Weekend Mass and Confession Schedule
3:20-3:45 PM
Confessions at Assumption Parish 
4:00 PM
Vigil Mass for Sunday at Assumption Parish 
5:45 PM
Vigil Mass for Sunday at Immaculate Conception Parish / Braidwood
Confessions at Immaculate Conception following Mass
Sunday Mass
7:30 AM
at Assumption Parish
9:30 AM
at Immaculate Conception Parish / Braidwood
at Assumption Parish
For Daily Rosary, Masses, Confessions and other Prayers Including Holy Days of Obligation, refer to Church Bulletin or call Parish Office.


2018 Advent and Christmas Schedule

Advent & Christmas Confessions

  • Saturdays 3:20 – 3:45 PM at Assumption Church
  • Saturdays following 5:45 PM Mass at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Wednesdays before 8:30 AM Mass at Assumption Church
  • Thursdays following 8:30 AM Mass at Immaculate Conception Church

Late and Last Confessions before Christmas

  • Saturday, December 22 - 10:00 AM at Assumption Church
  • Sunday, December 23 - following 11:15 AM Mass until all are heard at Assumption Church

Blessing of the Christmas Bambinos

December 15 and 16 All Masses at Assumption and Immaculate Conception Church

Bring your Baby Jesus from your Nativity set at home. Clearly LABEL the figure, and when you come to Mass, place it in the Christmas Stable in church. Father will bless the figures during Mass.

 Community Christmas Cantata - December 16 - 7:00 PM at Coal City United Methodist Church.

 Late and Last Confessions before Christmas

  • Sunday, December 23 - following 11:15 AM Mass until all are heard at Assumption Church

Solemnity of Christmas / Christmas Eve Vigil Masses

  • Monday, December 24 - 3:00 PM Christmas At The Vigil Mass at Assumption Church
  • Monday, December 24 - 5:30 PM Christmas At The Vigil Mass and Blessing of Christmas Crib at Immaculate Conception
  • Monday, December 24 - 9:00 PM Christmas At The Mass During The Night and Blessing of Christmas Crib at Assumption Church

Christmas Day Mass

  • Monday, December 25 - 7:30 AM Christmas At The Mass At Dawn at Assumption Church
  • Monday, December 25 - 9:30 AM Christmas At The Mass At Dawn at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Monday, December 25 - 11:15 AM Christmas At The Mass During The Day at Assumption Church

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God/New Year’s Day Mass

*A Holy Day of Obligation. All Catholics are bound to attend mass the same as on Sunday

  • Monday, December 31 - 5:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Tuesday, January 1 - 10:30 AM at Assumption Church


Christmas Anticipation Prayer


Christmas Anticipation Prayer

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle's feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[here mention your request]

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

Advent Giving Tree


We are sponsoring an Advent Giving Tree so that we can contribute to God's poor this Christmas.  Everyone is asked to open their hearts and share generously with poor children and their families.

Specifically, you are asked to provide unwrapped gifts to those in our area and abroad for  Catholic Missions who serve families in the mountainous country of Peru. They are in desperate need of winter clothing.  If you wish to take an ornament tag today, please return your gift unwrapped by the week of December 10th.  Drop off your gifts in church or at the parish office during regular office hours. Also, if you know of any family our parish can help with gifts this Christmas, please call the parish office.


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November Trivia Night Photos



Children's Christmas Choir Practice Schedule

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Practice Schedule

November 4

November 10

November 18

No Choir 

December 1    

December 9    

December 16  

December 22  

10:15 - 11:00

3:00 - 3:45

10:15 - 11:00


3:00 - 3:45

10:15 - 11:00

10:15 - 11:00

3:00 - 3:45


E.P.I.C. Youth Conference June 21-23, 2019
Attention all current 8 – 12 graders! Join E.P.I.C. Youth Ministry this summer for the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio from June 21 – 23, 2019. A Steubenville Conference weekend is PACKED with dynamic speakers, live worship music, Mass, Adoration and MORE! Come encounter Christ with over 2000 teens from across the country as we worship together and grow in our Catholic faith!
Total cost before fundraising is $212.00. Registration, including a $40 non-refundable deposit, is due by November 11th. Please click here to download the registration form or contact Sara Wollgast at (815) 287-2036 for more information. 

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