If this is your first time bringing a child forward for baptism, it is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Chicago that both parents participate in one baptism preparation session. Here at Saint Clement, we encourage parents to wait until after the child has been born to attend the session, and we invite parents to bring the baby with them. The preparation session is usually held on the first or second Sunday of each month from 1pm to 3pm. If you have already had a child baptized at Saint Clement, you need not attend the preparation session again, unless you would like to.