General Information

Marriage: Arrangements should be made at least three months in advance.

Baptisms: On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month immediately following the 10:30 am mass. Please make arrangements at least one month in advance. Preparation class held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the rectory

We welcome our new parishioners and invite them to register at the rectory

Are you searching for God? Do you, or someone you know, feel a calling toward the Catholic Church?

RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—is a program for adults who are considering entering the Catholic Church and have not been baptized, for baptized non-Catholic Christians who wish to join the Catholic Church, or for baptized Catholics who wish to complete their Sacraments of Initiation (Holy Eucharist and Confirmation). We also welcome Catholics who would like to study their faith more deeply.

In RCIA, we talk about the presence of God in our lives and in the world. We share our faith and pray. We study Scripture and how it speaks to us today. We learn about the Church, its beliefs, and its sacraments. We explore what it means to be Catholic and to live a Christian life. We learn from each other as we journey together on a pilgrimage of faith.

RCIA sessions will begin on Monday, October 5. Virtual sessions will run from 7:00 p.m.until 8:30 p.m. We will reevaluate whether to continue with virtual sessions or move towards a hybrid model at the end of this year.

Please consider RCIA if you have been contemplating entering the Church or completing your Sacraments of Initiation. You may know someone who has inquired about the Church or has not completed the Sacraments of Initiation. Spread the good news!

If you would like more information, please call Holy Child Jesus Parish at St. Margaret Mary Church at (773) 764-0615. You may also email Fr. Arthur Bautista at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Art Blumberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Cindy Shaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Trongphuc Tran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You may also fill out the form below and drop it off at any of the church rectories in Holy Child Jesus Parish.Is God calling you? Welcome his presence!

Is God calling you? Welcome his presence!

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RCIA 2020-2021

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What Will the Religious Education Program Look Like This Year?

This year’s Religious Education program will differ greatly from that of previous years due to the uncertainty brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Classes will be family catechesis at home, supported by monthly Zoom-based classes based on the Finding God textbook materials published by Loyola Press.

Key features of our plan for 2020-2021 Religious Education are described below. If you have questions or want to know more about this year’s Religious Education program, please attend one of the following online meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm (bilingual English & Vietnamese)
  • Friday, September 11 at 7:00 pm (bilingual English & Spanish)

* Zoom links will be available on the Holy Child Jesus Parish website.

2020-2021 Religious Education Plan
Summary of Key Features

We meet on Zoom one Saturday a month for about an hour.

This monthly meeting includes a presentation to prepare you for the coming month's topics. Students may attend the first part of the meeting with their parents.

  • Meetings will be recorded (per safe-environment guidelines) and will be available upon request to families unable to attend on a day.
  • On the other (two) three weeks of the month, families designate their own Religious Education time, and work together at home. All grade levels cover the same theme each week, but with age-appropriate resources for each child.
  • We will provide you a parent guide for every grade level that will help you ask questions as your children work through their material.
  • Catechists will be available for consultation or support.
  • The first parent-catechist Zoom meeting will be on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the time jointly agreed upon by parents and catechists.
  • The last at home class will be during the week of March 21-27, 2021. However, children in 2nd year Communion preparation and 2nd year Confirmation preparation will have additional Zoom classes with catechists in April and May 2021 to prepare for their reception of the Sacraments.

Preschool-K

Until it becomes prudent and possible to have in person classes, we will simply be unable to offer catechesis for Preschool-K children.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is waived this school year. However, there is a textbook fee of $25.00 per student. Sacramental Preparation fee is TBD.

Registration

Register online at www.holychildjesusparish.org/childrens-faith-formation

Mass Schedules

Weekdays Mass Schedule

Monday - Saturday
8:00 am

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday
4:00 PM (English)
6:00 PM (Vietnamese)

Sunday
10:00 AM (English)
12:00 Noon (Bilingual - English and Vietnamese)

Reconciliation

Saturdays from 3:00-3:30 pm. An appointment can also be made by calling one of the priests.  

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