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If you would like information on the sacraments at St. Dominic, you may call the rectory at (718) 259-4636 or submit an email inquiry, and you will be contacted by a member of the parish staff. Thank you for your interest.

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 Gods saving presence. If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully.

For more information on any of the sacraments at St. Dominic, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests before or after mass. You may also call the Rectory at 718-259-4636, or submit an email inquiry and a member of the parish staff will contact you. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

Baptism
English: Parents planning to have a child baptized must first call the Rectory during office hours to schedule an appointment for the Baptismal intake. Intakes will take place at the Rectory on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. This must take place 1 month prior to Baptism. Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2:45PM. Instruction Class is required of Parents & Godparents which will be on the Thursday two weeks before Baptism at 7:00PM.

Espanol: Los padres que desean tener su nio/a bautizado debe llamar primero a la Rectora durante horas de oficina para hacer una cita. Las citas se llevar a cabo en la Rectora el 1er y 3er jueves de cada mes. Los bautismos se celebran el tercer Sabado de cada mes a las 2:45PM. Clase de instrucion para los padres y padrinos es el tercer Viernes del mes a las 6:30PM en la Iglesia .

Italiano: I genitori che intendono avere un figlio battezzato deve prima chiamare la Canonica in orario di ufficio per fissare un appuntamento per l’assunzione battesimale. Assunzioni si svolgeranno presso la Canonica il 1 e il 3 gioved del mese. Questo deve avvenire 1 mesi prima del Battesimo. Inglese: battesimi sono celebrati la seconda Domenica ogni due mese alle 2:30 PM. Classe Istruzione per genitori & padrini sar il gioved due settimane prima del Battesimo alle 7:00 PM.

Eucharist
The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

Reconciliation
Confessions are held on Saturdays from 4:30PM – 5:15PM (Spanish & Italian) and 4:00 – 5:00PM (English) at St. Athanasius, or at other reasonable times by
making an appointment at the Rectory.

Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation is a mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.

Marriage
The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.

Holy Orders
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, also known as Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Through this sacrament, the Church comforts and supports the person who is suffering and continues the healing ministry of Christ. For those who are about to die, the Church, in addition to the Anointing of the Sick, offers the Eucharist as viaticum – food for the journey home.