Becoming Catholic

The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1212

Adults
Adults preparing to become Catholics participate in a faith formation experience that lasts, depending on needs, from six months to over a year. They normally celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. For more information contact: rectory at 718-347-3707.

Children
Children are enrolled in a Faith Formation Program for at least two years either in the Parish Academy or the Religious Education Program on Sundays, in preparation for the Sacraments at Easter time. Parents and families are involved in this process, known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC). Please contact St. Pat Anglin at 718-347-0525 for more information.