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






Lenten Parish Mission
March 7 & 8 at 7:00PM

How Great Thou Art
Presented by Fr. Ed Shea

Sunday—March 7: Open Our Eyes, Lord
The movement from blindness to sight must have been an important theme in the early Church, as there are 6 different versions of the story in the Gospels.  This Talk will invite us to take seriously our own movement in the spiritual life, and invite us to allow the eyes of our hearts to continue to be enlightened (Ephesians 1:17).

Monday—March 8: Blessed Are The Merciful
Starting with Matthew 5 and moving to Matthew 25, this Talk calls us to understand more deeply what it means for us to be a “Beatitudes” people.  It’s not enough for us as Christians to simply follow the 10 commandments; the Beatitudes call us to a deeper way of living out our vocation.  The focus for tonight will be on God's abundant Mercy.

Sign up thru the parish website to attend the Mission, or watch via Livestream on the parish Facebook Live page.



Virtual Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent at 7:30 PM



Below is a pdf booklet of the Stations of the Cross that you can open and follow during the Viritual Stations.

TheStation of the Cross Booklet.pdf






Register To Attend Weekend Masses

Welcome.  You must sign up in order to attend Doors will open 15 minutes before Mass starts, and will be LOCKED when Mass begins.  PLEASE BE ON TIME. The Mass is limited to 100 people for weekend Masses.

If you have traveled outside the State of Illinois, we highly encourage you to self quarantime for 14 days before coming to Church.

Greeters will help you sanitize your hands upon entering the building, and when you come up to receive Communion.

Instructions for Registering for Mass:

Check the Mass time you would like to attend.  Scroll to the bottom on the page and click "Submit and Sign Up"  You will be taken to a new page. Fill out the form with your name, and the number of people who will be attending the Mass (spouse, children,etc). Be sure to include your email address as you will get a reminder notice for the Mass you have chosen.  PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO WAIT LIST.

Sign ups for weekend Mass must be completed by 5:00pm the Thursday before weekend Masses.

Click on the link below to start the registration process


To view current and past  weekend Mass go to youtube.com and search for St. Francis of Assisi 5pm Mass.












Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. Mass
Saturday 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 A.M..
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.

Sarament of Reconciliation
By appointment.

The Deaf Apostolate of the
Diocese of Joliet 



Upcoming Events