Sacraments of Initiation for Adults
Adults interested in Baptism or learning more about becoming Catholic are invited to the RCIA program, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This ongoing group of adult Catholics accompanies inquirers through various stages and celebrations of their growing faith. In late summer and early fall, a new RCIA group us usually being planned, but we welcome your inquiry at any time of the year.
The Sacraments of Initiation for Adults (Baptism Confirmation and Eucharist) are usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil.
Baptism of Infants
The “Welcoming Your Child” Baptism Preparation Ministry prepares parents to more fully understand the Sacrament of Baptism as it blesses and welcomes their child into a community of faith by focusing on marriage and parenting as God’s call to holiness and by explaining the ceremony, symbolism, and procedures of the sacrament.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of the “Welcoming Your Child” Baptismal Program are to:
Schedule for “Welcoming Your Child” Parent Sessions
Sessions will be made available to parents throughout the year. Each session will be facilitated by a team of 2-3 couples and will be held in a parish facility.
Welcoming Your Child Parent Sessions 2013
January 16, March 13, May 8, July 8, September 18, Novermber 3
To schedule participation in a Welcoming Your Child Parent Session, please contact the parish office at 847-825-3153.
For additional information regarding the Welcoming Your Child Parent Sessions, please contact
For most Catholics the Baptism of infants has been their primary experience. However, even the baptism of an infant presumes an adult faith. Parents and Godparents accept the responsibility of being witnesses of faith. Parents and Godparents renew their own Baptismal Promises during the ceremony. For additional information, go to: Godparents for Infant Baptism.
Infant Baptisms are usually scheduled on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 12:30PM. Either the parents or their grandparents should be registered parishioners. Ongoing affiliation with a particular parish is a necessity which helps parents fulfill their responsibility for raising the child in faith. The process starts with contacting the parish secretary. Baptisms are occasionally celebrated at one of the Sunday masses.
A member of our Baptism Preparation Ministry will contact the family to arrange for a meeting. Godparents and other adults such as grandparents can participate in the preparation.