St. Catherine of Genoa Roman Catholic Church

Parish Mission Statement
As Christian disciples we are entrusted with the mission of a renewal of faith through 
evangelization, catechesis, stewardship, and outreach to our diverse community.

Be Reconciled
Wednesday, March 21

9:00am to Noon at
St. Catherine of Genoa Church

1:00pm to 4:00pm at
St. Mary's Sycamore

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Lenten Communal Penance
Wednesday, March 21

7:00pm in English and Spanish at
St. Catherine of Genoa Church


Holy Week

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper
7:00pm March 28

Good Friday Liturgy
1:00pm March 29
Liturgy followed by the
Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil

7:00pm March 31

Easter Sunday
April 1

St. Catherine of Genoa
Roman Catholic Church

340 S. Stott Street
Genoa, Illinois
Phone: (815) 784-2355
Fax: (815) 784-2045

Parish Office Hours

Office hours are:
Monday through Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Fr. Darwin Flores' Office Hours are: Fridays from 9:45am to Noon

Mass Times

      Saturday               5:00pm
      Saturday               7:00pm*                                    * in Spanish
      Sunday                 8:00am
      Sunday                10:00am
      Monday-Friday       8:30am

This YouTube video was made by high school students who don’t say a word...  from a Catholic High School (Archdiocese of Hartford, CT) in response to a Senator's remark about:      
"Where is God in all the tragedy in the world?”

First Friday

Benediction & Adoration

     This service is tri-lingual with traditional hymns in Latin and prayers in English and Spanish. Please join us every first Friday of every month at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.


In English: A half hour before all scheduled Masses

In Spanish: Saturday 6:15pm to 6:45pm


Flocknotes, Our Parish Communication Network

     Visit to register. Once subscribed, you can log-in and sign up for any list: i.e. Relgious Ed, Knights of Columbus, etc. Notes and announcements from each group will go directly to your cell phone or email. Please contact Alaisa Emmens if you have any questions or if you would like to start a new list for a different ministry. 


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New Parishioners

New Parishioners should register at their earliest convenience. Please do so by contacting the office to speak with Carole Serotzke, the Parish Secretary. Also please take a moment to introduce yourself to Fr. Francis after Mass. (See our Parish Boundaries below)


Parish Boundaries


Starting at the intersection of the DeKalb/Ogle county line and the DeKalb/Boone county line: east on the DeKalb/Boone county line to the DeKalb/McHenry county line; east on the DeKalb/McHenry county line to the DeKalb/Kane county line.



Starting at the intersection of the DeKalb/McHenry county line and the DeKalb/Kane county line: south on the DeKalb/Kane county line to Baseline Road.



Starting at the intersection of the DeKalb/Kane county line and Baseline Road: west on Baseline Road to the DeKalb/Ogle county line.



Starting at the intersection of Baseline Road and the DeKalb/Ogle county line: north on the DeKalb/Ogle county line to the DeKalb/Boone county line.

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