The baptisms are scheduled at specified Sunday afternoons at 3:00PM and specified Saturday afternoons at 1PM. To schedule, please contact Karen Dillon at (516) 454-6454. The process is initiated when the parents of a child to be baptized contacts Karen. She will schedule the Gathering and Baptism.

Home Visit:  The first step is a visit to the home of the family whose baby is to be baptized. Our program volunteers called Companions make this visit to greet the family and welcome them. They fill out the paperwork that is required for the church records and pray with the family.

Gathering:  This takes place once a month for the babies that will be baptized the following month.  It is a prayer service where we have a scripture reading, review the Baptism process and view a DVD on “Your Baby’s Baptism.” It takes place on a specific Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM in St. Alphonsus Parish Hall.

Baptism:  The third part of the baptism service occurs on the date the parents have scheduled with Karen. The entire sacrament of Baptism takes place.

At the heart of this program are the volunteers we call Companions. They are the people who reach out to these families and represent the entire parish to them. If you would like to become a Companion, you can either call Karen Dillon at 516-454-6454 or the rectory office at 516-931-0818.
St. Martin of Tours
220 Central Avenue · Bethpage, NY 11714 · 516-931-0818