Sacraments

The word Sacrament comes from the Latin word sacramentum, which means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred and significant for us as Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence. To learn more, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests on Sunday. If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. Please call the rectory at (718) 649-0546 or send us an email for more information or to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your interest.

Baptisms
Call the Parish Office for information and parish procedures at least one month in advance.

Confession
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and by appointment at the Rectory.

Communion
Please call the Rectory for more information.

Confirmation
Please call the Rectory for more information.

Marriages
Call the Rectory for information and appointment with a priest at least six months prior to the date you wish.

Holy Orders
Vocational guidance and information is available for men who are discerning a call to the Diaconate or Priesthood. Please speak to a priest about this. The Diocese also has a Director of Vocations and an Office to assist in this, as well as help with vocations to the consecrated life of sister or brother. Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is a High School in Elmhurst that assists young men in discerning a vocation while offering a standard high school curriculum. Cathedral Residence in Douglaston and the John Paul II Residence in Brooklyn assist college-age and older men in preparing for the major seminary. Visit Brooklyn Priests for more information regarding Vocations in Brooklyn.

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is available for any baptized Catholic who is seriously ill or suffering the effects of advanced age. Please call the rectory to make an appointment for a priest to come to the home, or call anytime for a sudden illness. If serious surgery is scheduled, call to arrange for the anointing before you enter the hospital. A communal celebration of this sacrament is celebrated annually.