Sacraments

 


Sacramental Schedule

Baptisms
First Sunday of the Month 
Confessions
Wednesdays:
1:00 - 2:00pm

Saturdays:
3:00 - 3:45pm
Weddings
Contact Parish Priest 1 year in advance 

 

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament of belonging to, and membership in the Church, which is the Body of Christ. In the celebration of Baptism God shares with us the gift of His own Divine Life. New members are welcomed into the community of faith at Saint Maximilian Kolbe each week. Baptism is celebrated following the 1:00pm Mass on the first Sunday of the month.

Parents of infants to be baptized need to be registered in the Parish and have attended the Baptism Preparation Class.

Godparents must have a certificate of eligibility from their Parish.


Holy Eucharist

Receiving the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus should be a regular part of our participation in the Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass).  You have this opportunity every day at the Weekday Masses Monday-Wednesday 7:00am; Wednesday-Friday 8:30am.  On weekends the Parish celebrates its unity at all Masses - on Saturday at 4:00 & 5:30pm and on Sunday at 7:00, 8;30, 10:00, 11:30am and 1:00pm.

If you are Homebound and in need of the Holy Eucharist, please call the Parish Office at 732-914-0300 and we will take your information and have a Eucharistic Minister contact you.

If you are in need of a priest after hours, please call 732-914-0300 and the answering service will contact the priest that is on call.


Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament in which we experience, affirm, and receive in a deeper way the life of the Spirit that we first received in Baptism. This sacrament is usually celebrated in the spring of a teen’s eighth grade year. The Bishop of the Diocese is the usual administrator of the sacrament. Regular attendance and continuous participation in the religious Education Program is a prerequisite.

Adults will be prepared for the sacrament through the RCIA Program and will be confirmed at the Easter Vigil celebration.

Sponsors need a certificate of eligibility from their Parish.


Reconciliation

Reconciliation rooms offer individuals the opportunity for “face to face” or “behind the screen” confession. During Lent and Advent communal celebrations of our reconciliation with God are offered.

The Sacrament is available on an individual basis every Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00pm and on Saturdays from 3:00 - 3:45PM.


Anointing of the Sick

NO LONGER referred to as “Last Rites,” the sick may request this anointing at any time they feel the need for God’s grace and healing love.

If you or a loved one is in need of an emergency anointing and would like to arrange to have a priest visit at home, in a facility or hospital please call the Office at 732-914-0300.

If you are in need of a priest after hours, please call 732-914-0300 and the answering service will contact the priest that is on call.

At Community Medical Center this sacrament is celebrated by the Catholic Chaplain.  At the nursing station the sick person or a family member should ask that the Chaplain be called.

Do not wait until the person is near death.  The Sacrament is not only for the terminally ill but for any and all the sick.



Holy Orders

If you are discerning a possible calling to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life, please feel free to speak to one of our priests or deacons, their extensions can be found on the Staff Page of our website.


Marriage

Persons wishing to celebrate this Sacrament need to call the Parish Office at least one year prior to the intended date of the ceremony.

Participation in a pre-marriage program (Pre-Cana, Engaged Encounter, etc.) is required.

The couple needs a copy of the Parish wedding policies from the Parish Office.