"I baptize you in the name of the Father,
of the Son and the of Holy Spirit."
"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…" (Catechism, 1213)
Children Birth to Age 7
Contact: Jennifer Susina 630.615.7612
Baptisms are celebrated with the faith community at 1:45 PM on Sunday afternoons and twice yearly at Sunday Mass. Baptism preparation classes are required for the parents prior to the date of Baptism. Contact Jennifer Susina to register for baptism preparation classes and baptism dates. Learn more about infant baptism.
Children Age 7 through Grade 8
Contact: Jane Ehrlich 630.615.7642
High School Aged Children
Contact: Barry O'Donnell 630.615.7609
Contact: Deacon Kurt Lange 630.615.7607 email
If you are unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in joining the Catholic Church, we invite you to explore the RCIA program at St. Raphael's.
To request a copy of a Baptismal Certificate for any baptism celebrated at St. Raphael please call 630.355.4545.
* Photograph used with permission from Kramer Photographers.
Stop by room 162 and view the originals.