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Parishioners who have children to be baptized are asked to attend a Baptismal Preparation Session. Because Baptism is a commitment by the parents to raise the child in the Catholic faith, it is necessary that the parents presenting their children for Baptism are also living up to their own Baptismal commitment. No date for the Baptism is made until the parents have attended one of the Baptismal Preparation Sessions.

1st Communion

For more information about the Sacrament of the Eucharist, please call the Religious Education Office at 847-223-3071 or click on 1st Communion to connect to the Religious Education Page.


All High School Sophomores (and older) eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation should have received a letter and registration in the mail regarding the Confirmation program. Students attending a public school must fulfill their credits through the Religious Education program before enrolling in the program. Students who attend Carmel Catholic High School and did not receive a letter or if you are new to the parish and would like more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Kathleen Faurbo at or 847-223-5875

Adult Confirmation

For men and women, 19 years old and above. Program sessions offered at various sites.  After completion of session requirements there will be an adult Confirmation celebration in Spring.


Wedding preparation at Saint Gilbert: A minimum of 9 months is necessary for marriage preparation. Schedule an appointment with a priest as soon as possible before making other marriage plans. Contact the Parish Office 847-223-4731.