Sacraments

Baptism Preparation for Infants

Call the parish office at 630-860-2975 to set up date. Parents are required to attend a pre-baptism meeting. Group baptisms (4 babies maximum) are held on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

Parents or guardians of infants to 7 year olds are required to attend a Baptism prep meeting prior to a child's reception of the sacrament. In some cases, an appointment with the pastor may also be necessary. They will learn about the significance of the Sacrament and the responsibilities of Catholic parenthood.

The Baptism preparation meeting for parents seeking the sacrament for their children) takes place monthly, usually on Monday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the Church. This meeting must be attended before setting the date for the Baptism.

Baptism Preparation for Older Children

Older children who are already school age who are in need of Baptism must go through the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) through the parish religious education program. 

For more details call the Faith Formation Center at 630-766-1045.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday in the Emmaus Room from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. During Advent/Lent Reconciliation will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Reconciliation and Eucharist

Instruction for children on these sacraments is currently being offered in the 2nd Grade. Instruction in these sacraments are part of the religion programs of both Holy Ghost Grade School & the Family Faith Formation (RE) program.

Confirmation

Youth instruction for the sacrament of Confirmation is currently being administered within the 8th Grade religion curriculum in both the Holy Ghost Grade School and Family Faith Formation programs. 

For more information contact the school office at 630-766-4508 or the (RE) Faith Formation Center at 630-766-1045.

Initiation Sacraments for Adults:

Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation

Through the parish RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process, adult candidates (individuals who were baptized and now wish to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church) may receive formation in the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. At the end of the instructional period, all candidates will complete their full initiation into the Church.

Adult Catechumen (individuals who seek to enter into the Catholic faith for the first time) will receive instruction in Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  At the end of the process, all catechumen will be fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

For more details contact Theresa Bero at 630-860-2975.

Marriage Preparation

It is necessary that all couples desiring to be married at Holy Ghost Church call the parish office to schedule an appointment with a priest at least six months prior to the date of their wedding and BEFORE they set a date with a banquet facility. Our marriage preparation program is a process of time spent with the priest and a married couple.  Workshops are also provided to assist the engaged couple to be as prepared as possible for their future marriage and the many years thereafter.

Anointing of the Sick

One Fall and Spring Anointing of the Sick Mass is celebrated each year.  Check the bulletin or call the parish office, as the dates change yearly.  Individuals who wish to be anointed at other times of the year need to call the parish office to make arrangements for a parish priest or deacon visit.  Call the parish office at 630-860-2975.

Funeral Preparation

Call the parish office to make all your liturgical arrangements at 630-860-2975.

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