Baptism

Sacred Heart Church Baptism Requirements 

STEP 1: Parents & Godparents Attend Second Sunday Meeting with Father Eric

Second Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM in the rectory (you may park in the lot behind the rectory on Market Street).

At this meeting we can set up the date and time of the Baptism.

Each godparent should bring a copy of his/her Catholic Confirmation certificate and Catholic Church Marriage certificate (if he/she is married) to the meeting. You can contact the parishes where these sacraments occurred and request copies.

Please see “CHOOSING GODPARENTS” below for godparent requirements.

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STEP 2: Attend Last Thursday Baptism Conference with Sister Barbara and Parents & Godparents

Last Thursday of the month.

7:30 PM in the Rectory (you may park on Castleton Avenue in front of the rectory or in the church parking lot).

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STEP 3: Baptism Ceremony

We baptize the children, one family at a time, at a date and time convenient for both priest and family. The date [and time] is settled at the meeting with Father Eric (STEP 1).

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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 prepared to assist the person being baptized and his/her parents through his/her support, example, encouragement and prayer. 

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 cleared by Sacred Heart Parish to serve as godparent. To do so, the godparent candidate must go to the 9 AM Mass on Sunday with his/her Confirmation Certificate (and Marriage Certificate if he/she is married.). The candidate can obtain a copy of these certificates from the parish where he/she received these Sacraments. Immediately after Mass, Sister Barbara will meet with the candidate for clearance. After clearance, Sister will give the sponsor a certificate that must then be passed on to Father Eric, along with the Confirmation (and Marriage Certificate). Those who are unable to meet with Sister after Mass on Sunday must contact Father Eric at 718-442-0058 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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CONFESSION FOR GODPARENTS & PARENTS WITH A CATHOLIC PRIEST BEFORE THE CEREMONY:

This is OPTIONAL but very much recommended. We say it is “optional” because no one can be forced to repent of their sins and to accept God’s love and mercy and grace.

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BAPTISM CONFERENCES AT SACRED HEART

Last Thursday of the Month

2021

June 24, 2021

July 29, 2021

August 26, 2021

September 30, 2021

October 28, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 30, 2021

 

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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