Baptism Information

Thank you for inquiring about a Baptism.  We are happy you have chosen to bring your child into the community of Jesus Christ through the sacrament of Baptism.  Below you will find some guidelines that will help you arrange and plan your child’s Baptism here at St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish.

In order to have your child baptized here at our parish, you must be a registered member.  If you are not a member, you may still have a Baptism here if your parents are registered members.  In this case, you will need a letter of permission from your own parish.

Please note that Baptism dates cannot be arranged until AFTER all the following: the child is born, you have supplied us with the necessary letters of eligibility for the godparents and/or sponsors. Normally, a Baptism preparation class is required for parents to attend but it currently on hold due to COVID-19. We are working to have a new option in the near future.

Please complete the form below and send the following documentation to the rectory offices at 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or email to

Please note- there is no required fee to Baptize a child at St. Catharine- St. Margaret Parish but donations toward the upkeep of the churches or a gift to the priest/deacon are always appreciated.

Congratulations to you during this very exciting time.  We look forward to meeting and working with you.  With prayers and best wishes.


Fill out my online form.