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Baptism

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one LORD, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”      
EPHESIANS 4:4-6

Baptism is the first and basic sacrament of Christian initiation. It is administered by immersing the recipient in water or by pouring water on the person's head "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". The sacrament frees from original sin and all personal sins and from the punishment due to them, and makes the baptized person share in the Trinitarian life of God through "sanctifying grace".  It imparts the "theological" virtues (faith, hope, and charity) and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and marks the baptized person with a spiritual seal or character that indicates permanent belonging to Christ. Baptism is the foundation of communion between all Christians. 

Baptisms take place the third Sunday of every month at 12:45pm.  If you would like to have your child baptized, please come to the parish office to fill out a Baptism Application.  Both parents will need to attend a Baptism Preparation class which is offered the first Monday of all even months (February, April, June, August, October, and December).  You will need to have at least one catholic godparent who will need Certificates of Eligibility from their home parish.  Baptisms take place the third Sunday of every month at 12:45pm.   

For more information or to schedule a baptism, please call the parish office at  732-721-2772. 

 

 For Adults who would like to be baptized, click here for our RCIA program.