The Sacrament of Baptism

At St. John Cantius Church, we encourage our parish families to present their newborn infants for the Sacrament of Baptism soon after birth, because this sacrament is the foundation of the Christian life. In Baptism, the child, freed from original sin, becomes an heir to the Kingdom of God, receiving the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity, and the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism, the child now has access to the other sacraments.

Arrangements for infant baptism must be made in advance. Please contact Fr. Anthony Rice, SJC.


(312) 243-7373

825 N. Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642

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