Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons & daughters of God. We become members of the Body of Christ as we join the Church. Baptism of Infants is celebrated on Sundays at 1:30 PM eleven months of the year. To begin your Baptismal Preparation of Infants, email Fr. Tad Jank at or call 201-664-3131 ext. 112.
If you’re an adult seeking Baptism or thinking about becoming Christian, email Cathy Wollyung at cwollyung@stjohnhillsdalecom
or call 201- 666-2707 ext. 217.
This sacrament of Christ’s forgiveness is celebrated each Saturday from 4:00-4:45pm in the Church and at Interparochial Communal services during Advent and Lent.
First Eucharist is offered to children of our parish in the second grade or older who have been baptized. Registration forms are mailed to parents of our parish community who currently have a child(ren) registered in CCD or St. John's Academy in mid-August. Registration forms also are available in the Parish Center.
St. John's Youth Confirmation Program is a two-year program for high school youth that meets throughout the year. Candidates have time for discernment and formation as they seek to follow Christ as one of His disciples. The program includes retreat time and information meetings to guide candidates on the journey. Facilitators, sponsors and families work with the church community to assist and empower the candidates as they give witnesses to their faith in words and action by using their gifts to live out their Christian vocation. Click Here to download your Confirmation Forms.
Please contact Nicole Mahncke at for information about the High School Program.
Couples are urged to begin preparation for marriage immediately after the engagement, but not less than one year previous to the wedding date.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values. Wedding arrangements must be made by calling 201.664.3131.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK
Anointing of the Sick is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. By Christ's passion and death on the Cross, we are given new meaning to all human suffering: it aligns us to Him and unites us with His redemptive suffering. In case of severe illness or for those anticipating hospitalization for surgery, contact the Parish Office for a priest to visit for the Sacrament of Anointing. You can also contact the Pastoral Care Office at any of our area hospitals for anointing and communion.
The next anointing of the sick will be celebrated in October 2019. However, if anyone is ill, homebound, or in the hospital and wants to receive this healing sacrament, please notify the rectory.