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Baptism

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Baptism is the sacrament by which the Christian community welcomes new members. We believe that Christian Initiation is the responsibility of the entire Christian community. "It takes a village ... to raise a Christian!"

To schedule a Baptism for an infant (birth to 7 years old), use our ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. You can begin the registration process at any time during your pregnancy ... there is no timeline!

We ask that parents requesting Baptism be registered in our parish community and that both godparents be fully initiated, practicing Roman Catholics.

We baptize children on Saturdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon, 1 PM, 2 PM or 3 PM, and Sundays at 12:30 PM (after the 11 AM Mass). Only one family's child(ren) at a time will be baptized, and no more than two baptisms will be scheduled on the same day.

We do not baptize anyone during the holy season of Lent, because Lent is the season for preparation for Baptisms of both children and adults.

If you have a child over the age of 7 who desires baptism in the Roman Catholic Church, the Church has an initiation process called the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults for Children, sometimes known as OCIA for Children. The process is normally at least two (2) full liturgical years of preparation. Should you require any further assistance, call the Parish Office at 732-493-4411 or Deacon Bill Zapcic at 732-539-7507.