Baptisms will be celebrated on Sundays at 1:00pm. We are excited to celebrate this special day with your family. Please follow the steps below to request a baptism at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.
STEP 1 - Is this your first child baptized at STV?
YES - We require all parents who have not had a child baptized at STV to attend a baptism preparation class. The class needs to be completed before your child is baptized. Click on the button below to sign up for the class. Once you signup, write down the class date which will be needed to complete the "Request for Baptism Form" in Step 2.
NO - If this is not your first child being baptized at STV, you are not required to attend a baptism prep class again, but we welcome you to signup if you'd like to refresh your memory on the information.
STEP 2 - Complete the Request for Baptism Form
Please fill out the following form and submit your request for a baptism. We will contact you with more information, including availability of your requested date. Thank you!
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.
For children, preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist begins in First Grade. It is a two year preparation program either through our St. Thomas of Villanova School or our Religious Education program.
During the pandemic, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by scheduling an appointment. Please leave a voicemail message at the Parish Office (847) 358-6999, and one of the priests will return your call.
Communal Reconciliation is celebrated seasonally. The Parish bulletin will notify parishioners in advance as to the next scheduled service.
Adult Confirmation ONLY 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
- 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 Eighth Graders at St. Thomas of Villanova School or in our 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 usually 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.