The Sacrament of Baptism
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraph 1213) Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”5
When you have your child baptized, four incredible things happen:
- Your child becomes a member of the Church.
- Your child is adopted by God.
- Your child is cleansed of original sin.
- Your child is sealed with the Holy Spirit.
Since an important aspect of Baptism is for the child to be welcomed into the worshiping community of the parents, St. Matthew does ask that the parents be registered parishioners of the parish. If you are not parishioners, we know there may be other considerations in seeking to have your child baptized here, and if this is the case, please call our parish office at 630-469-6300.
Scheduling & Registration
The Sacrament of baptism is celebrated on Second Saturday (English) or fourth Saturday (Spanish) afternoon at 12:00 PM.
Registration is requested for all the Baptism Preparation sessions. Meetings in English are held once a month on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM and meetings in Spanish are on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please call or stop by the parish office to pre-register.
Forms & Links (click on form link below) These forms will be discussed during the formation meeting you attend.
Sponsor Certificate (one for each Catholic sponsor)
Baptism and Parenting Preparation Experience
Helping Parents Raise Great Children!
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