Sacraments

Baptism
Parish celebrations of Infant Baptism are celebrated in the Church on Sundays of every month at 2:30 P.M., except during Lent. Check the calendar for exact dates. First time parents must attend a catechesis session which is held in Our Lady chapel on the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 P.M. Each family must meet with one of our parish ministers in order to schedule a baptism. Call the rectory at (718) 984-7873 to make an appointment. For adult Baptisms, please call the rectory to learn about the RCIA journey. 

Also, see our Baptism FAQs for more information.
 
Eucharist
Preparation for receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion (Eucharist) normally takes place in the second grade. Children must be enrolled in our parish school or in the Religious Education program.
A child with special needs may prepare for the sacrament within his or her own abilities. Please contact Ms. Marie Noel for more information about our education outreach to children with special circumstances.
 
Reconciliation (Confession)
Click here for the schedule for the sacrament of reconciliation.
Preparation for receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation normally takes place in the second grade. Children must be enrolled in our parish school or in the Religious Education program.
A child with special needs may prepare for the sacrament within his or her own abilities. Please contact Ms. Marie Noel for more information about our education outreach to children with special circumstances.
 
Confirmation
Preparation for receiving the sacrament of Confirmation begins immediately following the reception of First Holy Eucharist. Normally this sacrament is celebrated in the seventh grade. Children must be enrolled in our parish school or in the Religious Education program.
A child with special needs may prepare for the sacrament within his or her own abilities. Please contact Ms. Marie Noel for more information about our education outreach to children with special circumstances.
 
Marriage
Please call the rectory at least one year before your wedding date to arrange for your wedding preparation and liturgical celebration. More information is available here.
 
Holy Orders
If you think God is calling you to the priesthood, visit NYPriest.com (Brought to you by the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of New York.)
To learn more about the ministry of Deacon, visit The Diaconate Formation Program of the Archdiocese of New York.
 
Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick consists of the laying on of hands by a priest and the anointing of the sick with blessed oil, and may be accompanied by the sacrament of reconciliation and reception of the Eucharist. The sacrament is given to those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age, or who are facing treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. It may be repeated if the sick person recovers after being anointed and then falls ill again. Anointing of the Sick can be arranged by contacting one of the priests or, in an emergency, at any time by contacting the rectory. Parish celebrations of the Anointing of the Sick are held six times a year during Mass.