Sacraments

Baptism

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, please call the Parish Office (609) 652-0008.

Holy Eucharist

“My Flesh for the life of the World”” (Jn 6:51).

 

So rich is the mystery of the Eucharist that we have a number of terms to illumine its saving grace: the Breaking of the Bread; the Lord’s Supper; the Eucharistic Assembly; the Memorial of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection; the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Eucharistic Liturgy; Holy Communion; and Holy Mass (cf. CCC, nos. 1328-1332).

 

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51, 53).

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-27

Confirmation

“‘The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church.’” (CCC, no. 1288, citing Pope Paul VI, Divinae Consortium Naturae, no. 659).

Find out how to register in our Religious Education Program to start your path to confirmation.

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

Marriage

Because marriage is a sacrament of the Church and a life-long commitment, the common policy of the Dioceses of New Jersey require a preparation period of not less than one (1) year from the proposed date for a wedding ceremony.  Therefore, couples that wish to marry at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish  are required to participate in a formal process designed to help prepare you for your new life together.  This consists of meetings with the priest (or deacon) who will conduct your ceremony, and additional sessions with married and other engaged couples.

Follow this link to our OLPH Wedding Guide Section, which covers every aspect of holding a Catholic marriage ceremony and will be invaluable as you plan your wedding at OLPH.

Reconciliation/
Penance

The Sacrament of Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy. Not only does it free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us. We are liberated to be forgivers. We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: “It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”

St. Nicholas in Egg Harbor City:

Sat. 3:45-4:15 PM


Assumption in Galloway:

Sat. 3:15PM – 3:45PM or by appointment

Anointing the Sick

You can schedule an anointing by contacting OLPH Parish or through a hospital chaplain.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10).