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




Shroud of Turn Exhibit

Through the St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council, a photographic exhibit of the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus, will be  on display here at St. Francis of Assisi, Friday, November  27th 4:00—8:00pm; Saturday, November 28th 8:00am—7:00pm; and Sunday, November 29th 8:00am—2:00pm.

The exhibit includes a detailed photograph of the Shroud, specially produced by  Eastman Kodak.  The image is more than 14 feet long and 3 feet wide and shows the front and back images of the Shroud.  The exhibit presents the results of comprehensive scientific and forensic study with numerous photographs and illustrations.  The exhibit is the work of the Center for the Study of the Passion of Christ and the Holy Shroud and Monsignor Giulio Ricci and other scientists, who spent more than 25 years researching the Holy Shroud.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, November 27th thru Sunday, November 29th to see this important, informative and inspiring exhibit here at St. Francis.




When Was the Last Time You Had a Life-Changing Advent?
What are you doing this year to prepare for Christmas? Shopping for presents? Wrapping gifts? Baking cookies? Decorating the tree?

Do something life-changing—join us for Best Advent EverRediscover Mercy. It’s free! And it features content from our new book Beautiful Mercy.

Beginning the first Sunday of Advent (November 29), you will receive daily emails with either a short 1-2 minute video, an inspirational quote, or coaching that will help you live out the great works of mercy during the Advent season. These simple yet powerful messages from Matthew Kelly and six other incredible Catholic authors and speakers, including Dr. Allen Hunt, Daniel Burke, Jennifer Fulwiler, Sarah Swafford, Eliot Morris, and Father Mike Schmitz, will help you rediscover God’s great mercy and inspire you to be an instrument of mercy to others.

Advent is a time of preparation. But very often the world steals that time by distracting us in 100 different ways. Don’t let this be just another Advent where you get distracted and busy. Make this your best Advent ever and you’ll have the best Christmas of your life!














































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.

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



Upcoming Events


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes August.pdf
Parish Council Minutes Sept. 2015.pdf



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