Sacraments


BAPTISM


CHILDREN:  Baptism of children is celebrated on the Third Sundays of the month year round at 12:30pm.  In the Easter Season, Baptism may take place during the 11:30am Mass, as well. 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. (Office closed on Fridays during summer.) 

 A preparation session for the Sacrament of Baptism for children is held each month.  First-time parents or parents, who have not attended a Baptismal Prep session 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 encouraged to attend.

ADULTS:  Adults interested in becoming Catholic are welcome to inquire about our R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults).  Please contact our Pastor at (856) 424-1454
 or click HERE for more information.

 

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 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 Saturdays at 8:30am and again from 4:00pm to 4:45pm, or by appointment. To contact a priest for an appointment, please call the Parish office (856) 424-1454
 

SACRAMENT (ANOINTING) OF THE SICK

People who are facing or recovering from surgery, who are seriously chronically ill, infirmed from old age or may be in danger of passing 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.  Be sure 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, desire 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 office (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. To schedule an appointment with one of the priests, please call Parish office at (856) 424-1454.    

CONFIRMATION

Preparation of children for the Sacrament of Confirmation is conducted through our Religious Education Program. For information, please contact our Religious Education office at (856) 424-2679 or email at stmaryreligiouseducation@verizon.net.   Adults interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact our Parish Office at (856) 424-1454  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 office, or call the Diocese at (856) 756-7900 and ask for the Office of Vocations.