SACRAMENTS

at St. Aedan's

The celebration of the Sacraments, in which the spiritual life of the faithful is formed and nourished, stands at the center of the community’s life at St. Aedan’s.  From marking key moments in each Christian’s life to celebrating the cycle of feasts and Sundays of the Church year, members of the parish gather to pray together and to be strengthened in their journeys of faith through the celebration of the Sacraments.

In this Pandemic Moment, please call the parish office at (201) 433 6800 and leave a message for Joy or Fr. Rocco regarding Sacraments at St. Aedan's. Note especially that all Baptisms are private and preparation is by Zoom.

Holy Eucharist. All are invited to Holy Mass on Sunday at 9 AM and 1 PM in English, and at 11:00 AM in Spanish. Daily Masses are celebrated in English at 12:10 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

Mass requests may be made for special intentions, including prayers of thanksgiving, petition, and in remembrance of the deceased. Please contact Joy Villanueva, parish secretary for details about scheduling and donation.

Reconciliation. Confessions take place every Friday from 1 to 1:30 PM on the rectory patio by Stewardship Hall, if weather permits. Both penitent and priest are required to wear masks for the duration of the Confession.

 

Baptism. The baptism of infants is performed at 2 PM on the third Saturday of every month, with English and Spanish alternating every month. (Click here to download the monthly schedule of English and Spanish baptisms.) To register for a baptism, parents need to bring their child’s birth certificate to the parish office and undergo the baptism preparation course, which is held every third Thursday of the month at 7 PM. English and Spanish alternate each month; again, click here for the detailed schedule. Contact Joy Villanueva, Parish Secretary for details. Please check the parish bulletin for more information.

Adults seeking the Sacrament of Baptism must undergo the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). For more information, contact Joy Villanueva, Parish Secretary.

First Communion and Confirmation. Receiving the Sacraments of first Holy Communion and Confirmation usually takes place in the course of the program of religious education (CCD) offered by the parish.  Registration for religious education takes place in September, and classes are held (in Spanish and in English) on Sunday mornings through the school year.  Children typically begin religious education classes around the age of five, so that after two years of instruction they may be ready to receive their first Communion around the age of seven.  Classes to prepare young people to receive Confirmation are held for older students.  For more information, please contact Fr. Rocco.

Adults seeking the Sacraments of first Holy Communion and Confirmation must undergo the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). For more information, contact Joy Villanueva, Parish Secretary.

Matrimony. Parishioners and members of the Saint Peter's University community are welcome to profess their wedding vows within a Catholic rite of marriage at St. Aedan's. For more information, please contact Joy Villanueva, Parish Secretary.

Anointing of the Sick. To schedule a pastoral visit by a priest to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact Joy Villanueva, Parish Secretary.

Holy Orders.  Holy Orders is the Sacrament celebrated to ordain a person to the ministerial priesthood. All members of the Church, by virtue of their baptism, are called to priestly service in the Church, giving fit praise and worship to God by their full participation in the community’s prayer and by their faithful witness to Christ in daily life.  Those ordained to the ministerial priesthood are further charged to serve the community by administering the Sacraments, proclaiming the word of God and caring for the needs of the faithful and the wider community.

Every member of the Church has a vocation, and many are called to ministerial service in the Church in one form or another, whether ordained or lay.  Those interested in learning more about serving as a priest or in discerning God’s call in their lives are encouraged to speak with one of the priests at the parish.  Information about becoming a Jesuit priest or brother, like those serving at St. Aedan’s, may be found here, while information about becoming a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark may be found here.

Funerals. Funeral services are typically coordinated through the funeral home employed for the deceased.  The funeral home will contact the parish directly with details about the wake and funeral services.

In this Pandemic Moment, please call the parish office at (201) 433 6800 and leave a message for Joy or Fr. Rocco regarding Sacraments at St. Aedan's. Note especially that all Baptisms are private and preparation is by Zoom.

 

800 Bergen Ave., 

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel (201) 433 6800

Fax (201) 433 1222

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