Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is the fundamental sacrament of our entry into the life of Christ in the Church. It is the gateway to all the other sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Baptism gives us new birth into Christ; it washes away our sins; it initiates us into the Paschal Mystery; and it incorporates us into the communion of saints.

Baptismal Preparation (for infants)
Parents desiring to baptize a child should contact the Parish Office at 631-261-1077 to arrange for a meeting with a Parish Priest and to register for the baptismal classes. Classes are normally held on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Unbaptized adults interested in preparing for Baptism follow the RCIA process, and should contact Judy Corbellini at rcia@saintanthonyofpadua.org for further information.

Reconciliation

The sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation or Confession, is a profound experience of the love and mercy of God. Our goal is to help people experience God’s eternal love for each of us, a love that is greater than any sin we may commit. Whether someone regularly celebrates this great sacrament, or whether someone is new or hasn’t been to confession in a while, we do our best to try to make this a time of grace and peace.
Schedule

Saturdays: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Eve of Holy Days: 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
First Thursday of each month before and after the 9 a.m. mass
Individual confessions may be arranged by calling the Parish Office at 631-261-1077

Eucharist / Holy Communion

Eucharist, sometimes called Holy Communion, completes Christian initiation. Through the Eucharist, which means “thanksgiving,” we participate with the worshiping community in the sacrifice of Jesus. The Eucharist commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus invited his disciples to “Take and eat, this is my Body” and “Take and drink, this is my Blood.”

In the Mass, the celebration of the Eucharist, we who are the Church, are united to Jesus and to one another through the gift of his Body and Blood.

As in the early church, some of the consecrated bread is reserved to bring to our sick and homebound to that they, too, may share in this sacrament.

Parents with children who have never received the Eucharist, and are interested in preparing them to receive the sacrament should contact the Religious Education office at 631-261-1306 for enrollment in the Religious Education Program.

Baptized adults who have never received the Eucharist, and who are interested in preparing for this sacrament, should contact Judy Corbellini at rcia@saintanthonyofpadua.org for further information.

Anyone who cannot attend Mass due to illness or age may receive Communion at home. Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements at 631-261-1077.

Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation, along with Baptism and Eucharist, is one of the three sacraments of initiation. At Confirmation the Holy Spirit strengthens the baptized Christian and endows her or him with gifts to enable us to carry out our mission to be Christ in the world and to continue building God’s kingdom. To be fully a member of the church, one needs to be baptized, confirmed and receive first Eucharist. If you are a member of St.Anthonys and have a child from 12 to 16 years old who needs to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, please call the Religious Education office at 631-261-1306.

If you are an adult who was baptized in another Christian tradition and would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic but for whatever reason did not yet receive confirmation, please contact Judy Corbellini our RCIA director at rcia@saintanthonyofpadua.org.

Marriage

In the sacrament of Matrimony a man and a woman publicly affirm their love for each other in the covenant and bond of marriage. The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church; therefore, it is not just a private celebration but one which involves the whole community of faith. We welcome members of the St. Anthony of Padua parish community to celebrate their wedding with us.

The first step in planning your wedding is to arrange an appointment with a Parish Priest. It is important to note that a marriage preparation program is required and should be completed eight months prior to your wedding.

For more information or to inquire about scheduling a wedding at the St. Anthony of Padua please call 631-261-1077.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the anointing with oil and laying on of hands accompanied by prayer. The Anointing of the Sick increases God’s life in a person who is physically or emotionally ill or who possesses frailties because of advanced age. Through this sacrament, a person receives the strength, peace and courage to face frailty or serious illness. This sacrament, as all of the other sacraments, stresses a communal bond with the other members of the worshiping community through their prayer and support.

If you yourself or someone you know, might wish to celebrate this sacrament and benefit from its effects, please call the Parish Office at 631-261-1077 to make arrangements for a Priest to come to you at home or in the hospital.

Vocations

By virtue of our Baptism, we are all called by God for some work in the world to continue Jesus’ mission to build God’s kingdom. Some of us are also called to minister within the Church itself to help the rest of the community to worship God and to support them in their work in the world. To hear God’s call to this kind of vocation is not always easy and we are here to help you discern you call as best we can.

If you would like to talk to someone about a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, please contact one of our Priests.

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