Adult Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?  Are you an adult over the age of 18 who is unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination?    Are you a baptized Catholic who has not received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults might be what you are looking for.  Explore the possibilities phone 630-393-2400X122 for information.

RCIA Ministry Team

Through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), unbaptized adults and baptized Christians of other denominations are welcomed into the Catholic Church. The process, called the Catechumenate, is adult-oriented and sensitive to the experience and questions adults have. Inquiry sessions are ongoing, which means that one can begin the journey at any time during the year.

If you are a fully initiated Catholic who would like to sponsor an adult in the RCIA process, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the RCIA ministry team, please contact Annette at 630-393-2400X122.

A Powerful Study on the Life of Jesus Christ  - 

January 14 – March 18 at 7 pm – Online

The marvelous treasures of the Catholic Faith—the Eucharist, Mary, the saints, and the Creed—are all centered on a single figure: Jesus Christ. Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. While many of us already know a lot about him, how well can we say we really know him? Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

Register by email or phone the link and materials will be emailed:  or 630-393-2400 x122

Grandparents Ministry

Calling all grandparents!   St. Irene Parish is starting a Grandparents Ministry to help support Grandparents in their mission to pass on the faith to their grandchildren. This will be accomplished through prayer, discussion, and fellowship. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be meeting in person until it is safe to do so.  Please join us virtually on Zoom on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm. If you would like to be a part of this important ministry, register by phoning the parish office X122 or email