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



Totus Tuus

Summer Catechetical Youth Program


St. Francis of Assisi

June 21-26, 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 21 - 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

Deadline Extended: Please return the registration form to the parish office with a check made payable to St. Francis of Assisi by June 12, 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


Understanding Dementia and Virtual Dementia Tour


Understanding is the first step toward empathy and compassion. You will get a glimpse what life is like for those living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour, a scientifically proven method of building greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. Our presenters are from Autumn Leaves of Bolingbrook. Autumn Leaves provides the Virtual Dementia Tour in partnership with the nonprofit Second Wind Dreams Foundation as a way of educating the community and building awareness.

As we ask ourselves how we can best support those who are living with dementia and their caregivers, this event offers a great way to begin to understand their needs. Whether you are caring for a loved one with dementia, or volunteering with those with memory loss, or simply serving as a friend to a neighbor or other person affected by dementia, this program will help you better understand this devastating disease.

Participants will be outfitted with gear that alters the senses, and will then be given instructions to complete daily tasks in a timely fashion. The entire process takes only about 10-15 minutes, but the impressions are lasting. Quoting an article in a Home Care Professionals publication, “People who take the tour have a “wow” reaction. Caregivers walk away and go back home and see their loved one in a different light. They know what they are going through.”

When: Saturday, June 13th from 11:00am – 1:30pm, St. Francis Room

Where: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1501 W. Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL

Registration: Parish office, 630-759-7588, ext. 108 or pastoralcare@stfrancisbb.org.  Also after all Masses, May 30 & 31 and June 6 & 7 in the St. Francis Room.

There is no charge for this presentation.

Lunch will be provided.

















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
February Minutes.pdf
March Minutes .pdf
April Minutes.pdf


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