Kids and Youth

Sacraments

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!

Baptism

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. 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


Confirmation

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 below. If you have multiple children to register for youth formation programs including sacrament preparation, each family only needs to fill out one Family Registration Form and include all children on the same form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For program questions, contact the Fr. Aaron Downing at 815-633-6311