Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.' (CCC, 1213)

Infant Baptism

Celebrated the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month after the 11 am Mass. Parent preparation classes are held on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November at 6:30 in the parish conference room. Please register beforehand with the parish office at309-691-3602.

Adult Baptism

We welcome people of all ages into our community. The process for welcoming adults into the Roman Catholic faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

RCIA is a program for individuals interested in learning more about the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. Classes are open to non-Catholics seeking to join the church through sacrament, non-Catholics seeking only to learn more about the faith, and adult Catholics in need of additional sacrament preparation. Individuals are welcomed to join us for classes with no olbligation to join the Catholic Church. The program is conducted by priests and parish volunteers. Classes are held each Sunday during the 9 am Mass, September through April. Contact Karen O'Bryan at 309-339-4176 with any questions or to register.