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Religious Education for Children
At the parish of Our Lady of the Angelus, we offer religious education for children grades K to 8 through our CCD Program, and an RCIA educational program for adults converting to Catholicism or seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. Click here for more details.You may also call the Rectory at 718-897-4444, or For more information please contact Sr. Xaverina by telephone 718-896-4388 or by email. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Are you interested in being Baptized or completing your initiation by the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation?

The RCIA program is for those who have not been Baptized and are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, for those who have been Baptized in another Christian denomination and seek reception to the Catholic Church, for those Parishioners who are Baptized Catholic but have not completed their initiation into the Church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Classes in English and Spanish will begin in September.

For more information on any of the sacraments at Our Lady of the Angelus, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests before or after mass. You may call the Rectory office at 718-897-4444 or submit an email inquiry and a member of the parish staff will contact you. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

The 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.

Arrangements must be made by the parent of the infant in rectory. Parent must be a registered member of our parish.

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.

Confessions are held on Wednesday from 11:30am to 11:55 a.m.,Thursdays from 7:00pm to 7:30pm and Saturdays 4:15pm to 5:15pm. or at other reasonable times by making an appointment at the Rectory.

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.

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.Arrangements at the church must be made at least 6 months prior to the wedding. Either Bride or Groom must be a registered member of our parish.

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.