Sacraments & Masses

Sacraments & Masses

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Sundays-The Lord’s Day
Saturday (Anticipated Mass): 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:15am (Spanish-español), 10:30am, 12:30pm,
6:30pm (Spanish-español)
Second Sunday of the Month: 4:00pm in Tagalog

Holy Days of Obligation (usually – check bulletin)
Holy Day: 7:00am, 12:10pm; 7:30pm (Bilingual-Bilingüe)

Weekdays (Held in the Chapel. Entrance is at the north end of the garden.) 
Monday – Friday: 7:00am, 12:10pm
Saturday: 8:00am
Civil Holidays: 7:00am
See bulletin for special holidays

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
Saturday 4:00pm or by appointment. Has it been a while? Click on this link to learn how to go to confession: How to go to Confession . A gentle reminder: those who are not in a marriage recognized by the Church or are co-habitating may not receive the Sacraments until their marriage is regularized or convalidated.  Please contact a priest to arrange to have your marriage blessed in the Church.

If you are homebound and wish to receive the Sacraments, please call the Rectory at 201-343-5170 and a priest or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion will visit. Please specify your needs; only a priest can administer Anointing of the Sick or hear confessions.

Hospital Visits
While most of our hospitals have Catholic Chaplains who administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and distribute Holy Communion, if you would like a visit from your parish priest, you or your family must notify us. It is unlawful for the Pastoral Care Office to notify us without your explicit permission or for us to look into the Pastoral Care Office’s files.

Sacrament of Baptism
ADULT BAPTISM: Adults seeking baptism should inquire about the RCIA.
INFANT/CHILD BAPTISM is celebrated in English on the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm. There is a preparation class for parents and godparents* on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Chapel.
Baptism is celebrated in Spanish on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 1:00pm. There is a preparation class for parents and godparents* on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm.

*In compliance with Canon Law requirements, godparents must be Catholics who are sixteen years of age or older, have been confirmed and are living a life in harmony with the faith. Godparents who are married must be in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. Persons who co-habitate illicitly with unrelated persons are not eligible. A parent of the person to be baptized is not permitted to be a godparent. A baptized non-Catholic may be a Christian witness when there is a Catholic godparent.
Persons who are not baptized, because they do not share belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, may be neither godparents nor witnesses.

Sacrament of Confirmation
Adult Catholics who have not been fully initiated into the Church, must enroll in preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Young Catholics under 15 years old are expected to enroll in CCD classes for a minimum of three years.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Please call the parish office to have a priest celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. This “is not for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this Sacrament has certainly arrived” (Sacrosanctum Concilium 73). The Sacrament is most beneficial when it is received while the sick person is still conscience and can speak for himself.

Sacrament of Matrimony
Couples ought to contact a parish priest one year before the desired date for marriage to insure proper preparation for the Sacrament. Those who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, ought to make every effort to be confirmed before marriage. Connect to this link for more information on Marriage: Preparation for Marriage

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA prepares adults & older children to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist). This two or three year formation, depending upon an individual’s needs, prepares a catechumen to be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

Adult Catechesis for those desiring full Communion with the Catholic Church
This preparation and formation program assists a validly baptized Christian to be received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Members of the Orthodox Churches simply need to make a profession of faith. Those baptized in an ecclesial community (Protestants) will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and receive their first Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Preparation time is determined on an individual basis.