How do I have my baby baptized?

In order to have your baby baptized at St. Francis de Sales, you must be a registered parishioner or have a letter of permission from the Church in which you are registered. You will be required to sign up for and attend a Baptismal Preparation class (held the first Thursday of each month). If you have attended a class within the last two years, you will not have to attend one again. You may schedule your baby's Baptism for any time after the meeting. Baptisms take place on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. If you wish to make other arrangements, please contact Father David F. Ryan.

What are the requirements for getting married?

In order to be married at St. Francis de Sales, you (or your family) should be a registered parishioner. The Ministry Center should be contacted at least six months prior to the date you are requesting for your wedding. At that time, a questionnaire will be completed and then the prenuptial process will begin. A couple is required to meet with a priest, deacon or pastoral associate three times and attend a Pre-Cana Conference. All requirements will be discussed at the first meeting.

Where do I drop off food and clothing?

Food can be dropped off at the Ministry Center at the times listed below.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Clothing donations are no longer accepted at St. Francis de Sales. Throughout the year, however, clothing drives take place at given times. Please check the Bulletin for any upcoming drives.

How do I get into the RCIA program?

The Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program is a process of education that hopes to answer questions, teach basic doctrine and welcome people into the St. Francis de Sales parish community. To register for this program, please contact
Brad Beckner at (224) 677-5030 or bbrcia@yahoo.com.

How do I go about having a priest come and visit my sick family member?

In order to have a priest come to your home or the hospital, call Father David F. Ryan at (847) 726-4723 or contact the St. Francis de Sales Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622. The St. Francis de Sales Ministers of Care are also happy to bring Communion to any sick or homebound family members on a regular basis.

How do I register with St. Francis de Sales parish?

Registration cards are available in the Church and also at the Ministry Center. You can also call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622 and ask us to mail you one. Simply fill out the registration card, return it and wait to receive a packet from us in the mail.