St. Mary Nativity (SMN) and Holy Cross (HC)                             Lent / Easter Schedule 2021

We are still under Covid capacity restrictions of about 50 people for both St. Mary Nativity and Holy Cross churches. Currently for your convenience and safety all weekend Masses and Easter Masses will be held in the St. Mary Nativity parking lot. Listen in on your radio at 96.9FM.

Daily Masses are at 8:30am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Holy Cross and on Tuesday and Thursday at St. Mary Nativity.  Every weekday, including Saturday, a Polish Mass is offered at Holy Cross at 7pm. While in church all are required to wear masks, keep a six-foot distance, and sanitize our hands. Please sign in when you attend. We will do our best to keep you updated by Flocknote, the bulletin, Facebook, and mailings. Please contact the parish office to receive text and emails by Flocknote.

Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil at 4pm, Sunday 7am, 9am in Polish, 11am, and 5:30pm.                                                                                                                                                            A Mass is livestreamed at 9am on Facebook and Youtube.

Stations of the Cross: Friday: SMN at 6pm; HC at 12pm and in Polish at 6:30pm

Stations for Married Couples at SMN: Wed, March 3rd 3:00pm and Tues March 16th 7:00pm 

March 28: Palm Sunday: Regular Sunday Mass schedule.

Confessions: English: Tue, Mar 30 and Wed, Mar 31 from 6:30-8:30pm SMN                                                                                                                                                                                    Polish HC: Mon,Tue,Wed (March 29-30-31) 5:00pm-6:50pm; from 7:40pm on as needed if penitents present, max till 9:00pm

The Sacred Triduum: Reservations are required for all Holy Week Services due to capacity limits. Please call the Parish Office.

April 1: Holy Thursday 

St. Mary Nativity Holy Cross
8:00-9:30am Individual Confessions (No morning Mass)

7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Adoration continues until Midnight

In Polish

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration continues until 11pm

April 2: Good Friday       

St. Mary Nativity Holy Cross
3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

7:30pm Stations of the Cross

8pm-9pm Confessions

10am-12pm Confessions

12pm Stations of the Cross

In Polish:

6:30pm Stations of the Cross

7:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion followed by Adoration

April 3: Holy Saturday: There is no 4pm Mass on Holy Saturday!

St. Mary Nativity Holy Cross
12pm Blessing of Food Baskets in the Parking lot


7:30pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass

10am-11am Confessions

11am Blessing of Food Baskets

In Polish:

1pm 2pm and 3pm Blessing of Food Baskets

8:00pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass followed by the  Resurrection Procession

April 4: Easter Sunday Resurrection of the Lord [Parking lot at SMN]

St. Mary Nativity Holy Cross
7:00am, 9am Polish, 11:00am. Livestream at 9am

There is no 5:30pm Mass on Easter Sunday

April 5: Return to regular daily Mass schedule                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         April 10,11: Return to regular Sunday Mass schedule                                                                                                                                                                                                                     April 11: Divine Mercy Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SMN: 3pm Holy Hour (not a Mass). HC Polish 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Mass. Reservations required




4 pm   Saturday

7 am  ,  11 am  &  5:30 pm   Sunday

9 am  in Polish  Sunday

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Communion is offered after the Mass in the church.       Masks must be worn along with social distancing.



Monday/Wednesday/Friday   8:30 am at Holy Cross         Daily Polish Mass at Holy Cross at 7 pm

Tuesday/Thursday  8:30 am at St Mary Nativity   



Monday – Friday   8:30 am Mass and 6 pm Rosary     

Sunday   9 am Mass

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St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church is located on Broadway and Ruby Streets in Joliet, Illinois. In 1962, Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was established at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, encouraging parishioners and friends to come for prayer in the sacramental presence of the Lord.

We are open for prayer and Eucharistic Adoration from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday.

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