Throughout the history of the Catholic Church a sacrament has been defined as: “a visible sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace.”
Within these words we hear three important and distinct statements:
- A visible sign: An action performed by a priest or deacon as in Baptism when the water is poured over the child’s or adult’s head.
- Instituted by Christ: Jesus instructed His followers through the church to offer the seven sacraments to His followers.The sacraments have been passed down through the centuries to all the followers of Jesus.
- To give grace: Grace is a free gift from God once we have given our lives to Him and receive Him in the sacraments our lives are filled with a special grace from God.
The Parents as registered parishioners of Notre Dame de la Mer parish may schedule the baptism of an infant or a child to six years of age by calling the parish office. (609-522-2709)
The parents (and godparents if possible) need to attend a baptismal preparation class on a scheduled Saturday morning at the Parish Office. The dates of these classes are listed in the parish bulletin and on a separate page of this website. The classes are held four to five times a year. For scheduling purposes please think ahead for the baptismal class and the date of your child’s baptism.
Baptisms are celebrated after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the fourth Sunday of each month at St. Ann Church. Baptisms may also be celebrated on the second Sunday of selected months, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann Church.
You may call the office to see if the church is available for a priest who is a family friend to baptize your child at your home parish. Any questions about Baptism should be directed to Deacon Nick Danze at the Parish Office at 609-522-2709.
Click here for Baptismal Registration Form (Parents of the child to be baptized will complete this form at the baptismal preparation class.)
Baptism Dates: Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2018
August 26,2018 September 23, 2018 October 28, 2018 November 25, 2018 December 23, 2018
January 27, 2019 February 24, 2019 March 24, 2019 April 28, 2019 May 26, 2019
June 23, 2019 July 28, 2019 August 25, 2019