Participation in a baptism preparation class is mandatory for infant baptism. Parents are encouraged to attend the class as early as possible – up to 3 months prior to the arrival of their baby. Sessions are held in the CECC building room 207 on the 3rd Sunday of every month following the 8:00AM Mass. Baptism dates are assigned at these sessions. Baptisms are held immediately following the 4:15PM Saturday evening Mass. Please call the parish office at 630-879-4750 to register for this class or for more information.
Youth participate in the sacramental preparation program coordinated by the Director of Religious Education in their 2nd grade year. Contact the Religious Education office at 630-879-4751 ext. 110 for details.
Youth participate in the sacramental preparation program coordinated by the DRE, grades 5-8 and are confirmed in grade 8. Contact the Religious Education office at 630- 879-4751 ext.109 for details. Also, see information on our Religious Education page concerning Confirmation.
Only registered parishioners are eligible to be married at Holy Cross. Arrangements are to be made by calling the parish office at least 6 months in advance. It is necessary to book your wedding date with the parish office prior to booking a reception hall.
Wedding Coordinator: Jilliana Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding Music Coordinator: Mona Terpstra - email@example.com
Please notify the Parish Office at 630-879-4750 if you or someone you know will be hospitalized or confined at home and would like to be anointed by a priest.
If you or someone you know is interested in the priesthood, please call Fr. Keith Romke at the Diocesan Vocation Office, 815-399-4300, or call Fr. Parker or Fr. Twenty.
For those who did not receive any of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) as a young person, we have a program called Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA, as we call it, is an experience of learning and discernment for Catholics who want the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation or who want to learn more of their faith, as well as non-Catholics or those not baptized who are thinking of joining the Church. Please call the parish office at 630-879-4750 for more details or fill out our contact form by clicking HERE.