Welcome

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Thank you for your interest in our parish.
Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.

A parish is a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ. We look forward to answering any questions you may have. In the meantime, please look through the resources we’ve made available on these pages:

I want to register as a new parishioner. 

I’m a returning Catholic. | I’m interested in learning more about the Catholic Church. | I want to become Catholic.

 

 

When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services?

  • Saturday 4:00 PM 
  • Sunday 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
  • Monday 8:00 AM Liturgy of the Word with Communion
  • Tuesday - Friday 8:00 AM 

When is confession available?
Saturday Confession
3:00 PM -3:30 PM or by appointment
(call parish office to make an appoint at (815) 467-6962)

What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.

How do I get to St. Ann's?
St. Ann's Church is located at 24500 S Navajo Dr Channahon, IL 60410

Where should I park?
In the parking lot.

Where do my children go?
They sit with you and your family.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
Follow the congregation. 

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion.  However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?
Sharing your treasure is a personal choice.  It is up to every individual.