For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Parents need to call the rectory office and make an appointment with a priest. Baptisms are offered on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 2PM. If it is the first child in a family being baptized the parents are requested to attend the 10:30 am mass. Following the mass a baptismal preparation class is held in the rectory at 11:30 am that all parents must attend. This is held on the second Sunday of the month.
The god parents chosen must be a confirmed Catholic, and at least 16 years of age who leads a life of faith in keeping with the Church and her teachings. Exceptional circumstances of a god parent should be discussed with a priest prior to the baptism.
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.
Congratulations! The prospective bride and groom should call the rectory to make an appointment to discuss details of the marriage with one of the priests of the parish at least six months in advance of the wedding to allow time for adequate preparation. The customary fee for the wedding is $750 including the cantor and organist.
Pre-Cana is available in our parish. Please click here for the schedule and registration form for Pre-Cana.
Note: Applications submitted less than a month prior to the requested class date must call to check for class availability.
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.
Confessions are heard every Saturday and in addition the Eves of Holy Days and the Eves of First Fridays for 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Confessions are also available by appointment by calling the rectory office.
Anointing of the Sick and Visits to the Homebound and the Ill
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
Priest, Deacons and Eucharistic Ministers will visit the sick and homebound as requested by family and friends through the rectory office. The Anointing of the Sick is available upon request or under emergency situations and requires an immediate notification to the rectory office.
Sacrament of the Eucharist
The celebration of Eucharist is the heart of the Church’s Life. This sacrament constitutes the principal Christian liturgical celebration of and communion in the paschal mystery of Christ. We invite and encourage you to join us for the is special sacrament. Please see our mass schedule for times that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass are offered.
Sacrament of Holy Orders
The sacrament of Holy Orders by which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying of hands. This sacrament has three distinct “orders”: deacon, priest and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character.
If you feel that you are being called to vocation to priesthood, religious life or the diaconate we ask you to call the rectory and speak to a priest or you may contact the diocesan vocation office. http://www.longislandpriest.com
Sacrament of Confirmation
One of the ensemble of the Sacraments of Initiation into the Church together with Baptism, and the Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which seal or “confirm” the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.