THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word." ˜Catechism of the Catholic Church
Because of the importance of this Sacrament, preparation on the part of the family and/or the individual to be baptized is essential. This formation is directed at nourishing and nurturing faith in Christ as well as understanding more deeply the Teachings of the Church.
Baptisms are held on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month immediately following 11:30am Mass. All arrangements for the Baptism are made at the Baptism preparation class. Baptism prep class is held the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Rectory. Parents, and Godparents if available, must attend. If parents have attended the class before with an older child, they may make arrangements by calling Deacon David Murnane at 856-853-5980 .
Policy for Certificates of Eligibility
In Order to receive a Certificate of Eligibility to be a Godparent for Baptism, you must be a practicing Catholic registered in the parish. If married, you must be married in the Church. You must attend Mass regularly. The use of your envelope each week will tell us that you are attending regularly. This will avoid problems or embarrassments in the future.
If you would like to schedule the Baptism of an infant or older child, please call the Parish Rectory at 856-456-0052 or Deacon David Murnane at 856-853-5980 .