Diocese of Joliet's 75th Anniversary

The Diocese of Joliet will celebrate its 75th anniversary on December 11, 2024.

The theme of the yearlong celebration beginning in December 2023 is “Founded in Faith, Called to Witness, Sent Forth to Serve.” We are asking that everyone join in this creative exercise to craft language for a prayer that can be easily prayed aloud in a group setting. The anniversary prayer will be translated into the various languages found in the diocese, so feel free to write your prayer in your native language.

This is a perfect project for religious education and Catholic school students, parents and parish organizations. Fire up your laptops and tablets or sharpen your pencils, and then call upon the Holy Spirit for inspiration in creating poetic anniversary prose.

Send your prayers to Sr. Sharon Stola, OSB, at the Office of Divine Worship at sstola@dioceseofjoliet.org or c/o the Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403 by Thu, Jun 1. Include your name, address, phone number, email address and name of parish or institution. The 75th anniversary committee will look to your submissions for guidance in writing the prayer.

For more information or questions, contact Sr. Sharon at the above email or 815-221-6230.