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



Why Prayer Matters

St Francis of Assisi Parish in Bolingbrook is presenting a series of three talks
about prayer and its essential role in our lives and our faith journey.



February 6, 2020

Fr. Steven Borello

"Alive in Prayer"

7:30 p.m.

In his talk on prayer, Fr. Steve will lay a foundation upon which our lives of prayer are built.  He will also introduce us to Lectio Divina as a tool for growth in relationship with the Lord.  Fr. Steve is Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Joliet.

March 12, 2020

Fr. Sunny Castillo

"Praying Twice and More: God's Voice in Music and Song"

7:30 p.m.


Music and song are languages of the soul, where one can enter into a profound encounter with God.  This presentation is about learning the spirituality of music and vocal renditions.  Fr. Sunny is Pastor of St. John Paul II Parish in Kankakee.

Mark your calendar now so you will not miss any
of this enlightening presentations.

Presented by: St. Francis of Assisi Parish Adult Faith Formation



Join us for “Stump the Deacon”

On Sunday January 26th from 7:00—8:30pm

No question is too serious or too silly—questions can be anonymous (you can write them down)
Come join us and have our deacons answer your questions about life, salvation, Jesus, the church and it’s teachings.  It’s fun and informative!!





Goal D:  The St. Francis of Assisi Community will enhance the celebration of the liturgy, so it is the center of our diversified parish life.

Just about every Catholic at some point or another wonders why we celebrate the Mass and what it's all about.  Please join fellow parishioners on Sunday, February 16th, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the church, with your questions and doubts, and let's talk about it.  Help yourself to better understand and pray the liturgy, and discover ways to explain what we do, to others.

Come away understanding things like:

  1. Why do we pray in the first place?  What does prayer “do”?
  2. Why can't I just pray by myself without going to Mass and being with a church community?
  3. Why are rituals boring?
  4. Why do we tell the story of Jesus in “seasons”, and what are they all about?
  5. How do we know what readings go with which Sundays, and how do we make sense of them?
  6. What is a symbol?  How is it different from a sign?  Why does it matter?
  7. What are the Acts and Scenes in a Sunday Mass, and how do they fit together?
  8. What if I don't like the homilies, the lectors aren't good, and the musicians are off-key?
  9. How does the Mass relate to my everyday life?

We'll be guided and led in this discussion by Amy Florian.  Amy has a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies, taught graduate classes at Loyola University for almost 10 years, and has over 30 years of experience in parish and pastral ministry.  She is also a nationally known speaker, teacher and retreat director who gets rave reviews for her engaging and dynamic presentations.

Come join us!  Refreshments and fellowship following in the St. Francis Room.

If you have questions, please contact Dorothy Harris – 630-759-4589 or mrsmancad@sbcglobal.net






































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.
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.

Sarament of Reconciliation
Saturday,3:30 - 4:30 P.M., after weekday Mass, or by appointment.

The Deaf Apostolate of the
Diocese of Joliet 



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