28 West Sidney Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Tel: 1.914.668.5861
Fax: 1.914.668.0161
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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.