As of April 7, Bishop Richard Pates - Apostolic Admisistrator for the Diocese of Joliet - has decreed all Catholics in our Diocese are granted a dispensation from receiving Holy Communion on Easter.

You can read the full Statement here.


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Thank you to all who have supported the “Candle for a Cure” campaign thus far.  The campaign will continue until such time we are able to return to the church.

A special opportunity exists to light a candle for the cure during Holy Week—in particular the Easter Vigil.  Because the church goes “dark” on Holy Thursday night through Holy Saturday (to signify Our Lord Jesus entering into his Passion and Death), we are hoping that at the Easter Vigil—the highest of Masses in which we celebrate the Resurrection—that Father Rafal can light every candle in the church.  The candles will all be white and gold.  There is an added intention option on the Light a Candle for Cure site to specifically request an Easter Vigil candle, so please go to this link (also found on our website) and select the intention “Light an Easter Vigil Candle.”  *There are a total of 304 available candles.  A list of those who light Easter candles will be on the altar for the duration of the Easter week Masses and remembered at each Mass from the Easter Vigil until April 19th.

Visit the Parish's WeShare event site by clicking here and sign up to "Light a Candle for the Cure" of the COVID-19/coronavirus in our country and world.  Each candle offering will be $5 and can be offered for the general cure of the virus or for a specific intention.  Fr. Rafal will physically light these candles every day and will offer these intentions up during his daily private Masses.  You can also specify for a note to be sent to your intention so they know we are praying for them! 

Offer up a candle for the Easter Vigil today!


Pastor's Corner

Homilies - Click to hear weekly sermons

April 9 - Holy Thursday

April 8 - Wednesday of Holy Week

April 7 - Tuesday of Holy Week

April 6 - Monday of Holy Week

April 5 - Palm Sunday

Letters from Father Rafal

Pastor's Letter - Holy Week

Fr. Rafal's "Stay at Home" Letter - March 21

St. Joseph Day Prayer - March 19


Resources

Novena to 14 Holy Helpers during Pandemics

Necessary Prayer to Do at Home During COVID-19

As we acquire more information about the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 and status of Masses and Adoration Chapel closings in the Diocese of Joliet (and surrounded dioceses), please utilize the following resources for supplement in your prayer life and for the opportunity for Spiritual Communion at an Online Mass:

  • Prayer for Spiritual Communion: 
    My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

    More information on making a spiritual Communion is available here.

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Spiritual Resources
Mass Times

Weekend Masses
Sat: 4:00pm
Sun: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Daily Mass - Mon-Sat: 8:00am
*Daily Friday Mass during School Year - 8:15am

Confession - Sat: 2:45 - 3:45pm

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Contact Us

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
25 East Richmond Street
Westmont, IL 60559

630-968-1366

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