||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
2:00 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
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.
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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00
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 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.
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
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.
||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.