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Your child’s Baptism will be a time of great joy and celebration for you, your family, and your parish community here at St. Isidore. Our hope is that your child will grow with us in faith and love. Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation, and the beginning of a lifelong journey as a disciple of Jesus.
Parents requesting Baptism for their child at St. Isidore must be registered and active members of the Parish.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (2226) says the following about the importance of Baptism and of your responsibilities for your child’s Baptism into the Church:
- Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel.
- Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith.
- Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.
- The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.
Your parish welcomes your child with open arms and we extend our loving support in helping your family live a life that reflects Jesus to the World.
- Parents seeking Baptism for their infant child are asked to call the Parish Office at (630) 529-3045, ideally during the months before the child’s birth, to register to attend one of our Baptism Preparation Classes. The classes are offered every month on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm.
- Both parents and both godparents are required to attend the class.
- Once you have attended the class, you may call the Parish Office to reserve a date for your child’s baptism and to supply the necessary information for the Baptismal Certificate. Baptisms are scheduled on certain Sundays of the month at 2:30 pm in the Main Church. Immersion is an option for babies that are younger than 1 year old.
- If your child is older than 1st Grade, please contact the Faith Formation office to begin the process for his or her Baptism.
Godparents serve a very special role in the sacrament of Baptism. Not only are they to be a source of guidance and inspiration as your child grows in his or her faith, but they are also to be a source of encouragement to you, the parents. The task of choosing Godparents is one that requires prayer, careful thought, and concern for the spiritual life of your child.
- Godparents are to represent the Catholic Christian Community, the Church.
- Only one Godparent is necessary, though both a Godfather and a Godmother are preferred.
- Church (Canon) law insists that each Godparent be at least 16 years old, fully initiated (having received Confirmation and Eucharist) in the Catholic Church, and be someone other than the legal parents.
- If the person is married, they must be married in the Catholic Church.