BAPTISM: GATEWAY SACRAMENT TO LIFE IN THE SPIRIT!
This sacrament is the basis of our whole Christian life and configures a person to Christ - sealing one who is being formed as a disciple, with a new identification: "I belong to Christ Jesus."
Parents promise to unpack the meaning of being a Christian for the child as he/she grows by forming the child through their words and actions into the faith we share and how our Christian life is lived.
The godparents are supports for the parents as they model faithful living. But, through this sacrament the whole Christian community - all of US - are involved in and responsible for the development of grace in the young person's life by way of prayer and good example.
Blessing for expectant parents will take place quarterly at the 10:30 Mass.
The celebration of Baptism of each new member is a DAY of GRACE as he/she is incorporated into family-Church. The celebration of the sacrament of Baptism usually takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM in the church (except during Lent). At Mass, Baptism is celebrated during the Easter season and at other times during the year.
A preparation gathering for parents and parents-to-be is ordinarily held on the second Tuesday of the each month at 7:30 PM in the IHM Media Center. Please check the monthly calendar.
For more information, please contact Sr. Maureen Corcoran at the rectory (973)694-3400.