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Summer Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm | Friday 8:30am-12:00pm l Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm


An Evening of Celebration and Fellowship 
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mass with the induction of our
St. Raymond Nonnatus Society

Honorees:        
Maria Acosta            Michael and Nicole Murray              Judie Renz


Please join us as we celebrate these individuals volunteer service to our community!
Followed by

In our beautiful Cloister. Featuring Live Music from Wild Daisy

THE most energetic, dynamic female-fronted country band in the Chicagoland area. Bring a picnic supper or enjoy our concessions. Don’t forget your chairs and blankets.
All Are Welcome!


 


Dear St. Raymond Parish family:

I am very pleased to share that  I have hired Mr. James Grzadzinski as our Director of Music beginning August 1.

Since 2011, James has served as the Director of Music Ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Palos Hills.  During his tenure there he was principal organist and pianist, as well as choir master for the adult and children’s choirs.  While at Sacred Heart, James created and produced an annual Summer Music Series which is in its fifth year.

In 2012, James graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from St. Xavier University.  While working at Sacred Heart, he attended the Chicago Theological Union and earned a Graduate Certificate in Liturgical Studies. James has a strong connection to the Diocese of Joliet.  Since 2013 he has served as an Assistant Diocesan Master of Ceremonies working closely with Deacon Ed Petak on large ceremonies like the Chrism Mass and with Bishop Joseph Siegel at confirmations. 

In the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of talking at great length to James about his work. In all conversations, I was impressed by how his deep faith and love of the Church enrich his work.  James very much wants the voice of the congregation to be a part of our St. Raymond liturgies and repeatedly said “the music has to go where the people are, not the other way around. When he played an impromptu concert for us, I was impressed by the range of his skills.  The familiar hymns were there—but elevated.  On both the piano and the organ, his playing was rich and joyful. James articulated clearly his understanding and appreciation for the wide-breadth of the Catholic musical tradition.  He has been playing in Catholic churches since he was seven.  Being a Cathedral music director is a dream job for him. 

James’ first weekend liturgies will be August 6-7. I know that James is eager to get to know the St. Raymond community.  He will certainly appreciate you stopping by the organ to say hello and offering any suggestions or encouragements you may have

In peace and prayer,
Fr. Brad


Due to huge demand, we have added three additional photography dates:
Sunday, August 14
Monday, August 15
Tuesday, August 16


Registration for the 2016-2017 Religious Education Program 
is now open for all new and current students.

Visit our Relgious Education page for more information. 
Online Registration Form Available HERE.


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Congratulations CCW Woman of the Year!
Kathy DelRose, Cathedral of St. Raymond Parish, Joliet
Kathy has been a parishioner of St. Raymond for more than 40 years, she serves as a Eucharistic Minister, a Pastoral Care Minister to our homebound, and is president of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. She assists the Thursday morning coffee team, bakes for parish events and delivers flowers to the homebound during Easter and Christmas. She is a longtime member of a small Christian community faith sharing group. She is married to Rudolph “Skip,” and has two children and five grandchildren.


2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal

Please Participate! Your Gift Makes a Difference!  A gift to the CMAA will touch the lives of many in our diocese in a positive way. Together, the gifts of many enable our diocese to deliver needed education, ministry and services to those who need it most. Our parish goal is $ 86,284.00 and with your financial support, we can exceed this goal. When we exceed our goal in paid pledges, we will receive 65% of the amount over goal for use in our parish. To give you a more personal understanding of the work your gift will help us accomplish, please click on the video above called “Giving Thanks” that captures how your support helps the work of our diocese. View Video


Our NEW Online Giving is an easy, safe and convenient way to make offertory contributions to Saint Raymond Parish.  With our new Online Giving website, your donations can be made automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account(s) into the parish bank account.  This new program offers significant improvements and greater flexibility over our previous ACH/Credit Card program. You can chose your donation dates, types and frequencies, as well as enter multiple payment methods.  Click the logo to the left to access our Online Giving frequently asked questions and learn more about the benefits for you and the benefits for St. Raymond.


The Opening of the Holy Door to begin the Holy Year of Mercy was celebrated here at the Cathedral on Saturday, December 12 at the 5:00pm Mass.  Prior to the beginning of Mass, Bishop Conlon opened the Cathedral's Holy Door, our local way of joining with Pope Francis as he opened the Holy Door in Rome.  Let us honor this Holy Year in joyful celebration of God's extravagant love and mercy.  To learn more about the Jubilee of Mercy and the Opening of the Holy Door, visit the Jubilee of Mercy website HERE.


 
 

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Sunday Masses

Saturday
5:00pm
Sunday
7:30am | 9:00am | 11:00am
7:00pm

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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
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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