Baptism is celebrated most Sunday afternoons in the church immediately following the 11:15am Mass.
(Approximately 12:15pm) We have space to baptized 2 children at each service. Please fill out the following form and submit your request. We will contact you and confirm if your date is available. ( FIrst come, first served basis. )
First Child Baptized at STV?
If this is your first child being Baptized at STV, you need to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Try to attend the class before your child is born. Once the baby is born, it can be difficult to find time for the class. Godparents are not required to attend, but are always welcome.
The sacrament of the Eucharist for Adult Catholics who have been baptized but have not yet celebrated the sacrament of Eucharist are invited to join the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" (RCIA) program. Please contact the Parish Office at (847) 358-6999 for more information.
The sacrament of the Eucharist is given for the first time during the month of May to the second grade children of St. Thomas of Villanova School and the second grade class of the Religious Education program.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., except for Holy Saturday. Reconciliation can also be received by scheduling an appointment through the Parish Office at (847) 358-6999.
Communal Reconciliation is celebrated seasonally. The Parish bulletin will notify parishioners in advance as to the next scheduled service.
Adult Confirmation is celebrated annually, usually in the spring within our *Deanery. The Parish bulletin will notify parishioners in advance as to the next scheduled service. A candidate should be:
Out of High School, Be Baptized, and Have Received First Communion.
Adult Catholics who have been baptized but have not yet celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are invited to join the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" (RCIA) program.
Call the parish office at (847) 358-6999 for additional information concerning registration and preparation of either of these programs.
Youth Confirmation is given by one of the Bishops of the Archdiocese, usually in the second half of the school year, to the eighth grade youngsters of St. Thomas of Villanova School and for those youngsters in the eighth grade class of the Religious Education program.
(Note: A diocese is divided into smaller geographic units called deaneries.)
Anointing of the Sick
We pray together for healing of not only ourselves, but all who need to feel the healing power of God. It is the entire church who prays with and for all who ask for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen, encourage and heal those who are suffering in any way.
This sacrament is performed twice a year at our Sunday mass service. The Parish bulletin will notify parishioners in advance as to the next scheduled service. Special arrangements to receive this sacrament can also be given to an individual at any time if the need arises. Please call the Parish Office at (847) 358-6999 for an appointment.
Who Can Be Anointed?
• Anyone who is seriously ill
• Those who are convalescing or temporarily ill;
• Those who are chronically ill (heart, arthritis, asthma, etc.);
• Those who suffer from mental and emotional difficulties;
• Those who are 65 and older;
• Those who are preparing for surgery in the near future; and
• Sick children who have reached the age of reason.
We invite all parishioners, family members, and friends of those being anointed. This is a wonderful opportunity to share in the healing grace of God's love.
Please contact the Parish Office (847-358-6999) six months prior to the planned wedding date; in order to begin the marriage preparation and to complete the required church paperwork.
We look forward to helping you during this time of engagement and preparation for the vocation of Christian marriage.