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 Easter Schedule

HOLY THURSDAY Liturgy of the Hours - 7:30am
  Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00pm
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - 8:00pm - Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY Liturgy of the Hours - 7:30am
  The Seven Last Words of Christ - 11:00am
  Celebration of the Lord's Passion - 3:00pm
  Stations of the Cross - 7:30pm
HOLY SATURDAY Liturgy of the Hours - 7:30am
  Blessing of Easter Baskets - 12:00 noon
  Easter Vigil - 8:00pm
EASTER SUNDAY Salubong - 5:00am - This is not a Mass
  Easter Masses - 7:15am, 9:00am, 10:45am & 12:30pm


Office of Young Adult & Youth Ministry

The Office of Young Adult & Youth Ministry would like to share the upcoming events hosted by our office.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at ym@dioceseofjoliet.org.

· Young Adult Holy Thursday Pilgrimage: April 2nd.  Details are currently in progress.  Check the website dioceseofjoliet.org/ym.

· Kairos 5 Retreat for high school juniors and seniors will be held on April 24-26 at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien.  Registrations can be found online at http://dioceseofjoliet.org/ym/content1.php?secid=52

· National Center for Ministry Development will present a family workshop titled “Engaging Today’s Families—Forming Family Faith.”  The workshop will be held on April 30th at the Blanchette Catholic Center.  Registration is located at cmdnet.org

· Youth Leadership Conference for high school students June 26-28 will be held at Lewis University.  Registration materials can be found online at http://dioceseofjoliet.org/ym/content1.php?secid=50

Totus Tuus

Summer Catechetical Youth Program


St. Francis of Assisi

June 20-26, 2015


Grade School Program

Students entering Grades 1-6
Monday to Friday, June 22 - 26, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Daily Mass at 11:45 AM - All are welcome to attend

$25.00 Registration fee per child
Family Rate: $70.00 for 3 or more grade-school children

Please pack a lunch, including a drink, for your child Monday thru Friday.  Also, feel free to bring items for recess (jump ropes, balls, etc.)


Jr. High and High School Program

Students entering Grades 7-12
Sunday to Thursday, June 20 - 25, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$10.00 Registration fee per teen

**All participants are asked to donate a box of cookies or crackers to share for the week.  Please have your child bring it with them on Sunday or Monday

Please return the registration form to the parish office with a check made payable to St. Francis of Assisi by May 22, 2015.

**Space is limited, early registration is recommended**

Totus Tuus Registration form for 2015.pdf


St. Francis of Assisi Presents


Children Pre-K through 5th Grade are invited to join us Monday, July 20th thru Friday, July 24th for 5 days of music, crafts, Bible storeis and games as we learn why we follow Jesus.

Cost:  $15.00 per child

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Place:  St. Francis of Assisi Parish
           1501 W. Boughton Rd.
            Bolingbrook, IL
            630-759-7588  Fax: 630-759-5257

Registration deadling is Fiday, July 3, 2015.

Registration form for VBS.pdf
















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.


Upcoming Events


Parish Council Minutes

November Minutes pg 1.pdf
November Minutes pg 2.pdf
January Minutes.pdf


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