sacraments

Baptism

Contact: Eileen Baker

               ebakerlf@gmail.com

Baptism is the beginning and foundation of the whole Christian life.  Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of Christ.  We consciously choose for our children this way of living, of following the ways of our Lord in the Catholic Church. We become members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and are made sharers in her mission.

Infant baptisms are celebrated with the parish community at Mass on designated Sundays during the year.   Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Center at 908.464.7444.

 

Confirmation

Contact: Dan Grossano

confirmation.lf@gmail.com

Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of  the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or confirm the baptized in unison with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and  apostolic life of the Church.

The Confirmation Program begins in January with 8th graders.Confirmation is celebrated with our ninth graders in the fall, after they have completed a preparation program including prayer, study, service, and a retreat.

Any baptized adult Catholic who has not yet been confirmed is invited to participate in the RCIA process in preparation to receive the Sacrament of  Confirmation during the Easter season

Anointing of the Sick

The care of the sick and elderly is always a loving concern to the Christian community.  The Sacrament of the Sick proclaims and makes real the healing and gentle love of Christ.  It is available to those who are seriously ill, aged, infirm, or facing surgery.

Please contact the Parish Office at 908.464.1585 regarding any member of the household who is ill and would like to be anointed by a priest.

A special Mass for Anointing of the Sick is held twice a year on designated Saturdays.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

Contact: eucharist.lf@gmail.com

The Eucharist is the heart of our Catholic tradition.  The Eucharist is the fountain from which all of the Church’s life and power flows, and it is the summit toward which all her activity is directed.

Mass is celebrated daily at Little Flower, and Communion is distributed under both forms. Communion is brought to the sick and homebound upon request.

 

RCIA

Contact:  Eileen Baker 
ebakerlf@gmail.com or 908-464-7444
 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of faith which welcomes adults, age 18 and over, into the Roman Catholic Church.  It includes periods of inquiry, catechetical sessions, discernment, prayer and finally the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation:  Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, which occur during the Easter Vigil or during the Easter season.

The RCIA is a community journey that leads to a transformation of mind and spirit.  Its purpose is to assist prospective Catholics in their journey to become active members of the Church community through periods of study, faith sharing, scripture reflection, and rites (steps along the way that are celebrated with the parish community).

 

Reconciliation

Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus continues to forgive, heal and reconcile us to our God and to one another.A priest is available to hear confessions every Saturday, except Holy Saturday, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Upper Church.

Confession is also available on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Upper Church.

Parishioners are welcome to seek individual reconciliation and spiritual direction at other times by appointment with a priest

Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage celebrates and witnesses the covenant love between a man and a woman and symbolizes in that union Christ’s covenant love for the Church.Since marriage is such a sacred and challenging vocation, it is important that couples be properly prepared to receive this sacrament.

The couple should make arrangements one year in advance at the Parish Office, in accordance with archdiocesan policy.

Due to the renovation of the Little Church, weddings

will be held in the surrounding churches.

Contact Liz at the parish office at: 908-464-1585 to discuss your wedding options.

First Holy Communion for Children

Contact: Teresa Johnson - Coordinator of Religious Formation

religioused.lf@gmail.com

Children of the parish are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the second grade. The Archdiocese of Newark requires that a child attend religious education classes for at least two years prior to the reception of any sacrament. Special preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is done by the parents/guardians of the children under the supervision and guidance of the Religious Education staff. Special preparation is also provided for children above the second grade level who have not received these sacraments.

 

Holy Orders

Ordination to the priesthood and diaconate is a sacramental commissioning that empowers men to serve in roles of leadership in the Church and act in the name of Christ and the Christian community with the promised assistance of the Holy Spirit.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is celebrated annually by our Archbishop in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Is God calling you to priesthood or Religious Life? Visit www.NewPriestNJ.com or call the Archdiocese of Newark Office of Vocations for Diocesan Priesthood at 973-313-6190 for more information. 

 

Funerals

Contact: Liz Mancinelli

               lfmusicministry.lf@gmail.com

Peace to you at this time of grief and sadness in your life. 
The faith community of the Church of the Little Flower is keeping you in prayer at this time.

We at the Church of the Little Flower endeavor to make this time a source of comfort from God and the faith community. After your meeting with the funeral director, one of the pastoral staff at the parish will contact you to arrange a time when you and other family members can meet with us at the parish to prepare the funeral Mass. In preparation for the meeting, please click on the link to view our Funeral Planning Sheet. Filling this out will help our Priests design a personal funeral for your loved one.

 

 

 

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908-464-1585

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Bernauer Parish Center

290 Plainfield Ave.

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Celebration of the Eucharist 

Saturday Evening - 5:30 pm 

Sunday Morning - 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 am 

Monday - Saturday - 9:00 am in the Bernauer Parish Center

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