Congratulations on your precious gift of God! It is truly wonderful that you wish to share your faith with your child, for Jesus said: “Let the children come to me.” This gift of faith is one of the most important gifts that you can give to your child.
It has been the constant practice of the Roman Catholic Church from the earliest times to administer the sacrament of Baptism to infants. Parents very naturally want to pass along their own faith to their child and their values that flow from that faith. Baptism marks the beginning of this faith life.
At Baptism, the parents and sponsors along with the whole Christian community take upon themselves the responsibility to make the Church and the world a place that will offer the newly baptized the love and support needed to grow to full Christian adulthood.
If you would like to have your child baptized at St. Mary’s, relevant documents must be gathered, (please follow the links below and print the forms) certificates for eligible Sponsors must be obtained, and you must meet with and be prepared by our Baptism team of St. Mary Parish.
To arrange for a Baptism and begin the Baptismal preparation process, please contact Deacon Eduardo in the Parish Office at 630-552-1505 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to helping you prepare for the Baptism of your child.