ceremony on March 1, 2015?  Please forward to the Parish Office by February 23.  Please mark the envelope "St. Raymond Nonnatus Society Nomination." Email nominations may be sent to

Centennial Capital Campaign

Contribute to the Centennial Capital Campaign.  

Download a Letter of Intent HERE
Thank you for your support!

Projects Designed to Improve Hospitality and Welcome:

  • The North Parking Lot Expansion
  • The East Campus Enhancement
  • Adding a Bride's Room

Projects Aimed at Enhancing Safety, Security and Accessibility:

  • Adding Ramps for Safe, Stair-free Sanctuary Access
  • Adding Electronic Door Openers
  • Improving School Security‚Äč

Projects Aimed at Preserving the Cathedral

  • Tuckpointing the Cathedral Exterior
  • Repairing the Pillars in Front of the Cathedral
  • Adding Electronic Door Openers
  • Cleaning the Cathedral
  • Acoustic Improvements in the Cathedral


Enroll in Automatic Offering

Would you like to have your offering automatically deducted?

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Fill out the form today

  • download the Automatic Offering Enrollment and Authorization Form HERE.









Sunday Masses


7:30am | 9:00am | 11:00am

Weekday Masses

6:30am | 7:30am 
Commons Room A
for the remainder of 


Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm
Holy Day 6:00pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Eucharistic Adoration
will be cancelled for
the remainder of consturction 
First Tuesday
of the Month
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Saint Peregrine Devotion
Third Monday of the Month

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