Kids and Youth


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!

First Communion

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.  It is highly encouraged that students have two years of religious instruction either at St. Bridget School or in the Religious Education program prior to receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation & Eucharist (First Holy Communion).

Families should sign up their children to participate in the Family of Faith Religious Education Program for Grades K-7. The preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion will take place in the spring semester of the Religious Education program. Families with children in 3rd Grade through High School who haven't received their First Communion are encouraged to sign up those children for preparation too.

For program questions, contact Kay Ethington at 815-633-6311 or


We are looking forward to walking with you as your child’s life is enriched by the gift of the Holy Spirit through Confirmation! We invite students in 8th grade to join our formation classes. If you have a child in high school who has not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation, we want them to join as well! Leading up to Confirmation preparation, students will receive faith formation at St. Bridget School or in the parish Religious Education program. If you would like to register your child, please fill out the online registration form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For program questions, contact Ashley Munroe or Jake Washtington at 815-633-6311 or email Ashley at or email Jake at