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Baptisms Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life.  Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God, become members of Christ, and are incorporated into the Church and her mission.

Baptisms are on the first Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  It is the law of the NY Archdiocese that infants may only be baptized after the parents have attended an "Instructions on Baptism".  Please call the Parish Office for particulars.
Eucharist (Holy Communion) As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion.  We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently.

Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life and worship, members of those Christian churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.  Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law.

The time of special union with Christ during Holy Communion calls for reflection and prayer.  Click here for suggested prayers that you may find helpful.

Reconciliation By the Sacrament of Reconciliation one can obtain forgiveness of sins.  A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

One may request the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Parish Office on any day.

Click here for additional information regarding the sacrament of reconciliation and an examination of conscience.

Confirmation Confirmation is the Sacrament by which one receives the seven-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit who empowers us to grow in faith, obliging us to be Jesus' witnesses.  Confirmation is intended to develop, strengthen, and complete what was begun in Baptism.
Marriage "The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of their whole life is, by its nature, ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a Sacrament." (Church Law 1055/1)

Individual arrangements are to be made at the Parish Center as soon as possible and no less than six months before the date of the intended wedding.  Time for church instruction and preparation are required by Church law.

Click here for a listing of suggested music selections for the marriage ceremony.

Anointing of the Sick This sacrament is administered to those who are seriously ill due to sickness or age, not just to those at the point of death.  Call the Parish Office at any time to request this sacrament.
Funerals The Mass, the memorial of Christ's death and resurrection, is the principle celebration of the Christian funeral.  "For those who have been faithful, O Lord, life is not ended, but merely changed; and when this earthly abode dissolves, an eternal dwelling place awaits them in heaven." (Preface, Mass for Christian Burial)

Please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment to discuss the details of the Funeral Mass.

Click here for a listing of suggested readings and intercessions for the funeral mass.
 

 

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