Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are arranged by appointment. To arrange a meeting with the Pastor and to schedule a Baptism Preparation Class, please call the Parish Office 908-789-0280, ext 10; or email stannesec@comcast.net 

Baptisms are not scheduled during the Lenten season.  Parents are the first & best teachers of their children in Faith.  Faith Formation begins at birth and with Baptism.     

First Holy Communion

First Penance and Holy Communion are both received in the Second Grade at St. Anne's. We use the Family Formation series which incorporates Scripture and the Lives of the Saints into the weekly lessons. Classes are held on Sundays during Religious Education. The Sacrament of Penance is typically received mid-January, and Holy Communion the first Sunday of May. Children preparing to receive these Sacraments are expected to attend Mass regularly, know how to make the Sign of the Cross, be able to recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be, and have basic knowledge of beginners catechism. For questions and registration, please contact the parish office.  

Confirmation

 Confirmation preparation begins in Fall of 9th grade and concludes with the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring  (Students in High School but not yet Confirmed can also register.)  A candidate must be baptized and a desire to participate in their faith and church community.  For questions and registration, please contact the parish office. 

Marriage

Couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage should attend Sunday Mass  every weekend.  Arrangements must be made with the Pastor one year in advance to ensure proper time and adequate preparations for the sacrament.  

Reconciliation

  Saturdays: 4:00 p.m.   

Holy Orders

Those who recognize the call to religious life, the priesthood, or the order of deacon are invited to visit with the pastor.   

Pastoral Care for the Sick

The sacrament is available to those unable to come to Church due to sickness, age, or incapacity.  Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.  Emergencies anytime.