Baptisms are celebrated every Sunday at 1:00 with few exceptions. Because we offer baptisms every Sunday we discourage baptisms on any other day or time unless there are serious reasons to be considered. Parents are expected to attend a Baptismal preparation session. Classes are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Parish Office. Please call the parish office at 708-422-0234 to register for the class and to schedule your child’s baptism.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession)
The sacrament of reconciliation is available every Saturday at 3:45 pm -4:30 pm in church.
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion at St. Gerald usually occurs in second grade. For details on the preparation necessary for First Communion please contact the Religious Education Office at 708-423-0458
The sacrament of Confirmation usually occurs in 7th grade for our grammar school students and in 8th grade for our Religious Education students. For details on the preparation necessary for Confirmation please contact the Religious Education Office at 708-423-0458
Congratulations on your engagement! Weddings should be scheduled at least six months in advance of your hopeful wedding date. Please contact the Wedding Coordinator at 708-422-0234 to discuss dates and marriage preparation requirements.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process offered by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. If you are interested in learning and becoming Catholic or are baptized Catholic and in need of receiving some of the sacraments please contact the Religious Education Office to discuss in detail. REY 708-423-0458
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven Catholic sacraments. According to Catholic Doctrine, this sacrament serves as a channel for special graces from God that comfort and heal, physically and/or spiritually, people who are seriously ill and/or in danger of death. Please call the Parish Office at 708-422-0234 to request a visit to your loved one from one of our priests.