Sacrament of Baptism
The Church shares the joy of families in the birth of children and with their parents takes seriously the responsibility of bringing them up in the faith. Parents seeking baptism for their children are to attend Baptismal Preparation Class. This can be arranged by calling the parish office. Parents should be registered members of the parish.
Godparents, those who represent the Church in the life of the child, must be practicing Catholics. If they are married, they must have been married in the Church, practice the faith regularly, and must obtain a sponsor certificate from their home parish. Please choose Godparents with these criteria in mind.
The canonical requirements for godparents for Baptism and sponsors for Confirmation are the following:
- Must be a Catholic who is baptized and confirmed
- Must be 16 years of age
- Must regularly practice the faith
- Must have membership in a Catholic parish
- If married, must be married in the Church or in another Church, with permission and a dispensation.
Sacrament of Marriage
This great sacrament of vocation is a joyous time, but also a time of very serious spiritual preparation. The responsibility assumed by the couple and the Church is significant. While many focus on the day of the wedding, we seek to prepare for the second day and beyond. The Bishops of NJ have adopted a policy to assist in this preparation. Attendance at Engaged Encounter, Pre-Cana, or another approved marriage preparation program, and individual sessions with a priest or deacon are required of all couples. Couples should contact the rectory one year in advance of the intended marriage, and before finalizing other details of the wedding particularly reception facilities.
Sacrament of the Sick
This sacrament is given for those facing serious illness or surgery, and for those of advanced years. If you or a family member is planning to enter the hospital, please see one of the priests following Mass if you would like to receive this sacrament.
To make arrangements for Sacraments please call the parish office: 732-899-1398
When a loved one passes, please have the Funeral Home contact us to reserve a date for the funeral. Once the date has been set, you will be contacted by the Priest to meet to plan the Funeral Liturgy. This will include selecting readings and hymns for the Funeral Mass. If you would like to better prepare for this meeting, we offer the following selection of Readings and Hymns: