The sacrament of Baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation of the sacramental life.

Parents seeking Baptism for their child are required to be registered parishioners at St. Mary Immaculate, and attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to setting the date for the Baptism. These classes are offered twice a month in English and once a month in Spanish. If you have attended a Baptism Class at St. Mary’s within the past three years, this requirement is waived. Children over the age of seven years are required to participate in our Religious Education Program to prepare for their Baptism.

Baptisms are held on the second and third Sundays of the month at 1:15 p.m. in English and on the fourth Sunday of the month in Spanish, with occasional exceptions due to the Liturgical calendar.


Margaret O’Leary, 815.436.2651 x803  moleary@smip.org