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Baptism at O.L.F. Catholic Church
Baptismal Preparation

Holy Baptism Is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments . .Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission ... " (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)

Because of original sin, we are born without grace in our souls, so there is no way for us to have fellowship with God. Jesus became man to bring us into union with his Father. He said no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is first born of "water and the Spirit" (John 3:5) - this refers to baptism. Through baptism we are born again, but this time on a spiritual level instead of a physical level. We are washed in the bath of rebirth (Titus 3:5).

Parents and godparents whose children are to be baptized must attend a Baptismal class (Once a Month on WEDNESDAY at 8:00pm) to reflect on the responsibilities they undertake when baptizing their children. Please contact our Church Office for more information.

Baptism Guidelines

We welcome you as family of O.L.F Catholic Church. Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation and should be celebrated in the parish where the parents of the child worship.

Baptism is a communal celebration. The child is being joined to our parish community, the Body of Christ. Our community pledges to assist your child along his/her journey of Christian Faith.

Baptisms are celebrated at 2:30 p.m., SUNDAY.

Baptism Donation: 50.00 dollars

To register a baby for Baptism at OLF please provide the following:

  • Proof that parents are active parishioners at OLF.
  • Birth certificate of the child.
  • Sponsor certificates for godparents stating they are practicing Catholics, are at least 18 years of age, and at least one of them has been fully confirmed into the church and practice their faith.
  • Love donation ($50.00) when reserving date.
  • If one parent belongs to another religion or will be absent at the baptism, a notarized letter giving OLF the authority to baptize the child.
  • Parents and Godparents must attend catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism.

Thank You. God Bless your Family.

To request a copy of a Baptismal Certificate for any Baptism celebrated at OLF Catholic Church, please contact the Parish Office, (973)764-4457 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.