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Welcome to St. Patrick's Catholic Church

The First Parish of the Joliet Diocese (Established 1838)

 

 

The Patron Saints of Ireland (Left to Right):

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.

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Click Here to Get Your Picture Taken in Our Parish Directory!

 

We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project. Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to our church. Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8x10 portrait. You can sign up for photography here or call our office at (815) 727-4746.

PHOTOGRAPHY DATES:

October 6-7 from 2-9 p.m.

October 8 from 2-5 p.m.

October 12-14 from 2-9 p.m.

October 15 from 10-5 p.m.

October 16 from 9-4 p.m.

 

For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will take place at our church with NO sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken. One pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8x10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session. Lifetouch’s portrait price lists are available in the church office for those would like them prior to photography. Click Here to Read the Pastor's Letter and More Information.

Religious Education

 

Protecting God's Children

 

 

For more information about the Pantry, please call (815) 727-4746. Those in need of food must live in the 60436 Zip Code

Please call this number for assistance; someone will return the call within 24 hours. All calls and visits are considered confidential.

 

 

 

Schedule of Masses

Daily Mass  Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday Spanish Mass 7:00 p.m.

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


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 - 3:45 & 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(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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