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Welcome to St. Patrick's Catholic Church

The First Parish of the Joliet Diocese (Established 1838)

Presentation on

Diabolical Activity & The Church

Presentacion Sobre La Actividad Diabolica y La Iglesia.

 

 

The Patron Saints of Ireland:

St. Columba of Iona (Feast - June 9th)

St. Brigid of Kildare (Feast - February 1st)

St. Patrick of Ireland (Feast - March 17th)

 

The History of St. Patrick's Church dates back to 1838 with the arrival of the Rev. John Francis Plunkett, an Irish immigrant who came in answer to the call of the dying canal workers during the malaria epidemic of 1838. Father Plunkett was appointed the first pastor of St. Patrick's Church by Bishop Gabriel Simon Bruté of Vincennes (now Indianapolis), Indiana.

With the building of the I&M Canal, many immigrant families had come to the area, most of whom were Catholic and came from the Emerald Isle. As the community grew, Fr. Plunkett began construction of a new church on Broadway Street just west of the Canal and south of Jefferson Street. Thus was born St. Patrick Church, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Joliet and the second oldest in the Metropolitan Chicago area. It is now considered a landmark of Joliet.

During the next 177 years and seventeen pastors later, St. Patrick Church has flourished and experienced many changes. Our longest serving pastor came from Tipperary, Ireland in 1917, Rt. Msgr. Philip L. Kennedy. Upon his arrival, Msgr. Kennedy erected a new St. Patrick’s Church, School and Rectory. The first Mass was offered in the new church on Sunday, March 2, 1919. Msgr. Kennedy served St. Patrick’s from 1917 until the time of his passing in 1961.

St. Patrick's has refocused itself back on its immigrant roots, not only serving those long-established parishioners who can trace their lineage back to the early years of the parish's history but those new to the area from foreign countries who wish to receive spiritual assistance while providing for their families. To quote Pope Francis, St. Patrick's Church of 2014 truly is “The Church of the Poor” in both flesh and the spirit, made up of a immigrant population from throughout the world. It truly is our pleasure and honor to serve all of them, namely all of us, pillars and neophytes to the parish, in the name of the Lord.

 


 

Parish Calendar

Feb 26

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza), Mass in Church English 7:30am

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza), Mass in Church English 7:30am
Time: Wednesday, 7:30 AM
Location: Church - 710 West Marion Street Joliet IL 60436
  Ash Wednesday in English in Church
Feb 26

Daily Mass - 7:30am

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

Daily Mass - 7:30am
Time: Wednesday, 7:30 AM
Location: St. Patrick's Church - 710 West Marion Street Joliet IL 60436
  Join us for Daily Mass, Tuesday through Friday at 7:30am.  Mass is held in the St. Brigid Chapel, please use the side entrance.   Mass...
Feb 26

Sacrament of Reconciliation - Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday, 3:00 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation - Wednesday Afternoon
Time: Wednesday, 3:00 PM
Location: St. Patrick's Church - 710 West Marion Street Joliet IL 60436
  The Sacrament of Reconcilation takes place on Wednesday's from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.    The sacrament is also...
Feb 26

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza) Prayer Service at 5:00pm

Wednesday, 5:00 PM

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza) Prayer Service at 5:00pm
Time: Wednesday, 5:00 PM
Location: Church - 710 West Marion Street Joliet IL 60436
  Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza) Prayer Service at 5:00PM
Feb 26

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza) Misa en Espanol a las 7:00 de la tarde

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Ash Wednesday (Miercoles De Ceniza) Misa en Espanol a las 7:00 de la tarde
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Location: Church - 710 West Marion Street Joliet IL 60436
  Misa en Espanol a las 7:00 de la tarde

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St. Patrick's Church Scheduel for Lent

Lenten Regualtions & Liturgical Guidelines

St. Patrick's 2020 Easter Schedule

Religious Education

 

Protecting God's Children

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Masses

Daily Mass: Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m.

Monday Spanish Mass: 12:00 noon

Wednesday Spanish Mass: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
Mass in Spanish: 12:15 p.m.

 

St. Brigid Daily Mass

& Adoration Chapel

Open Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Rosary Prayed Thursdays

in English after 7:30 a.m. Mass

Rosary Prayed Daily

in Spanish at 12:00 noon

 

Confession Schedule

Confessions are heard on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 & 7:30 - 8:00 p.m., on Saturdays from 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. or by appointment. If the green light is shining above the confessional door, then the priest is in the confessional. If the red light is also shining, this means that someone is already in the confessional.

 

Parish Address

710 West Marion Street

Joliet, IL 60436-1556
(815) 727-4746

fax (815) 727-4798

 

Office Hours

Mon-Th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon

 Email Rectory

 

 

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