Parents must be active Catholics and registered* in the parish for a minimum of six months before the Baptism date. You may have one or two godparents. At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic, baptized and confirmed.
The godparents must participate in the pre-baptismal class or should have a letter from their home parish, stating that they have attended the pre-baptismal class and that they are practicing Catholics if they do not belong to our parish.
In order to baptize a baby whose parents belong to another parish, we need written permission from their priest. We need a copy of the birth certificate of the child, or the official certificate from the hospital where the child was born. (This facilitates in creating the Baptismal Certificate.) The fee to Saint Francis is $75 if a registered Parishioner, and $150 if a non-parishioner. Fees must be paid prior to the Baptism. No one will be denied the sacrament because of financial difficulties.
- Registered Parishioner: Active and contributing member of Parish.
English preparation classes are held on the first Tuesday of every month.
Pre bautismales en español cada primer lunes del mes.
Chuck and Cathy Cecil
OR Sue Marshall at (908) 872-6054
775-815-6835 OR 832-8035