Sacraments

Baptism

 

OLPH baptisms are celebrated on the third and fourth Sunday of each month, (unless otherwise specified) at 12:00 PM. First time parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation Session held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Office.

To make arrangements for a baptism and register for the Session, please call the Parish Office (609) 652-0008. + Read More

Reconciliation/Penance

Confessions at OLPH Parish:
Egg Harbor (St. Nicholas) Sat. 3:30-4:15 PM
Galloway (Assumption) Sat. 3PM – 3:30PM
or by appointment

The Sacrament of Penance is an experience of the gift of God’s boundless mercy. Not only does it free us from our sins but it also challenges us to have the same kind of compassion and forgiveness for those who sin against us. We are liberated to be forgivers. We obtain new insight into the words of the Prayer of St. Francis: “It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” + Read More

Holy Eucharist

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51, 53).

Click here for the OLPH Mass and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament schedule.

So rich is the mystery of the Eucharist that we have a number of terms to illumine its saving grace: the Breaking of the Bread; the Lord’s Supper; the Eucharistic Assembly; the Memorial of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection; the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Eucharistic Liturgy; Holy Communion; and Holy Mass (cf. CCC, nos. 1328-1332). + Read More

Confirmation


“‘The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church.’”
(CCC, no. 1288, citing Pope Paul VI, Divinae Consortium Naturae, no. 659).

Find out how to register in our Religious Education Program to start your path to confirmation. + Read More

Marriage

This section is an overview of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church and our parish with a brief introduction to OLPH parish requirements. If you are looking for complete parish wedding guidelines follow this link to our OLPH Wedding Guide Section, which covers every aspect of holding a Catholic marriage ceremony and will be invaluable as you plan your wedding at OLPH. + Read More

Holy Orders

Find out more about vocations by visiting the Camden Diocese Office of Vocations.

By virtue of our Baptism, all Christians are part of a common priesthood of believers. We are all called to participate in Christ’s mission. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops and priests are given a special role in carrying out this mission. They exercise a ministerial priesthood. Deacons also receive a special grace through ordination and are called to assist the ministry of bishops and priests (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1547, 1554). + Read More

Anointing of the Sick

You can schedule an anointing by contacting OLPH Parish or through a hospital chaplain.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10). + Read More