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. 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. A donation to the Church is customary and welcome.
Altar flowers for the service may be given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the baptism. The fee is $75 and the flowers are left at the altar to be distributed to the sick and shut-in afterward.
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.
The four traditional
baptismal feast days:
April: Easter Eve
May or June: Pentecost
November: All Saints’ Day
January: Baptism of our Lord
Baptisms may be scheduled at the
8am and 10am services.