Sacraments

New Parishioners: Please register at the Rectory. Ordinarily, new Parishioners should live within the geographical boundaries established by the Diocese of Metuchen. Also, as a member of our Parish Community, please use the Parish  Envelopes. This is our means of identifying you as an active Parishioner. It is also important for testimonial letters regarding sponsorship for the Sacraments.

Baptisms: A special relationship exists between Godparents and the Baptized. The Church calls Godparents, as practicing Catholics, to be living examples of Christ-centered life today. Sponsor letters for all Godparents should be submitted ASAP-but no later than two weeks before the scheduled Baptism.

Baptisms are held at 1:30 p.m. on one Sunday of each month. Registered Parishioners may make arrangements by calling the Rectory during the day. Godparents must be practicing Catholics and present a statement from their Parish Priest to this effect. Parents are expected to attent one Baptismal Preparation Class.

Marriages: The Common Policy of the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey mandates that arrangements be made at least one year in advance-before any social plans are made. Either the prospective bride or groom must be a registered member of our Parish. A Marriage questionnaire, available at the Rectory, must be completed and returned. A Parish Priest, Deacon, or Pastoral Administrator will then contact the couple to meet with them.

Reconciliation/Penance-
Individual Confessions are held Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Communal Penance Services are held during Lent and Advent with a number of visiting clergy present to assist with individual confessions.

Anointing of the Sick: In case of dangerous illness or accident, phone the Rectory at any time. A communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick is held once a year in the Spring.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Ministers bring Holy Communion to the homebound upon request. For more information please call the Rectory.