Sacrament of Baptism

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Congratulations! Your baby's Baptism will be a special moment for you and your family. It will also be a special moment for your parish as we welcome your child into God's family.

 We look forward to helping you prepare for your baby's Baptism so that it will be a day to remember for everyone.

 When Are Baptisms Celebrated

Baptisms are celebrated on most Sundays of the year at 1:00 in the afternoon. 

 

If You've Had Other Children Baptized at St. Jude

If you previously had other children Baptized here at St. Jude you will not need to attend another Baptism Preparation Session.  Here is what you need to do:

  • Download the following packet of Baptism Documents by clicking on the link below

Baptism Documents (see below for2018 dates)

  • Print out the Documents, fill out the two page Information Form and mail it to:

Saint Jude Catholic Church
241 West 2nd Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Attn: Terri Rickerson

  • Call the parish office at 815/485-8049 to set a date for your child's Baptism.


If this is your first child to be baptized here at St. Jude

 If this is your first child, or if this is your first child to be baptized here at St. Jude, you are asked to attend one Baptism Preparation Session.

Baptism Preparation helps parents to enrich their understanding of the meaning and importance of the sacrament of Baptism in the life of their child and to prepare for the day their child will be Baptized. After attending the session you may call to set up a date for your child's Baptism. 

We recommend that if possible, you attend the session before the birth so that both father and mother are able to attend.  We will be discussing your role as parents in bringing up your child in the Catholic Church, the powerful symbols that are used in the sacrament, a walk through the Baptism Liturgy, and a review of what to expect when you come to have your child Baptized at St. Jude. 

If you have not previously registered as a member of St. Jude Parish, we ask that you do so as part of the Baptism preparation process.  When you call to register for the Baptism Preparation Session let the office know that you also need to register for the parish.  Someone will contact you shortly to get you registered.

Baptism preparation sessions are held on various Mondays & Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Franciscan Hall. The parents only need to attend one of these sessions.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Download the following packet of Baptism Documents by clicking on the link below

Baptism Documents (see below for 2018 dates) 

  • Print out the Documents, fill out the two page Information Form and mail it to:

Saint Jude Catholic Church
241 West 2nd Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Attn: Terri Rickerson

  • Contact the Parish Office at 815-485-8049 to register for one of the Baptism Preparation Sessions. 

 

 Click here for Baptism Preparation Classes 2018

Click here for Baptism Dates 2018

After attending the session, the parents may call the Parish Office to set a date for their child's baptism. 

 

May Jesus bless you and your family!