Sacrament of Baptism
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:
Baptism Documents (see below for2017 dates)
Saint Jude Catholic Church241 West 2nd Ave.New Lenox, IL 60451Attn: Terri Rickerson
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:
Baptism Documents (see below for 2017 dates)
Click here for: Baptism Preparation Classes 2017
Click here for: Baptism Dates 2017
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!