Holy Baptism is the sacrament of becoming a Christian. Both adults and children may be baptized and the Church understands baptism as the start of one’s life in Christ. It is the way a person begins a lifelong commitment to know and love and serve God as a follower of Jesus.
Baptism is a gift of God that comes through the Church and is celebrated in the gathered community of faith. Baptisms at All Saints’ are held on the four traditional baptismal feast days:
Easter Eve (April); Pentecost (May or June); All Saints’ Day (November); and the Baptism of our Lord (January). We also schedule baptisms Sunday mornings at either the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. service.
Adults wishing to be baptized will meet with a member of the clergy for a period of weeks in preparation for this major step in their faith journey. Parents of children and godparents meet with a member of the clergy for pre-baptismal instruction, usually in the week before the baptism.
Altar flowers for the service may be given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the baptism. The fee is $50 and the flowers are left at the altar to be distributed to the sick and shut-in afterward. A separate donation to the Church is customary and welcome.
If you are interested in knowing more about baptism (for yourself or your child), please call the parish office at (908) 647-0067 or e-mail the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The four traditional
baptismal feast days:
April: Easter Eve
May or June: Pentecost
November: All Saints’ Day
January: Baptism of our Lord
Baptisms may also be scheduled
at other 8 and 10am services.
All Saints' Episcopal Church - 15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946 - Phone (908) 647–0067 - Fax (908) 647-7349