Baptism

STEP 1: Contact the Pastor

Parents must phone or email Father Eric to begin the process. 718-442-0058 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

STEP 2 Third Monday Baptism Meeting for Parents: 

             3rd Monday of the month 

             8 PM in the Rectory

STEP 3: Last Thursday Baptism Conference for Parents & Godparents

  ...........Last Thursday of the month

............ 7:30 PM in the Rectory

Parents and Godparents must attend one of these parish Baptism Conferences (on the last Thursday of the Month at 7:30 pm in the Rectory) if they are baptizing a child for the first time here at Sacred Heart. If they have attended a Baptism Conference here at Sacred Heart in the past (because they have other children or godchildren) then they would be exempt.  

STEP 4: Baptism Ceremony (Offered Every First Sunday of the Month)

2:15 PM (sharp) in the church 

 

CHOOSING GODPARENTS: 

The maximum number of godparents is two. (One Female and One Male). One godparent is sufficient. (Male or Female).

Each Godparent must 

  • be at least 16 years of age.
  • have received the Catholic Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • attend Catholic Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
  • if married, be married in the Catholic Church.
  • if single, be not cohabitating with a significant other.
  • be prepared to assist the person being baptized and his/her parents through his/her support, example, encouragement and prayer. 
  • obtain a Sponsor Certificate from his/her parish where he/she usually goes to Mass each Sunday

BAPTISM CONFERENCES AT SACRED HEART

2018

November 29 at 7:30 pm December 27 at 7:30 pm

2019

January 31 at 7:30 pm July 25 at 7:30 pm
February 28 at 7:30 pm August 29 at 7:30 pm
March 28 at 7:30 pm September 26 at 7:30 pm
April 25 at 7:30 pm October 31 at 7:30 pm
May 30 at 7:30 pm November 29 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
June 27 at 7:30 pm December 26 at 7:30 pm

 

Sponsor Certificates

If you have been asked to be a godparent for a Baptism or Confirmation please come to the 9 AM Mass on Sunday and then, immediately after the Mass, meet with Sister Barbara in the vestibule of the church. For Godparent requirements see the Baptism requirements above. To make other arrangements with Sister Barbara you may contact her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Confessions

Saturdays from 4-4:45 pm and any time upon request

 

Marriages

Couples should come to the rectory at least 6 months before their wedding in order to begin the process for Matrimony in the Church.

 

Sick Calls

Anytime, please contact one of the priests at 442-0058.

 

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