The sacrament of baptism is the first of the seven sacraments. Baptism ushers us into the life of Christ Jesus. In baptism, we enter the Church and the Body of Christ.
Infant baptisms are generally administered on Sundays following Mass. A baptismal preparation class is requested of parents before scheduling a baptism. Classes are held several times a year and announced in the bulletin. Parents may take the class prior to the birth of their first child.
Adults who are not baptized or have been baptized and desire to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church participate in a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process is modeled after the early church’s rite of welcoming adults. In addition to informing the adult in the practice of the Catholic faith, the RCIA seeks to form the adult as a disciple of Christ through personal conversion.
Scheduling a Baptism
Please contact the parish office to register or schedule a baptism.
Changes to the Sacramental Order
First Holy Communion
The culmination of a person’s Christian initiation is the Eucharist. Beginning in 2019, children will be prepared for Confirmation and the Eucharist beginning in the third grade.
Beginning in 2019, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation in their original order (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) and Confirmation will be in the third grade.
Please click here to view the Original Order of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Please click here to view the Question and Answer sheet being distributed by the Springfield Diocese.