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 God’s saving presence. To learn more, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests before or after mass.

If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. If you would like more information on any of the sacraments at Our Lady of Grace, please call the rectory at (718) 627-2020, or submit an email inquiry and you will be contacted by a member of the parish staff. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

Baptism
Baptisms are celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at 1pm. Registration is done at the Rectory. Instruction class is required of parents and godparents which will be on the Thursday two weeks before Baptism at 7 p.m.

Communion
Contact the Rectory for more information.

Reconciliation
Confessions are held on Saturdays from 4:15-4:45 pm or at other reasonable times by making an appointment at the Rectory.

Confirmation
Contact the Rectory for more information.

Marriage
Arrangements must be made at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.

Anointing the Sick
Contact the Rectory to make arrangements for the Sacrament of Anointing. Please contact the Pastoral Ministry Office to arrange home visitation and Communion.

Holy Orders
Vocational guidance and information is available for men who are discerning a call to the Diaconate or Priesthood. Please speak to a priest about this. The Diocese also has a Director of Vocations and an Office to assist in this, as well as help with vocations to the consecrated life of sister or brother. Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is a High School in Elmhurst that assists young men in discerning a vocation while offering a standard high school curriculum. Cathedral Residence in Douglaston and the John Paul II Residence in Brooklyn assist college-age and older men in preparing for the major seminary. Visit Brooklyn Priests for more information regarding Vocations in Brooklyn.