The Sacraments are the lifeblood of our faith. Through signs that would nourish us in physical life, the Sacraments also nourish us spiritually.

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament by which we enter into the life of Christ and the people of God.

Those wishing to have their child baptized should contact the Parish Office to register for Baptism and the Baptism Preparation class. Baptisms are held at the 11:30 am Mass on the first Sunday of the month (10:00 am during summer months). There are no Baptisms during Lent. Dates and times may change. The Parish Office will confirm current available dates and times.

Parents are required to attend the Baptism Preparation class, which is normally held on the first Monday of the month in the Church at 7:00pm. Enter though the Madison parking lot doors. More details will be explained at the Preparation class. Again check with the Parish Office for current dates and times.

For adults wishing to be baptized and enter the church contact the Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or e-mail parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Holy Communion

The Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, is what nourishes us in our daily lives.

Second graders are prepared for the sacrament of Holy Communion through the parish Faith Formation program. To learn more about our Faith Formation classes, contact the Faith Formation Office at (630) 627-1551 or by e-mail at faithformation@stpiuslombard.org. Click on Faith Formation for an overview of the program.

For adults who are already baptized, but who have not received their First Communion, contact the parish office at 630-627-4526 or e-mail parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Reconciliation

Reconciliation is the sacrament that brings us back to Christ when we have strayed.

Reconciliation is normally held from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturdays or by appointment.

Second graders are prepared for the sacrament of Reconciliation through the parish Faith Formation program. To learn more about our Faith Formation classes, contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-627-1551 or by e-mail at faithformation@stpiuslombard.org. Click on Faith Formation for an overview of the program.

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Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament of the Holy Spirit as given to the apostles and disciples on Pentecost.

Eighth graders are prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation through the parish Faith Formation program. To learn more about Faith Formation classes, contact the Faith Formation Office at (630) 627-1551 or by e-mail at faithformation@stpiuslombard.org. Click on Faith Formation for an overview of the program.

For adults wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, contact Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or by e-mail parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Annointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick with holy oil is not only for those who are gravely ill, but for those who will be facing surgery, pregnancy, or other medical treatments. The Anointing gives one the graces needed to face life’s illnesses.

To make an appointment, contact the Parish Office or the Pastor by phone
630 627-4526 or by e-mail parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Matrimony

Matrimony is a vocational calling from God for a man and a woman to live their lives together in God’s plan for the human race.

Those wishing to marry in the Church must first contact the Parish Office (630) 627-4526 for an appointment. Do not book the reception hall before confirming the date and time of the wedding ceremony, since some dates might not be available.  A meeting with the Pastor/Deacon is required. The steps are the same if you already are civilly married and wish to receive the sacrament.

  • Schedule the initial meeting with the Pastor to determine eligibility, date, and time
  • Meet with Deacon Larry Lissak and receive Wedding Guidelines
  • Attend a Marriage Preparation program
  • Complete FOCCUS Inventory with a FOCCUS couple
  • Obtain recent copies of Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates
  • Bride & Groom have two people each complete Witness Affidavits
  • Make liturgical selections and complete Together For Life form
  • Meet with Ceremony Coordinator and Music Director
  • Obtain Marriage License or if civilly married, Marriage Certificate

When a couple is married in the Catholic Church, they form civil and sacramental bonds. If a marriage fails, the divorce breaks the civil bond. There are several reasons why there may not have been a sacramental bond. If you are already divorced and wish to investigate whether a sacramental bond was not present at the time of your marriage, then contact Deacon Larry at (630) 627-4526 or llissak@stpiuslombard.org to discuss the annulment process.

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Holy Orders

The priesthood and the diaconate are vocational callings from God to serve and minister to God’s people and the world.

Those interested in the priesthood should contact the Pastor (630) 627-4526 and the Diocesan Vocational Office at (815) 834-4004. Go to www.vocations.com for more information and activities.

Those interested in the diaconate should speak with the Pastor. The diaconate is a ministry of service and candidates should be already active in service ministries.

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