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St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey

Sacraments

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: To schedule an anointing call the Pastor's Office at 732-938-5375 Option #7.

BAPTISM: We celebrate Baptism on the second Sunday of each month at 12:30 P.M. or during the 11:30 A.M. Mass. Prior to scheduling the Baptism of your child, sponsor letters, donation, and attendance at a  Baptism Preparation Class  is mandatory for parents. Classes are held in Classroom 10 on the  4th Sunday of the month . To  Sign Up , please fill out the registration form on our website for the date you wish to attend. Godparents/sponsors are also encouraged to attend.

MATRIMONY: Couples planning a marriage must contact the parish office to begin marriage preparation at least one year before the anticipated wedding date.

RCIA:  The process by which adults become Catholic and/or receive the Sacraments is called Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA meets tthe 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN:  The RCIA for children is a process that invites any child age 7 to 18, interested in the Catholic Faith, to discover what the Catholic Church teaches and believes. It is open to anyone seekng to get to know Jesus. Like the RCIA for adults, this process is accomplished in a comfortable, friendly and informal environment designed for chldren. Certain Rites are celebrated in the church throughout their journey in faith.

RECONCILIATION: Reconciliation is offered every Saturday, from 3:30 - 4:00pm, or by appointment, if necessary.

FIRST RECONCILIATION and FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  involve a two-year preparation process, beginning in the 1st Grade with these two Sacraments being administered during the Spring of 2nd Grade. Please contact our Religious Education Department for further information.

HOLY COMMUNION is distributed under "both kinds" (Host and Cup) at most weekend Masses. For those suffering Celiac Sprue, a very low gluten host (37 micrograms) is available at all weekend Masses, by notifying the Celebrant before Mass begins. Further information can be found at Gluten-Free Living Magazine.

CONFIRMATION involves a three year preparation process where students prepare during the 6th and 7th Grade. Please contact our Religious Education Department for further information.

OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY TO BE A SPONSOR - In order to be a godparent/sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, a person must have received all their Sacraments through Confirmation; be at least 16 years of age; if married, must be married in the Catholic Church; and attend Mass faithfully ( showing attendance through the use of your church envelopes, the welcome envelopes located in the narthex, or via WeShare online giving ); be a registered, actively participating parishioner for a minimum of six (6) months. Please stop by the Parish Office to fill out a form to be recommended for sponsorship. All requests will be seen by the Pastor and you will be notified when your form is ready.


© 2018 Saint Catherine's - 31 Asbury Road, Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727 | phone: 732-938-5375 | fax: 732-938-3260
Religious Education 732-938-6229



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