Sacraments

Baptism

Children ages 7 and younger may be baptized at the request of the parents or legal guardians only, who must promise to raise the child Catholic by enrolling him or her in Catholic school or a religious education program.  To schedule a baptism, the parents must meet with Sister Celeste, who will offer instruction in the meaning of the sacrament.  The first step is to complete the pre-baptism form, after which Sister Celeste Mokrzycki will contact you.

For information about baptizing older children and adults, contact Maria Isabel Giron, Coordinator and Director of Religious Education.

Religious Education

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday………..11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact
Maria Isabel Giron, CRE Director
mgiron@accatholic.org……….. 609-345-1878 ext. 24
or Call/Text the Religious Ed cellphone 609-401-8658
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St. Monica Religious Education 2020-2021
Space is limited, please stop by the office on regular hours.
Before you turn in your application, please make sure to have met the following requirements:

1. The application form which you can pick up at the Parish office, should be fully completed.
2. bring a copy of your child/children’s baptism certificate
3. Prepare to pay the full tuition cost: 85.00 per child – tuition costs may vary.
4. Please meet these requirements so that your child may be able to start the school year as planned.

Application for Religious Ed. Here!

Confession

During the pandemic, please contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with a priest. You may request anonymity.

Marriage

Contact the parish office to meet with a parish priest to prepare for receiving the sacrament of marriage at least six months before your hopeful wedding date.

Parishioners (active and registered before marriage planning)$250
Atlantic City police and firefightersFee waived at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church
Destination weddings$1,400
Wedding fees
Saturday weddings
Our Lady Star of the SeaMust begin by 1 PM
St. Nicholas of TolentineMust begin by 1 PM
St. MichaelLater start times are usually possible
Sunday weddings
Our Lady Star of the SeaNot available
St. Nicholas of TolentineMust begin no earlier than 3 PM
St. MichaelGreat flexibility is usually possible
Wedding start times

More information is available for destination weddings.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact the parish office to request the anointing of sick for someone who is seriously ill or expecting major surgery.

You may also contact the office for “last rites” for someone is who is actively dying. They could include confession (for one who is able to speak) and Holy Communion (for one who is able to consume) as well as the anointing and prayers for the commendation of the dying.

Funeral

Generally, after the family has contacted a funeral home, their staff calls the parish to schedule the funeral and a priest is assigned to celebrate the Mass.  Local funeral homes are aware of the parish’s policies.  The following information is provided for the convenience of the family.

Funerals may be held in any of the three parish churches.  Viewings may begin one hour after the start of the morning Mass.  Evening viewings, however, are not possible.  Eulogies are permitted at the beginning of the Mass, after the opening song but before the opening prayer.  Generally, the parish chooses the musician for the funeral.  If the family wishes to choose the musician, that person must first be approved by the parish.

After the funeral home has contacted the parish, a member of the parish bereavement committee will contact the family to arrange a meeting to plan the funeral.  The committee member will help the family choose Scripture readings and appropriate hymns and collect information about the deceased for the priest celebrating the funeral Mass.

For more information, contact one of the pastoral associates.