"The most effective catechetical program for adolescents are integrated into a comprehensive program of pastoral ministry for youth that includes catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care, and prayer and worship. Such programs aim to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community; and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Baptism is the sacrament of faith by which people accept Christ's call to salvation. The newly baptized are incorporated into Christ and the People of God. They obtain forgiveness of all their sins and become a "new creation" through water and the Holy Spirit.
Sacrament of Baptism
Celebrated at 1:15 pm on the second Sunday of the month. Spanish Baptisms are celebrated the Third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm.
Baptismal Preparation Class
This class is for parents and godparents. A date will be scheduled for you when you come in and register your child.Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate. To make an appointment to register your child for Baptism , please contact the Faith Formation office at 718-331-4003.
First Penance and First Communion
These Sacraments are received after 2 years of formal Faith Formation, usually in the second level. This preparation program runs parallel to our Faith Formation program.
Confirmation Preparation begins in the summer before 7th grade and candidates receive the sacrament in the fall of 8th grade. The first year (7th grade) is focused on service to the parish and community. Service work continues and the formal Confirmation formation program is introduced.
If you are interested in receiving any of these Sacraments or need more information,
Marina Cassiliano, Coordinator of Faith Formation
Office Hours: By appointment only