All of us are called children of God. Becoming Christian involves the person in a life of commitment and dedication to the following of Christ. Baptism is a single event that lasts for a lifetime. The preparation of Infant Baptism here at Corpus Christi Parish involves the parents to be registered parishioners before the Baptism and to be actively committed to the practice of their faith through attendance at weekend liturgies. Parents are encouraged to call the Parish in the beginning of their second trimester to make attendance by the parents at a “Welcome Your Child” workshop. Attendance at a workshop is required before having your child baptized. To register for the workshop and to schedule your child’s Baptism, please contact the Parish Office. School-age children and adults seeking Baptism should also contact the Parish Office. For more information on infant Baptism, click here.
Penance & Reconciliation (Confession)
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Confession) is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. Second graders who are enrolled in our Religious Education program will learn about, prepare, and receive their First Reconciliation. We welcome and encourage older children and adults to partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation either on Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm in the Church, or by making an appointment by contacting the Parish Office.
Holy Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian Life.” As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. In doing so, we are more closely united to Christ. To prepare your child to receive Holy Communion, please register your child with the Religious Education Office. Non-Catholic adults who wish to participate in the sacraments, including the Holy Eucharist, may go through a program called Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
Confirmation is the sacrament in which baptized persons receive a special grace which strengthens them in their faith. They are empowered by the Holy Spirit to share their faith with others. The Confirmation program begins in 7th grade and is a two-year program. Both years will prepare the teens to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. To register for the Confirmation program, please contact the Religious Education Office.
Marriage is a most sacred and therefore most serious union, as it bears witness to the love that Christ shows His Church from the Cross. It is the most intimate relationship that a couple can share in this life. Corpus Christi has a formal program for those who are engaged to be married. Engaged couples are asked to call the Parish Office six months before the anticipated date of their marriage to arrange for participation in this program. For more information on marriage at Corpus Christi, click here.
Our parishioners know that the priest is not ordained for his family or friends alone. The honor bestowed upon the priest is honor bestowed upon the whole Catholic people out of whose midst he is taken. If you would like to explore a possible vocation to the priesthood, please contact our Pastor who will guide you to the next steps. Additional information can also be found on the Diocese of Joliet Website: www.dioceseofjoliet.org/vocations
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament for those who are seriously ill, undergoing surgery, or for those who are in danger of death. In this sacrament, through the prayers of a priest and the anointing with holy oil, a person is given health of the soul and sometimes also of the body. The holy oil which is used by the priests is blessed by the Bishop of Joliet. In the event of an emergency that requires the attention of our Pastor, please contact the Parish Office.