Sacraments

BAPTISMS

Baptisms are performed on the first and third Sundays of the month at 12:30 PM. Parents are required to register for and attend a Baptism Preparation Program before scheduling the Baptism.  Contact the Rectory at (708) 301-3020 for more information.



MARRIAGE

Contact the Pastor at least six (6) months before making arrangements.  Call the Rectory at (708) 301-3020.



FUNERALS

Arrangements must be made with the Rectory by a member of the family before publication of notice in the newspaper and the time or date is set with the Funeral Director.

 

CONFESSIONS

Confessions are heard on the First and Third Saturdays of the month from 3:30 until 4:15PM, or upon request.  The Confessional is the first side chapel, located in the foyer of church.

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST

Students in the Religious Education Program prepare to receive these sacraments in Grade 3. It is expected that students have completed two years of religious education prior to receiving the sacraments. Reconciliation is received prior to Eucharist. Contact: The REP Office at (708) 301-6952 for more information.



CONFIRMATION

Students in the Religious Education Program prepare for Confirmation beginning in Grade 7. Students prepare for at least two years. Confirmation may be conferred in fall of Freshman year of high school if all preparations are met. Contact: The REP Office at (708) 301-6952 for more information.

 

R.C.I.A.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This program is for non-Catholics who would like to know more about the Catholic faith OR would like to become Catholic. It is also a program for Adult Catholics who would like to receive the Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Contact: Deacon Kevin Ryan at (708) 301-3020

 

HOSPITAL CALLS

If you are entering the hospital, please let us know. Time and distance permitting, we do our best to visit you.  Please note that hospitals will not contact us when you or a family member is admitted.