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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


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes September 2016.pdf
Parish Council Minutes October 2016.pdf
Parish Council Minutes Novembe 2016.pdf



Be My Witness Program


St. Francis is participating in the "Be My Witness" spiritual renewal program.  The Leadership team for this exciting program is in the process of being formed.  Below are the dates and sessions for the program.  If you are interested in being part of the St. Francis Be My Witness leadership team, please contact Greg Gresik at 630-759-7588 ext. 106 or via email at for details or more information.

Assessment Matters Saturday February 11 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  Tuesday February 14 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sunday Matters Tuesday February 28 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  Wednesday March 1 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Welcome Matters Tuesday March 7 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  Thursday March 9 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Belonging Matters Tuesday March 21 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  Thursday March 23 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Forming the Small Group Team Tuesday April 4 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Witness Matters Tuesday April 18 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  Wednesday April 19 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Mission Matters Tuesday May 2 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  Tuesday May 2 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  Wednesday May 3 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Planning Matters Tuesday May 16 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  Thursday May 18 7:30 - 9:00 PM

**All Sessions are in the Grade 1 Classroom with the exception of February 11th which will be in the Bride's Room



Saturday, March 4th at 6:00 P.M.

Are you the next Chili Champion?  Calling on all Chili Masters to bring your Award Winning Chili Recipe.  It won’t make a difference if its Chilly outdoors, it will be warm and seasonable for our Chili Cook Off.  An entrance fee of $10 for each Chili Participant and judged by the individuals who taste their creations for 25 cents per taste. The winner will be awarded $50.00 for the Best Tasting Chili and awards for the Best Use of Spices and Most Creative Name. Register by Feb. 27th.  Please bring 4 quarts or one crock pot for tasting. Set up takes place no later than 5:15 at St. Francis Church, Bolingbrook.  To register, please contact Maggie McGuire at 630-904-0877 or

Sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women 


Mass of the Innocents

Please join the Elizabeth Ministry on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 am for the annual Mass of the Innocents. This Mass is a beautiful way to help honor those precious babies who have been lost to miscarriage, still birth, infant death, or regretted abortion. All are welcome. Those who grieve the loss of a child, please contact Nicole at 630-341-1117 to receive a candle for each child, and add your child's name to the Remembrance List. We will have light refreshments and social afterwards in the St. Francis Room. For those who have attended before, feel free to bring your candle back to keep the memory going.













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



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