Serving the Archdiocese of Chicago in Berkeley-Hillside, IL


BAPTISM (from the Greek word baptisma, a "dipping") is the sacrament in which, by water and the power of the Holy Spirit, a person is cleansed of all sin, including original sin, and experiences birth into the new life of Christ.

Pouring of water (or immersion)

Words: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."


Baptismal Preparation Classes are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Classes in Spanish are given at 10 am and Classes in English are given at 11 am. The classes take place in the Convent Chapel. The Baptismal Form, Godparents Eligibility Form and Birth Certificate must be in the parish office 10 days before the Baptism.

Baptisms are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month after 11:30am Spanish mass and on the last Sunday of each month after the 10:00am English mass. Baptisms take place in the Church.

All first time parents who have not attended the baptismal class must attend it before Baptism of child. Godparents who have not attended the baptismal class must also attend it before becoming godparents.

Baptism Preparation Formpdf Doc (English and Spanish-Español)


4940 Washington St.
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-8430
Fax: (708) 449-2009

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday Closed