The Catholic Church of St. Mary Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Sacraments
 
BAPTISM
Schedule of Baptisms

CHILDREN:  Baptism of children is celebrated on the First and Third Sundays of the month. If you have a child that you would like have baptized, please call the Parish Office at (856) 424-1454 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. A preparation session for the Sacrament of Baptism for children is held the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Parish Office Meeting Room. First-time parents or parents who have not attended a Baptismal Prep within the past two (2) years at St. Mary, must attend. Please call the Parish Office in advance to schedule your Baptism Prep class.  Godparents are welcome.

ADULTS:  Adults interested in becoming Catholic are welcome to inquire about our R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Iniation of Adults) .  For more information, please click on the RCIA link above or contact our Pastoral Associate (856) 424-0955.

EUCHARIST
The celebration of the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of the spiritual life of Catholic Christians.   At Mass, we are nourished on the Body and Blood of Christ himself and strengthened for our mission to be his Presence in the world.   Our Mass Schedule can be accessed by clicking the link at the top of this page, calling the Parish Office, or checking the cover of our parish bulletin. 

Holy Communion is brought out, on a regular basis, to the sick and/or homebound in our parish.  To request a Communion visit at home, please call the Parish Office at (856) 424-1454.

If you, or a loved one is hospitalized, please ask someone to notify the parish office. Because of HIPAA laws, hospitals are not permitted to divulge the names of patients to visiting clergy without the patient's permission.

PENANCE/RECONCILIATION
Confessions are heard in church on Saturday mornings at 8:30am and again from 10:00am to 10:30am, or by appointment anytime. To contact a priest for an appointment, please call the parish office (856) 424-1454. 

Our Parish also celebrates a Communal Penance Service with individual confessions during Advent and Lent.  Please check the website calendar or weekly parish bulletin for details.

SACRAMENT (ANOINTING) OF THE SICK

People who are facing or recovering from surgery, who are seriously chronically ill, or infirm fom old age are all welcome to request the Sacrament (Anointing) of the Sick . Because of HIPAA laws, hospitals are not permitted to divulge the names of patients to visiting clergy without the patient's permission.  Besure to notify them that you wish to be anointed and/or placed on the Communion list, coordinated by the Hospital chaplain. If you, or a loved one, desirie this sacrament  at home or would like one of our priests to visit you in the hospital, please have a family member call the Parish Center (856) 424-1454 directly to notify us, of your situation.

MATRIMONY

There are several components to Marriage Preparation in the Church.  Couples are encouraged to contact the priest at least one year in advance of the wedding date for an appointment before scheduling a reception hall or contracting with vendors. For more information, please call Parish Center at (856) 424-1454 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm.  


Learn more about Pope Francis's new document on Marriage and Family.  Click here.

CONFIRMATION

Preparation of children for the Sacrament of Confirmation is conducted through our Religious Education Program. For information, please click on the Religious Education link on our homepage side bar menu. Adults interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact our  Pastoral Associate (856) 424-0955 for more information.
HOLY ORDERS

Our Church is always in need of generous men willing to serve as priests and deacons.  If you would like more information on the priesthood or permanent diaconate, please call the Parish Center, or contact Fr. Michael Romano, the Diocesan Office of Vocations (856) 583-2864.