The Parish Office will be closed from December 24th thru December 26th and December 31st thru January 2nd.

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

2014 Advent & Christmas Schedule

Simbang Gabi

(Filipino Novena Mass)

Saturday, December 20th at 5:00pm

Christmas Eve Masses

Wednesday, December 24th
4:00pm (Children's Mass) & 9:30pm

Christmas Day Masses

Thursday, December 25th
8:15, 10:00 & 11:45am

Eucharist: Food That Satisfies Our Deepest Hunger

Join us Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST
for Part Two of this free live webinar series with Tom Quinlan.

Join Tom Quinlan for this two-part mini-retreat that explores the rich beauty of the Eucharist, both sacramentally and liturgically. Tom will draw upon Scripture and stories from his personal journey of life-in-faith to help reveal the intimate and saving power of Jesus in the Eucharist.  The goal of this retreat-style experience is two-fold:  Invite you into reflection on your own life of journey and communion with God…and practically model for catechetical leaders what can be done in parent First Eucharist prep sessions to foster conversion in them.

A Certificate of Attendance will be offered to all participants.

Follow SadlierReligion on YouTube for recordings of earlier Webinar recordings.  Visit

Tom Quinlan is the Director of the Religious Education Office in the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. He is the Co-Chair of NCCL’s Evangelization Committee. Tom holds a Masters of Divinity from University of St. Mary of the Lake and has presented at national conferences and for dioceses on a variety of faith and ministry topics. He is an avid traveler and photographer of western North America.  His wife, Kristi, is a parish catechetical leader.


About William H. Sadlier, Inc.

William H. Sadlier, Inc. is a recognized and respected publisher of print, digital, and online educational materials and of catechetical materials for schools, parishes, and families.  Since 1832, Sadlier’s tradition of quality and excellence in publishing has been nurtured by the vision, integrity and dedication of the same family.  Sadlier’s Religion programs offer quality catechesis and sacramental preparation materials that faithfully present the teachings of the Catholic Church. Sadlier’s We Believe Catholic Identity  catechetical series for K–8 and other programs address the needs of Catholic schools, parishes, and families. In the academic area, Sadlier offers outstanding, research-based programs inmathematics, vocabulary, reading, and language arts.


Mental Health First Aid Training & Certification

Saturday, January 24, 2015   8:00am - 12:30pm


Saturday, January 31, 2015  10:30am - 3:00pm


  • Learn how to identify, understand and repsond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • 8.0 required/provided contact hours for CNE, IAODAPCA, LCSW, LMFT, LCPC, CPDU, Psychologist
  • Certification through Linden Oaks at Edward for those who desire continuing education credits.

Fee:  $35.00 (Check made payable to St. Francis of Assisi
(Linden Oaks/Edward/Elmhurst Hospital Staff - No Charge)

For any questions please contact Russ Soucek at

Register by mail to:
St.Francis of Assisi
1501 W. Bought Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Register by phone to 630-759-7588

Register by email to:

Registration form

Religious Education




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
8:15 Mass every weekend.
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.


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