Sacraments

Baptism

Baptisms are held every second Sunday of the month at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.¬† The child’s original birth certificate must be presented at registration.

Reconciliation

Confession is available on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

First Reconciliation
In accordance with the norms of the Diocese of Brooklyn, preparation for First Reconciliation is done in the first and second grades.  Students must be enrolled in Midwood Catholic Academy or the parish Religious Education program.  Special Sacraments sessions are available for those students who are beyond these grades and are still in need of the sacraments, and RCIA is available for adults.

Holy Eucharist

In accordance with the norms of the Diocese of Brooklyn, preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year formation program that generally takes place in the first and second grades.  Students must be enrolled in Midwood Catholic Academy or the parish Religious Education program.

Special preparation sessions are available for those students who are beyond these grades and are still in need of the sacraments, and RCIA is available for adults.

Confirmation

In accordance with the norms of the Diocese of Brooklyn, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation generally takes place in the seventh and eighth grades.  Students must be enrolled in Midwood Catholic Academy or the parish Religious Education program.

RCIA is also available for older high school students and adults seeking the sacrament of Confirmation.

Matrimony

Couples planning to be married should speak to the priest at least 6 months before the desired date.  For complete information about marriage preparation in the Diocese, log on to www.pre-cana.org

Holy Orders

Anyone seeking information regarding the Priesthood, Permanent Deaconate, Religious Life or to serve in our Parish as a Lay Minister should speak to Father Gopaul.

Anointing of the Sick

In case of an emergency, please call the Rectory at any time.     If you know you will be entering the hospital for elective surgery, it is appropriate and recommended to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick before entering the hospital.  Please contact the Rectory before admission.