Baptism for Children

In order to accommodate the many requests for baptisms, we’ve made a change to our monthly baptismal schedule. Baptisms will now be celebrated three times each month—after the 11:30am Sunday Mass (at about 12:30pm) and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month (except during Lent). The new, additional time for baptisms will be at one of the weekend masses and will rotate from month to month. So one month we will celebrate baptisms at the Saturday 5:00pm Mass, then the next month at the Sunday 8:00am Mass, etc. This allows families more options, and also makes it possible for the parish congregation to participate in this important sacrament a few times over the course of the year.

All those wishing to have their child(ren) baptized are asked to call the Rectory office at 773.764.3621 to schedule the baptism and provide the necessary information so we can have the appropriate certificates prepared in advance of the baptismal celebration.  

A mandatory parent preparation meeting is held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Rectory for new parents or parents who have never attended a class or perspective godparents. In the case where the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled to the following Monday. Classes will be offered on  Monday, September 10. Registration is required, call the Rectory at 773.764.3621 to sign up for the class you wish to attend.


St. Gertrude Parish
1420 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 764-3621
Email: stgertrude1420@sbcglobal.net