The Sacramental Life of Our Church
RCIA/ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes will begin in September. This program is for any unbaptized adult who wishes to become a Catholic and any baptized Christian (non-Catholic) or Catholic who wishes to prepare for the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation in order to become in full communion in the Catholic Church. The classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 PM beginning on September thru April.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism is at St. Mary’s on Saturdays 11:30AM in English and 12:30PM in Spanish. The family must attend the baptismal preparation class along with the Godparents and fulfill the requirements established by the Diocese. Please call the Parish Office to book the date.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
The Sacrament of Matrimony is celebrated by the Pastor or his delegate. Couples who are planning to be married should contact the Parish Office ONE YEAR in advance of the proposed wedding date in order to allow for proper pre-marital preparation. The attendance at Pre-Cana or an Engaged Encounter Weekend is required. For more information please contact Sr. Carmela M.P.F . Also visit the Diocesan website: www.diometuchen.org for additional requirements.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Communion to the Sick is taken by Sr. Frances and the Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist on a regular basis to those confined to their homes. Please call the Parish Office. If you or a family member are hospitalized or need placement on our Homebound Communion List. In the event of a hospital emergency, ask for Pastoral Care to contact the Catholic Priest on call, then contact the Parish Office +1 (732) 545-5090.
CCD / PREPARATORY
The Children's Mass is every 3rd Sunday of the Month Between September & May. Please take your children to church to attend the Eucharistic Celebration.
2018-2019 CCD Registration
The CCD Program for our Parish is for students from Grades 1 through 8. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:30 PM. Cost is $50 for one child and $55 for two or more in a family. For questions, call (732) 545-5090. When handing in registration, all required paperwork and payment are due. New children to the program must have proof of any sacraments received and a copy of their birth certificate.
There are forms in the vestibule of the church. Please note a late fee will be added onto any late registrations received after September 7, 2018.
Our Parish is in need of recruiting additional Lectors, especially for our evening Masses (6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday). To proclaim the Word of God is an important ministry so we are seeking individuals who are willing to make a true commitment to serve. Would-be Lectors will have a guidebook and other resource materials as well as training sessions to assist them in this mission. All those interested in serving should contact Sr. Carmela at St. Mary's Convent, 732-545-0514 . Please give this call your serious consideration.