St. John the Baptist and the Diocese of Joliet are overjoyed to invite all the people of the Diocese of Joliet and throughout the Church to join us in celebrating the installation of our new bishop, Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, later this month.

On the eve of the Installation, Bishop Hicks will join our priests for a Vespers Service of Welcome at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.  This will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Bishop Hicks will be installed as the sixth Bishop of Joliet by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, the Most Reverend Archbishop Christophe Pierre, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The Installation Mass will also take place at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.

Due to the gathering limitations in place during COVID-19, participation will be by invitation only. Both events will be livestreamed for all to join us virtually at or

Bishop Hicks will begin his service to the Diocese of Joliet on Wednesday, September 30.

The continued prayers of all in the Joliet Diocesan Community are welcome as we rejoice in the unfolding of our history.