Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869

5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602


Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. … Baptism is the sacrament of faith.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213, 1253

As the Catechism tells us, we become members of the Church through the reception of the sacrament of baptism.

Adults and children of catechetical age who seek the sacrament of baptism are prepared through the Christian initiation process. This process begins with an inquiry conversation with Rosina Hendrickson, our Coordinator of Family Faith Formation.

Infants and young children are brought to the sacrament of baptism by their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians begin the Baptism Preparation process by completing our online form. Once the form is completed, you will receive an email from either our Pastoral Associate, Timothy Johnston, or our Coordinator of Family Faith Formation, Rosina Hendrickson, within two business days.

Parents are invited to begin the Baptism Preparation process while they are awaiting the arrival of their child or shortly after they have welcomed their child into their home.

Contact us directly:

Timothy Johnston
Pastoral Associate
773-324-2626 x110.

Rosina Hendrickson
Coordinator of Family Faith Formation