We understand how sometimes life can get ahead of us, and we know that it is important to have the support of your parish family as your children journey through life. We are happy to assist you in preparing your child for the sacraments!
Please know that we will be happy to welcome all children to prepare for Baptism no matter their age. If you have a child who has not yet been baptized, please contact the Parish Office at 815-633-6311. We will then help you sign up for a pre-baptismal instruction class. We are so excited to be able to welcome your child into the faith!
What a gift it is to be able to encounter Christ through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion! We are happy to welcome you and assist in any way we can. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions.
First Communion traditionally takes place when children are in the 2nd Grade. We encourage families with children in 3rd Grade through High School who haven't received their First Communion to register those children for preparation as well.
When registering children in 2nd through 7th Grade, they will need to be enrolled in the Family Faith Formation program to receive their First Communion. Each family only needs to fill out one family registration form for both Family Faith Formation and First Communion. Be sure to follow the directions to add additional entries for more than one child. In the payment section, you will need to check both boxes for Family Faith Formation and First Communion for the appropriate number of children you are registering.
For First Communion preparation, we have combined sacrament preparation classes with the Family Faith Formation program to make it easier for families with multiple children. With the exception of a few extra parent meetings, the First Communion calendar will follow the same calendar as the Family Faith Formation program.
For program questions, contact the Mary Henson at 815-633-6311