Baptisms for infants and children up to the age of seven are celebrated on most Sundays at 1:30 PM. (Some celebrations are scheduled at 2:30 PM as well.)
We ask for first time Catholic parents & godparents to attend a baptism preparation class. Preparation classes are normally held once a month on Wednesday evenings. Godparents can attend their local home town parish and/or come to our class here at St. Alphonsus. Contact Linda Herrera in the parish office at 773-525-0709, ext.101 for scheduling purposes.
It is required to have at least one Catholic godparent (who is confirmed and over the age of 16.) A non-Catholic, baptized Christian may share in the responsibilities with a Catholic godparent and is considered a Christian witness. In keeping with our faith tradition, godparents are one male and one female. If considering two godparents of the same gender, we ask you to ask permission.
To register your infant for a baptism, use this form. For further information, contact Linda Herrera in the parish office at 773-525-0709, ext.101.
If the child is older than seven years old, contact Connie Mottley for more information. Once a child has reached school age, the process is different than for an infant.