Baptism

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your child!!  Each birth is full of wonder, renewing our dreams of a better world and our desire to work toward it.  The decision to baptize your child is a joyful and important one for your whole family.  Baptism is also a time of great happiness for the entire parish community as we welcome a new member.

All parents must attend a pre-Baptismal class. Pre-registration is necessary prior to class and to pick a baptism date. Please call Sue D’Alessandro in the Parish Office (630- 833-7730) to register for the class and Baptism.  Catholic Godparents (16 years and older who have completed all their Sacraments through Confirmation) are required to fill out a Certificate of Eligibility form and have their pastor sign and seal it.  These forms are due one week prior to the Baptism.  Forms will be given to the parents once registered for the class and baptism.

NEW REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19:

BAPTISMS

Because we need ample time between Mass and baptisms to sanitize the church, BAPTISMS are held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month @ 1:00pm, one child and family.   There is no limit to how many guests can attend the Baptism.  However, we ask that everyone wear a mask and social distance in the  pews.  Families can sit together.  It may be possible to have  another baptism on these dates but we would need ample time in between the baptisms to sanitize the church.

BAPTISM CLASS

Online class is available at Ascension Press:  CLICK HERE.

When finished with the online class, please forward the completion certificate to Sue D’Alessandro in the Parish Office:  office@stalexanderparish.org.  Thank you.

 

Spanish Baptisms are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month @ 1:00pm.  Speak with Deacon Julio at the 6pm Spanish Mass to schedule a Spanish Baptism.