Sacraments

RECONCILIATION. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated at 4:00 PM on Saturdays. The priest will remain in the confessional for as long as penitents are present but not later than the celebration of the 5:00 P.M. Mass.

BAPTISM. Baptism is usually celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 1:30 P.M. Please call (516)883-6675 to make arrangements for a Baptism.

Bautismos en español se celebrarán el segundo Domingo del mes a la 1:30 P.M. Favor de llamar a Padre Pilar Arnulfo Urquilla Sosa a telefono (516)883-6675.

FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST (Communion) and CONFIRMATION. The Religious Formation Program oversees the ordinary administration of these sacraments to children and youth of St. Peter’s Parish. It is expected that parents who wish their children initiated into sacraments are parishioners and part of the weekly worshipping community. Exceptions can be made for non-parishioners to receive sacraments from the School or Religious Formation Program, but children should celebrate sacraments within the community in which they regularly worship.

St. Peter’s follows the diocesan recommendation and requires two years of preparation for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Eucharist is generally administered to children of at least seven years of age, who have attended two years of St. Peter’s School or the Religious Formation Program. Confirmation is usually administered to youth of thirteen or fourteen years of age who have completed two years of preparation with the St. Peter’s School or our Religious Formation Program.

We are always eager to serve your family and help parents and guardians bring their children to the sacraments. Please call (516)883-5584 or visit the Religious Formation Office if you have any questions or would like to begin the process that will lead to the reception of these sacraments.

BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION and FIRST EUCHARIST – for those joining the Catholic Church or for Catholics who have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation. Reception of these sacraments is administrated through the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) program. Please call the RCIA Coordinator at (516)883-6675 for more information.

MARRIAGE. Couples should call the Rectory at least six months in advance, for a pre-nuptial interview. No date or other arrangements should be made until the couple has been interviewed by a priest or deacon.

THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is exposed on our altar every Wednesday starting at 11:00 AM and ending with Benediction at 3:30 PM. Please come and pray for our parish, your special needs and those of the world and church.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please call the rectory at (516)883-6675 to make arrangements for administration of the sacrament.

Wake Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM on the day prior to the funeral.