St. Barbara offers the Sacrament of Baptism by appointment.  Parents who wish to have their child baptized may coordinate this Sacrament with the Pastor through the parish office.  All families baptizing their first child, or who have not yet done so, must attend a Baptism Preparation class.  In order to schedule a Baptism, parents should contact the parish office at (312) 842-7979.

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”

— The Catechism of the Catholic Church