Baptism

The Waters of Baptism

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.

“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 children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in  her mission:  Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the world” 

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, no 1213)

Parents wishing to have their child(ren) baptized here at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish (Church of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel) must be registered with the parish in order to schedule a baptism date (which can be done online at www.montclaircatholics.org) and must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to the child’s baptism. Baptisms are normally celebrated on select days and Baptismal Preparation Sessions are held on select Thursday evenings and Saturday Mornings. Please contact the Parish office for details.

Parents wishing to have their child baptized at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish (Churches of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel) must be registered, regularly attend and actively support (either with envelopes or online donations) the Parish for at least 3 months. The registration form is available online at http://www.montclaircatholics.org/registration/. A meeting with one of the priests is required before a date can be confirmed and parents must attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Baptisms are normally celebrated on the last Saturday of the month at 11.30am. Please contact the Parish office for further details.