Baptism is the sacrament that welcomes your child to the life of God and the church.  In order for your child to receive the sacrament of baptism, we require both parents and Godparents attend preparation session.  The purpose of the session is to take time from our busy schedule to spiritually prepare for baptism our baby. This involves praying, reviewing what this sacrament is and reviewing our roles as parents and god parents. Each child is special and we must prepare for each of them.


The preparation sessions are held once a month in Schwinn Hall of St. Sylvester School, 3027 W. Palmer Square.  The child must be an infant or up to 6 years old.  At the age of 7, the child must attend Religious Education Classes.


Registration for preparation session must be made at least two weeks in advance.



       Please register for the Baptism preparation at Parish office at 2915 W. Palmer St.  (Registration fee is $20.00 per couple/person). Both parents and Godparents should bring a photo ID.  The sessions begin at 6:45 p.m.  We ask that you please be on time.  Doors close at 7:00 p.m.  Space is limited.  No one will be admitted with children.


 Preparation sessions for both Parents and Godparents for 2018 will be held on the following Mondays:


SPANISH:  August 6, September 04 (Tuesday), October 01, November 5, December 3

ENGLISH:  July 23, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

Please NOTE:

Registration for Baptism must be done at least ONE MONTH before the date of baptism.



For more information, call the Parish Office at 773.235.3646.


During the months of Lent (which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Palm Sunday) and Holy Week -

we will not be doing any baptisms.

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