Sacramental Preparation

SACRAMENTAL MINISTRIES

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION challenges new parents to think about the commitment they will make to raise their children in the Catholic faith.  Parents meet prior to the baptism of their children to reflect on their own faith in God and its relationship to the life of their child. Baptisms are held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 12:00 p.m. in church.
You will be scheduled for the Baptismal Preparation class.
Call the rectory to make arrangements for your child’s baptism at 708-425-2850 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation preparation for children takes place in both our parish school and Religious Education program.  This is a two year process.

Confirmation preparation takes place in both our parish school and Religious Education program.  This is a two year process.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) is a scripture based faith sharing program which fosters the development of a Christ centered lifestyle.  It is an adult formation program which prepares one for the reception of Baptism, and Confirmation. This program is adaptable for Catholic adults who seek First Eucharist and Confirmation.  For information, please call Mary Ellen Lynch at 708-423-5747.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK is administered when requested.  Please call the rectory.

VISITATION OF THE HOME-BOUND can be arranged by calling the Rectory at 708-425-2850. The Blessed Sacrament can be brought to the homes of the sick and elderly of our parish by our Ministers of Care to the home-bound.