Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Baptism is a Rite of Initiation into the Catholic Church, a welcoming of your child into the Christian Family. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we receive the grace of God and become sharers in the Church’s mission.

The Baptism of an infant is an expression of their parent’s desires to share their faith with their child. Faith is a gift from God, a gift that needs to be nourished.  This is done through prayer, Scripture readings, attendance at Mass on Sundays, receiving the Eucharist and being of service to others. In the sacrament of Baptism, your child is being initiated into the Catholic Church because you, as parents, are promising God and the Church to raise your child in the Catholic Faith. You are taking on a great responsibility of being the first teachers of your child in the ways of Faith.  May your example of day to day living to be the best teachers of the Catholic Faith.

Parent Information

1. Queen of Peace invites and encourages parents to register the entire family as parishioners, so that we may more fully serve your spiritual needs and welcome your family into our parish community.

2. Baptisms are celebrated in a group ceremony throughout the year on specified Sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm. You may also inquire as to arranging for an individual Baptism ceremony on specified Saturday/Sunday afternoons at 1:00 or 2:00pm. There are no Baptisms during Lent.

3. You may inquire as to the availability for a date and time to schedule a baptism by calling the rectory during regular business hours (Monday – Wednesday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM) at 201- 997-0700.  

4. Sponsors forms will be required of godparents and must be received by the Rectory Office no later than 2 weeks prior to the baptism. It is the responsibility of the godparents to secure the necessary certificates and forms to establish their qualification. 

5. You will receive a letter in the mail one month before the baptism to once again confirm the baptism and providing a donation envelope for you to make a gift to the parish in celebration of your child’s baptism.

6. On the date of baptism, kindly arrive at least 15 minutes before the baptism. 

Godparent Information

The Sacrament of Baptism requires the selection of at least one official Godparent, but two (one from each sex) can serve. Parents should ensure that the person(s) they desire to serve in this role for their children are FULLY QUALIFIED BEFORE asking them. 

To serve as a Godparent the participant must:

  1. Be at least be 16 years of age themselves;

  2. Have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist;

  3. Actively practice their faith.

Queen of Peace Church
Serving the Community since 1922

Parish Rectory Phone: (201) 997-0700 | Fax: (201) 997-6214

Religious Ed: (201) 998-0901 | Grammar School: (201) 998-8222

10 Franklin Place, North Arlington, NJ 07031

Church Doors Open:
Monday-Saturday: 7:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday 7:00AM-1:00PM