Our baptism ministry reaquaints parents with the purpose of baptism and its sacramental significance in order to help them prepare for their child's baptism. It provides a deeper understanding of the sacrament and the responsibilities connected to bringing children into the Body of Christ. Arrangements should be made during pregnancy/adoption planning or shortly after birth by calling Deacon Joe Wisneski at (973) 635-4976. Parents will be interviewed by Deacon Joe or another staff member to obtain the information needed for the church's sacramental records. Families living within the parish area are encouraged to register with the parish for contact information. First time parents and those new to St. Patrick Parish are required to attend an instructional session on the sacrament with members of the Baptism ministry. Please contact Deacon Joe with any questions.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at 12:30PM on Sundays. Volunteers host baptismal preparation meetings with parents and a staff member.