28 West Sidney Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Tel: 1.914.668.5861
Fax: 1.914.668.0161

Baptism Preparation

Congratulations on the new member of your family!

Our Catechism states, “Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ: "Therefore… we are members one of another."71 Baptism incorporates us into the Church. From the baptismal fonts is born the one People of God of the New Covenant, which transcends all the natural or human limits of nations, cultures, races, and sexes: "For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body."72 1267

Children are a precious gift from God. Our faith is also a gift, and baptizing your child is such an important step. If you are seeking to have your child Baptized, please call to discuss this further.

For Baptisms Ceremonies

Four weeks prior to the baptism, please call the rectory to make an appointment for receiving instructions.

In English
Baptism Preparation Course – Thursday before the Baptism, 8 pm.
English Baptisms – First Sundays,  .

In Portuguese/Brazilian

Baptism Preparation Course – Thursday before the Baptism, 
Portuguese Baptisms – Third Sundays,  9:30 am mass.

In Spanish
  Baptisms and Preparation- speak to Pastor

Adult Baptism – Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Jesus asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Where do you live?”
Jesus said, “Come and see.”

The RCIA is the process by which adults enter the Catholic Church. As a process of conversion, the team members help, support and encourage the spiritual journey of each person in responding to the Lord’s call to “come and see.”

The goal is discipleship into the Christian way of life. The language of becoming a disciple is the language of the heart. It is about human interaction, prayer, intellectual study, the people in our lives, the people of the Sacred Scriptures, and the people in the Church.

There are celebrations along the way to reaching the glorious Easter Vigil where together with the parish community we celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It is a learning and loving process where the Spirit leads you to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

First Communion,First Reconciliation and Confirmation

Like baptism and confirmation, the reception of Eucharist initiates or brings us into yet a closer relationship with God.  Yet, unlike both baptism and confirmation, which are received once, the Eucharist is the on-going nourishment that takes us into the Life of God and binds us together with our brothers and sisters in Love.

When we receive this Living Person in the Eucharist and we participate in Faith with the God we receive, we become continually formed to the likeness of Christ.  Nourished with Christ, we become Christ for others.  Our hearts burning with Love must express itself in action, in works of service, kindness, and justice for others.  We become a Eucharistic people, whose lives are centered on and flow from Christ.

Sacramental preparation includes regular religious education classes for children, and two parent and child preparation meetings for each of the Sacraments.   

To enroll your child in religious education classes, complete and return the registration form.

Can be found in church vestibule and at rectory office

If you have any question please call the Religious Education Coordinator Mayra Araujo at



Catechesis Info

For our Catechesis Program enrichment we are posting below some important links that can be of great help not only to our students, but to our teachers as well. On these links you may find many information concerning all the activites that are been given in class.

Para Litugia diaria e Santo do dia, click aqui...

Para Biblia online, click aqui...

Para site dos Missionarios Scalabrinianos, click aqui ...

Para o site da Catequese Catolica...

Para site Justice for Immigrants

Adult Catechesis

Our classes are led by dedicated Catechists who joyfully volunteer their time each week.  They have responded to Christ’s call to serve and preach the Gospel. Students are greeted in a friendly atmosphere where they learn how much Jesus loves them.

People who wish to enroll in our faith formation program may do so by downloading the registration forms and set up an appointment with the rectory.