Sacrament Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Children preparing for these sacraments must have two years of active participation in our Religious Education program. (levels 1-2) .The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion are celebrated in the Spring of Level 2.

Confirmation

Our Religious Education program prepares our children for Confirmation with weekly classes beginning from grade level 1. Before entering the two year preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, children are expected to have received at least 6 years of formal religious education. Regular attendance to scheduled classes, as well as Sunday Mass are essential for the spiritual formation of each Confirmation candidate. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the Fall of Level 9.

All families participating in the Religious Education Program of Saint Anthony of Padua must be active, registered members of our parish family. An active member attends Mass regularly, supports the financial needs of the parish and participates in ministries of the parish.

Children who attend Public school:

These students need to attend graded religious education & follow the parish sacramental policy. Through regular attendance, they will learn their Catholic Faith in a peer to peer environment geared to their age level. All children participating in the Religious Education Program must attend class weekly, participate in Parish life through regular Mass attendance and complete all assignments.

Children who attend Catholic school:

They do not need to attend parish classes but, according to Diocesan policy, they will celebrate their sacraments within their parish and therefore must attend specified parish sacramental preparation sessions, participate in Parish life through regular Mass attendance and complete all assignments

All children participating in the Religious Education Program must attend class weekly, participate in Parish life through regular Mass attendance and participate in Program service projects.

Church Information

RECTORY OFFICE

631-261-1077
Fax: 631-757-0572

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:
9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PARISH OUTREACH: 631.261.1695
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: 631.261.1306
TRINITY REGIONAL SCHOOL: 631.261.5130