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?

The Sacramental Preparation for Adults Information Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM in our parish library.  You can pre-register by email - 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?  St. John the Apostle Parish offers Adult Confirmation classes during February/March every year.   In 2021, classes will be held on these Sundays:  January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 21, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

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, usually after Easter.  

If you have questions or want to register, please contact the parish office at 630-279-7404 or Deacon Ron Madsen at 630-606-0476 or by email at

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 the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 am.  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 630-606-0476.

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

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.