Sacred Heart Church, Manville NJ
 
 
 
SACRAMENTS

Welcome to Sacred Heart Church in Manville, NJ.
We invite you to register and become a part of our parish community by calling the Parish Office and making an appointment with the Pastor.

† Parish Membership

Every family in the parish is required to be registered in our parish. If you are not registered we are unable to serve you by issuing testimonial letters in connection with sponsorship for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Matrimony. We cannot give recommendations for Catholic schools or character references. The regular use of envelopes is the present system of supporting our parish. We ask you to use them.

A record of your contributions for the year is available upon request for Income Tax purposes. Every working member of Sacred Heart Parish is expected to contribute to the support of our church. Please register when you move into the parish and notify us as soon as possible when leaving or changing your address.

† Sacrament of Baptism
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate must be provided
  • Arrangements should be made at least one month prior to the Baptism, preferably during the pregnancy.
  • Parents must be registered and practicing members of our parish for a minimum of three months.
  • Parents must pick up a Baptismal book (there is a $5 fee for the book) at the parish office and read it before attending the required one-hour instructional session "Baptism Basics".
    The Baptism Basics session is offered in both English and Polish.
    For classes call Fr. Mariusz Mazurkiewicz at 908-704-0696.
  • Godparents: Ideally, both sponsors should be practicing Catholics. If it is not possible to find two practicing Catholics, one sponsor can be non-Catholic as long as they practice a Christian religion. (The other must be Catholic.) Keep in mind that the non-Catholic would not be a godparent to the child, but a witness to the Baptism. You must obtain a letter from the godparent’s parish called a "Certificate of Eligibility" stating that they are able to be a Godparent.
  • After attending Baptism Basics and obtaining the "Certificates of Eligibility" for the godparents, the parents must call the parish office 908-725-0072 and make an appointment with the Pastor.
    The Pastor is the only person able to schedule a Baptism. Baptisms cannot be scheduled until the meeting with the Pastor takes place.
  • Baptisms usually take place on Sundays at 1:00PM and are private ceremonies.
  • There will be no Baptisms performed during Lent, on Easter Sunday or on Christmas Day.
† Sacrament of Matrimony
Diocesan policy requires at least a six-month advance notification of the Pastor and participation in Pre-Cana Instruction. A six-month parish pre-registration is also required before the date of marriage and before any social plans are made. For more information please click the Wedding Booklet
† Pastoral Care of the Sick
Urgent calls can be made at any hour, day or night. Please notify the priest whenever anyone is sick, admitted to a hospital, homebound, or unable to attend Mass and wishes to receive Sacraments.
† Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:45 to 5:45 PM and on Wednesdays before OLPH Novena in Polish. In addition, confessions are heard at Christ the King Church in Manville daily from 6:30AM to 7AM and on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4PM. In every other case please make arrangements through parish office or rectory.