Sacramental Preparation


Missing any Sacraments?

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Are you a Catholic who has not received First Eucharist and Confirmation?

Please contact Deacon Ron -

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‚ÄčAdult Confirmation Preparation

Are you an adult Catholic, 18 years or older, who lives in the Diocese of Joliet, and has not been confirmed? To begin this preparation, check with your local parish to see if an Adult Confirmation class is offered.  If you live in the Archdiocese of Chicago, please telephone (312) 534-8042 or go to for information on classes in your area.

St. John the Apostle Parish offers an Adult Confirmation Course.

You will need to bring proof that you have received your Baptism and First Communion.  You will need a sponsor who has received all his/her sacraments.  Adults will be confirmed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet. 

If you have questions or want to register, please contact Deacon Ron Madsen at 630-279-7433  (call or text) or by email at

Adult Sacrament Registration Form

Baptism Preparation Class for Parents/Godparents

Parents and godparents must attend a special class in preparation for the baptism of a child.  The class will address the significance of the sacrament, the responsibilities of Catholic parents and godparents, how the sacrament is celebrated at St. John the Apostle, and what to expect on the day of the baptism.

Generally, preparation classes are bilingual and are held on Saturdays at 11:30 am once a month. Dates are subject to change -- You must register prior to attending the class, and you may do so by contacting the parish office at 630-279-7404 or Deacon Ron Madsen at 630-279-7433. (Text or call)

Baptismal Preparation at St. John the Apostle

Preparación por el bautismo

Marriage Preparation Program

Engaged couples need to be prepared for marriage in the Catholic Church:  fulfilling the preparation requirement for first marriages as well as convalidations for those already civilly married.   

Marriage Prep Team:  Deacon Ron and Mary Madsen

Contact: / 630-279-7433

Marriage Preparation at St. John the Apostle

Preparación para el Matrimonio

Sacramental Preparation for Children (under 18)

Please refer to the Religious Education for Children webpage.