"Jesus answered, 'Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.'" (Jn. 3:5)

Baptism is not only a celebration for your child receiving new life in Christ,
but also for our St. John the Baptist parish family as the number of the Baptized is increased.
The celebration of Baptism is not just a one-day event but a commitment for the rest of our lives.

Parents inquiring about Baptism for their child must be registered and active members of our parish for a minimum of 6 months before scheduling a Baptism. The child must be under the age of 7 at the time of the Baptism (Code of Canon Law #11).                 If your child is 7 years of age or older contact our Faith Formation/Religious Education Office at 630-668-0918, ext. 613. 

Godparent requirements in accord with the Code of Canon Law, Can. 874 are as follows:
1) Has completed 16 years of age
2) Has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist
3) Regularly practices the faith, including regular Sunday Mass attendance
4) If married, has been married in the Catholic Church
5) Is free from any canonical penalties
6) Is not the parent of the child to be Baptized

A baptized person who is not Catholic may serve as a Christian witness together with a Catholic godparent.

Contact the parish office at 630.668.0918 ext. 0 for more information.