“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.'”
~ from Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1213
Scheduling & Registration
The sacrament of baptism is celebrated on most Sundays at 12:00 Noon in the Church.
To schedule a baptismal date, call the Parish Office at least one month in advance at (224) 345-7200 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Registration is requested for all the Baptismal preparation sessions; please call the Parish Office to register and confirm dates.
To inform, pray with, share faith with, and educate first-time parents and godparents in the baptismal ceremony and the ongoing effects of the sacrament. Sessions are held once a month on a Monday night from 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.
Adults preparing to receive the sacrament of Baptism must participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.). See Confirmation/RCIA for more information.