Sacrament & Funeral Information

Sacrament of Baptism

Congratulations as you celebrate the gift of new life.  It is with joy that the Church receives your child as a candidate into the Sacrament of Baptism.  Baptism is the great Sacrament of Initiation which makes us children of God and children of the Church.  Baptism is the beginning of your child’s faith life.  A life, that will be filled with the love of God.  In presenting your child for Baptism, you assume the duty of training your child by word and example to love God and neighbor, and to be faithful members of the Church.

Please see the following Guidelines for Baptism:  https://sacredheartbayhead.com/baptismal-preparation/

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.

Recommended Reading:  https://bustedhalo.com/life-culture/getting-married-during-covid-19-changing-plans-and-recognizing-the-true-meaning-of-the-sacrament

Click here for more information about Catholic Marriage

 

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

 

Funeral Preparation

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, Prayers and Hymns:

Funeral Reading Selections

FUNERAL HYMN SELECTION SHEETS -10-2021

General Intercessions for Funerals