Please call the rectory to make arrangements. All parents and
godparents are required to register for and attend a Baptismal
English Baptisms are on the first Sunday
after the 9.00AM or 12.15PM Mass.
Polish Baptisms are on
the second Sunday after the 10.30AM Mass.
Spanish Baptisms are on the third Sunday after the 2:30 PM Mass.
Baptism is a time of special joy and blessing and it can serve
as a reminder to us about our faith and what it means to us.
Your baby’s Baptism is the first and most important step you will take
as parents in the life of faith of your child.
The very fact that you have asked to have your baby baptized is a sure sign
that you recognize the importance of God in your life.
Baptism is a birth into the Christian community and is in every way as
solemn and important as birth itself. It’s an event that needs to be prepared for.
We will help you to plan and prepare for the Baptism in the best possible way.
Our Baptismal preparation sessions will take place in the parish meeting room.
To arrange for a Baptism please call the rectory at 773-523-3467.
You will be asked for certain information in order to fulfill our pastoral requirements regarding:
- registration and participation in our parish.
- eligibility of Godparents ( the Church insists that one Godparent is
a Baptized and Confirmed Catholic who practices their faith).
We will ask about the status of the marriage of the parent(s) ; although Baptism will not be refused
because of the parents marital status. Couples not married in the Church are invited to
consider having the Marriage blessed.
First Communion Preparation is offered for third grade children in our Parish School and Religious Education Programs. Children preparing for reception of Eucharist must be in a program of catechesis for two consecutive years prior to receiving this sacrament.
Adults who have not received communion are invited to become part of the RCIA process. These adults gather to discuss the basics of our faith, pray and study in preparation to become full members of our faith.
For more information on these programs or for other questions related to First Communion, please call the Religious Education Office, 773-523-3467
Sacrament of Penance
Saturday from 4:00 to 4:45pm;
Weekdays after the 7:00 am Mass;
Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:00pm
First Friday confessions at 6:00pm.
A Communal Sacrament of Penance is offered during different seasons of the Church year. Individual appointments can also be made for other times.
Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation. In our School and Religious Education Programs
we offer preparation for reception of this sacrament. In adherence to archdiocesan policies,
a student must have two consecutive years of catechesis in preparation for reception of this sacrament.
Our students prepare for Confirmation in the junior high level. High School students are invited to call
the Religious Education Office to enter a program for Confirmation.
Our preparation includes a review of the basics of our Catholic faith and traditions.
We also have a strong service component so that our young people learn what it means to be a Catholic in the world.
Adults seeking confirmation are asked to speak with our Director of Faith Formation
to become part of a process of preparation appropriate for their need.
Call the rectory to make arrangements at least
8 months in advance. Your date will be confirmed at the first
meeting with priest or deacon.
Pre-Cana conferences are
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
The anointing of the sick is a sacramental rite. A person is anointed to bring spiritual and even
physical strength during an emotional or physical or psychological illness. In the sacrament we pray
that the sick be healed in body, in soul and in spirit. God alone knows what kind of healing the sick need most:
that a wound be healed; that a fear turn to confidence; that loneliness be embraced by the support of
a praying community; that confusion in the face of all the whys—why me, why suffering,
why now—turn to insight. The Sacrament of Anointing does not remove the mystery of human suffering. Yet its celebration gives us a window into the mystery of our loving God.
At St. Bruno’s we celebrate Mass including the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, twice a year: before Christmas and Easter . For more details please contact our office.
Please call the rectory to have a priest come for the sacrament
of the sick. If you have been hospitalized or are homebound
and wish a Minister of Care to bring you Communion, please
call the rectory.