Baptism

It is very exciting to help our children begin to discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and in the process we come to know and understand God’s love and caring in deeper ways ourselves. Baptize your child means that you are willing to take on the responsibility to raise your child in the Catholic faith. You are committed to nurturing that faith by your practice and good example. It is the beginning of your child’s journey of faith, which will last a lifetime.A video presentation about Baptism has been prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. View this video to get a better understanding of both the theology and rite of Baptism.

Please find below useful information

Registering for Baptism

Please call or drop by the Parish Office (708-544-7250) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to register your baby for Baptism

Baptism Preparation Meeting

Parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Meeting before your child’s Baptism. Please call or drop by the Parish Office (708-544-7250) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to register

Choosing Godparents

When deciding on godparents, you should consider Christian relatives or friends who:

  • Would be a good Christian role model for your child
  • Who give witness to God in their everyday lives
  • Who are willing to maintain a long-term relationship with your child
  • A proxy for the ceremony may be chosen if a godparent cannot attend.
 

Pastors

Vicar Fr. Augustine Palackaparambil
Asst. Vicar Fr. James Joseph SDB
 

Trustees

George Ampalathumkal
+1 (312) 912-1762
Joseph Kanikunnel
+1 (773) 603-5660
Luke Chirayil
+1 (630) 808-2125
Paul Vadakara
+1 (708) 307-1122
Siby Parekat
+1 (847) 209-1142
 

Contact

5000 Saint Charles Rd, Bellwood, IL, USA, 60104

Phone: +1 (708) 544-7250
Phone: +1 (708) 544-6419
Fax :    +1 (708) 688-1040

Email: contact@smchicago.org

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