Baptism

Fr A   Baptism.Baptism is the beginning and foundation of the whole Christian life.  Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of Christ.  We consciously choose for our children this way of living, of following the ways of our Lord in the Catholic Church.

We become members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and are made sharers in her mission.

Infant baptisms are celebrated with the parish community at Mass on designated Sundays during the year.   Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Center at 908.464.7444.

Prior to the Baptism of your child, there will be a preparation session with team members of our parish. You will be contacted by them after registering your child for this important sacrament.

WHY NOT CONSIDER BAPTISM PREPARATION PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD?
The time after the birth of your son or daughter is a joyful time but it can also be overwhelming. First time parents can especially be overwhelmed: a crying baby, sleep deprivation, and life just changing are enough reasons to consider registering for the time of baptismal preparation during the pregnancy.
 
The role of godparent is a serious one and being chosen is an honor.  Godparents are welcome and encouraged to attend Baptism Preparation.  They serve as supports for parents in modeling Christian living.  At least one godparent must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and be a practicing Catholic.  If the other godparent is a Christian from another tradition, he or she serves as a Christian witness.  Church law requires that godparents must be at least 16 years of age.                                                             

Macie McMahon1  One of our new babies being baptized in our Little Church.

 

Baptism 2Click the Icon for the answers to some frequently asked questions about Baptism.

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