Sacrament of Baptism for Infants

  • Thank you for choosing St. Mary’s for the baptism of your child. We are delighted to celebrate this day with you and your family. The dates are time for baptism are listed for 2021.

    Baptisms are celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. There is some variation in the schedule to accommodate other church celebrations.  The time is subject to change depending upon the need to adjust the Sunday Mass schedule due to COVID-19. We would like to welcome you to be members of our parish faith community if you are not already members. You may register on-line if you desire to be part of our parish family.

    The following policies apply to all infants up to three years old*

    These policies apply to all couples (regardless of the number of children previously baptized):

    • Please call 708-853-1420 to request baptism for your infant. 
    • Our Pastoral Associate, Matthew Brophy, will arrange a time to meet personally about the baptism or do so over a zoom call.
    • If there are no COVID-19 restrictions for the preparation session, an interview will take place in person. The purpose of this interview is to provide added catechesis for the couple and provide an opportunity to encourage parents to complete their own initiation into full membership with the church, if desired.
    • Baptismal formation sessions are held on Sunday mornings and will be approximately 60 minutes in duration. Formation sessions may be waived during COVID.

     

    Parents that have attended baptismal preparation within the last year at another parish and can provide proof of attendance need not attend this preparation session.

    *Children who are 3, 4 and 5 years old are to be catechized according to arrangements made by the minister during the first session, e.g. RCIC, Family group, etc.

    There is a suggested donation of $125 to St. Mary for the baptism. The parish will provide the baptismal candle and the white baptismal bib.

    During COVID-19 there is a limit of 15 people per family for baptisms. Please send your guest list with names and phone numbers to mbrophy@archchicago.org.

    If you have any additional questions please contact Matthew Brophy, Pastoral Associate at 708-853-1420.