Baptism | Confirmation | Marriage | Holy Unction & Ministries to the Sick

Baptism

Holy Baptism is usually administered within the Eucharist at the Easter Vigil, on Pentacost, the Sunday after or on All Saints Day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after Epiphany). If you want to receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism, or wish for your baby or young child to be baptised, please contact the church office at 856-428-2229. Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons. Sponsors of infants, or godparents, along with the parents, present their candidates, and make promises in their own names and take vows on behalf of the candidates. Click here to review the covenants that candidates for Baptism or their sponsors are asked to make.

Confirmation

Those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Confirmation and reception into the Episcopal church is also available for adults. At St. Bart's, the bishop usually visits once a year. In advance of the Bishop's visit, confirmation instruction is provided. If you have questions, or wish to be included in the next confirmation class, please contact the church office at 856-428-2229.

Marriage

Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church, at least one of the parties must be a baptized Christian. In the case of a divorced person wishing to marry, please contact the rector for information and counseling. A wedding information sheet is available below for your convenience. This should be completed before meeting with the rector. A fee schedule is available, including the fees for all weddings, as well as the cost for weddings for non-church members.

Ministries to the Sick

If you or a family member is ill or hospitalized, please notify the church office. We minister to the sick in many ways.

  • Holy Unction is offered every Wednesday morning at the 10 am Eucharist.

  • Healing Eucharists, with laying on of hands and prayer, are offered on Sunday, 10 am, each fall and spring. For a schedule of Healing services check the calendar link of this site.

  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers take Holy Communion to those that are unable to attend church each Sunday and/or Wednesday.

  • Clergy visits are available both at the hospital and at home.

  • We also have lay hospital visitors.

  • Intercessions (part of the Prayers of the People) on Sunday mornings will be included for 4 weeks, unless other arrangements are made with the office.

  • The Circle of Prayer is a group of men and women who pray daily for those who are in need of pray. The Circle of Prayer takes confidentiality very seriously. For more about contacting the Circle of Prayer concerning intercessions or becoming a member of this important ministry, click here, or contact the church office.

  • St. Bart's is a loving, generous family. If you need assistance, please let us know how we can minister to you.

Most importantly, please let the church office know that you are ill. We can't help if we don't know what you need!