Monday - Friday
7:30 AM (English)
Tuesday / Martes
6:00 PM (Español)
Wednesday and Friday
12:00pm (Traditional Latin Mass)
Saturday / Sábado
8:00 AM (English)
4:30 PM (English)
6:00 PM (Español)
Sunday / Domingo
8:00 AM (English)
9:30 AM (English)
11:30 AM (English)
1:00 PM (Español)
3:00 PM (Traditional Latin Mass)
5:00 PM (English)
Misa de Primer Viernes 7:00 PM
First Saturday Latin Mass 9:00 AM
Sunday Vespers & Benediction 6:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Saturday - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1st Friday of the Month - 8:00 AM
The parish office is located at the St. John Paul II West Campus.
907 S. 9th Ave Kankakee, Il. 60901
956 S 10th Ave. Kankakee, IL 60901
PHONE NUMBER: 815-933-7683
FAX NUMBER: 815-933-7692
EMERGENCY LINE: Call Main Phone Number and Press #
956 S 10th Av, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, United States
09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Join us at the St. Teresa Campus of St. John Paul II Parish, where there is a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux, for the Novena to St. Therese, "the Little Flower," the nine days preceding her feast day, October 1st. St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France, to Saints Louis and Zelie Martin. She entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux at the age of 15 and died on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17,1925, only 28 years after her death, and was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope St. John Paul II. She is the co-patron saint of the missions and is known for her writing on "the little way": "I will seek out a means of getting to Heaven by a little way – very short and very straight little way that is wholly new. We live in an age of inventions; nowadays the rich need not trouble to climb the stairs, they have lifts instead. Well, I mean to try and find a lift by which I may be raised unto God, for I am too tiny to climb the steep stairway of perfection. […] Thine Arms, then, O Jesus, are the lift which must raise me up even unto Heaven. To get there I need not grow. On the contrary, I must remain little, I must become still less" (cf. The Story of a Soul).
St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!
The Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix- Ggogonya (IHMR) was founded in 1927 and was elevated to its current canonical status in 1948. Their motherhouse is in the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, and today, there are 320 IHMR sisters serving in Uganda, Algeria, Germany, and the United States of America. In the Spring of 2023, they offered to send sisters to the Kankakee area. Sr. Susan Ninyikiriza is teaching at Bishop McNamara Catholic School, and Sr. Maxensia Nanyanzi is the director of the Faith Formation Program at St. John Paul II Parish. They are residing at the convent at St. Joseph Parish in Bradley.
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Welcome to the Parish of Saint John Paul II in Kankakee, Illinois! Established on July 1, 2017, and built upon the legacy of the parishes of St. Rose, St. Teresa, and St. Martin of Tours, our mission, by the grace of God, is to bring Christ to everyone and everyone to Christ. From our celebration of the sacraments, Masses, liturgies, and devotions to our faith formation program, food pantry, free medical clinic, clothing closet, and other ministries and apostolates, we endeavor to respond to our Lord's call to build up His Kingdom and form a community that joyfully proclaims the Good News. Jesus Christ is at the heart of our parish, Surrounded by the Blessed Mother and the communion of saints, and inspired by the holy example of our patron, Saint John Paul II, we strive to be a holy and joyful family in faith.
We deeply value relationships. We love, serve, and care for one another and those whom God has placed around us in hopes that the community will see Jesus in us, hear us speak of Him often, and be drawn to Him. By welcoming you to our church, we are welcoming you into our lives.
We pray that our church will be a place where you experience the love and grace of God, ask questions, grow in holiness, and find your place in God’s story.
We hope you will join us at a weekend Mass or in a community group. We would love to meet you or talk with you soon