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The Sacramental Mysteries

                                           

BAPTISM, CHRISMATION AND HOLY COMMUNION:

Christening of newborns should be arranged well before the due date.  New parents will receive a special introduction to the Sacraments of Initiation prior to the ceremony.  Converts will be received into the Church following a period of personal instruction.

 

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: 

Confessions are heard until 1O:55am on Sunday and before or after all other services.  Please simply come to the sacristy if you wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Parochial celebrations of Reconciliation with guest confessors are held several times annually.

 

MATRIMONY:    

Preparation should begin a year in advance to leave time for mandatory sacramental catechesis, Pre-Cana, canonical paperwork and planning the sacramental ceremony.

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK:

Anyone entering the hospital should be anointed, preferably at the Sunday Liturgy.  Anyone admitted to the hospital should be anointed as soon as possible. 

 

VISITATION TO THE SICK AND SHUT IN is made monthly.  Please let Father know about anyone who should be receiving a visit for Confession and Holy Communion.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION for children K through 8  Sundays 10am from September through May.

Catechetical Coordinator:  Cindy Ottesen (631-467-0469).  Religious education for ByzanTeens Wednesdays at 7pm from September through May.  Moderators: Bob and Lisa Knapp (631-265-6701).

 

PARISH SOCIETIES: 

WOMEN’S CLUB meets first Sunday of each month.  President: Joanne Marcus (631-246-5669).  MEN’S CLUB meets first Friday of each month at 6:30pm.  President: Joe Hurban (631-880-1782).

 

THE TRADITIONAL CYCLE OF DAILY PRAYER IN THE BYZANTINE TRADITION IS NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY! You can find detailed information at http://ecpubs.com/daily-office.html.   This new service is provided by Eastern Christian Publications, who also supply the covers for our parish bulletins.

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