Most Blessed Trinity


Santisima Trinidad

Matrimony is a powerful and effective sign of Christ’s presence that joins a man and woman together for life. In the sacrament of Matrimony, a bride and groom promise to love each other as equal partners forever.

Unlike other sacraments at which a priest or deacon presides, in Matrimony the ministers are the bride and groom, and the priest or deacon is the witness to the couple’s promises. Holding hands and saying the words of the marriage vows are the visible signs of Matrimony. Jesus comes to the couple and unites them in love. The Holy Spirit strengthens and blesses their love. Their married love becomes a sign of God’s love for the world. Wedding rings are signs of the new union.

Couples contemplating marriage should begin their preparation at least one year prior to their wedding date.

Friday

7:00 am - Queen of Peace

Saturday

6:00 pm - Immaculate

​                Conception

Reconciliation

The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.

The first three sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion—are called the sacraments of initiation, because the rest of our life as a Christian depends on them.

Reconciliation is the sacrament in which we are forgiven by God and the Church for our sins. When we celebrate Reconciliation, we receive God’s help to do God’s loving will, to avoid all forms of sin, and to live as God’s people. We can receive the sacrament of Reconciliation individually.

The Rite of Reconciliation includes an Examination of Conscience, in which we think about how well we have been living God’s will; Confession, in which we tell our sins to a priest in private; Contrition, in which we tell God we are sorry for our sins; Penance, in which we say prayers or do good deeds to make up for the hurt caused by our sins; and Absolution, in which the priest forgives us by making the sign of the cross over us and saying in part, “Through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” These words and the stole the priest wears are the signs of the sacrament of Reconciliation.


Reconciliations are done Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Immaculate Conception and Saturdays from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm at Queen of Peace site.

Sunday

 7:30 am - Queen of Peace

 9:00 am - Holy Family

10:30 am - Immaculate 

                  Conception

Wednesday

7:30 am - Immaculate  Conception

​(School Mass)

Mass Schedule

Baptism

English Masses

Confirmation is the sacrament in which we are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are strengthened to give witness to the Good News of Jesus. In Confirmation we speak for ourselves as we renew the promises our parents and godparents made for us at Baptism. Confirmation is celebrated during a Mass with a bishop or his representative presiding. A high point in the rite of Confirmation is the laying on of hands. The bishop extends his hands over those to be confirmed, praying in part, “Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their Helper and Guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in Your presence.” Then the bishop dips his thumb into blessed oil that is called holy chrism. He makes the sign of the cross on the foreheads of those being confirmed, anointing them as he says, “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.” This anointing with oil is the most important sign of the sacrament of Confirmation. Those who confirmed may choose another name in addition to the one given to them at Baptism. They choose a saint whom they have read about and admire.

Sponsors for each candidate are present at the rite of Confirmation to give support to those who are making an adult commitment to their faith.

Saturday

4:00 pm - Queen of Peace

Monday-Tuesday

 7:00 am - Queen of Peace

Sunday

 7:00 am - Holy Family

11:00 am - Holy Family

 1:30 pm - Holy Family

6:00 pm - Holy Family

8:30 am - Immaculate

                  Conception

12:30 pm - Immaculate

                 Conception

9:00 am - Queen of Peace

Wednesday

8:00 am - Holy Family

6:00 pm - Holy Family

Comfirmation

 Sacraments

Friday


8:00 am - Holy Family

6:00 pm - Holy Family

First Friday of the month it will be at 7:00 pm at Holy Family instead of 6:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am - Queen of Peace

Thursday

8:00 am - Immaculate​

                Conception

7:30 pm - Immaculate

                Conception

Baptism is the sacrament of our new life with God and the beginning of our initiation into the Church. Baptism also frees us from original sin. During the rite of Baptism, water is poured on the head as the priest or deacon says, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The water and these words are the signs of the sacrament of Baptism. The newly baptized are also anointed with oil, just as Christ was anointed priest, prophet, and king. They are also given white garments, which show that they have put on the new life of the Risen Christ, and a candle lit from the Easter candle, which reminds them to keep the light of Christ burning brightly by following Jesus always. Parents and godparents of infants and small children speak in the children’s names and promise that the children will live their new life as Christians.


Requirements to Baptize at Most Blessed Trinity Parish


  • Before making any arrangements to set the date of the baptism, parents and godparents must take a pre-baptismal class.
    THERE IS NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THE PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS
  • We ask that one of the parents come in person to the office to register for the pre-baptismal class becasue we have to give you a form, which you need to bring filled out to the class with a copy of the child's birth certificate.
  • the pre-baptismal class is offered the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Holy Family in Room #4. The pre-baptismal class is about 3 hours long. the pre-baptismal class is valid for 1 year. After that year parents and godparents must take the class again.
  • After you take the pre-baptismal class we ask that you come back in person to the office to reserve the date of the baptism at least one week in advance with the following documents
    • The blue form signed by the deacon or priest.
    • A copy of the child's birth certificate issued by the court. It is a requirement from the Archdiocese of Chicago that you bring a copy of the child's birth certificate so that the information on the baptism certificate is the same as the birth certificate so that the child won't have any problems in the future.
    • Certificates of attendance to the class from parents and godparents
    • Donation fee of $70.00 per child. We accept cash, credit cards, and only accept checks if it is with 30 days in advance.

If you do not bring all these documents you will not be able to reserve the date of the baptism. there will be no exceptions.

  • The English baptisms are every Saturday at 9:00 am at Holy Family ( No baptism during Lent). There is a limit of 45 baptisms per Saturday and the date must be reserved at least one week in advance.
  • The Godparents must be 18 years or older, have received the Sacrament of Christianity Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), lead a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on. Not be bound by any canonical penalty, ex. cohabitating nor be just married civilly. If you live with your partner you must be married by the Catholic Church.
  • Children 7 years and older mus go through our Religious Education Program.
  • If the godparents  live in another state, they can take the class at the parish they belong and bring the proof of the class. If the parents are the ones who live in another state they can do the same, but they also have to bring a letter of permission from their parish so that they can baptize here.

Holy Eucharist/First Communion

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is truly present to use in the Holy Eucharist. This great gift was given to us at the Last Supper. Through the priest our gifts of bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at every Mass.

Eucharist is intimately related to the other sacraments. Only those who have been baptized and have had their sins forgiven may receive the Blessed Sacrament. Confirmation, Holy Orders and Matrimony are celebrated at Mass, and Anointing of the Sick includes Communion under the name of Viaticum that means “food for the journey.”

Marriage

Spanish Masses

Sunday

Filipino Mass

Second Sunday of the Month

5:00 pm - Immaculate Conception

Monday-Tuesday

8:00 am - Holy Family

6:00 pm - Immaculate

                 Conception

Sunday

Polish Mass

First Sunday of the Month

2:00 pm - Immaculate Conception