Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish


Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you will find it helpful. Whether you are a regular parishioner or a visitor we want you to know how welcome you are.  If you are visiting us from another part of the country, or from another parish in the Joliet diocese, or from another part of the world we want you to know that the priests and people of St. Francis of Assisi welcome you to our parish.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Yours in Christ
Fr. Herb Essig, Pastor


Religious Education




2015-2016 Religious Education Registration


The 2015-2016 Religious Education Registration form is listed below.  Please be sure to read to the letter from Theresa Palicka, Director of Religous Education, which will give information regarding the class times and information on the tuition.  Please print out the registration form and mail it to the Religous Education Office by July 17th.

Pre-Registration Letter.pdf

2015-2016 Religious Education Registration Form.pdf

The Following Religious Education Classes are Closed:


Class Day & Time Monday - 4:30 Grades: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8
  Monday - 6:15 Grades: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8
  Tuesday - 4:30 Grades: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
  Tuesday - 6:15 Grades: 2, 6, 8
  Wednesday - 4:30 Grades: 2, 3, 6, 8
  Saturday - 8:30 Grade: 7



CCW Children's Toy & Clothing Resale

The CCW Resale will take place here at St. Francis of Assisi on Friday, Augus t28th and Saturday, August 29th.  If you interested in selling, please bring $25 in either cash or check to one of the registrations below.  This is fully refunded with 3 hours of volunteer time.  Sellers keep 75% of the sales!

With 3 hours of volunteer time, you can shop the pre-sale on August 28th.

If you have any further questions please contact Stacy Britvich at 708-932-9922 or atresalebb@gmail.com, or visit our website at http://ccw-bb.org.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the sale.

Registration at St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Drop Off

Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 28th - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-Sale (Volunteers Only

Friday, August 28th - 5:00 - 6:00pm

Public Sale, Free Admission (NO STROLLERS)

Friday, August 28th - 6:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 29th - 8:00am - 12:00pm Half price color tags

Seller Pick Up

Saturday, August 29th - 4:00 - 5:00pm


Free Webinars: Celebrating the Pope Series

Pope Francis often makes headlines, but few encounter his actual teachings which are like an examination of conscience challenging us to grow as Christian disciples.  These webinars are for people of all walks of life -- diocesan leaders, parish staff and volunteers, family and laity -- to live out the Holy Father's vision for the reneal of the Church and the New Evangelization.

Celebrating the Pope: Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel

Wednesday, August 26, 2015: 7:00-8:00pm EDT

Celebrating the Pope: Pope Francis and the Family: Practical Ways to Life Out the Wisdom of the Holy Father

Thursday, September 3, 2015: 7:00-8:00pm EDT

Celebrating the Pope: What Make Pope Francis Tick?

Thursday, September 10, 2015: 7:00-8:00pm EDT

Not all Dementia is Created Equal

An Introduction to Alzheimer’s and Dementia


You are invited to attend a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s by John Fernbach of Autumn Leaves Memory Care of Bolingbrook.  You will learn the characteristics of and distinctions between types of dementia.  This can help you understand the difficulties and perspective of people suffering from this disease which has no cure.  There is no charge for the class.

Date:      September 19, 2015

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Place: St. Francis of Assisi—St. Francis Room

Reserve your place by calling the parish office at 630-759-7588 or email pastoralcare@stfrancisbb.org, or sign up after all Masses September 5th & 6th or September 12th & 13th.

World Meeting of Families Hymn:

Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom

The hymntune (PHILADELPHIA) was written by composer Normand Gouin, former music director at Old St. Joseph, (currently at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts). The text was penned by Fr. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem (native of South Philadelphia), nationally-known liturgist, teacher, and scholar.































Monday: 7:30 P.M. Mass
Tuesday thru Saturday: 7:30 A.M. Mass
Saturday 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:15,10:00 & 11:45 A.M.
American Sign Language
interpreted Mass is offered at the
10:00 Mass every weekend.
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.

Sarament of Reconciliation
Saturday, 4:00 - 4:45 P.M., after weekday Mass, or by appointment.



Upcoming Events


Parish Council Minutes

November Minutes pg 1.pdf
November Minutes pg 2.pdf
January Minutes.pdf
February Minutes.pdf
March Minutes .pdf
April Minutes.pdf
May Minutes.pdf



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