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Sacraments

The sacraments are considered a central foundation of Catholic practice. As physical expressions of sacred experiences, these rituals mark important moments from birth through death, allowing parishioners to connect to the divine throughout their lives..

Sacraments include Anointing of the Sick, Communion to the Sick, Funerals, Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Matrimonios en Cristo, and Quinceaneras. Scroll down to learn more.

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Anointing of the Sick

If you or someone you know desires to receive the Anointing of the Sick, either at home, institution, or hospital, please call the rectory.

Communion to the Sick

If you or someone you know desires to receive communion because of illness or inability to leave the home, please call the rectory and the parish will assign a Minister of Care to visit and bring communion.

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Funerals

When a loved one dies it is best to work with the funeral home which will contact the parish to confirm a date and time. A mass can be celebrated with the body or cremains. The parish can provide suggestions for readings and will contact the musicians.

Registered Parishioner Fee:  $300

Musician Fee:                      $150

Baptisms

Baptisms are celebrated at 11:30 AM on the first and third Saturday of the month at St. Benedict Church. Parents and Sponsors/godparents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class offered by the parish.

Suggested donation is $100.

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Confirmation

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First Communion

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Marriage

The Archdiocese of Chicago requests that couples contact the local parish at least 6 months before the wedding date.  Couples must obtain a new baptismal record and confirmation record (if available), meet with the pastor, and attend pre-marriage classes sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on-line or in person. If the couple has been married civilly, a copy of the civil marriage license is required. Please note, that if there have been previous marriages celebrated in the church, an annulment is required before setting a date for the wedding. To start the process please call the rectory.

Fee:  Registered Parishioner Fee: $500

           Musician Fee:                           $150

Matrimonios en Cristo

Once a year, St. Mary Magdalene Parish hosts a communal wedding celebration for Spanish speaking couples who are married civilly and wish to have the marriage convalidated (blessed) with a religious ceremony. Couples meet once a month for five months with other couples for sharing and marriage enrichment. All couples attend and participate in the same marriage ceremony and small reception is provided by the parish. This is ideal for couples who want a simple celebration with limited costs.

Fee:    $300

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Quinceaneras

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