The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called "sacraments of faith." The sacraments impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.
If you have a child entering the 1st grade this September, he/she MUST register for First Holy Communion class in order to receive First Communion at the completion of 2nd grade. Also, if you have a child entering the 7th grade in September, he/she MUST register in order to receive Confirmation at the completion of 8th grade. These sacraments are a two year study. If you have any questions, please stop by the Parish Office and talk to Mrs. Judina Wilson or call 718-372-8022.
Please call the parish office if you're interested in receiving any of the sacraments!