OLPH baptisms are celebrated on the third and fourth Sunday of each month, (unless otherwise specified) after the 11am Mass/ First time parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in Assumption Church.
To make arrangements for a baptism and register for the Session, please call the Parish Office (609) 652-0008.
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
A CATHOLIC GUIDE TO THE SACRAMENT
“No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit” (Jn 3:5).
In his dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus taught that Baptism was necessary for salvation. “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit” (Jn 3:5). After his Resurrection, Jesus met with the eleven Apostles and gave them the commission to preach the Gospel and baptize, telling them, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16).
A WORD ABOUT GODPARENTS AND SPONSORS:
Before you ask someone to be a godparent or sponsor, or before accepting this honor, please consider the following: godparents and sponsors are people of faith who so exemplify what it means to be a member of the Church that they inspire (or hope to inspire) the one they are sponsoring and will support that person in his/her journey of faith.
To be considered eligible, Godparents are:
1. fully initiated (That is, they have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation)
2. registered and practicing members of a Catholic Church (who attend Mass and
3. at least 16 years of age.