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Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Mother Church of the Diocese of Joliet

   

CATHEDRAL NEWS

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27

9:00am Mass (No 6:30 or 8:00am Masses)
Please bring your breads or rolls to be blessed for dinner. Place them on the altar steps when you arrive for Mass. The offertory collection will be donated to the 
Society of  St. Vincent de Paul for the needy in our community.
Friday, November 28  8:00am Mass (No 6:30am Mass)

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY RECTORY HOURS
Wednesday, November 26 8:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Friday, November 28 | CLOSED
Saturday, November  29  | 9:00am to 12:00pm


The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Patronal Feastday / Holy Day of Obligation

Monday, December 8, 2014
Mass Times

6:30am
8:00am 
10:00am (Grade School Students) All are Welcome
4:30pm (Religious Education Students) All are Welcome

6:00pm



Giving Tree Gifts Due

DECEMBER 6/ 7       

Wrapped Giving Tree gifts are due, December 6/7. We would like our families to bring their gifts to the altar during the Offertory collection. If you need duplicate tags or have any questions, please contact Vicki Martell at vicmartell@comcast.net or 815.325.6265. If you forgot to bring your gift to an earlier Mass, please drop it off during the 7:00pm Mass.  The agencies will be picking up their gifts Monday morning, December 8. Please remember that EACH TAG IS A GIFT FOR AN ACTUAL PERSON. A GIFT SOMEONE WILL UNWRAP AND HOLD IN THEIR HANDS. By taking a tag, you made a commitment to purchase a gift for that individual and to return your gift on time. Please continue to offer a prayer that the child or adult receiving your gift feels God’s love and comforting embrace through this holiday season.


CHRISTMAS ART AND ENVIRONMENT

Please consider sharing your time and talent with us as we prepare for our Christmas celebration in the Cathedral. Sunday December 7th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday December 14th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm as we work together to prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus ChristThere 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.



NATIVITY SCENES FOR CHRISTMAS

Our Cathedral family enjoys a special Christmas tradition of displaying nativity scenes in our Narthex cabinets.  This is made possible by parishioners loaning us nativity settings for the Christmas season. Young and old are reminded of the miracle of Bethlehem by these unique settings. If you would like to loan the Cathedral a nativity setting, please bring it to the rectory during the first or second week of Advent.  Thank you for helping to make our Christmas environment extraordinary. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Siegel at 815.474.2103.



Upcoming Events:
12/02          FOLLOW Night - Guest Speaker Fr. Brad Baker @ St. Paul's
12/20          Youth Mass Night - 4:30pm @ St. Paul's
12/20          Chicago Train Trip 
1/19            March fro Life in DC


Centennial Capital Campaign 

 

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 Cathedraldding Electronic Door Openers
  • Cleaning the Cathedral
  • Acoustic Improvements in the Cathedral

 

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MASS SCHEDULE
 

Sunday Masses

Saturday
5:00pm

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

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday
6:30am | 8:00am
Saturday
8:00am

Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 7:00pm
Holy Day 6:00pm


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

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

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




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