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Sacramental Preparation 

The sacraments of the Catholic Church are monumental steps in our faith journey that allow us to grow stronger in our relationship with Christ.

Sacramental Preparation [Quote]

Sacraments are ‘powers that comes forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are ‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1116

Sacramental Preparation

The Department of Catechesis and Evangelization supports parishes in their sacramental preparation programs. If you have specific questions related to sacraments, please contact:


Sacramental Preparation [Accordion]

Jim Elias
Lifelong Lay Formation Lead
Phone: (815) 221-6134

Deacon Anthony J. Clishem, Ed.D.
Catechetical Formation Lead
Phone: (815) 221-6142

Sister Sharon Marie Stola, OSB
Divine Worship Lead
Phone: (815) 221-6230

2. Sacramental Preparation

For more information about the sacraments, please click on the links below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: