Baptism

"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 and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission..." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)

Infant Baptism

Baptism is the first Sacrament of Christian Initiation. To make arrangements for your child's Baptism, please call the rectory and speak to one of our parish priests.

First time Parents are expected to participate in Baptismal Preparation Class. These classes are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Church. Attendance should be verified with the priest arranging your Baptism.

Parents are asked to choose someone to serve as godparent or sponsor for their child. Since the sponsor’s role is to assist parents in passing on the faith in which the child is being baptized, parents should choose someone who will take the role seriously and will be a good role model for the child. Church law sets minimum requirements: at least 16 years old, already confirmed, and a practicing Catholic.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." 
--Matthew 28:19-20

Click here to email Sr. Mary Lou Owens for additional information regarding the Sacrament of Baptism in our four parishes.

Mass Times

Holy Family

316 South Logan Street, Lincoln
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am and 10:00am

St. Patrick's

213 South Bogardus Street, Elkhart
Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am

St. Thomas Aquinas

321 South Lafayette Street, Mt. Pulaski
Sunday: 10:30am

St. Mary's

805 N.W. Pearl Street, Atlanta
Sunday: 9:00am

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Catholic Community

Rectory Hours:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm       Monday - Thursday,             Closed on Friday

Phone: (217) 732-4019


Holy Family

Carroll Catholic School, a Ministry of Holy Family Parish

St. Patricks

St. Thomas Aquinas

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