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


Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

7:30 A.M. with Ashes
12:00 (Noon) with Ashes
4:30 P.M. with Ashes
7:30 P.M. with Ashes


Mass of Anointing

St. Francis Parish is offering a special healing Mass of Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00am.  In conjunction with the World Day of the Sick and the healing nature of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, the Mass of Anointing is offered for the sick and for seniors.  The anointing at Mass is a “conferral of special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of…illness…or age” (Catechism).  A secondary conditional effect is healing of the body “when it is expedient for the soul’s salvation” (Council of Trent).  This Mass is an opportunity for the sick, for seniors, for caregivers and families to experience sacramental grace and comfort through anointing in the parish community setting.  The ancient tradition is meant to be a community celebration for the parish uniting with its anointed members.  A time of fellowship with a light luncheon will follow.

To obtain a count for the luncheon, please RSVP to the parish office at 630-759-7588 or to pastoralcare@stfrancisbb.org.











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
Parish Council Minutes October 2015.pdf

Evangelli Gaudium